FEES,
SCHOLARSHIPS & BURSARIES

Fees

From September 2019
Tuition & Boarding Fees

Sixth Form (Years 12 - 13 Inclusive)

Boarder: £32,565 p.a. (3 x £10,855)
Weekly Boarder: £28,818 p.a. (3 x £9,606)
Day: £19,458 p.a. (3 x £6,486)

Upper School (Years 10 - 11 Inclusive)

Boarder: £31,842 p.a. (3 x £10,614)
Weekly Boarder: £28,176 p.a. (3 x £9,392)
Day: £19,014 p.a. (3 x £6,338)

Lower School (Years 7 - 9 inclusive)

Boarder: £30,660 p.a. (3 x £10,220)
Weekly Boarder: £27,150 p.a. (3 x £9,050)
Day: £18,378 p.a. (3 x £6,126)

Junior School - Year 6

Boarder: £26,949 p.a. (3 x £8,983)
Weekly Boarder: £23,700 p.a. (3 x £7,900)
Day: £15,912 p.a. (3 x £5,304)

Junior School - Year 5

Boarder: £25,614 p.a. (3 x £8,538)
Weekly Boarder: £22,368 p.a. (3 x £7,456)
Day: £14,577 p.a. (3 x £4,859)

Junior School - Year 4

Boarder: £24,279 p.a. (3 x £8,093)
Weekly Boarder: £21,033 p.a. (3 x £7,011)
Day: £13,245 p.a. (3 x £4,415)

Junior School - Year 3

Day: £11,910 p.a. (3 x £3,970)

Pre-Prep - Year 2

Day: £10,575 p.a. (3 x £3,525)

Pre-Prep - Year 1

Day: £9,243 p.a. (3 x £3,081)

Reception

Day: £7,908 p.a. (3 x £2,636)

Little Wellies Nursery

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

English as an Additional Language EAL

Additional £3,321 p.a. (3 x £1,107) on top of day or boarding fees

Wells International Study Centre WISC (Years 7-13)

Boarder: £36,924 p.a. (3 x £12,308)

Sons and daughters of members of the UK armed forces

Sons and daughters of members of the UK armed forces qualify for reduced fees. For 2019/20 the fee for each pupil is CEA (including parental contribution) plus £350 per term.

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 £13,101 p.a. (3 x £4,367) on top of day or boarding fee

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

Tuition – at the rate of £69 per hour

General Musicians

Tuition – at the rate of £57 per hour

Consultants/Master Classes

Tuition – at the rate of £108 per hour

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

£144 p.a. (3 x £48)

Discounts available

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 may qualify for a bursary equating to 10% of the relevant fees.

Sons and daughters of members of the UK armed forces qualify for reduced fees. See above for details.

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

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.

Scholarships

We award a number of scholarships each year to recognise a variety of talents.

Every year we award a number of scholarships to recognise current talent and potential in a wide variety of fields. In addition to a financial award, our Scholars receive enhanced educational opportunities and privileges to help them develop their talents.

Please note that you may apply for multiple scholarships. If successful, you can receive one financial scholarship and an additional honorary scholarship. Our elite All Rounder Scholarship recognises truly exceptional pupils who excel in more than one area and achieve high academic results.

Music and Chorister Scholarships

We receive money from both the government for elite musicians through the Music and Dance Scheme and from Wells Cathedral for the choristers. As such, the music and chorister application process, eligibility and financial awards are different from our other scholarships. Please see our Music Scholarship Page and Chorister Scholarship Page for details.

Academic, All Rounder, Art, Drama, Specialist Mathematics and Sport Scholarships

Financial awards
Scholarship awards are based on current merit. Most applicants will be awarded 10% of their day fees. We do award a finite number of scholarships worth up to 50% of day fees for truly exceptional candidates, which will be awarded solely at our discretion.

We may be able to supplement a scholarship with further financial assistance based on your family’s needs – please see our ‘Financial Assistance’ section below and our Remissions Policy for details.

Additional benefits
Scholarship recipients also benefit from enhanced opportunities in their particular area(s) to help them develop their talents. Please see the scholarship-specific page(s) for details.

Eligibility
Our scholarships are open to pupils looking to join Wells in September 2020 in Years 7, 9, 10 and 12. We also welcome applications from our current pupils who are progressing into Years 7, 9 and 12 in September 2020. We recommend that they speak to the relevant teacher in their area before applying.

How to apply
Details on how to apply and our assessment criteria can be found using the links below. Please note, for those who wish to apply for more than one award or who would like to be considered for our All-Rounder Award, we recommend that you review the information needed for each category that you wish to apply for before completing the Scholarship Form.

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.

Please click here to read our Remissions Policy.

Applying for financial support

Our partners, Bursary Administration Limited, carry out financial circumstances assessments on our behalf. The process includes a home visit where they will view your financial paperwork. They will then send us a report, which is considered by our Bursary Committee.

If you would like us to provide Bursary Administration Limited with your details, please contact our admissions team at 01749 834441 / [email protected] with your request when you register. Bursary Administration Limited will contact you to talk you through the process and make arrangements to visit your home at a time that is convenient to you. They will also let you know the documentation they will need to see during their visit.

Please remember that we also award a number of scholarships each year to recognise a variety of talents. Scholarships are awarded on merit and are worth up to 10% of tuition fees, apart from music scholarships. Click here to find out more information about our scholarships.

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

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