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Information about Fees for the Academic Year 2022-23

Registration Fee


Payable on registration and non-refundable




Please see the  School's Terms and Conditions for information on how and when the Acceptance Deposit and the Fee Deposit may be refunded.

Acceptance Deposit

Payable by the parents of each pupil on acceptance of a place.


Fee Deposit

Payable in addition to the Acceptance Deposit by the parents of each pupil on acceptance of a place.



Tuition Fees


Lower School  Lower Third and Upper Third (Years 7 and 8)

£7,500  per term

Senior School Fourth Form to Upper Sixth (Years 9 to 13)

£8,520 per term

Tuition fees for all pupils cover normal curriculum tuition and lunches in school.


Boarding Fees


Autumn Spring Summer
  13 weeks 10 weeks 10 weeks

Lower School Weekly

£2,172 £1,671 £1,671

Senior School Weekly

£2,711 £2,085 £2,085

Two consecutive nights

£1,573 £1,210 £1,210
Two non-consecutive nights £1,638 £1,260 £1,260

One night

£819 £630 £630

Boarding: Boarding fees cover breakfast and an evening meal (with the exception of Sunday), overnight accommodation and bed linen. 

Weekly boarding: There is no boarding provision on Friday or Saturday for Senior School pupils and, in the case of Lower School pupils, there is no provision on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. A pupil will be allocated a designated bed space or room for the duration of their stay each term.

Pre-paid flexi-boarding: Regular flexi-boarding may be booked and paid termly in advance at discounted rates. Pre-payment for one night is for a set night each week and pre-payment for two nights is for set consecutive or non-consecutive nights. Senior School pupils have the option of boarding any evening except Friday and Saturday and Lower School pupils have the option to board from Monday to Thursday. A different bed space or room may be allocated upon each stopover and personal items may not be stored when a pupil is not boarding.

Ad-hoc boarding: Ad-hoc boarding occurs at short-notice, is not pre-paid and is subject to availability.
The cost of ad-hoc boarding is £68 per night.

Arrangements are made directly with the Housemaster or Housemistress for ad-hoc boarding. 

Boarding preferences must be submitted to the Assistant Head (Pastoral and Boarding) ahead of each term. Rooms and bed spaces are allocated subject to availability.


Additional Expenses

Items such as those listed below are invoiced on the termly invoice as they arise:

  • Public examination fees
  • Trips and voluntary activities 
  • Stationery and magazine subscriptions
  • Lost textbooks and library books
  • Equipment used for specific Design & Engineering/Art projects

Additional charges are usually added to the termly invoice in arrears and consent will be required in advance where the cost exceeds £50.

The School operates a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) scheme and pupils are required to purchase laptops or tablets with certain specifications. Further details about the scheme are available upon request.


Music Lessons and LAMDA

Peripatetic teachers will invoice directly for payment of pupil lessons. Please contact the Music Administrator for further details.


Optional Additional Expenses


English as an additional language

£230 per term
(based on 10 lessons per term)

St John’s Parents' Association

(one-off payment)

Membership of ISCO (Independent Schools Careers Organisation)

Approximately £62 per term for Upper Fifth pupils

Voluntary activities that are organised by various members of staff

Charges depend on the activity e.g. concert, theatre trip and outdoor expedition

Daily transport services to and from the School

See transport information for details

School Fees Refund Scheme providing some reimbursement of fees for absence owing to illness.

Termly premium is 1.37%* of fees

Personal Effects Insurance

£7.73* per term

*subject to any change to Insurance Premium Tax

Medical and Insurance Cover

All pupils are included in a personal accident insurance scheme which includes some dental cover. There is no additional charge for this cover.

The insurance policies of the School do not cover loss of pupils’ belongings. Parents’ householders’ comprehensive or all-risks policies should be suitably extended to give adequate cover. Alternatively, the School has arranged access to a pupils’ personal effects insurance scheme. Cover can be provided by payment of a termly premium and further details are available on request.

If you would like to participate in the personal effects insurance scheme please download an application form and send completed forms to the Finance Office.

Click here for a pupils’ personal effects insurance claim form.

Fees and Payment of Fees

All fees are reviewed annually and are usually announced at the end of the Spring Term for the following academic year.

Fees are payable by bank transfer on or before the first day of each term.  As an alternative to paying termly, there is also the option to pay your fees as well as any additional expenses (listed above) via monthly repayments through School Fee Plan*. Credit is subject to status, affordability, terms and conditions and to over 18s only.

More details about School Fee Plan and how to apply.

School Fee Plan has over 20 years' experience in providing this service to parents.

St John's School is an appointed representative of Premium Credit Limited which is Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. *School Fee Plan is a trading style of Premium Credit Limited (company number 02015200).

Other Payment Options

The School operates a scheme which gives a saving to those who pay a capital sum in advance towards their child’s fees. Click here to contact the Finance Department, and find out more.
We also accept childcare vouchers for boarding services only, until the end of the child's Lower Fifth year (Year 10).

Bursarial Assistance

St John's is committed to ensure the School is accessible to all families.  Means-tested financial support is available to children of Anglican clergy of limited means (Foundationers) and families who might otherwise be unable to afford full fees.  In some cases the School may provide a free place.  Awards are subject to annual review and are assessed via completion of a confidential statement of financial circumstances. 

School Fees Refund Scheme

The School Fees Refund Scheme enables parents to apply for a refund of fees following a pupil’s absence through illness or injury. Fees will be refunded for each period of absence from the School of more than eight days for a weekly boarder and five days for a day pupil. Cover is provided by payment of a termly premium.

If you would like to participate in the School Fees Refund Scheme  click here to download an application form. Please send completed forms to the Finance Office.

Click here for a School Fees Refund Scheme claim form.

Parent Contract

The terms and conditions for parents sending their child to St John’s School are set out in the Parent Contract which can be found on our Policies page. Further information is available from the Finance Office.  All data will be processed in accordance with our policies on privacy and data protection


If you have any questions about the admissions process or life at St John’s, please contact the admissions team on 01372 373 000 or at