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School Fees 2019/2020

Registration Fee: £100

Acceptance Deposit: £1,000: for parents living in the UK or EU and £10,000for parents living outside the UK or EU


Senior School & Sixth Form (Years 9-13):

Boarding & Tuition (UK):              £11,719 per term

Boarding & Tuition (overseas):   £11,833 per term*

Day Pupils:                                    £ 8,447 per term

St Philip House (Years 7 & 8): 

Boarding & Tuition:                      £ 8,019 per term

Day Pupils:                                    £ 5,808 per term

Occasional boarding:                  £50 per night  (Years 7-13)     

* includes boarding provision for Exeat weekends


General Information

Registration Fee

The registration fee is payable upon registration and is non-returnable.

Acceptance Deposit

The acceptance deposit is payable to secure a place and will be repaid without interest by means of a credit against the final account from the School after the pupil leaves. If at any time parents take up residence overseas, the School reserves the right to ask for the additional overseas deposits as listed above.

Termly Fees

The termly fees include meals and school textbooks, but not uniform, optional extras, or transport costs. The fees for each term are payable in advance, either on or before the first day of term. Alternatively, a monthly instalment scheme is available, operated by School Fee Plan ( School Fee Plan Information Flier or visit the School Fee Plan website ). Interest is charged on late payment. If fees remain overdue, we reserve the right to exclude your child from School. Any such action will not prejudice our right to payment and you will remain liable for all sums due to us. However the fees are paid, the contractual liability remains with the signatories of the Acceptance Form.

Optional Extras


Tuition can be given in any orchestral instrument as well as piano, guitar and singing. The cost is currently £236 per term per instrument studied for ten 30 minute lessons.

Extra coaching is offered in Cricket, Golf, Lawn Tennis, Real Tennis, and Squash at a range of costs not exceeding £134 per term.


The following pupil insurances are available to parents:

Private Medical insurance with AXA PPP – this is optional and costs £99 per term.  All parents wishing to take out private medical insurance for their child MUST complete an AXA PPP application form.

Personal Effects Insurance – this is optional and costs £8.57 per term: Personal Effects Insurance Leaflet  Personal Effects Scheme Details & Key Facts

Personal Accident insurance (including Dental) – this is compulsory and the cost is included in the School fees: Personal Accident Insurance Key Facts

School Fees Refund scheme – there is also an opportunity for parents to pay an additional termly charge to participate in the School’s Fees Refund scheme, whereby you can obtain a proportionate refund of fees if your child is absent from school for periods of time due to illness etc.

You can sign up for the optional schemes by completing the Opt-In form and the termly premiums will be charged in advance on your School fee invoices.  Any enquiries relating to these insurance schemes should go to the Bursary (

The School is insured comprehensively in terms of public liability and for all activities supervised by members of staff. The School takes no responsibility for personal valuables brought into School.

Travel Arrangements

Parents/Guardians must ensure that sufficient sums of money to cover the cost of half-term and end-of-term travel arrangements are sent to the School in advance and kept as pocket money by the School until required.

Military Subsidies

MoD families who claim the Continuity of Education Allowance will be required to pay only the minimum parental contribution of 10% of the fees.

For those families where parents are involved in the military and regularly posted abroad, boarding school is often the only option. Being a traditional full boarding school with 58% of our pupils boarding, The Oratory School boasts many benefits.

We have enjoyed links with the military services, indeed some of our current staff are from military backgrounds. This allows us to offer the best pastoral care for your child, where those on hand can relate to what they may be experiencing.

From a financial point of view, The Oratory School, we go above and beyond for military families. This is because we know the educational, pastoral, and spiritual support that we offer is unique. As a result, we can offer additional military concessions to supplement subsidies already in place for some serving military personnel.

Military families who claim the Continuity of Education Allowance will be required to pay only the minimum parental contribution of 10% of the basic boarding fees in respect of each child in the school, as stipulated under the CEA Regulations, plus all extras incurred as a result of the education of their child at the school.