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How much do you pay on private school fees?

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DarcyandDaisythecats Thu 21-Sep-17 12:30:23

We're currently looking at a school that seems very expensive. It's 6 months - 13 years, but is more expensive than an amazing 3 years - 18 years, so just looking for comparison.


Blondefancy Thu 21-Sep-17 12:32:23

I was at a boarding school in South West that was 5,700 per term, I boarded so that added to the cost but I did get a discount on bursary

2014newme Thu 21-Sep-17 12:33:42

Baby care is very expensive so for the 6 months old fees would be higher than for a 3 year old. Fees normally vary with age so again a 3 year old pays a lot less than a secondary pupil. Are you comparing like with like?

DarcyandDaisythecats Thu 21-Sep-17 12:34:12

That's how much year 6-8 costs at the one we are looking at, without boarding shock

DarcyandDaisythecats Thu 21-Sep-17 12:34:57

I'm comparing each year. I know a 6 month old can't be compared with a 3 year old?

Couchpotato3 Thu 21-Sep-17 12:35:26

You can easily find other schools' fees for comparison. £5700/term for years 6-8 at a day school would not be unusual around here (100 miles out of London)

SunsetBoulevard Thu 21-Sep-17 14:10:35

£5,700 for day pupils sounds about right compared to most of our local indie schools (SE) for that age group although our nearest one is just over £9,100 a term for day and £12,500 for boarding.

lunar1 Thu 21-Sep-17 14:14:16

£7800 per year for our school, we are in the north. That's from 3-11.

hertsandessex Thu 21-Sep-17 16:42:46

£5700 is almost exactly the same our local school for years 4-8. It is then £7500 from year 9. Remember that there will be significant extras as well.

Fekko Thu 21-Sep-17 16:44:11

Up to year 8 it was about 7.5, not its 8ish a term.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 21-Sep-17 16:44:53

£7500 per term, upper sixth now thank god, just one more year left.

Mominatrix Thu 21-Sep-17 18:06:07

Prep is about £6K a term. Senior school £7.5K + a term.

missyB1 Thu 21-Sep-17 18:11:21

Our ds is year 4 we are currently paying 15k a year but next year (yr 5) for some bizarre read it goes up to 18k hmm

TowerRingInferno Thu 21-Sep-17 18:19:16

£3,500 per term (upper prep). Outside SE

LoyaltyAndLobster Thu 21-Sep-17 18:24:04

Just under £7k per term (Central London Prep)

Allthebestnamesareused Thu 21-Sep-17 18:31:41

Pre-prep: Full-time (Reception, Years 1 & 2) – £4,336 per term
Part-time Nursery (six sessions per week) – £2,924 per
Additional Nursery sessions – £39.92 per session

Prep : (years 3-6) School fees per term – £5,036
School fees per year – £15,108

Upper: (years 7-13) School fees per term – £5,555
School fees per year – £16,665

ujerneyson Fri 22-Sep-17 08:28:27

I pay £3200 a term at prep for my youngest which excludes lunch . Middle was at a different prep and it was £4500 a term including lunch. My extras tend to come in at about £500 a term.

DayToDayGlobalShit Fri 22-Sep-17 08:31:55

15k per year. 11 to 18

wheredoesallthetimego Fri 22-Sep-17 08:36:27

Private girls school in the SE. £5200 per term and going up at 8% per year for the last few years - doubling time about ten years shock

MrsSchadenfreude Fri 22-Sep-17 08:43:55

Please bear in mind that fees will increase hugely. DD1's school (boarding) fees went up by £9,000 in the four years that she was there. We hadn't budgeted for that much.

Noofly Fri 22-Sep-17 19:31:09

We are in Scotland and our annual fees (Edinburgh day school) are a bit over £10,000.

AJPTaylor Fri 22-Sep-17 20:49:49

We are in East Sussex. Our local private school is 4k a term up to Year 8, then 5.5k up to year 13.

Hoppinggreen Fri 22-Sep-17 20:52:29

Private day school in Yorkshire
Around £10k per year including a 25% scholarship, that includes meals, insurance and books as well

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Fri 22-Sep-17 20:59:38

Gosh! There are schools that start from 6 months old? I've genuinely never heard of that before!

My god-daughter went to a prep school nursery from age 3 and paid roughly £3k per term which increased to around £6k by age 11. Her DM's circumstances had changed by the time DGD reached 11, so she went to a state secondary school after that as the fees to continue were no longer manageable. From memory, Year 7 wasn't going to be too bad but Years 10 to 13 would have been a different story.

WiseDad Fri 22-Sep-17 21:01:45

Why don't you just look this up online? Fees are published, the extras are what start to bite. My eldest son's day school costs me £6500 a term including lunch but his (optional and CCF related) arctic survival trip is £1500 for a week next Easter. His brothers prep is pretty much the same but paid monthly.

Also there is supply and demand at play but also a maximum they can raise fees as well. Lots of demand will lead to 8% rises. We see a lower rise each year, maybe 4 or 5% in London.

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