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Termly fees for King Edward VI Preparatory School for the 2024-2025 academic year will be:

Upper Prep  
Year 6 (Age 10) £6,949 per term
Year 5 (Age 9) £6,949 per term
Lower Prep  
Year 4  (Age 8) £6,949 per term
Year 3  (Age 7) £5,304 per term
Year 1 – 2 (Age 5 – 6) £4,564 per term
Early Years  
Reception (Age 4)       £4,192 per term
Nursery (Age 2-4) See Below


Full and part-time Nursery places are available for up to 50 weeks of the year. King Edward VI Preparatory School Ltd is a participant in the Government’s Early Years Education (EYE) Scheme.

Nursery places are available on Year-Round contracts (YR: approx. 50 weeks) with a limited number of Term Time contracts (TT: approx. 34 weeks) available at each age. Additional non-term days may be available to children on Term-Time contracts; however, these dates are only guaranteed to children on Year-Round contracts. For children aged 2–3 there is a minimum requirement of three sessions per week, and for children aged 3–4 there is a minimum requirement of 4 sessions per week. Sessions can only be increased if there is capacity.

Early Years Education (EYE) Funding

King Edward VI Preparatory School participates in the EYE Scheme. This entitles parents to claim up to 15 hours of Early Years Education funding each week for Term Time contract. For Year-Round contracts the offer is stretched to 11 hours a week. The School does not currently participate in the 30 hours funded scheme

Terms and conditions can be accessed here:

Nursery Terms and Conditions, 2024-2025


Children can arrive at 7.45am for our Breakfast Club and after school care is available until 5.45pm (extra charges apply). In the case of after school care we would request at least 48 hours notice.

Fees are reviewed annually and parents are given a term’s notice of forthcoming increases.

For children who are not receiving any bursary support, we offer a sibling fee reduction of 5%.  This is awarded to the elder child(ren) and recognises siblings across both King Edward VI Preparatory School and King Edward VI School, Southampton.

Fees are payable in advance, together with extras incurred during the previous term. Invoices are payable on or before the first day of each term. Balances outstanding two weeks after the beginning of term are subject to interest at the rate of 1.5% per month. The preferred method for settlement of invoices is by direct debit.

The sibling discount at King Edward VI Preparatory School and King Edward VI School for a second and third child, is 5% – applied to the eldest child when a sibling joins.

We are offering a Fees in Advance Scheme where the cost of your child’s education at King Edward VI Preparatory School can be reduced by making an advanced lump sum payment dependent on the agreed number of terms to which the advance payment applies. If you are interested in finding out more about the scheme please email


One term’s notice, to be given no later than the first day of term, is required before the withdrawal of a child. One term’s fees is payable in lieu of the correct notice period.

Withdrawal at the end of Nursery: two terms written notice must be given ie by the start of the Spring Term, if  parents do not wish their child in Nursery to progress to Reception.