‘We cannot rate Copthorne highly enough and are so pleased our daughter had the chance to experience your lovely school’ (Year 8)

Termly fees – 2021/2022

morning £2,275 | afternoon £1,380 (EYFE*)
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Years 5 – 8
Weekly boarding
Occasional boarding
£35 per night
Sibling discount (reception – year 8)
second child 5%   third child 15%

Fees include personal accident scheme, stationery and meals. Boarding fees include after school activities as well as weekend activities. See below for a list of extra charges.

Examples of part-time nursery fees (per term)

1 morning session £455            1 afternoon session £276 (EYFE*)
2 morning sessions £910          2 afternoon sessions £552 (EYFE*)
3 morning sessions £1,365       3 afternoon sessions £828 (EYFE*)
4 morning sessions £1,820       4 afternoon sessions £1,104 (EYFE*)
5 morning sessions £2,275       5 afternoon sessions £1,380 (EYFE*)

* The afternoon sessions currently attract the early Early Years Free Entitlement (EYFE) funding from Surrey County Council where applicable.


Registration – A non-refundable fee of £100 (UK) or £200 (international) is payable when you register your child for admission to Copthorne Prep School.

Deposit – A deposit of £500 (UK) or £750 (international) is payable when an offer is accepted into the Pre-Prep or Prep School. The deposit will be refunded after the final term fee invoice, usually in August and less any outstanding extras. However, in the event of a child not starting at Copthorne Prep School, deposits are not refundable. No interest is payable on deposits.

Fees – Fees are due on, or before, the first day of term. We reserve the right to refuse to allow any child to attend school until the fees are paid in full. Copthorne prep School participates in the Surrey County Council’s EYFE scheme.

Notice of withdrawal – A minimum of one whole term’s notice of withdrawal of a pupil is to be given in writing, the letter signed by both parents, no later than the first day of the pupil’s last term. This notice will be acknowledged by the Headmaster or Bursar within three working days of receipt. One term’s fees will be payable if the required notice is not received.

Extra charges – Bus journeys, standard charges, Nursery, Pre-Prep and Prep extra charges can be found by clicking here.

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Our contact details

Copthorne Preparatory School
Effingham Lane
West Sussex
RH10 3HR

Office:  01342 712311

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