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Fees overview

An Application Fee is payable upon the submission of your application and the Enrolment Fee is payable after your formal letter of offer has been received.

School fees are comprised of Tuition Fees and the Education Services Levy. 

Application Fee

A non-refundable application fee of $55 is charged per application. This amount is payable when submitting your application.

Enrolment Fee

To secure your child's enrolment at Lakes Grammar - An Anglican School we require payment of an enrolment deposit per child. This fee is payable only after your child has been interviewed by our Principal or his delegate and your child has formally been offered a place at the school.


First child


Second child


Third child


Fourth child


Term Tuition Fees 2020 (charged quarterly)

Term Tuition fees are payable by the end of the first week of each term.

Term Fee
Annual Fee














$2,365 (3 terms only)


Sibling Discount

 Sibling discount for children from the one family enrolled at the school are:

  • First child - Full fee
  • Second child - 20% remission on tuition fees only (not ESL)
  • Third and subsequent children - 40% remission on tuition fees only (not ESL)

Annually in advance:

Tuition Fees paid annually in advance by the end of the first week of Term One will receive a 3% discount. (This does not apply to the Education Services Levy)

Education Services Levy (charged quarterly)

Education Services Levy is due at the end of the first week of each term.

Term Fee
Annual Fee

K - 2



3 - 4



5 - 6



7 - 8



9 - 10







$301 (3 terms only)


The Education Services Levy (Primary and Secondary) helps to cover costs towards sport bus fares and carnival entry fees, student accident insurance, student diaries, classroom based resources such as paints and reading materials, and printing and photocopying services. The cost of excursions, guest speakers and activities is included in this fee rather than being charged when the event occurs. The Education Services Levy includes the cost of compulsory school camps but does not include voluntary camps such as Art Camp or Duke of Edinburgh's Award camp. The levy also does not include elective term sport or any other non-compulsory activities.

The charges not covered by the Education Services Levy will need to be paid for prior to the event occurring. These payments must be made by the date listed in the letter from your teacher. You will not be sent a statement requesting payment for these charges. They will only appear on your statement after they have been paid.

Summary of fees (for first child)

Tuition Fee
Education Service Levy
per weekper fortnightper monthper termYear upfront*

K - 2









3 - 4









5 - 6









7 - 8









9 - 10



























The fees in the above table apply to the first child only.Sibling discounts apply as per below.

Weekly payments commence Feb and end Dec (48 weekly payments).

Fortnightly payments commence Feb and end Dec (24 fortnightly payments).

Monthly payments commence Feb and end Nov (10 instalments).

Year 12 is 3 terms only. All other year groups are 4 terms. 

*Year upfront payment includes a 3% discount when paid by the end of the first week of Term 1.

What do your fees include?

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Swim program (K - 6)




Sports carnival & bus entry fees







Sports in Schools program (K-6)




Note: Textbooks, Stationery and Uniforms are additional costs incurred seperately to school billing. Students in Years 7 - 12 are required to bring a laptop or tablet to school.

In addition to tuition fees and ESL, other charges include:

- Elective term sport

- Duke of Edinburgh Award Program

- Art Camp (optional)

- Overseas excursions (optional)

- TAFE or external course fees (if chosen)

- Education Perfect charge $40 for Years 7 - 10.

- Science Faculty Cosmos (instead of textbook) - $26 for Years 7 - 10.

Voluntary Building Fund (charged quarterly)

The Building Fund donation of $50 per child per term is important to the ongoing development of the school and the education of each student. It assists in the payment of loans for buildings and the provision of further infrastructure.

The Building Fund and the Library Fund (below) are tax-deductible donations.

Voluntary Library Fund (charged quarterly)

The Library Fund donation of $25 per student per term is important in building up the stock of library books and other resources. This fund is particularly helpful for a new and growing school like Lakes Grammar.

Overdue School Fees - Late Administration Fee

There is a monthly administration charge on overdue accounts of $27.50 per account per month unless special arrangements have been made with the Principal or Business Manager.

BPAY/Direct Deposit

If you are using one of these payment methods to pay for anything other than tuition fees or ESL, please notify the school by email with details of your payment to

Distance Education Courses

Students who wish to study courses that are not currently available at Lakes Grammar may study them by distance education. Unfortunately the NSW Department of Education charges non-government schools high fees for these courses. The school will provide Years 11 and 12 distance education students with annual fee relief of 50% per distance education subject. The remaining 50% will not be subsidised because of the cost involved to the school in the administration and supervision of distance education students.

Parents will pay the full course cost at the time of submission of the application to the school. In October/November, after any changes in enrolments are finalised the school will then credit their account for the fee relief amount. Lakes Grammar generally only allows students in Years 11 and 12 to undertake Distance Education courses.

Example: A Year 11 student who studies a language at a cost of $800 will be granted fee relief equal to 50% of $800 which equals $400.

Vocational Education Courses (TVET)

Students in Years 11 and 12 may wish to study a vocational education course through TAFE. These students will be provided with a deduction of $400 per subject per annum. However, if the cost to the parent after the discounts have been provided falls below nil then the parents will not be charged and no refund granted. 

TVET fees are set by TAFE, not the school. The actual TVET fees are often not known until October or November of the year in which is the course is studied. TVET fees are also eligible for a government subsidy (this amount changes each year but was $670 in 2015). The parent will be invoiced the cost of the TVET course less the government subsidy and the $400 fee relief provided by the School on receipt of the Actual Fees for Service documentation in May or June.

Parents need to be aware that some courses are quite expensive and that they vary considerably. As a guide the course costs in 2015 were:

Course Name
TAFE Charge
Amount Parent Pays

Information Technology








Animal Studies








Trade Training School

The Lakes Trade Training Centre (TTC) is operated co-operatively between a group of local schools. Each school conducts Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses that may be accessed by students from other schools. These courses run outside the normal timetable on Monday and Wednesday afternoons and allow Year 11 students to complete a Certificate II VET course in one year and gain credit towards the HSC. Courses offered include: Hospitality, Metals and Engineering, Primary Industries and Construction. Each course involves mandatory work placement of two weeks. TTC costs were $300 in 2015.

Contact Us

Cnr Sparks Road &
Albert Warner Drive
Warnervale NSW 2259

PO Box 6069
Gorokan  NSW  2263

Tel: +61 2 4393 4111
Fax: +61 2 4393 4133


A school of the Newcastle Anglican Schools Corporation in the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle