Class Times

Core / Extended times

Core Hours: 9am – 3.30pm

Extended hours: 8am – 6.00pm

Pre School times

Morning session:  9am – 12pm

Extended mornings:  8am - 1pm

Extended hours:  8am - 6.00pm

*Extended mornings 3yrs and above*

Lower/Upper Prep times

9am -3.30pm

Extended Hours: 8am – 6pm  

Term Dates

Spring Term 2020

All year children return on the 6th Jan.

Term Time: 6th January

Half Term: 17th - 21st February

End of Term: 27th March

Summer Term 2020

Inset Day: 20th April

Term Time: Start 21st April

Half Term: 25th - 29th May

End of Term: 10th July

Autumn Term 2019

Inset Day: 5-6th September

Whole School: 9th September

Half Term: 21st to 25th October

Last Day of Term: 6th December

Please note the school will close on 12th December for the holiday term.


Terms and Conditions Contract

There is an initial registration fee (non- refundable) and a deposit of £700 payable on acceptance of a place. Schools fees are payable at the beginning of each term or at the beginning of the month every three months. School fees are to be paid either by bank transfer and/or childcare vouchers, or by cheque. Fees are due by the first day of each term without fail. Failure to pay fees on time will result in the loss of your child’s place and loss of all fees paid.

Please note if fees are to be paid by cheque they should be with The Pier Head Preparatory School at least a week before to allow for clearance time.

Fees received later than the first day of term will result in a charge of £25

Dishonoured cheque's will incur a charge of £15 

Starting Mid Term 

If you start mid term you will be charged the full fee.

Late Fees

Parents who arrive later than the agreed departure of their children will be charged a late fee of £5 for every ten minutes that you are late. You should arrive to school on time to avoid disturbing classes. 

School Year

The school is open for 49 weeks of the year closing for two weeks over Christmas and all bank holidays.

Notice of leaving

A notice period of one school term is required in writing. Parents that do not give one school terms notice will be charged the full terms fee for the following term minus the deposit. If you break this contract you will be liable for all outstanding fees. Failing to to pay will may affect your credit rating.


A deposit of £700 is required. The deposit will be refunded when the required notice of leaving is given. After paying a deposit if you decided you no longer wish to join us then the deposit is not refundable


Children’s designated sessions cannot be changed until a place becomes available in the required session. Requests for change of sessions must be put in writing. A terms notice is required for change of sessions.


All messages should be put in writing and handed to staff If we feel the child is not ready for a Montessori education we will revoke their space and ask you to join us at a later date.