Pupils can arrive from at 7.30am and buy breakfast, attend an early club or relax before lessons begin at 8.30am. After school, pupils finish their main lessons at 4.00pm and have the choice to go home, attend an enrichment session, use the library or drop-in to Prep club (Monday to Thursdays) up until 6.00pm.
Welcome to Maida Vale's "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQs) page. Please find below some of the more regular questions we receive.
We do not allow packed lunches to be brought into school. We provide a nutritional and healthy two course lunch during the school day (cooked in house) which includes a hot meal with the option to eat from our fantastic salad bar. Fruit and yogurts are also on offer. Vegetarian options are also available and special dietary requirements can be arranged.
Communal lunch is a key element of the school day and the school does not provide facilities for packed lunches. We are a NUT FREE school. Lunch costs are outlined on the fees page.
The school operates a contactless payment system. For pupils to pay for breaktime snacks, lost books and other sundries they will require a payment card which is akin to a debit card.
If pupils have their own bank account they may be able to request a payment card. If not, there are various options available such as GoHenry, Nimbi and RoosterMoney which are prepaid payment cards designed with children in mind. Most of these offer facilities to manage the payment card, which include setting spending limits, deciding where the card can be used, and receiving instant spend notifications.
Pupils will need a laptop, a comfortable school backpack of their choice to fit an A4 lever arch file in (the school will provide all standard files and exercise books) and a pencil case with basic stationery to use. A sports bag of their choice will also be required to carry their PE kit in.
Maida Vale School provides superb music spaces for instrumental tuition on a range of musical instruments during the school day and after school. Tuition is delivered by freelance instrumental tutors approved by the school and costs per lesson vary dependent on whether lessons are group or individual and on the instrument involved. Instrumental tutors will invoice parents direct for the costs of such tuition. Pupils not having tuition have a range of fantastic music clubs to choose from such as Jazz Club, Choir ensembles and Rock Band Club, which are usually included in the core fees.
A registration fee of £150 is payable, which is non-returnable. A registration fee does not guarantee your child a place at Maida Vale School but all students will be invited for interview.
A deposit of £3,000 is payable on acceptance. This deposit payment is retained until the student comes to the end of their school journey, (e.g. at the end of Year 13 or if they leave the school at an earlier stage). The deposit is thereafter returnable provided we are given a full term’s notice. If you do not take up your place following your acceptance, the deposit is not refundable. This deposit is required from all applicants including Kew Green Preparatory School and Ravenscourt Park Preparatory School (our preparatory schools) pupils.
- Fees are payable termly in advance, or monthly by direct debit. There are 3 terms per year; Autumn, Spring & Summer.
- The Directors reserve the right to review or alter fees at a term’s notice.
- The current academic years fee can be found here on our fees page.
- Please be advised that late payment will incur charges.
We do not offer any sibling discounts on fees.
A full term’s notice is required (by the final teaching day of your child’s penultimate term at the school), in writing to the Headmaster and Registrar, for the withdrawal of a pupil or a term’s fee will be charged in lieu of notice. If a term’s notice is not given, the deposit will not be returned.
Educational visits are additional to any school fees, unless it is a free event. Where pupils are involved in a school trip involving additional costs such as out of area transport etc, the cost for the activity or admission will be outlined to parents in advance in order that a decision can be made by the parent whether or not they wish their child to participate.
Like all Independent schools, Maida Vale School has comprehensive operational insurance. Parents are asked to ensure that valuables such as musical instruments are included in their household policy. Parents wishing to take out additional personal accident insurance or school fees insurance are advised to make their own arrangements.