Fees are charged separately for the three terms in each academic year. The basic school fee is set in advance of the academic year, and remains the same for the three terms. Chargeable extras (see below) vary, and so the amount that parents pay will vary between terms. The academic year runs from September to July. The three terms are known as Autumn, Spring and Summer. They run from September to December, January to March, and April to July. The fees are sent out in advance of each term, as follows:

Autumn Term : fees sent out in July; Spring Term : fees sent out in December ; Summer Term : fees sent out in March.

Fees for 2016/2017, per term



Weekly Boarding

Senior School:


Years 9 - 13, entry before Year 12




Years 12 & 13, direct entry




A supplement applies for admissions of less than three terms.


Junior School:


Years 3 - 8 (ages 7 - 13)




Flexi boarding is available at the Junior School at the cost of £42.15 per night (in addition to the day fee). The overnight boarding rate for day pupils at both the Junior and Senior schools is £44.50 per night.

Fees include: tuition-all items in the mainstream curriculum including expeditions and sail training; books and materials, food and board (for boarders). Senior school day students are required to remain in School in the evening and are provided with lunch and an evening meal but not breakfast. Junior school day students are provided with lunch.

Chargeable extras

Certain costs are not included in the school fee. These are extras, known as chargeable extras. They are normally included in termly fee invoices in arrears, once the costs have been paid for by the school. Exceptions are the optional inclusion in Bupa and Denplan, which are charged termly in advance (BUPA : £70.30 per term ; Denplan : £5.30 per term).

Chargeable extras include uniform costs, travel, individual music lessons, additional tuition, extra-curricular excursions, external exam fees, purchases from the school shop and stationery store. Uniform is obtained through the School shop, which includes a "nearly new" section.

Payment of fees

Fees are payable before the first day of each term. The School provides a termly direct debit facility. Full instructions on how to pay are sent with every fee invoice.  Interest is charged when fees are paid late.

Full fees are payable for all terms including during times of public examinations when students may be revising at home or when students have finished exams in their final term and have been allowed to leave.

Prepayment of fees

Parents can pay fees in advance and earn an interest adjustment in their favour. This arrangement is only offered for prepayments of one year's fees or more. It is the basic fee that is prepaid, with chargeable extras still to be settled termly.

Fees in lieu of notice

A minimum of one complete term's written notice, addressed to The Principal, is required when parents remove a student from the School before the completion of Year 13. If less notice is given, the full fee for the minimum notice period is payable.

All queries on fees should be referred to Mrs Alison More, Fees Administrator on 01343 837914 or by email to


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