Term Dates

Thank you for considering a Copthill education for your family.

For most families, investing in an independent school education requires careful financial planning. As you will learn through the admissions process, families find great value in the Copthill experience and the distinctive way in which we prepare our pupils for the future.

Upper School 2022-2023

Year 6 – £3,895.00 per term

Year 5 – £3,895.00 per term

Year 4 – £3,895.00 per term

Lower School 2022-2023

Year 3 £3,895.00 per term

Year 2 – £3,420.00 per term

Year 1 – £3,420.00 per term

Reception – £3,420.00 per term *(Reception fees varies depending on EY Funding)

Nursery and Pre School Classes 2022-2023

Nursery/Pre School Morning Session 8.15 – 12.45pm  (Inc lunch) – £33.80

Nursery/Pre School Per Day (Inc lunch) 8.15 – 3.15pm (Inc lunch) – £53.70

Upper and Lower School fees are an inclusive figure, incorporating all tuition fees, lunches, after school care until 4.30pm* and any compulsory UK based, non-residential outings. Additional extras are completely optional such as peripatetic music and drama or specialist activities, i.e. karate and specific clothing, additional personal equipment or replacement items.

*unless prior notice is given. Fees are reviewed annually, taking effect from the following September.

Optional Extras

Individual Music lessons – 30 minute lesson (Years 1 upward) – £ 204.00 per term

Speech and Drama – Shared (Years 3 – 6) – £ 128.00 per term

Ballet (ages 3+) – £5.75 per lesson

Tap and Modern (Reception – Yr 6) – £5.75 per lesson

Karate Lessson (Yr 1 – 6) – £7.50 per lesson

Before and After School Care

Extended Day Care is available from 7.45am until 6.00pm 

Before School Care 7.45am – 8.15am –  £1.50 / Breakfast (optional) -£1.50

After School Care  4.40pm – 6.00pm – £2.00 (per 20 minutes) / Tea (optional) – £2.50


Copthill School Holiday Care

MAIN SCHOOL For Years 1 – 6 

8.30am – 4.00pm –  £40.50 per day / £180 per week

Early drop off from 7.45am -8.30am –  £4.25

Late collection 4.00pm – 6.00pm – £4.25 per hour

EARLY YEARS For Nursery, Pre School and Reception Classes

Full Day 8.30am – 4.00pm – £40.50 per day

Mornings 8.30am – 12.30pm – £23.50

Early drop off from 7.45am -8.30am –  £4.25

Late collection 4.00pm – 6.00pm – £4.25 per hour


Sibling Discount

A discount of 5% is offered for a second child whilst two children are in the Upper School (Y3-6) Additional discounts are available for a third child, where all three children are in full time education at Copthill. (In the term following the youngest child’s 5th birthday).

Old Copthillian Discount

We greatly value our links with past pupils and their families and wish to offer a small gesture of appreciation as they return to Copthill to educate the next generation of Copthillians.  We offer a 5% discount per child to eligible parents where no other discount is being applied.  This is available from Year 1 onwards and only applies to the tuition fees.


The School has a bursary scheme which is available to provide longer term financial support for parents.  These awards are available to potential pupils who would benefit from and contribute to life at Copthill. All applications are means-tested and are dealt with professionally and in the strictest confidence.

Payment Methods

Fees are invoiced in advance of the term and can only be paid via the School Direct Debit scheme, Bank Transfer, Cheque or Debit Card.

Direct Debit Scheme

Direct debit payment scheme. Fees can be spread over 12 months, without incurring interest charges. Payments for the Autumn term begin on 1 July, ie. payment would be 2 months in advance.

Tax-Free/Voucher Childcare Payment Scheme

Payment using either one of the childcare schemes are acceptable as payment for all fees up to the age of five.  Over five; payments can be used for any Copthill extended care facilities.

Fees in Advance

We offer a discount to parents wishing to pay one year’s tuition fees in advance, the discount offered is currently 0.25% on tuition fees only.

For information regarding finance, please contact: Mrs Carly Smith: carly.smith@copthill.com or telephone her on 01780 757 506.