School Fee Structure

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

School Fee Structure

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

We are pleased to confirm that our fees for the academic year 2020/21, will remain the same as the previous academic year 2019/2020.

Early Years Fees 2019/20 and 2020/21

Sessions (EKG, KG and Nursery)Per term
Morning Session Only (8:30am - 12:30pm inc lunch) £565
1 Full Day (8.30am - 3.30pm)£875
2 Full Days£1,670
3 Full Days£2,500
4 Full Days£3,090
Full Time - 5 full days£3,590


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.

Treetops Pre-School is now participates in the government’s 15 Free Hours Early Education Entitlement Scheme. There are a limited number of places available for children aged three and four in the Kindergarten and Nursery classes and sessions will run Monday – Friday 12:30pm – 3:30pm during term time (35 weeks per year)*.



Main School Fees 2019/20 and 2020/21

Year GroupPer Term
Year 1£4,110
Year 2£4,500
Year 3£4,795
Year 4 - 6£5,085

Sibling Discount Scheme


Duncombe School offer the most competitive Sibling Discount Scheme in Hertford, and the surrounding area. All our families are eligible for the scheme for all siblings in the school from Early Kindergarten*.

The scheme is implemented via a sliding scale approach:

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



Wrap Around Care: Main School & Treetops Breakfast Club 2019/20 and 2020/21

Number of days per weekPer Term
Casual one-off bookings£6.75 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: Treetops & Reception After School Care 2019/20 and 2020/21

1 day a week£54.75£119.00£157.00£205.00£252.00
2 days a week£109.50£238.00£314.00£410.00£504.00
3 days a week£164.25£357.00£471.00£615.00£756.00
4 days a week£219.00£476.00£628.00£820.00£1,008.00
5 days a week*£273.75£535.50*£706.50*£922.50*£1,134.00*

Wrap Around Care: Main School (Years 1-6) 2019/20 and 2020/21

Days 3:30pm/3:50pm-5:30pm Additional charge till 6:00pm (from 5:30pm) Additional charge till 6:30pm (from 5:30pm)
1 day a week£130.00£55.00£110.00
2 days a week£260.00£110.00£220.00
3 days a week£390.00£165.00£330.00
4 days a week£520.00£220.00£440.00
5 days a week*£585.00*£247.50*£495.00*

Treetops Holiday Club 2019/20 and 2020/21

Early Bird Club 8.00am - 9.00am£5.35 per day including breakfast
Treetops Activities 9.00am to 12.00pm or 1.00pm to 4.00pm£21.15 per session
All day Treetops Activities 9.00am to 4.00pm£41.00 per day
Tea & DVD 4.00pm to 6.30pm£9.60 per day including a light tea
Total Daily Charge from 8.00am to 6.30pm£55.95 per day
Children not collected within 5 minutes of the agreed collection time at either 4.00pm or 6.30pm£5.50 per five minutes per children
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.

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