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School Fees

School fees and fees for additional services such as clubs, outings, extras etc. are determined by the Governors under the advisement of the Bursar. We aim to generate a surplus of income over expenditure to make possible the necessary investment in the provision of facilities, staff, resources and property. One full term’s notice will be given by the Governors regarding any increase in school fees.

The Registration Fee is £100 and is non-refundable A confirmation deposit of £300 is payable upon confirmation of a place. The fee will be repaid within 12 weeks of a child leaving Hopelands less any sums owing to the school at that time.

Hopelands Friends and Families Incentive Scheme

A one off £500 fees credit for any current Hopelands Family who actively refer the school to families and friends. Following a successful referral, i.e. when the referred family’s first term’s school fees have been received, the referring family will receive a £500 one off fees credit on their account.

The referred family must confirm the referral in writing to the School Business Manager at the time of registration.

Please contact the School Business Manager, Sam Compton on scompton@hopelands.org.uk for further information.


The school fees, per term (3 terms across the academic year), from September 2024 are:

Loyalty Fee (less 10%) Non-loyalty Fee
Early years foundation stage Reception 4 to 5 years £2,857 NA
Pre – preparatory Year 1 5 to 6 years £2,857 NA
Year 2 6 to 7 years £3,174 NA
Preparatory Years 3 and 4 7 to 9 years £3,681 £4,050
Years 5 and 6 9 to 11 years £3,769 £4,147


The Nursery fees, per term (3 terms across the academic year), from September 2024 are:

3 Days 4 Days 5 Days (Full Time)
Term Fees £1,813 £2,418 £3,023
15 Funded Hours -£890 -£890 -£890
Total Payable £923 £1,528 £2,133


Loyalty Fee

Parents of children who start at Hopelands in Year Rec / 1 and 2 will receive a 10% Loyalty Fee discount for Year 3 / 4 / 5 and 6 as outlined in the table above. Invoices are raised before the start of each term and are payable by the end of the first week of term. Payment by monthly installment may be arranged in advance.

Early Years Funding

We are pleased to confirm that Hopelands Prep School is registered for the fifteen hours Early Years funding from Gloucestershire County Council (GCC), which allows parents of children aged 3-5 to receive fifteen hours of childcare free. The funding is available up to, and including, the term of their 5th birthday. The funding is applied at the beginning of each term, (3 terms a year),  and the fees invoice will reflect this. Please note the 15 hour funding is set by Gloucestershire County Council and may differ across the terms.


Hopelands’ fees are inclusive of:

  • All class lessons during the school day 8.30am to 3.45pm
  • Books and art and craft materials
  • Swimming, games and PE
  • Exam preparation for Grammar Schools through timetabled Verbal Reasoning lessons (Common Entrance and Scholarship preparation is available on request)


School fees are not inclusive of the following optional extras, which are billed at the end of each term and from September 2024 will be charged as follows:

  • School lunchtime meals (charged at £4.00 per meal)
  • Light after school tea i.e. half sandwich, fruit, crackers with cheese, sausage rolls, etc. (charged at £1.70 per tea)
  • Music tuition (piano, drum, violin, flute, cello and guitar – charges start at £217 per term for 10 lessons
  • School care and clubs (see below)
  • Educational visits (Costs are kept as low as possible and most trips are <£20 per child)
  • Personal Accident Insurance (non-optional charged at £6.25 per term)


All clubs and before and after school care charges from September 2024 will be:

Morning school care 7.45am – 8.30am £4.85/session
All after school activities (including clubs and care) 3.45pm – 5.30pm £9.75/session
After School Light Tea £1.70/day
School lunchtime meals £4.00/meal
Music (30 mins) £217 for 10 sessions
Late collection fee £10.00