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 Resources and Activities 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 fee per child. A $200 non-refundable fee per student (capped at $600 per family) 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.

Term Tuition Fees 2022 (charged quarterly)

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

Term Fee
Annual Fee














(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 RAL)
  • Third and subsequent children - 40% remission on tuition fees only (not RAL)

Annually in advance:

Tuition Fees paid annually in advance by the end of the first week of Term 1 will receive a 3% discount.
(This does not apply to the Resources and Activities Levy)

Resources and Activities Levy (charged quarterly)

Resources and Activities 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









The Resources and Activities Levy (RAL) 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 Resources and Activities 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 Resources and Activities 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 


What do your fees include?

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Student Diary

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Swim program (K - 6)




Sports carnival & bus entry fees







Sports in Schools program (K-6)




Term 4 Sport Charge

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

In addition to Tuition Fees and RAL, other charges include:

  • Elective term sport (Years 3-6 optional)
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Program (optional)
  • Overseas excursions (optional)
  • TAFE or external course fees (optional)
  • Education Perfect $45 for Years 7 - 10
  • Science Cosmos (instead of textbook) $32.50 for Years 7 - 10

Online resources

(Years 7 to 10 only) (Charged in full at the beginning of the year)

The science department uses an online resource called COSMOS. Other departments use an online learning resource called Education Perfect. This gives students access to online resources for several subject areas. Both resources provide some interactivity and also allow teachers to see the extent to which their students are engaging with the relevant resources. The fees for these online resources for 2022 are:



Education Perfect


Term Sport Charge (charged quarterly)

In 2022 Years 7 to 10 will be charged a $60 per term fee for term sport. This is to ensure sport options are consistent and of a high quality.

Voluntary Building Fund (charged quarterly)

The voluntary 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.

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.

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

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 RAL, 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% is the responsibility of parents and carers to finance.

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.

Please note that if a student withdraws from a course after the withdrawal cut-off date, the parent will still have to pay the full cost of the course.

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 parents after the discounts have been provided falls below nil then the parents will not be charged, and no refund granted.

TVET fees are also eligible for a government subsidy (this amount changes each year but was $800 in 2021). Parents will be invoiced the cost of the TVET course less the estimated government subsidy and the $400 fee relief provided by the school during Term 1. Please note that if a student withdraws from a course after the withdrawal cut-off date, parents will still have to pay the full cost of the course.

Parents need to be aware that some courses are quite expensive and that they vary considerably. As a guide some of the course costs in 2021 were:

Course Name
TAFE Charge
Amount Parent Pays

Information and digital skills




Tourism, travel and events




Applied Fashion Design & Technology




Vet Work Placement Fee

Students in Year 11 and 12 who do a work placement may be charged a fee for the placement. In 2021 the fee ranged from $165 to $330 per student depending on the course.

Trade Training School

The Lakes Trade Training Centre (TTC) is operated cooperatively between a group of local schools. Each school conducts Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses that may be accessed by students from the other schools. These courses run outside the normal timetable and allow Year 11 students to complete a Certificate II VET course in one year and gain credit towards the HSC. Courses offered in the past have included: Hospitality, Metals and Engineering, Primary Industries and Construction. Each course involves mandatory work placement of two weeks. TTC course costs were $300 in 2021.


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