East Kent Sudbury 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.

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 Fee Assistance Bursary depending on need and family means. And sibling discounts are available for all students regardless of fee band with a 30% discount applied for the second child and a 60% discount for further children.

Bursaries

Our fee structure is changing from September 2021, we have redistributed the fee bands to give more support to those with the greatest need and to reduce to the jump for families moving from one band to another as circumstances change. We also now offer two levels of support, the Fee Assisted Bursary is replacing our previous means tested sliding scale, and we are introducing a new Higher Bursary Award for those who cannot afford even the lowest fee band.

The first four bands of Fee Assisted Bursaries are self-selected, so that families can take into account all of the factors which affect affordability whilst making the maximum contribution possible, the lower two bands are assessed by our Bursar based on means available.

Our fee assistance bursaries are entirely unfunded, we receive no outside help to provide these discounts. Any additional support in the way of donations is much appreciated and will allow us to continue to provide this financial assistance which enables us to serve our local community and to better reflect its diversity.  

For those for whom even our lowest fee contribution is unaffordable our new Higher Bursary Award will cover up to 100% of the fee dependent on need. This will be fundraised for separately and so is also dependent on funds available at the time.

The table below details the fee and discounts available.  Fees quoted are valid from September 2021 until the end of the academic year 2021/22, whilst we remain a part-time provision for home educated children.

2021-22 Annual Fees

Fee bandSelection criteria1st child2nd child3rd child +
Full Fee£7,200.00£5,040.00£2,880.00
Band ASelf-selected
Income guide £60-65k
£6,480.00£4,536.00£2,592.00
Band BSelf-selected
Income guide £50-60k
£5,040.00£3,528.00£2,016.00
Band CSelf-selected
Income guide £40-50k
£4,536.00£3,175.20£1,814.40
Band DSelf-selected
Income guide £30-40k
£3,600.00£2,520.00£1,440.00
Band EMeans tested
Income £23-30k
£2,880.00£2,016.00£1,152.00
Band FMeans tested
Income -£23k
£2,520.00£1,764.00£1,008.00

Enrolment

We accept new students at the beginning of each term, if there are places available.

The first step in our enrolment process is for you to complete an application form.  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.  The first months fee is then due to confirm your child’s place, with the deposit of £500 due on successful completion of the four week Practice Period.

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

Visiting Week

Educational provision as unique as East Kent Sudbury attracts families from all over the country, indeed all over the world.  We understand that relocating primarily for educational choice is a big decision and not to be taken lightly.  Therefore, for families not currently living within the area of East Kent we offer the opportunity of a visiting week for the prospective student.  Contact us to find out more.

Phase 2

We are now in the final stages of preparing our application for Independent School Status. If our application is successful we aim to move to full-time hours by the end of the 2021-22 academic year, at which point our fees will also increase to reflect the change in provision but will still follow the same equitable structure.

Fee bandSelection criteria1st child2nd child3rd child +
Full Fee£9,700.00£6,790.00£3,880.00
Band ASelf-selected
Income guide £60-65k
£8,730.00£6,111.00£3,492.00
Band BSelf-selected
Income guide £50-60k
£6,790.00£4,753.00£2,716.00
Band CSelf-selected
Income guide £40-50k
£6,111.00£4,277.70£2,444.40
Band DSelf-selected
Income guide £30-40k
£4,850.00£3,395.00£1,940.00
Band EMeans tested
Income £23-30k
£3,880.00£2,716.00£1,552.00
Band FMeans tested
Income -£23k
£3,395.00£2,376.50£1,358.00