Welcome to The Shrubbery

“The Shrubbery School was founded in 1930 and over 90 years later our most important legacy continues to be the many happy children who have discovered a love for learning as part of our family.

We provide a first-class education, striving for excellence in all academic and extra-curricular activities. We also aim to be different.

Our small class size and family environment ensure our pupils feel nurtured and confident in everything they do. Whether it’s in the classroom, or on the sports field, our pupil’s physical and mental wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do.”

To request a school visit please contact us on 0121 351 1582, or email

Amanda Lees Head Teacher

We aim to be different

We believe a high quality education should be available to all children and we pride ourselves on being one of the best value for money independent schools in the UK.

Our standard offer includes:

  • 65″ interactive displays in all our classrooms
  • Latest generation Apple iMacs in the ICT suite
  • Personal iPad’s for all pupils
  • 11+ preparation from Year 2
  • Supplemental 11+ preparation after school for Year 4 and Year 5 (at no additional cost)
  • French and Mandarin taught from Year 1
  • Optional lessons are available for piano, violin, guitar and drums
  • Optional speech and drama lessons (with lamda examinations) 
  • Optional fully graded karate lessons from our school dojo
  • Our fees are also  fully inclusive of lunch (additional fees apply to nursery)

Fees per term

  • Nursery until 12.00 – £1,482*
  • Nursery until 3.00 – £2,305* 
  • Nursery until 3.30 – £2,552*  
  • Reception – £3,015
  • Year 1 – £3,105
  • Year 2 – £3,385
  • Years 3 & 4 – £3,621
  • Years 5 & 6 –  £3,692

*State funding is available for nursery places, please contact the school office for details.

A 15% sibling discount fees is offered for any additional siblings attending The Shrubbery School at the same time. (Reception to Y6) 

A deposit of £500 is required to register your child. The deposit will be returned against your 1st terms fees. 

Fees are payable during or before the first week of each term, fees paid after this time will incur a surcharge of £120.     

Notice of Withdrawal

Parents must give a full term’s notice in writing to the Head teacher before withdrawing from the School or will be required to pay a term’s fees in lieu of notice.

Bursary Awards

The Shrubbery School is committed to providing an exceptional education to all children.

Bursaries are available upon entry in Reception and are awarded for seven years, this is to ensure we can provide consistent support for the whole duration of a pupil’s school life. 

For the 2022/23 and 2023/24 academic year we will also be offering bursaries upon entry in Year 1 and Year 2.

What is a Bursary?

A bursary award gives parents a percentage reduction in the school fees.  It is only awarded to those parents who are unable to pay the full fees. The value of the award is means-tested, and depending on the parents’ financial circumstances it could be a maximum of 50% of fees.

Bursary awards are discretionary and subject to the financial resources of the school.

How many places are available?

Bursaries are limited to a maximum of 2 places per year group class.

How will we be assessed for a bursary?

You will be sent an application form and guidance notes to complete and return. It will ask questions about your household financial income, expenditure and assets/liabilities, details of any investments you hold, your accommodation and your dependants.

We require documented evidence to verify the information you provide.

Does the bursary award last for my son/daughters entire schooling?

A bursary is awarded for the entire school period, however it is subject to an annual re-assessment. The value of any award may diminish or increase based on changes in parental income and assets.