|Fees per term for 2018/2019
|Nursery 1 and 2 (full time) - £3,365
|Reception to Year 6 - £4,420
|Senior School and Sixth Form - £5,681
Fees cover the regular curriculum, school books, examination entry (not re-sits), stationery and other materials. Fees do not include school lunches. School lunches are mandatory for all girls in Reception to Year 11 (inclusive).
Currently all pupils are eligible for the universal government grant, covering 15 hours education, up until the term in which the pupil turns five. This is deducted from fees.
School lunches for Nursery 1 and 2 cost £216 per term and are charged on a pro rata basis (depending on the number of sessions a child attends). Lunches for Reception to Year 4 cost £216 per term. Lunches for Year 5 and above cost £226 per term.
Payment of fees
Fees may be paid annually or termly in advance, or by monthly instalments (four per term). All fees must be paid by direct debit. The GDST also offers a prepaid scheme for which details are available on request.
Entrance registration fee and deposit
A non-refundable registration fee of £100 (£150 for overseas candidates) is charged for taking the entrance examination/assessment and is not transferable from one entrance year or sibling. A deposit of £750 is charged on the acceptance of a place and will be retained until the pupil leaves the school. The deposit will not be refunded if the place is not taken up.
The Girls' Day School Trust aims to provide a high quality education at a competitive cost. As one of 26 GDST schools, the largest group of independent schools in the UK, we are able to benefit from economies of scale and to provide cost-effective central services. As a result, our fees compare very favourably with other independent schools and include many items which other schools charge as "extras", such as public examination fees, personal accident insurance, textbooks and external careers advice.