Fees, bursaries, scholarships
Fees for 2023/24
|Registration fee (non-refundable)
|Pre-Preparatory (Reception - Year 2)
|£4,233 per term
|£6,544 per term
|Day boys (Years 4-6)
|£7,553 per term
|Day boys (Years 7-8)
|£7,624 per term
|Boarders (Years 4-8)
|£9,669 per term
|£5,801 per term
may be available)
The school’s fees are reviewed annually by the Governing Body. Parents are normally informed before the start of the summer term if there are to be any changes. Accounts not paid by the beginning of the term are subject to a surcharge based on a rate of 2% per month or part thereof.
The school can provide optional insurance for absence from school due to illness or injury.
Full details can be obtained from the Director of Finance and Resources.
Registration Fees And Deposits
Before your son is assessed for entry to the school we ask for a registration fee. This is currently £100 and is non-refundable.
If you accept the Head's offer of a place at the school, we will ask you for a deposit of £500 to secure the place. This will be refunded when your son leaves the school, usually at the end of Year 8, unless money is owed to the school. If you withdraw your son, either prior to entry or whilst he is at the school, the deposit is refundable only if you have given one term’s notice.
Any additional costs are kept as low as possible and most activities beyond the classroom are incorporated within the school fees, including the French immersion trip in Year 7 and the residential outward bound trip in Year 8. All textbooks, meals and snacks are included, all bedding is provided for boarders. Parents are asked to consent to any additional charges before they are made (exceptions are essential spends for boarders, such as haircuts or clothing items when needed).
Boarders’ weekend excursions and termly celebrations may on occasion incur an additional cost, but parents will be consulted first.
Most Commoners (optional after-school activities) are free, but there may be a small charge if outside resources or instructors are required. Parents will always be informed of this before giving consent, and a free alternative activity will always be offered.
All items purchased from our uniform shops are added to the school bill. Our thriving second-hand shop offers many items of clothing at reduced prices.
- Private music lessons are charged termly.
- Breakfast Club is charged at £6.50 per session.
- After school care is £10.00 per session.
Bursaries and scholarships
In order to widen access to the school, means-tested bursaries may be provided from Year 3. Please contact the Director of Finance and Resources for forms and further details. The deadline for bursaries for the academic year starting 2024 is Friday 26 January 2024.
Winchester Cathedral Choristers and Winchester College Quiristers are awarded a choral scholarship, which represents 40% of the full boarding fee; additional bursaries may be available.
The school does not currently offer sibling or armed forces discounts, nor does it operate a fees in advance scheme, although these provisions are currently being reviewed by the governing body.
All charges incurred (except registration fees and deposits) will be billed by a termly invoice, the school does not ask for separate payments to be made.
The details above are an indicative summary of the current situation regarding fees and bursaries and are provided as advice rather than as a contractual offer. Parents joining the school should consult the parent/school contract and Kirsty Dennett, the Director of Finance and Resources for the most current information.