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Sutton High School and the Girls' Day School Trust aim to provide a high quality education at a competitive cost.

As one of 25 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 careers advice.

Fees 2023

Our fees per term from September 2023/2024

Nursery: £4,011
Reception, Year 1 & 2: £4,413
Years 3 - 6: £5,266
Years 7 - 13: £6,771

More about our fees

You can read more details about how our fees work below. If you have any questions, please do get in touch: / 020 8225 3001

School Lunches

Fees do not include school lunches. School lunches are mandatory for all girls in Reception to Year 11 (inclusive).

School lunches for Nursery to Year 4 from Autumn 2023 cost £261 per term. For Nursery, this cost is charged on a pro rata basis because not all girls stay for lunch every day.

Lunches for Year 5 - 11 from Autumn 2023 cost £272 per term.

Free entitlement funding

Currently, all qualifying girls in Nursery are eligible for the universal government grant, covering 15 hours of education per week. This is automatically deducted from fees. 

Tax-Free Childcare

Tax-Free Childcare vouchers may be used against Nursery fees, but please note, we do not accept Tax-Free Childcare account payments for Reception fees.

Nursery attendance

In the academic year that girls turn three they have to attend a minimum of three sessions per week.

In the academic year that girls turn four they have to attend a minimum of six sessions per week.

A session is either a morning or afternoon. Lunch is only available to those who stay all day.

Payment of fees

Fees may be paid termly in advance, or by monthly instalments (12 equal payments). 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 £125 (£175 for overseas candidates) is charged for taking the entrance examination/assessment and is not transferable from one entrance year or sibling. A deposit of £1,000 (for overseas pupils this is £3000 for Prep School and £5000 for Senior School) 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.

Exam Fees

Year 7, 8 and 9

Due to increasing costs of exam fees we will be charging for all public exam fees separately from 2023/24, bringing us in line with other independent schools. The exam fees will be based on the number and type of exams taken by the student and will be itemised on the summer term invoice. Bursary recipients with an award of 50% or above will not pay for exams and those on lower award levels will have a pro-rata reduction applied.

Years 10 - 13

For parents and fee-payers of the incoming cohort of Year 11 students and above in our schools, we will pass on the public exam fees when they reach the summer term of 2024, alongside the summer term fees. This will be a transparent additional charge for the actual cost of the number and type of subjects being sat at GCSE, IGCSE, BTEC, AS and A-levels, tailored for each student. Currently the typical range is between £400 to £600 for GCSE students and £350 to £500 for A-level students.  Schools will be in contact during the spring term before the student’s exams with a statement of exams entered and their associated costs.

Recipients of a means-tested bursary will not be required to pay exam fees if they receive an award of 50% or higher, with a pro-rata reduction applied in-line with their assessed award for those on lower award levels.

Please contact If you have any questions, please do get in touch: / 020 8225 3001

My eldest has started university and we have realised how well prepared she was for work and life beyond school. She is confident, driven and able to stand to make herself heard – this is all down to the amazing opportunities she had at Sutton High and her hard work.

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