School Fees 2023/2024
Pelican Nursery Fees
|Sessions||Fees per Session|
|Full Day (8am to 4:15pm)||£65*|
|Morning (8am to 1pm)||£45*|
|Afternoon (1pm to 4:15pm)||£30|
*Fees are inclusive of lunch
Prep School Fees
|Year Groups||Termly Fees|
|Year 1 & Year 2||£3,595|
|Year 3 & Year 4||£5,356|
|Year 5 to Year 8||£5,780|
Fees are inclusive of lunch
|Choristers and Probationers||£6,267*|
*With a 25% Cathedral scholarship
Wraparound care is available for all students in Nursery to Year 2.
|Clubs||Fees per Session|
|Prep Club (4:15pm to 5:15pm)||£5|
|Supper Club (5:15pm to 7pm)||£8.50|
|Breakfast Club (7am to 8am)||£4.50|
A Registration Fee of £100 is charged when an application is made for entry of a child into the School (excluding Nursery). This fee is non-refundable.
School Fee Plan leads the field in providing an effective and flexible way to spread the cost of school fees.
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"The Prebendal has it all – small class sizes, wraparound care for busy families, a city location, musical excellence, unrivalled personal development, a fantastic link with Chichester Cathedral and a wealth of opportunities for every child so they feel supported, secure, happy and fulfilled." Current Parent
Offer of a Place
The Head will write to you letting you know how your child got on at the Taster Day and if all has gone well, the offer of a place will be made.
All places offered are subject to a satisfactory report from the child’s current school. At this point, the Registration Form (found inside our prospectus) should be returned along with our Registration fee which is £100. A non-returnable deposit of £300 is also payable before a pupil joins us. This is held as a credit against the final fee account.
General Admission FAQs
What time is school?
The school hours for day pupils in the Prep School (Years 3 to 8) is 08:20 to 16:30. At the end of the day, the Prep School children are ticked off. After 16:50, the children must sign themselves out prior to leaving the school. No child is allowed to go home unaccompanied without a written request to this effect being submitted to the Head. For children in the Pre-Prep (Reception to Year 2), classrooms are open from 08:15. Afternoon pick up for Reception children is 15:00 and for children in Years 1 and 2 it is 15:10.
When can my child attend The Prebendal?
The earliest a child can join The Prebendal is the term in which they turn three years old, provided they are dry. For example, if your son or daughter turns three in November, they would be eligible to join from the beginning of September. Attendance in Pelicans Nursery is flexible.
Are there after-school clubs?
Yes, there are a range of after school activities and clubs throughout the Pre-Prep and Prep School. There may be an additional charge for some of these and parents book their children in at the start of each term.
How do you recognise a pupil's achievement?
Children receive pluses in lessons and in all areas of school life. These are recorded in their Pupil Organiser and the totals accumulate each term so children can receive their Bronze, Silver, or Gold certificates of achievement. If the child has worked extremely hard, they may achieve a Head's award. Children are also recognised with Commendations in subject areas and all these certificates are awarded in our assemblies in front of the whole school.
How much homework is there?
Homework is called Prep and the children will have a varying amount depending on how old they are. There are also Prep sessions during the school day. Pupils in the Prep School (Years 3 to 8) record their Prep in their Pupil Organisers and parents should sign off their Prep each evening. Form Tutors check these Pupil Organisers on a weekly basis.
How do I get in and out of the school?
Access is via a biometric system. Anyone who is authorised to pick up or drop off pupils has their fingerprint recorded. This enables access to the school at specific times.
Where can I order the school uniform?
Our main uniform supplier is John Lewis and our sports kit supplier is JW Sports with the exception of the Prep sports bag which is available from John Lewis. We also run a second-hand uniform shop so please enquire about items from us as well.
The Prebendal has been the choir school of Chichester Cathedral for hundreds of years. The Choristers live and learn at the School and sing almost daily in the Cathedral, maintaining the tradition of choral services for which English cathedrals are famous throughout the world.
Auditions for the Chichester Cathedral Choir may take place at any time, by appointment, if there are vacancies and children seeking a Chorister place also undertake general entrance assessments in Verbal Reasoning, English and Mathematics.
Bursaries & Scholarships
We are delighted to be able to broaden access to the School by offering means-tested financial support to eligible families. These include:
- Bursarial Awards (means-tested for children from Years 3-8)
- Sibling Discount
- Music Scholarships & Exhibitions
- Academic Scholarships
- Choral Scholarships
- Year 7 Scholarships
- Former Prebendalian Discount
- Forces Families Discount
Full details can be found in our Bursary & Scholarships Policy below.
Parking at The Prebendal
There are several options that Prebendal parents have available to them and all cars should display a Prebendal School sticker to make use of these options. These are given to parents when they join us.
Morning Drop Off
Parking outside the School in the public parking bays (not the unauthorised bays) is free for Prebendal parents for 10 minutes. There is parking outside County Hall strictly from 08:00 to 08:30 and there is parking in the School playing fields car park from 08:05 until 08:35.
Afternoon Pick Up
Parking outside the School in the public parking bays (not the unauthorised bays) is free for Prebendal parents for 10 minutes. There is parking in the School playing fields car park from 15:10 until 16:30.
Parking for Matches, Concerts & Events
Parking outside the School on West Street in the public parking bays is free from 17:30 and the School playing fields car park is open for matches and special sporting events, such as Sports Day.