Fees

From September 2017
Tuition & Boarding Fees

Please see below for tuition and boarding fees for our different school stages.

Sixth Form (Years 12 - 13 Inclusive)

Boarder: £30,696 p.a. (3 x £10,232)
Weekly Boarder: £27,165 p.a. (3 x £9,055)
Day: £18,342 p.a. (3 x £6,114)

Upper School (Years 10 - 11 Inclusive)

Boarder: £30,015 p.a. (3 x £10,005)
Weekly Boarder: £26,559 p.a. (3 x £8,853)
Day: £17,925 p.a. (3 x £5,975)

Lower School (Years 7 - 9 inclusive)

Boarder: £28,899 p.a. (3 x £9,633)
Weekly Boarder: £25,593 p.a. (3 x £8,531)
Day: £17,325 p.a. (3 x £5,775)

Junior School (Years 3 - 6 inclusive)

Boarder: £24,465 p.a. (3 x £8,155)
Weekly Boarder: £21,495 p.a. (3 x £7,165)
Day: £14,064 p.a. (3 x £4,688)

Pre-Prep (Years 1 - 2)

Day: £ 7,716 p.a. (3 x £2,572)

Reception

Day: £ 7,455 p.a. (3 x £2,485)

Little Wellies Nursery

Please see our Little Wellies section for session times and fees.

English as an Additional Language EAL

Additional £3,132 p.a. (3 x £1,044) on top of day or boarding fees

Wells International Study Centre WISC

Boarder: £34,806 p.a. (3 x £11,602)

Music Fees

Payable in addition to the tuition and boarding fees. The school offers three categories of musical opportunity, masterclasses and instrument hire.

Specialist Musicians (pupils follow a tailored timetable and curriculum)

Additional £12,348 p.a. (3 x £4,116) on top of day or boarding fee

Special Provision Musicians (slightly less intensive course and tailored timetable)

Tuition – at the rate of £65 per hour

General Musicians

Tuition – at the rate of £54 per hour

Consultants/Master Classes

Tuition – at the rate of £101 per hour

Instrument hire (percussion holiday hire at separate rates - please contact Music Department for details)

£135 p.a. (3 x £45)

For those families with more than one child in the school, we reduce 5% of the actual fee for the second child, 20% for the third, 40% for the fourth, and 80% for the fifth child.

Sons and daughters of clergy and members of the UK armed forces may qualify for a bursary equating to 10% of the relevant fees.

We also offer a range of scholarships based on merit and needs-based bursaries – see below for details.

The school operates a six-term year but annual fees are invoiced in three equal amounts and are payable on or before the start of the Michaelmas (September), Epiphany (January) and Whitsun (April) terms. Parents must give one full terms’ notice (i.e. prior to the end Advent for Lent, Lent for Whitsun and Whitsun for Advent) to withdraw their child from school, failing which one third of the annual fees is payable as fees in lieu of notice. Provisional notice may be given when a child is awaiting examination results or an entrance exam to another school.

Scholarships

We award a number of scholarships each year to recognise a variety of talents.
What you need to know before applying
Scholarship Opportunities

See the links below for further information and how to apply.

Financial Assistance

We make need-based financial awards (bursaries) to families from a broad range of income levels. However, for our bursary programme to be truly effective and to aid as many deserving families as possible, it is expected that families will make their children's education a financial priority.

Does Wells seem like the perfect school for your family? If so, please don’t let your family’s finances stop you from finding out more about us. We are committed to helping families to finance their children’s education, and we can work together to try to resolve any financial challenges you might have.

We make need-based financial awards (bursaries) to families from a broad range of income levels. However, for our bursary programme to be truly effective and to aid as many deserving families as possible, it is expected that families will make their children’s education a financial priority.

The goal of our bursary programme is twofold: to attract and enrol pupils from diverse backgrounds; and to offer our unique educational opportunity to deserving pupils whose parents lack the means themselves. Bursaries may take a variety of forms. Examples include a percentage of tuition or boarding fees, a proportion of the difference between tuition and boarding fees, and a fixed sum.

Bursaries are strictly need-based. While the admission and bursary processes at Wells are separate we attempt to notify all new students and their families of our bursary decisions at the same time that we notify them of our admission decisions.

Applying for financial support

To apply for financial support, please download our financial circumstances form or contact our Admissions team on 01749 834252 or [email protected] to find out more.

Please remember that we also award a number of scholarships each year to recognise a variety of talents. Scholarships are awarded on merit, up to 10% of tuition fees. Find out more by clicking on ‘Scholarships’ in the top menu.

You also can contact the Educational Grants Advice Service for grants information and advice on  +44 (0)1932 865619 from 9am-11am, Monday – Friday.