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School Fees

School Fees- September 2024 to August 2025

Everything you will need to know about our fees, additional costs and sibling discounts can be found here. We aim to give you the information to help with your decision without overloading you with detail.

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances and what would suit you as a family, then we are very happy to help. Should you have any queries, or would like to request a quote, please contact our Admissions Team who will be happy to discuss any questions you may have.

The following fees relate to the academic year from September 2024 to August 2025.

If you have any questions regarding fees or payments, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Admissions Team.

Treetops Pre-School Termly Fees

5 full days (8.30am – 3.30pm)£4,450
4 full days £3,855
3 full days£3,120
2 full days£2,085
1 Full Day£1,095
Morning Session Only (8.30am – 12.30pm, including lunch)£710

Reception to Year 6 Termly Fees

Year 1£5,115
Year 2£5,605
Year 3£5,975
Years 4 - 6£6,335

Treetops Pre-School FAQs

We ask that:
  • Early Kindergarten children attend a minimum of three sessions.

  • Kindergarten children attend a minimum of four sessions, rising to five sessions in the Summer Term in preparation for Nursery.

  • Nursery children attend a minimum of six sessions rising to eight sessions in the Summer Term in preparation for Reception.

  • We are always happy to help where we can and offer adhoc bookings with just a few days’ notice. (Subject to staffing).

  • No, all our specialist lessons, for all children, are included within your fees.

  • From Year 3 children have the opportunity to learn from a range of instruments and experience 1 to 1 tuition with a member of our talented peripatetic staff. This additional learning is available alongside termly fees. Please speak with our Admissions Team for more details.

  • If your child is with us all day or a morning session, a hot lunch is included.

  • Healthy snacks are provided for all sessions

  • Wrap around care is available for all of our Treetops children. We have made our offering as flexible as possible, so you can build your wrap around needs to suit your family circumstances.

Treetops Holiday Club, organised and run by Duncombe staff, is open to children on roll from ages 2 to 5 years. The club operates from 8.00am up until 6.30pm for some periods during the Easter, Summer, Christmas and half term holidays. Our day is divided into four sessions, and you can book as many as you need:

  • Early Bird Club, 8am-9am

  • Morning activity session, 9am-12pm

  • Afternoon activity session, 1pm-4pm

  • Tea and care, 4pm-6.30pm

The activity schedule for Treetops Holiday Club is shared before the end of each school term allowing sufficient time for our parents to choose appropriate sessions and book via our secure parent app, Cognita Connect

  • Yes, Treetops is participating in the Government’s 15 Free Hours Early Education Entitlement Scheme which is administered by Hertfordshire County Council

  • This scheme is offered in Kindergarten and Nursery only.

  • Eligibility starts in the term following that when your child becomes three, for example if your child’s third birthday falls within the Autumn term, the entitlement would start in the Spring Term.

  • Places in the scheme will be limited and only apply to sessions on Monday to Friday between 12.30pm to 3.30pm during term time (35 weeks).

Treetops Pre-School does not participate in the Government’s:
  • Free Early Education Scheme for 2-year-olds

  • 30 Free Hours Scheme

  • Or offer the scheme in Reception

  • Places in the scheme will be limited and only apply to sessions on Monday to Friday between 12.30pm to 3.30pm during term time (35 weeks).

Main School FAQs

  • We understand traditional school hours may not always work for families with busy schedules. That's why we offer wrap-around care for all children during term time, which runs alongside our full and varied After School Club co-curricular programme. 

  • Both can be booked termly in advance, and book via our secure parent app, Cognita Connect

  • Wrap Around fees for the academic year 2024-2025 will be available in the summer term 2024.

  • Yes, we offer a wide range of personal tuition for children from Year 3 wishing to learn an instrument

  • Lesson are dependent on availability.

Financial FAQs

  • Your child will be given the opportunity to attend a wide range of trips and opportunities across their time at Duncombe, which will vary in price.

Duncombe School offers the most competitive Sibling Discount Scheme in Hertford, and the surrounding area. The scheme is implemented via a sliding scale approach and all our families are eligible for the scheme for all siblings in the school from Early Kindergarten.

  • 5% discount for one sibling

  • 25% discount for an additional sibling

  • 50% discount for any further siblings

  • Yes. payments 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.

  • Our Finance Team will be able to advise you on everything you need to do to set this up.

  • Our Admissions Team will talk you through the details when you make your application.

  • When you complete your application forms, we ask for a registration fee of £100 (non-refundable). When you confirm your place, we ask for a deposit of £500 (refundable in line with T&Cs).

  • Yes, we use a third party called School Fee plan who would be happy to help you arrange monthly payments.

  • A full term’s notice is required in writing to the Headmaster if you wish to withdraw your child or if you withdraw acceptance of the place for your child before entry. In circumstances where a full term’s notice has not been given, a term’s fees in lieu of notice will be payable in accordance with the school’s terms and conditions.


Cognita is an appointed representative of Premium Credit Limited which is Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. *School Fee Plan is a trading style of Premium Credit Limited.

Duncombe School

Admissions Enquiries: 01992 414109

General Enquiries: 01992 414100