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SCHOOL FEES AND DISCOUNTS

From September 2024

Tuition and Boarding Fees

Sixth Form (Years 12-13)

Boarder: £42,987 p.a. (3 x £14,329)
Weekly Boarder: £38,214 p.a. (3 x £12,738)
Day: £26,277 p.a. (3 x £8,759)

Senior School: Years 9 - 11 inclusive

Boarder: £41,976 p.a. (3 x £13,992)
Weekly Boarder: £37,308 p.a. (3 x £12,436)
Day: £25,617 p.a. (3 x £8,539)

Senior School: Years 7 - 8 inclusive

Boarder: £38,874 p.a. (3 x £12,958)
Weekly Boarder: £34,395 p.a. (3 x £11,465)
Day: £23,211 p.a. (3 x £7,737)

Prep School: Year 6

Boarder: £34,074 p.a. (3 x £11,358)
Weekly Boarder: £29,934 p.a. (3 x £9,978)
Day: £20,004 p.a. (3 x £6,668)

Prep School: Year 5

Boarder: £32,394 p.a. (3 x £10,798)
Weekly Boarder: £28,257 p.a. (3 x £9,419)
Day: £18,327 p.a. (3 x £6,109)

Prep School: Year 4

Boarder: £30,717 p.a. (3 x £10,239)
Weekly Boarder: £26,580 p.a. (3 x £8,860)
Day: £16,650 p.a. (3 x £5,550)

Prep School: Year 3

Day: £14,973 p.a. (3 x £4,991)

Pre-Prep: Year 2

Day: £13,293 p.a. (3 x £4,431)

Pre-Prep: Year 1

Day: £11,619 p.a. (3 x £3,873)

Reception

Day: £9,942 p.a. (3 x £3,314)

Little Wellies Nursery

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

English as an Additional Language EAL (Years 7 - Upper Sixth)

Additional £4,194 p.a. (3 x £1,398) on top of day or boarding fees

International Supplement (Pupils without a UK passport and parent(s) living overseas)

Additional £1,284 p.a. (3 x £428) on top of day or boarding fees

Music Fees

Our music fees are payable in addition to the tuition and boarding fees.

Specialist Musicians (pupils follow a tailored timetable and curriculum)

Additional £16,548 p.a. (3 x £5,516) on top of day or boarding fee

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

Tuition – at the rate of £88 per hour

General Musicians and General Music Scholars

Tuition – at the rate of £72 per hour

Consultants/Master Classes

Tuition – at the rate of £137 per hour

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

£180 p.a. (3 x £60)

An Excellent School…

Wells Cathedral School was awarded the highest possible grade of “Excellent” for both pupil achievement and pupil personal development in our latest Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) Inspection. 

Pupils’ knowledge, skills and understanding are excellent in all areas of the curriculum and develop strongly as they move through the school.

~ Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI)

Find out more

Overview of Wells

Downloadable Fee Schedule

2024-2025 Fees and Charges

Discounts available

For those families with more than one child in the school, we reduce 5% of the actual fee for the second child, and 15% for each additional child. Please note that sibling discounts only apply for pupils who are in Reception onwards and are not applicable to those attending Little Wellies Nursery.

Sons and daughters of Church of England Clergy may qualify for a discount equating to 7.5% of the relevant fees.

Sons and daughters of members of the British Armed Forces qualify for a 15% discount off our school fees. See our Military Family Page for details.

We also offer a range of scholarships based on merit and needs-based bursaries. To find out more, please download our Remissions Policy.

All Boy and Girl Choristers receive a non means-tested Choral Scholarship worth 25% off tuition fees during their time in the Choir and can also choose to benefit from a 50% discount on boarding fees. The School also offers a 10% remission on school fees for a pre-probationary year. Once pupils have finished their time in the Choir, they receive a discount worth 5% of their school fees for each year they were in the Choir, worth up to 20%, for the rest of their time at the School. See our Chorister Page for details.

Payment schedule and notice required

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 term’s 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.

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