Fees and Scholarships

Fees

The fees we charge enable us to invest in the best teachers, state-of-the-art facilities and the vital infrastructure shared across the school network. School fees are reviewed regularly by the GDST Council, who remain committed to maintaining the high standards of our education and facilities.

We work hard to keep fees as affordable as possible, so that we can reach as many girls as possible who might benefit from an education at one of our schools. In addition, in recent years, we have allocated the equivalent of 5% of the GDST’s overall fee income to funding the GDST bursary programme.

For this coming school year (2022-23), our fee increases remain below the rate of inflation and prior to January 2022, the GDST held fee levels flat for over two years.

To find out the current fee levels for our individual schools and what is included, please use the drop-down list below.

School fees

  • Fees cover the regular curriculum, school books, stationery and other materials, choral music, and games, but not optional extra subjects, school visits or lunch.

    YearTermly fee
    Senior School£6,177
    Junior School£5,043
    Nursery (Full time)£3,925
  • Year 1-13 the fees cover the regular curriculum, school books and other materials, games, careers guidance and public examination fees but not the optional extra subjects or lunches, which are charged separately.

    YearTermly fee
    10-13£5,367
    7-9£5,199
    4-6£3,797
    3£3,790
    1-2£3,373
    Reception£3,282
  • YearTermly fee
    Senior School£6,375
    Junior School (including Reception)£5,141
  • The fees cover the regular curriculum, school books, stationery and other materials, choral music, games and swimming, careers guidance and public examination fees, but not optional extra subjects or school meals. The latter are charged separately.

    YearTermly fee
    10-13£6,231
    7-9£6,008
    5-6£4,930
    3-4£4,849
    1-2£4,441
    Reception£4,324
    Nursery (Full time)£3,621
  • YearTermly fee
    12-13£5,175
    7-11£4,908
    3-6£3,737
    Reception-2£3,664
    Nursery (Full time)£2,854
  • YearTermly fee
    All years£6,499
  • The fees cover the regular curriculum, school books, stationery and other materials, choral music, games and swimming, careers guidance and public examination fees, but not optional extra subjects or school meals.

    YearTermly Fee
    Senior£4,777
    Junior£3,773
    Reception£3,206
    Nursery£3,085
  • Senior school fees cover tuition other than optional extra subjects, all stationery, textbooks and scientific materials and exam fees. School lunch is compulsory for all years up to Year 11. Bursaries and academic and specialist scholarships are available.

    Junior school fees cover tuition other than optional extra activities, all stationery, textbooks and all other classroom equipment. School lunch is compulsory. The school caterers are able to provide meals that meet all dietary requirements, including medical-related conditions.

    Nursery fees cover tuition other than optional extra subjects, all stationery, textbooks and teaching materials.

    YearTermly fee
    7-13£5,254
    3-6£4,007
    1-2£3,714
    Reception£3,576
  • Fees include loan of text books, stationery and mandatory curriculum extras such as day trips.

    YearTermly fee
    7-13£6,238
    3-6£5,207
    Reception-2£4,389
    Nursery£3,916
  • YearTermly fee
    Senior School£5,341
    Junior School£4,056
    Nursery (Full time)£3,374
  • Fees cover the regular curriculum, school books, stationery and other materials. Fees do not include school lunches.

    YearTermly fee
    Senior School£6,956
    Junior School£5,364
  • Fees include a wide range of opportunities including extra-curricular activities, curricular trips, personalised mentoring and equipment including stationery, text books, personal iPads.

    YearTermly fee
    7-13£4,993
    3-6£3,622
    1-2£3,553
    Reception£3,517
  • Year 5-Senior School fees cover tuition, most stationery, textbooks, scientific materials and compulsory Educational Visits. The Senior School fees also cover the costs of ISCO tests in Year 10, and membership of the GDST Alumnae network for the Sixth Form. Year 7 to 13 lunch charge £273 per pupil per term.

    Reception-Year 4 fees cover tuition, most stationery, textbooks, scientific materials and compulsory Educational Visits. Lunch charge £229 per pupil per term

    YearTermly fee
    7-13£5,852
    5-6£4,436
    3-4£4,393
    1-2£3,847
    Reception£3,275
  • Year 7-13 fees include: Games, lunchtime and some after-school activities, stationery, text books, scientific materials, all public examinations and standardised tests, some curricular trips and field studies, careers testing and advice, membership of the GDST Alumnae Network for Sixth Form Leavers.

    Years 3-6 fees include: Games, lunchtime and some after-school activities, stationery, text books, some curricular trips and field studies.

    Nursery and Reception-Year 2 fees include: Games, lunchtime and some after-school activities, stationery, text books, scientific materials, some curricular trips.

    YearTermly fee
    7-13£5,129
    3-6£3,627
    Reception-2£2,751
    Nursery (Full time)£2,751
  • Senior school fees include games, many lunchtime and after-school activities; stationery; text books and scientific materials; all public examinations and other standardised tests, including pupil career testing; ISCO careers’ advice; membership of the GDST Alumnae Network for Sixth Form leavers.

    Junior school fees include games, many lunchtime and after-school activities; stationery; text books and scientific materials; all public examinations and other standardised tests.

    YearTermly fee
    Senior School£7,213
    Junior School£5,968
  • YearTermly fee
    12-13£5,262
    12-13 (weekly boarding)£10,615
    12-13 (full boarding)£11,809
    10-11£5,138
    10-11 (weekly boarding)£10,189
    10-11 (full boarding)£11,398
    7-9£5,041
    7-9 (weekly boarding)£10,046
    7-9 (full boarding)£11,234
    6 (full boarding)£9,773
    6 (weekly boarding)£8,736
    3-6£3,911
    Reception-2£3,712
  • Year 7-13 fees include: Games, many lunchtime and after-school activities, stationery, text books and scientific materials, all public examinations and other standardised tests, including pupil careers testing, some curricular trips and field studies, ISCO (careers advice) tests in Year 10 and membership of the GDST Alumnae Network for the Sixth Form leavers.

    Reception-Year 6 fees include: Games, many lunchtime and after-school activities, stationery, text books and scientific materials, all public examinations and other standardised tests, some curricular trips and field studies.

    YearTermly fee
    7-13£4,757
    3-6£3,509
    Reception-2£3,381
  • Fees include tuition across the regular curriculum, school books, games and swimming, non-residential curriculum trips, stationery, choral music and other materials. They do not cover lunches, optional extra subjects or the cost of travel to school.

    YearTermly fee
    12-13£5,311
    10-11£5,261
    7-9£5,200
    4-6£4,219
    3£3,763
    1-2£3,500
    Reception£3,420
  • Fees include most co-curricular activities and compulsory day trips; stationery, textbooks and scientific materials; fees for public examinations and standardised tests; membership of the GDST Alumnae Network for Sixth Form leavers. Residential trips and lunches charged separately.

    YearTermly fee
    Senior School£7,058
    Junior School£5,767
  • Senior school fees cover tuition other than optional extra subjects, all stationery, textbooks and scientific materials and exam fees. School lunch is compulsory for all years up to Year 11. Bursaries and academic and specialist scholarships are available.

    Junior school fees cover tuition other than optional extra activities, all stationery, textbooks and all other classroom equipment. School lunch is compulsory. The school caterers are able to provide meals that meet all dietary requirements, including medical-related conditions.

    Nursery fees cover tuition other than optional extra subjects, all stationery, textbooks and teaching materials.

    YearTermly Fee
    Senior School£6,573
    Junior School£5,108
    Nursery£3,892
  • YearTermly fee
    7 - 13£6,357
    3 - 6£4,944
    Reception - 2£4,143
    Nursery (Full time)£3,766
  • Senior school fees include stationery, text books, some after school and lunchtime clubs, all public exams and standardised tests, Futurewise career profiling and membership of the GDST Alumnae Network for sixth form leavers.

    Prep school fees include stationery, text books, some after school and lunchtime clubs, curricular workshops and activities, all public exams and standardised tests.

    YearTermly fee
    Senior School£6,244
    Prep School£4,909
  • Senior School includes stationery; text books and scientific materials; games, clubs and activities; all public examinations and other standardised tests, including pupil career testing; membership of the GDST Alumnae Network for Sixth Form leavers.

    Junior School includes stationery; text books and scientific materials; games, clubs and activities.

    YearTermly fee
    Senior School£7,178
    Junior School£5,580

 

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FAQs

  • Fees
    • Who do I contact regarding school fees?

      For payment of school fees, including annual pre-payment but excluding Nursery fees, contact the fees administrator for your daughter’s school. Find a school.

      For enquiries relating to nursery fees, childcare vouchers and Early Years grants, contact our Fees Admin Team at feesbilling@wes.gdst.net.

      For queries relating to GDST school fee pre-payment plans (two years or more) retained deposits and staff bills, contact Ms Jacqui Ruane at jacqueline.ruane@wes.gdst.net.

      To tell us about any changes to your email address, home addresses or telephone number, contact our Fees Admin Team at feesbilling@wes.gdst.net.

    • How do you invoice for school fees?

      School fees are billed on a termly basis, prior to the start of each term, in August, December and April. Your invoice will confirm the total amount due for the forthcoming term, the collection date(s) and amounts depending on the frequency of the direct debit mandate completed.

    • How can I pay school fees?

      Our required method of payment is termly in advance by direct debit, as a concession we do offer a monthly direct debit scheme. A direct debit instruction form should be completed and returned to the Fees Department to establish the arrangement or to change Bank details for an existing direct debit. Please ensure that two clear months are given for any new instruction (although in some circumstances we can effect a change in less time).

      You may also pay school fees annually in advance by cheque and should contact the Fees Department for information on this method of payment along with information on our pre-payment scheme which allows you to pay a lump sum to cover all or part of the estimated future fees for a specific period.

    • How does the direct debit scheme work?

      For payment by termly direct debit one-third of the annual fee due will be debited to your bank account on or within the first 7 days of each term. For payment by monthly direct debit one-twelfth of the annual fee due will be debited on the 5th day of each month. If the 5th falls on a bank holiday or weekend the payment is collected on the next working day. Monthly payments commence at the beginning of the academic year in September and the last payment of the academic year is due in August.

    • Do I incur a charge if an item is unpaid by my bank?

      You will incur an administration charge of £12.00 if your direct debit is unpaid by your Bank. The Trust will write to you to confirm that the item has not been paid. If the unpaid item is due to an error made at your Bank you should contact your Bank directly upon receipt of our letter.

    • Can you re-present my direct debit if it is unpaid?

      We do not currently re-present an unpaid direct debit and you would therefore need to arrange to send a cheque/bankers draft for the sum in question (along with any charge incurred) to this office. Alternatively you may transfer the funds direct to the Trust Account but must ensure that your deposit quotes your child’s unique pupil reference number.

    • Can I pay by cheque or credit card?

      Our required method of payment is direct debit, however, if a direct debit is unpaid you should send a cheque to the Fees Department at 10 Bressenden Place, London, SW1E 5DH  Cheques should be made payable to The Girls’ Day School Trust. We would also ask you to note your child’s unique pupil reference identification number on the reverse of the cheque.We do not currently have the facility to accept payment by cheque, bank transfer or credit card as a regular payment option.

    • What is a pupil reference?

      A unique pupil reference identification number is allocated to your child when they start at a Trust School; this reference will stay with them throughout their time at the school and should be quoted on all manual payments and correspondence. It would also be also useful if you could quote this reference when calling the Fees Department with any query.

    • When will I get my retained deposit back?

      For all pupils leaving during, or at the end of a term, retained deposits will be refunded (less any monies due to the school) within 8 weeks of the schools official last day of that term, providing the GDST hold valid Bank account details.

 

 

Scholarships

As a charity, the GDST aims to reach as many girls as possible and in particular to seek out those girls with the most promise to continue to ensure our schools are diverse and inclusive communities, bringing together talented girls from all backgrounds to benefit from all a GDST education has to offer.

All well as our means-tested bursary programme, each school offers scholarships which are awarded on merit, irrespective of financial means. Most of these are offered at Year 7 (based on performance in the entrance examinations, auditions or other assessment means) or in the case of Sixth Form scholarships, for outstanding ability demonstrated in individual subjects or disciplines. A scholarship may be combined with a bursary where there is financial need.

Information about the types of scholarships offered at each school can be found on individual school websites – you can access these by visiting our ‘Find a school’ page.

 

 

 

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