Fee Structure

We’ve broken down our fee structure, to make it as easy as possible for you to identify your requirements

Fee Structure

We’ve broken down our fee structure, to make it as easy as possible for you to identify your requirements

Early Years Fees 2018/19

Sessions (EKG, KG and Nursery)Per termPer Annum
Per Session (Half Day: morning or afternoon - 8.30am - 12.30pm or 11.30am - 3.30pm, both include lunch) £545 £1,635
5 Mornings (Early Kindergarten & Kindergarten only - 8.30am - 12.30pm including lunch) £2,225£6,675
1 Full Day (8.30am - 3.30pm)£845£2,535
2 Full Days£1,615£4,845
3 Full Days£2,415 £7,245
4 Full Days£2,985£8,955
Full Time - 5 full days£3,460£10,380


Minimum attendance for Early Kindergarten is three sessions.

For Kindergarten the minimum attendance is four sessions rising to five sessions in the Summer Term in preparation for Nursery.

In Nursery, the minimum attendance is six sessions rising to eight sessions in the Summer Term in preparation for Reception.



Main School Fees 2018/19

Year GroupPer TermPer Annum
Reception£3,625 £10,875
Year 1£3,925 £11,775
Year 2£4,300 £12,900
Year 3£4,585 £13,755
Year 4 - 6£4,855£14,565

Sibling Discount Scheme


For the academic year beginning in September 2019, Duncombe School will be offering the most competitive Sibling Discount Scheme in Hertford, and the surrounding area. In addition, our families will be eligible for the scheme for all siblings in the school from Early Kindergarten*.

The scheme will be implemented via a sliding scale approach:

Click here to find out more about our Sibling Discount Scheme.



Wrap Around Care: Breakfast Club

Number of days per weekPer TermPer Annum
1£69.00 £207.00
Casual one-off bookings£6.50 per child per day subject to availability
Changes to chosen activities made after the start of a new term£15.50 per amendment, change of cancellation per child

Wrap Around Care: Early Years (Treetops and Reception)

1 day a week£114.50£151.00£197.00£242.50
2 days a week£229.00£302.00£394.00£485.00
3 days a week£343.50£453.00£591.00£727.50
4 days a week£458.00£604.00£788.00£970.00
5 days a week*£515.25*£679.50*£886.50*£1,091.25*

Wrap Around Care: Main School

Days 3:30pm/3:50pm-5:30pm Additional charge 5:30pm-6:00pm Additional charge 5:30pm-6:30pm (from Sept 16)
1 day a week£125.00£53.00£106.00
2 days a week£250.00£106.00£212.00
3 days a week£375.00£159.00£318.00
4 days a week£500.00£212.00£424.00
5 days a week*£562.50*£238.50*£477.00*

Treetops Holiday Club

Early Bird Club 8.00am - 9.00am£5.15 per day including breakfast
Treetops Activities 9.00am to 12.00pm or 1.00pm to 4.00pm£20.30 per session
All day (9:00am-4:00pm)Treetops Activities 9.00am to 4.00pm£39.45 per day
Total Daily Charge from 8.00am to 6.30pm£53.80 per day
Children not collected within 5 minutes of the agreed collection time at either 4.00pm or 6.30pm£5.25 per five minutes per child
Changes to chosen activities made after the start of the holiday period£15.50 per amendment, change or cancellation per child


  • Fees are due and payable on or before the first day of term. Fees not paid by the fifth day of term will be surcharged at the rate of 2% on the sixth day and at 2% on the same date each subsequent month while the amount remains outstanding.
  • We do not participate in the Government’s Free Early Education Scheme.
  • Childcare vouchers are accepted as payment or part payment towards fees up until the end of the Nursery year, and for wrap around care costs for all ages between 2 and 11 years.
  • A full term’s notice is required for the withdrawal of a pupil, otherwise a term’s fees in lieu of notice will be payable.
  • Duncombe operates a termly inclusive fee system where most items are included, thereby avoiding a long list of extras such lunches, refreshments and swimming tuition for Years 2 – 4.
  • Costs that are not included are optional extras such as trips (usually one trip per year group per term), residential trips for Years 3-6, Instrumental tuition, Individual Learning Support 1:1, Year 6 enrichment programme, extra curricular activities and wrap around care.

* 10% Discount for children staying every day.