Admissions procedure

All children go on to the waiting list. We look at each term as it comes along, see how many places we have free, and then offer those places to children on the list in order of registration. Children must be two and a half, or older, to qualify for entry (they are able to start at the beginning of the term after they have turned two and a half).

Please fill out our booking form to request an appointment to see the school.

To accept a place a £500 deposit is payable. This deposit is kept and put against the pupil’s final term’s fees if the correct notice has been given. The first term’s fees may be payable up to six months in advance and, once paid, are not refundable under any circumstances.


Fees are payable in advance and reviewed annually. A full term’s notice is required before the removal of any child or a term’s fees are due. We are registered with a number of childcare voucher companies. Some employers use these companies to provide childcare benefit vouchers to their employees. Fees must be received by the first day of each term.


Fee structure

Note: we are registered for the Government childcare grant, known by the Royal Borough as Minimum Funding Entitlement (MFE). Your child qualifies for 15 hours of free education from the term after they turn three (cut-off dates being 31/08, 31/12, 31/03). You will not be charged for the 15 free hours, but, to be part of the Gardens Montessori community, you will be charged the difference between the fees published below and the amount of the grant. The precise monetary value of the termly grant varies according to term length but is between £800 and £1000 depending on session. The grant does not apply to clubs or lunch bunch.

Morning (9am to 12noon): £2,985 per term (five days a week only)

Optional: £70 per term for optional French.


If you would like to register, please fill in our registration form.