Thank you Kenyacowgirl. That post was amazing and really was very useful.
I will give the schools a call for accurate figures.
There is so much to consider and I want to make sure we cover all corners before committing to independent schools.
Kenyancowgirl has summed it up really well. I would add just a couple of things:
1. Lunches are they included in the fees? And any other meals such as tea if they stay to prep or for a club.
2. Sometimes things timetabled in the day are run by outside org and a charge is levied. For us it was a sport one morning during the week that was compulsory but there was a charge.
3. Music lessons.
4. Contribution to parents association or school fund. Thorny subject and a whole different debate but may need to be budgeted for.