Termly Fees 

The Governors maintain the overall fees at a competitive level. This is of public benefit and has meant that the education provided by the school is much more widely available than other local independent schools.

Pupils who are related to Old Cerdics receive a 10% discount for their entire time at Chard Prep School.

Termly Fees for the Academic Year September 2023 – July 2024 Full-Time

Year 6 (Upper Cerdic) £3,600

Year 5 (Lower Cerdic) £3,450

Year 4 (Harris) £3,300

Year 3 (Wyndham) £3,150

Year 2 (Monmouth) £2,690

Year 1 (Horner) £2,690

Reception* (Symes) £2,570

*Early Years Entitlement available

(All 3 and 4 year olds, from the term after they are 3, are eligible for Early Years Funding. Please note that our fees are inclusive of additional services, which other Early Years establishments may not offer. Up to 30 funded hours per week are available.)

SessionDaily Rate
Full Day (8am-4.30pm)£46.73* see below
Morning Sessions (8am-1.30pm)£32.88Arrival before 8.45am is optional
Afternoon Sessions (1.30pm-4.30pm)£13.85Departure at 3.30pm is optional

* The core day is between 8.45-3.30pm. Please note that this price includes general after school club, other after school clubs are an extra charge and details are available from the school office

For information about Early Years Funding, please click here.

Other Charges

Lunch (Early years and Reception)£3.25 a day
Lunch (Years 1 to 6)£3.75 a day
Swimming (All years)£28 a term
Membership of Old Cerdic Association (Years 3 to 6)£5 a term (passed on to the Old Cerdic Association)


Learning support

Individual£20.50 per session
Group£10.50 per session


Before and after school care

Before school 8.00 to 8.45 amNo charge
After school clubs 3.45 to 4.30 pmCharges as below*
Prep Homework Club 3.45 to 4.30pmNo charge
Pre-Prep club 3.45 to 4.30pmNo charge


*After school clubs activities (3.45 to 4.30pm)

External coaches£95 a term (based on 10 sessions)
Internal coaches£55 a term (based on 10 sessions)


*Late after school club£5.75 per part or whole session