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 to any other local independent school.

Our fee information can be viewed below:

Registration Fee (non-refundable): £100 Refundable deposit: £400 (payable when a child enters the school and refunded when the pupil leaves Chard School minus anything owing to the school). Fees are charged per term, and are payable in advance on or before the first day of each term. If a pupil is withdrawn from the School, a term’s notice, in writing, must be given. Failure to do so will result in a term’s fees being charged.

Full-Time Termly Fees 2023-24

Please click here for fee information.


At Chard school there is a 4% reduction in fees for a younger brother or sister once the younger sibling is in full-time education and early years funding has ceased. For a third child, there is a 8% reduction, the discounts will only be applicable as long as all qualifying children from that family remain at the school.


The core school day is from 8.45am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday. The school also offers wrap around care as follows;

8am-8.45am – Before School Club
3.30-4.30pm – Prep club and extra-curricular clubs
4.30-5.30pm – After School Club

Please see fee schedule for the costs of these clubs if applicable.

Part-Time – Pre-Reception      (Sessions 8.45am – 1.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm)

Pre-Reception age children can start in Lower Symes the term after their fourth birthday and may attend on a part-time basis for a minimum of two sessions. Please note that Reception aged children (in the academic year that they turn 5) are expected to attend on a full-time basis.

The below gives an indication of the fees for part-time pupils; please note that these are before Early Years Funding. If you would like an indication of fees net of funding, please contact the Bursar via the school office for further details.


Number of sessionsCost per term
10£2,570Full time
8£2,0564 days a week
6£1,5423 days a week
4£1,0282 days a week
2£5141 day a week
For pupils attending half day sessions
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.

Educational Nursery: The Lawns Children’s Nursery @ Chard School              

The school works closely with The Lawns Children’s Nursery @ Chard School which accepts children from 6 months upwards.
For information about fees for the nursery, please email enquiries@thelawnschildrensnursery.co.uk