Students counting moneyEast Kent Sudbury School is a not-for-profit organisation, all of the money we raise goes directly to covering the costs of our provision.  In line with our values of autonomy and democracy, our project is funded by those that benefit from it, this allows us to be entirely independent of outside influence other than national regulations.

However, when setting the fee structure for our provision it was also important to us that it would be accessible to as many families as possible regardless of income or family size.  As such, families may apply for a discounted fee based on their household income, further discounts are also available for siblings.

Financial assistance awarded is entirely unfunded, we receive no outside help to provide these discounts.  In our opening year 90% of our students received a discount of some kind totaling £30,000 in discounted fees.  At this stage, our project is only able to afford this by sacrifices and generous commitment made by our staff team.  Any additional assistance in the way of donations is much appreciated and will allow us to continue to provide this financial assistance which enables our project to serve our local community and to better reflect its diversity.

For those wishing to apply for the sliding scale discount, income bands will be assessed based on taxable household income by an Independent Accountant. The table below details the fee rates for both the part-time and full-time phases of the project.  Fees quoted are valid until the end of the academic year 2019/20.

Annual Fee for Phase 1 - Part-Time

Household Income1st child2nd child3rd child +
> £100k£7,000.00£4,900.00£2,800.00
< £20k£2,450.00£1,715.00£980.00

Annual Fee for Phase 2 - Full-Time

Household Income1st child2nd child3rd child +
> £100k£9,700.00£6,790.00£3,880.00
< £20k£3,395.00£2,376.50£1,358.00


Enrolments are still open for the academic year 2018/19, please contact us if you would like to receive an application pack.

The first step in our enrolment process is for you to complete an application form along with a means-testing form, if you are applying for a discounted rate.  We will then contact you to arrange an admissions meeting.  After the meeting you will be offered a place, subject to our provision being able to meet the needs of your child and availability.  A deposit of £500 and the first months fee is then due to confirm your child’s place.

If you would like to discuss enrolling your child in our programme please get in touch we’d love to hear from you.