Termly tuition fees

  • Nursery: Sompting Abbotts accepts the full 30-hours WSCC entitlement. There is a small additional charge if you want your child to stay for our home-cooked lunch (for more details please click here).

  • Pre-Preparatory: £3,065. Includes home-cooked lunch and full wrap-around care (8am-4.30pm).

  • Preparatory: £3,935. Includes home-cooked lunch and full wrap-around care (7.30am-6pm).  

  • We offer sibling discounts and flexible payment plans. Bursaries and financial assistance may also be made available on a genuine needs basis

Due to our class size maximum, some year groups are full and have a waiting list. Please contact us regarding availability.

The best way to discover if our school is the right one for your child is to visit us at one of our Open Days or come for an individual visit. You can also arrange a taster days for your child. We’ll allocate your child a ‘buddy’ (which often expands to two or three more!) so they can experience a full school day, sample a home-cooked lunch, and join in, if they want, with sports and extra-curricular activities.

Watch parents talking about life at Sompting Abbotts …

Parents have contributed one-minute individual video interviews about their experience of Sompting Abbotts. These are organised by their child’s year group. You can watch these by clicking on the button below.

Many of our parents have hectic working lives and make use of the school’s wrap-around care. You can leave your Pre-Prep child (under 8s) in our care from 8am - 4.30pm and Prep-age child (8 - 13) from 7.30am to 6pm. There is no extra charge for before- or after-school care.

Optional extra activities

  • Before-school and after-school wrap-around care: no charge.

  • Main School extra-curricular clubs in school: no charge. The choice of these varies according to the time of year and you can find more details here.

  • Pre-Prep after-school club: £14 per term. Three different themed after-school clubs are offered from 3.30-4pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. If your child attends two of these, the cost will be £28 per term, or if they want to enjoy all three, £42 per term.

  • Instrumental one-to-one 30-minute tuition in piano, flute, clarinet, saxophone, violin, cello, guitar, drum kit and singing: £160 per term for Main School pupils and £120 per term for Pre-Prep pupils.

  • Extra tuition learning support: £16.45 per lesson.

  • The shooting range on site is used for specialist extra-curricular sessions with professional instruction. The cost for this each term is £25.

Public school scholarships/awards. Data since 2007.
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Financial assistance

Every year, we make available a limited number of enrolments through the Sompting Abbotts Scholarships & Bursaries Programme. We aim to be as accessible as possible. Our scheme has been established to help able children achieve their full potential, notwithstanding family means.

Awards are either merit-based or needs-based (or an element of both) and are made at the discretion of the school management.

The scholarships are merit-based and recognise and support excellence in five categories: Academic; All-rounder; Sports; Music, and Art, at the focus entry points of 7+ (Year 3) or 11+ (Year 6), but the school will consider awarding scholarships to able children in other age groups. The bursaries are needs-based and applied according to your individual circumstances.

You can contact us at any time to discuss your child.

Learning about nature is part of everyday life at Sompting Abbotts Preparatory School., where we support the ethos of the Forest School movement. The school uses its 30 acres of grounds, mature woodland, conservation ponds and wild areas as one big outdoor classroom that is adapted to nature, science, art and many other Forest-School-style lessons.

  • At your initial enrolment, we ask for a non-returnable registration fee of £100.

  • We include Personal Accident Insurance up to £1m on your invoice at a cost of £5 per child per term.

  • We ask you to kindly pay your termly invoice for fees and any extras before the first day of the term for which they are due.

If you need any more information, feel free to call us or to get in touch with us here: office@somptingabbotts.com


The preparatory school system and curriculum explained

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The evidence why smaller classes lead to better academic outcomes

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