Admissions & fees

We know how daunting it can be for new children (and their parents!) to join a new school, so we take care to ensure families are well supported when they join the community.

Admissions Process

Words and pictures are no substitute for meeting the people and experiencing the feel of the school, so we encourage all prospective families to visit the school and meet the Head.

If you are interested in applying for a place, you will need to complete a Registration Form and pay an administration fee.

You will, of course, need to know we are right for your family and we will need to be sure we are right for your child. Children are usually invited to join us for a series of ‘taster days’ before moving forwards with an application.

More information about our admissions process is available here:

Admissions Policy


Fees for 2017-18 are £2,703 per child, per term.

Sibling discounts of 10% are available for a second child, 20% for a third or additional child in each family.

Children in the nursery are eligible for government Early Years funding.

More information about fees, including registration fees and deposits are available here:

Main School Registration, Deposit and Fees 2017-18

Nursery Registration, Deposit and Fees 2017-18

Extra costs

Parents will need to plan for the cost of trips and outings on top of fees each year. We always aim for value for money and suggest families budget for an additional £100 per year as a guide, although the cost may be more or less than this depending on the opportunities available.

Children in Later Years attend an annual camp, which costs around £200 per student.

If your child needs additional learning support out of class there is likely to be an additional cost for this support. Please talk to us so we can understand your circumstances and discuss options.

Individual music tuition and After School Club fees are paid directly to the tutor.

Practical information for new parents can be found in our Parent Handbook.

“Kids can adapt to a new school, but it’s probably most scary for the new parent: ‘What are the other parents like? Will I fit in? What if I don’t make friends?’ As parents here we change and open up over the years because ‘at Lewes New School, I can be myself.'”

Charlie, parent