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Private school fees north of England

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Ciwirocks Fri 06-Sep-19 07:09:37

I know these are likely to vary from
School to school but I am trying to put a plan in place and budget to try and send ds to a private secondary. The secondary schools here are awful, we have a few years to squirrel some money away and I could also go full time when he is in secondary to help pay for schooling. Could anyone give me a ball park termly fee? Thanks

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QuestionableMouse Fri 06-Sep-19 07:11:20

The north of England is a big area. Which bit?

Put town name + private school in Google and you'll get loads of information that's more relevant to you.

Tableclothing Fri 06-Sep-19 07:16:11

Circa 5k a term, plus extras. Does vary a bit from school to school.

Tableclothing Fri 06-Sep-19 07:16:48

So get him to learn the viola, then he'll likely attract a music scholarship.

Ciwirocks Fri 06-Sep-19 07:36:06

Thanks, I have been looking on the websites and not finding much information. It’s the North West but I just meant not London or south east really as I know the cost will be higher there.

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stucknoue Fri 06-Sep-19 07:40:10

It's running at £12k a year here currently but more for the fanciest schools, a little less for others with less facilities.

Ciwirocks Fri 06-Sep-19 07:41:36

Ok thanks, that’s helpful and manageable if I go full time then.

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MrsMozartMkII Fri 06-Sep-19 07:43:01

When I was looking, admittedly a good few years ago now, it was between £3k and £5k p/term plus all the extras. That was north-ish Midlands area.

greentheme23 Fri 06-Sep-19 07:43:40

Leeds Grammar worth a look. Have friends whose children go and it's well loved. Not sure of fees but they are on website.

Dogwalks2 Fri 06-Sep-19 07:47:35

Lancaster Royal Grammar, no fee for day boys, need to pass 11plus or your son can board, flexible boarding is £50.00 a night. Consistently in Top school ranking.

HugoSpritz Fri 06-Sep-19 18:05:23

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JoJoSM2 Fri 06-Sep-19 19:40:48

I was just going to say the same - that all the fees are published on websites.
Also, just because you pay fees doesn't mean the school is great so you need to choose carefully. Some parents also choose to move into the catchment of a good state school so at least you're paying the mortgage and not school fees.

Coconutsandcobbles Fri 06-Sep-19 19:46:14

All fees are usually on the website.

coconuttelegraph Fri 06-Sep-19 19:46:42

Circa 5k a term, plus extras

Which part of the north is that, my DBro sends 2 DC to private sschool, if he's paying £30k out of post tax earnings he must earn a lot more than I thought?

catsbeensickagain Fri 06-Sep-19 19:48:27

Very varied but 4-5K per term here as a day pupil.

Aragog Fri 06-Sep-19 19:53:40

In Sheffield we paid around £13500 a year at secondary.
At a different primary it was a little less a year, but that included meals.

Tableclothing Fri 06-Sep-19 19:57:08

coconuttelegraph NE - OP had just said 'north' at that point.

Tableclothing Fri 06-Sep-19 19:58:42

Also - that's senior fees. Juniors are cheaper. And if your DNs have any sporting/musical/academic gifts, they could be getting a decent discount.

Hoppinggreen Fri 06-Sep-19 19:59:48

West Yorkshire ( not Leeds) about £12k per year

Cocoismydog Fri 06-Sep-19 20:05:04

Year 7, North West, slightly under £6000 per term.

ArsenicNLace Fri 06-Sep-19 20:15:48

Bury Grammar £3600 per term in senior school. Less in junior's and kindergarten.

LoonyLunaLoo Thu 12-Sep-19 23:22:05

Kirkham Grammar School is £1200ish a year and AKS in Lytham a little bit more. The exact fees are on their websites though.

LoonyLunaLoo Thu 12-Sep-19 23:22:38

Oops missed a 0 off, it’s £12000, £1200 would be ridiculously cheap!!

Chickoletta Thu 12-Sep-19 23:25:35

A ball park figure of 12-15k is the normal for independent day schools outside London.

ErrolTheDragon Thu 12-Sep-19 23:37:15

* Lancaster Royal Grammar, no fee for day boys, need to pass 11plus or your son can board, flexible boarding is £50.00 a night. Consistently in Top school ranking.*

If the op was in the catchment for LRGS and her DS was likely of sufficient ability, that would be a no brainer - pretty much no one whose kid can get into LRGS or LGGS would choose private instead.

Bolton is reckoned to be a good school, 4K per term according to website

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