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Fees, bursaries, scholarships

Fees for 2023/24

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.

Registration fee (non-refundable) £100
Acceptance deposit £500
Pre-Preparatory (Reception - Year 2) £4,233 per term
Year 3 £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
Choristers/Quiristers £5,801 per term
(additional bursaries
may be available)

Fees for 2024/25

Pre-Preparatory (Reception) £4,233 per term
Pre-Preparatory (Years 1-2) £4,318 per term
Year 3 £6,871 per term
Day boys (Years 4-5) £7,931 per term
Day boys (Years 6-8) £8,043 per term
Boarders (Years 4-8) £10,224 per term
Choristers/Quiristers £6,134 per term
(additional bursaries
may be available)


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 for day places from Year 3. The deadline for bursaries for the academic year starting 2024 has now passed. Please contact the Director of Finance and Resources for forms and further details for the 2025 academic year.

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.


From the academic year 2024, the school will be offering military families a 20% Forces concession, in addition to Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA).

The school does not currently offer sibling discount, 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 Rupert Bentley, the Director of Finance and Resources for the most current information.

Our Location

We are blessed with a truly idyllic location. Just an hour south of London by direct train, with easy access to all the major travel hubs, and yet we are surrounded by the stunning countryside of the South Downs National Park. The school is tucked away between Winchester Cathedral and Winchester College, within the secure and secluded Cathedral Close. Moments from our front door is the heart of the historic city of Winchester, or step through our back gate to find water meadows, countryside, and the South Downs Way.