From September 2023

Prep School Years 3 to 8 £6,354 per term
Pre-Prep Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 £3,554 per term
Nursery   £8.95 per hour


All fees are inclusive and there are no compulsory extras.  All fees are normally reviewed annually to take effect from the Autumn Term.

A discount is available to parents with more than one child in the School from Year 1 upwards.  The terms and conditions are as follows:

7.5% discount off the second child’s fees whilst both attend Year 1 and upwards.
15% discount off the third child’s fees whilst all three attend Year 1 and upwards.

Further assistance with fees may also be available.

Individual Music Lessons

The termly fee of £202 for individual music lessons is payable in advance.  Each tutor will invoice the parents of pupils directly.

Individual Lessons in the Learning Support Centre

These are arranged as needed, following discussions between parents and the Learning Support Administrator. The termly fee is added as an extra to termly invoices at the end of each term.

Extra Activities

Certain activities and hobbies carry a small charge because they involve outside tutors or incur material costs.  Details are sent to parents in advance.

School Bus

School buses operate from the School to Poole, Ringwood and Verwood, Blandford, Wareham, Penn Hill, Glenferness Avenue and Dorchester. The cost of the service is charged at £60.00 per journey per term at the end of each term. For further information please contact the Academic Administrator on 01202 847935.

After School Club

There is an after school club for Nursery and Pre-Prep children which runs until 5.30pm at a charge of £6.05 per hour or part thereof. Children can be picked up at any time during this period. Details will be sent home at the start of term.

Dumpton Nursery

We are delighted to inform you that Dumpton remains in the Free Early Education Funding Scheme for eligible 3 and 4 year olds, offering 15 hours per week between the core hours of 8:15am-3:15pm, subject to any future decisions from the Government. Any further hours will be charged as per the schedule above.  We will always give a full term’s notice of any changes. 


Our morning session starts at 8.15am and finishes at 11.15am, there is a break for lunch from 11.15am to 12.15pm, and our afternoon session starts at 12.15pm and finishes at 3.15pm. In addition, our teatime sessions start at 3.15pm and finish at either 4.15pm or 5.30pm.


Children not eligible for Early Learning and Childcare Funding:

Morning Session 8.15am - 11.15am £8.95 per hour
Morning Session and Lunch 8.15am - 12.15pm

£8.95 per hour

All Day 8.15am - 3.15pm £8.95 per hour
After School Club (2 years and above) 3.15pm - 4.15pm £8.95 per hour or part thereof
After School Club (3 years and above) 3.15pm - 5.30pm £8.95 per hour or part thereof

Should you have any queries please contact our Admissions and School Fees Administrator, Juliet Siggers on 01202 883961 or email schoolfees@dumpton.com.