Termly fees from September 2018 will be as follows;

Tuition Fees

Tuition Fees Per Term Deposit
Nursery £3,368 £250
Reception £3,587 £250
Year 1 & Year 2 £3,690 £500
Years 3 to 6 £3,892 £500
Years 7 to 13 £4,710 (Excluding Examination Fees) £500

School fees are inclusive of the cost of travel insurance for pupils, while involved in day and residential School trips. They are also inclusive of the cost of personal accident cover for pupils as a consequence of accidents at School or any activity arranged through the School.  The level of cover is significant and includes dental cover arising from an accident.

Sibling Discounts for Tuition Fees

A reduction of 5% is made in the case of the second, and 10% in the case of the third or subsequent members of the same family, all of whom are in attendance as fee paying pupils at one and the same time.

Lunch Charges (per Term)

  • Seniors and Prep, down to Reception: £260
  • Nursery: £230

Optional Refreshment Charges

  • Breakfast Club £2.35
  • Tuck Shop 80p to £1.35 per item

Parents of children aged 3 years and 4 years

Early Education Funding at St Catherine’s – Details

.. are eligible to receive their entitlement to Early Education Funding from the term after their child’s third birthday. This entitlement is for up to a maximum of 30 hours per week.  Please see additional link for full details on how we at St Catherine’s offer the hours.  Further information on Early Education Funding may be found on the Richmond Council website:


The term dates are the same every year and are set by the Government:

Third birthday between: Eligible from:
1 April – 31 August Autumn term starting in September
1 September – 31 December Spring term starting in January
1 January – 31 March Summer term starting in April

Individual Learning Support Lessons

  • Prep and Senior: £29.10 for a 30 minute lesson
  • Music- Instrumental lessons: individual tuition: £225 per term (10 lessons)

After School Club

  • A standard charge of £4.25 per half hour or part half.
  • A separate charge for tea of £2.15 per session.
  • Please note that the After School Club closes at 6pm. There will be a late collection charge after 6pm of £10 per occurrence.


Often, low and middle-income families feel that an independent school is financially beyond their reach.  We aim to support as many families as possible from a wide range of backgrounds, regardless of their financial circumstances.

A small number of means-tested bursary awards are available in the School to support those girls who show good academic ability and meet the criteria as outlined below.

In addition to any financial assistance provided by the School, there are a number of Educational and Charitable trusts which provide assistance with tuition fees.  In the majority of cases, these are to assist children who are already attending an independent school but, due to a change in circumstances, may be unable to remain.  We do ask that parents/guardians apply for support where it is felt a good case can be made for assistance.  Further information, together with each Trust’s own criteria, may be obtained from the Educational Trusts Forum: http://educational-grants.org

Applications for means-tested bursaries are based on the following criteria:

  • Having lost the support of one or both parents through death, abandonment, mental or physical ill-health, separation or divorce.
  • Having a financial need in the family.

Each case is considered on an individual basis with the student’s best interests at the centre of the discussions.

Application Process

Parents/Guardians of applicants may approach St Catherine’s School directly or via a third party, such as a primary school or children’s charity.  The deadline for all applications is 30th November for entrance in the September of the following year.

The deadline for admissions in September 2018 is now closed.

The application process for the academic year commencing September 2019 opened on 1st April 2018 and will close on 31st November 2018.  The application form can be downloaded here.

If you require a hard copy of the form to be sent to you please email the Assistant Bursar at: cwilder@stcatherineschool.co.uk

Any applications received after the deadline will not be considered.


Loan Plan

Please click on the link below for more information.

Pupil Cover

Personal Accident insurance cover, including dental, is held for all pupils from when they join until they leave St Catherine’s School. The premium cost is included as part of the tuition fees. Further details of the cover are available in the attached document.