School Fees and Charges for the Academic Year 2023-24

All full-time fees cover tuition, books, personal laptop device for Y3-Y6, hot lunches, clubs led by teachers and Pupil Accident Insurance.


Registration Fee (non-refundable)£75.00

Fees (per term)

Years 5 and 6 (Upper Prep)£4,810
Years 3 and 4 (Lower Prep)£4,793
Years 1 and 2 (Pre-Prep)£3,994

Transition and Nursery Fees

Full day (inclusive of lunch)£68.00
Half Day - Morning (inclusive of lunch)£52.00
Half Day - Afternoon£32.00
*see information about FEEE at the foot of the page


Clubs run by teachersFree
Clubs run by external providers£8.00 per club, per week


Lessons per term (when available) from £18.50 per half hour

Larks and Owls, Pre and Post School Care

Provided for the convenience of parents:
Larks from 7.30am - 8.30amfrom £6.00
Owls from 4.00pm - 6.00pmfrom £8.00

Sibling Discount

Second Child5%
Third Child10%
Fourth Child (and subsequent children)15%

Further Information

St Margaret’s Preparatory School has been inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. Please visit our Inspection Reports page for more information.

The school is able to claim a contribution to fees for all eligible children from Essex County Council in accordance with their Early Years Development Plan. Please click on the download below for more information.

School fees can be paid termly by direct debit or in monthly instalments through School Fee Plan. Information about this can be found at . Credit is subject to status and affordability. Terms and conditions apply. St Margaret’s Preparatory School is part of Cognita Schools Ltd which is an appointed representative of Premium Credit Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. School Fee Plan is a trading style of Premium Credit Ltd (company number 02015200).


The Early Years Education Entitlement

Details for 2023/2024

01787 273050
01787 472134