Fees Structure

Fee Structure

Please find below information about our fees from September 2024.  If you would like to find out more about Holmwood House we would be delighted to welcome you and give you a tour of the school, please click here for more details about how to book a visit.

Nursery Fees

Sessions

Full Day 8.00am – 6pm
School Day 8.30am – 4pm

2023-2024

2023-24 Day Term time only (38 weeks) – Full Termly Cost for 1 day per week Full Year (47 weeks) – Full Termly Cost for 1 day per week
Bluebells and Poppies 1 School Day £848.79 £1,069.26
Bluebells and Poppies 1 Full Day £1,015.42 £1,274.59
Baby Room 1 School Day £864.51 £1,089.07
Baby Room 1 Full Day £1,034.22 £1,298.20

2024-2025

From September 2024 fees will no longer be charged termly but will instead be charged monthly

2024-25 Day Daily Rate Term Time Only (38 weeks) Monthly cost for
1 day per week
Full Year (47 weeks)  Monthly cost for
1 day per week
Bluebells and Poppies 1 School Day £70 £221.67 £274.17
Bluebells and Poppies 1 Full Day £87 £275.50 £340.75
Baby Room 1 School Day £76 £240.67
£297.67
Baby Room 1 Full Day £92 £291.33 £360.33

Funding

We offer the universal 15 hours of funding (and extended 15 hours funding for those eligible) from 1 year-old. For further details of this funding and the hours it operates please speak with the Nursery Managers who will be happy to assist you.

Other Information

The above pricing structure forms part of your parental agreement.

  • For fee information about the Preschool (Little Holmwood) is available at the school fees section of the site – the daily rate at both settings is the same.
  • The Nursery is closed for 5 weeks of the year plus bank holidays (including any additional bank holidays), please see separate holiday closure list.
  • The Nursery is open for 47 weeks for full year attendance. Additional sessions may be added and will be quoted upon request.
  • Fees are not refunded due to absence or additional bank holidays as the fees are for a whole term.
  • Full Day includes breakfast, lunch and tea.
  • School Day includes lunch.
  • A discount of 5% is offered to those children attending five full days or five school days. There is also a sibling discount of 5%.
  • Babyroom is at a different cost because the ratios are substantially smaller for each child.

Payment of Fees

Fees are payable monthly in advance on the first day of term. Payment may be made by Monthly Standing Order, Credit Card, electronic transfer/internet banking.

  • Delays in the payment of fees are punitive to the majority who pay promptly and interest at 2% per month or part thereof will be levied on all unpaid balances.
  • The school reserves the right to exclude a pupil until such time as the fees have been paid.

School Fees 2024-25

Fee Structure 2024-2025

Our fee structure for September 2024 and beyond aims to ensure we provide the best possible educational experience for our pupils, as well as greater flexibility and affordability for our parents. If you have any questions regarding the fee structure, please contact the School Office and a member of our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

The fees per term from September 2024 are as follows:

TERMLY FEES from September 2024

Year Groups Tuition (Termly) Lunch & Snacks (mandatory)
Preschool Please see separate table below
Reception to Year 2 £4010 £330
Years 3 & 4 £4570 £330
Years 5 & 6 £4890 £330
Years 7 – 9 £5725 –  including 4.05-5.10pm Activity Session £330
Years 10 & 11 £5890 – including 4.05-5.10pm Activity Session £330

Wraparound Care and Boarding from September 2024

Year Group

Wraparound Care

Overnight Stays
Breakfast Club Biscuit Club
YEARS R-3
3.15-4.15pm
4.15-5.15pm*
5.15-6.00pm
Activities/Prep
YEARS 4-10
4.20-5.10pm
5.10-6.05pm
Available Years 5 to 10
Reception
to Year 3
7.30-8.20am
(incl breakfast)
£9.10 per day

7.30-8.20am
(no breakfast)
£5.80 per day

8.00-8.20am
(no breakfast)
£2.70 per day

£7.50 per session

*Sandwich snack included in middle session

N/A
Years 4-6 7.30-8.00am
(must be booked in advance)
£2.40 charge for breakfast

8.00-8.25am
Included in fees

N/A

 

£8.90 per session.

End of Day 6.05pm

 

£40 per night
Years 7-10 7.30-8.00am
(must be booked in advance)
£2.40 charge for breakfast

8.00-8.25am
Included in fees

First activity included in fees (4.05-5.10pm)

End of Day 6.05pm

 

£40 per night

Little Holmwood Preschool Fees

Timings Day Rate Term Time Only
Monthly cost for
1 day per week

(35 Weeks)
Full Year
Monthly cost for
1 day per week
(47 Weeks)
 School Day 8.00am-3.30pm £70 £204.17 £274.16
 Full Day 8.00am-6.00pm £87 £253.75 £340.75

*For 2023/2024 fees please contact the Nursery Manager at nurserymanager@holmwood.house

Funding

We offer 15 hours of Government funding for Preschool for 2, 3 and 4-year-olds. For further details of this, including the hours that funding can be used, please speak to our accounts department who will be happy to assist you.  


Deposits & Notice Periods

Please note that, in the event of the place being accepted and then cancelled, in writing, prior to entry, the deposit will be retained by the school. If the place is accepted and then cancelled, in writing, prior to entry with less than a term’s notice, the deposit will be retained by the school and a term’s fees in lieu will be due.

A term’s notice in writing to the Head (headmaster@holmwood.house) is required before the removal of a child; otherwise a term’s fees may be charged in lieu.

Reduced fees are charged for a third child and subsequent children, while they are attending Holmwood House at the same time as their siblings (please request further details from the Registrar).


Scholarships & Bursaries

Holmwood House offers scholarships to current and incoming children in Year 7. Please contact the Registrar for more information on this. 

Bursaries are only awarded in very exceptional circumstances and reserved for children already attending Holmwood House. 


Boarding

Pupils in Years 5-10 can board as follows:

Years 7-10  – Tuesday

Years 5 & 6 – Thursday

The boarding prices include dinner, bed & breakfast, supervised activities and laundry for those boarding on particular nights. Please note that 48 hours’ notice is required if cancelling a boarding night, otherwise you will be charged for that night.

If your child does not regularly stay after 4pm, we can arrange for them to stay as part of the activity program and this is charged accordingly. If your child is due to board, we will automatically assume that they will be staying as part of the activities programme unless you advise us otherwise.

Year 4s will be invited to board on specific evenings throughout the year, but are not able to regularly board.


Payment

Fees are payable termly in advance on the first day of term.  Payment may be made by BACS, Standing Orders or Credit Card*. 

Delays in the payment of fees are punitive to the majority who pay promptly. The School reserves the right to charge a late payment administration charge (‘LPAC”) of £25 if an invoice or other  additional charge invoice amount owed to the school is not received on or before the due date.

A further charge of £25 will be levied if the fee remains unpaid for a further four (4) weeks after the parents / billpayer is notified of the first LPAC and every four weeks thereafter that the debt remains unpaid.

For all overdue amounts greater than £500, The School reserves the right to charge interest at the Bank of  England Base Rate +3%. This interest will be calculated on a daily interest basis from the first day the balance was due until the date the debt is paid.

The school reserves the right to exclude a pupil until such time as the fees have been paid.

*Payments to be made via Bellevue Education Head Office


Learning Support

Individual learning support tuition incurs an extra charge of £27.50 per 30 minute session, the will  be a pro rata charge for longer sessions.  Parents will always be consulted before extra tuition is provided.


Music Tuition

Individual music tuition is provided by the peripatetic music teachers who are self-employed and invoice separately for their services. 

Monthly Interest Free Payment Scheme

We offer an interest free monthly payment option to our parents. For ease and simplicity, we have decided to offer our monthly payment option during the first three months of each term; this means that fees for each term should be paid in three equal instalments during the first three months of the relevant term. Please contact the school accountant for more details.

For children 5 and under, payment can be made by monthly instalments when paying via the HMRC Tax Free Childcare Payment scheme.

 

School Fees Refund Scheme


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Holmwood House Nursery

151 Coach Road, Great Horkesley,
Colchester,
Essex CO6 4DX
T: (01206) 273 827
E: nurserymanager@holmwood.house

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Holmwood House School

Chitts Hill, Lexden,
Colchester,
Essex CO3 9ST
T: (01206) 574305
E: office@holmwood.house

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