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.

Our fees per term from September 2024/2025

Termly school fees

Termly lunch fees Termly extra-curricular activity


£4,312.00 £280.87



£4,744.00 £280.87


Year 1 and Year 2




Year 3 and Year 4

£5,661.00 £280.87


Year 5 and Year 6

£5,661.00 £292.33


Year 7 to Year 11




Year 12 and Year 13

£7,279.00 N/A



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 cost £280.87 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 2024 cost £292.33 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

Girls attending our Nursery must attend a minimum of 5 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

Due to increasing costs of exam fees we will be charging for all public exam fees (GCSE, A Level and Extended Project) 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.

This will be a transparent additional charge for the actual cost of the number and type of subjects being sat at GCSE, IGCSE, 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.

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

Come and see for yourself

We hold Open Events throughout the year so you can meet our girls, hear from the Head and explore our amazing facilities. It’s the best way to find out what makes us different. We can’t wait to meet you!

Book your place

Sutton High Prep School

86 Grove Road, Sutton,
Surrey, SM1 2AL
T. 020 8225 3072

Sutton High Senior School

55 Cheam Road, Sutton,
Surrey, SM1 2AX
T. 020 8642 0594