Fees and Bursaries

Fees and Bursaries

Independently Funded

We are an independently funded school. The most significant part of our income is generated by fees. We aim to keep these as low as possible, whilst providing the best resources, staffing and learning environment for our children.

Please find a summary of our fees at the bottom of this page. Please note that we are able to offer free childcare to children who are 3 and 4 years old and entitled to 15 or 30 hours free childcare. If you would like more information please contact our School Manager Ola Mustapha, email ola@lancastersteiner.org

You can download our full fee policy here:

Fee Policy

Bursaries

We seek to provide an inclusive educational experience for the children at our school and appreciate that not all families who wish to join the school community have equal means to be able to do so. To help families in need, we offer a limited number of bursary assisted places.

The bursaries are funded by allocating a percentage of the full fees paid by parents, fundraising activities and donations. The aim of the school is not to provide long-term support but to help families on low incomes, that have very small children or specific circumstances that do not allow them to work full-time.

Bursary places are available to families with at least 1 child in the school or intending to join the school who is over 5 years old. To qualify, families should have a household income of less than £35,000 and capital of less than £10,000 (excluding main home). We operate a sliding scale of bursary assistance. For more detail please contact our office ola@lancastersteinerschool.org

Sibling discount: 15% discount for the second sibling and any subsequent sibling attending the school.

Overview of Fees

Toddlers

£3.50 per session with one child, and £5.00 for a family with two or more children.

Kindergarten

Free places for 3 and 4 year olds

Lancaster Steiner School offers the universal 15 hours free childcare or 30 hours for those families eligible. This applies to all children aged 3 – 4 years old. We will claim the funding from the Local Authority on your behalf. We offer these hours flexibly and you can split your hours between several child care providers. You can find out more on the government website about free childcare. Please contact our School Manager Ola Mustapha if you would like more information ola@lancastersteinerschool.org

Kindergarten fees for those not eligible for free childcare

Morning session 9am – 1pm, £25 per session.
Monthly fees are paid over 10 months from September – June.

Annual FeePer TermPer Month
2 Mornings£1800£600£180
3 Mornings£2700£900£270
4 Mornings£3600£1200£360
5 Mornings£4500£1500£450

Transition Class 5 – 6 years

9.00am – 1.00pm each day.
Monthly fees are paid over 10 months from September – June.
Bursary assisted places available for families on low incomes. The lowest fee (for family incomes below £24,999 is £2575 per year.

Annual FeeTermly FeeMonthly Fee
5 mornings£4625£1542£463

Lower School Fees

Class 1 and 2 run from
9am – 1pm Monday and Friday
9am – 3.15pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Class 3, 4 and 5 run from
9am – 3.15pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
9am – 1pm Friday

Monthly Fees are paid over 10 months from September – June.
Bursary assisted places available for families on low incomes. The lowest fee (for family incomes below £20,000 is £3000 per year.

Annual FeeMonthly FeeTermly Fee
Class 1 and 2£6225£2075£632
Class 3, 4 and 5£6350£2117£635

Afternoon Club and Wrap-Around Care

Per Session
8.30am – 9.00am£3.50
1.30pm – 3.15pm£14
3.15pm – 4.30pm£8