2015 School Fees and Charges Information

Application Fee

A non-refundable application fee of $110 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 a $1000 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 been offered a formal place at the school.

Term Tuition Fees (charged quarterly)

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

Year Term Fee Annual Fee
K-4 $1,128 $4,512
5-6 $1,292 $5,168
7-10 $1,458 $5,832
11 $1,623 $6,492
12 $2,164 (3 terms only) $6,492


Family Remissions for children from the one family enrolled at the school are:

  • First child - Full fee
  • Second child - 20% remission on full fee
  • Third and subsequent children - 40% remission

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
Primary $107 $428
Secondary $143
$190.66 (Year 12 - 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 (for years 5,6 and 7), 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 does not include the cost of any camps (eg: Canberra, Duke of Edinburgh), 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.

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 such as air conditioning.

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

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 accounts@lakes.nsw.edu.au.

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 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 $600 in 2013).  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 2013 were:

Course Name

TAFE Charge


Amount Parent Pays

Information Technology








Health Services Assistance




Animal Studies








Sport & Rec




Trade Training School

The Lakes Trade Training Centre (TTC) is operated co-operatively between a group of local schools. Each school conducts Vocational Education 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 are $300 for the year and this covers materials, personal protective equipment and relevant WH&S units.