Downside School Boarding and Day Fees

Downside School fees for the academic year 2022/23 are as follows:

  Junior Pupil (Years 7 & 8) Senior Pupil (Years 9-13)
Full Boarding £9,415 per term £12,635 per term
Day £6,235 per term £7,400 per term
Day Plus (2 nights) £7,320 per term £9,150 per term
Day Plus (3 nights) £7,865 per term £10,050 per term

One-off nights on an ad hoc basis, subject to availability, will be charged at £50 per night in the Junior School and £75 in the Senior School.

QUARANTINE: Quarantine can be provided for pupils arriving at the School from non-Red List countries at a fee of £350.

EXEATS: The School remains open for international boarders over the Exeat weekends at a fee of £175 per weekend.

There are three terms in each academic year: Michaelmas, Lent and Summer.

All the costs incurred in the usual course of the education by the School of a pupil shall be met by the fees unless otherwise notified by the School.

Co-curricular activities such as private music lessons, trips, House accounts, and public examinations shall be deemed to be supplemental to items met by the fees and charged for accordingly. Click here for information about additional academic fees incurred for EAL and Learning Support.

For further detail of the Day pupil experience and our Day Plus offer, click here


Second and subsequent siblings are eligible for a 10% concession on the school fees only when two or more siblings are concurrently at the School.

Children of Old Gregorians (alumni)
A concession of 2.5% on the school fees is available for each child.

Forces families
We can offer additional military concessions to supplement subsidies already in place for serving Forces personnel. Click here to learn more.

Scholarships and Bursaries

Downside offers a number of scholarships for gifted and talented pupils hoping to join the School at the principal ages of entry of 11+, 13+ and 16+. 

For families who may struggle to meet the full fee payment there is the option to apply for a means-tested bursary and you can apply for this regardless of whether your child is eligible for a scholarship. 

Click here to learn more about scholarships available and the bursary application process. 

Payment Plan

An Advance Fees Scheme is operated by the School. It is tax-efficient and can offer attractive returns. Fees remain fixed at the year in which the prepayment is received therefore avoiding further fee increases. With an average fee increase typically in the range of 3-4% across the sector, compounding over the duration of your child’s education this is a highly attractive yield not subject to tax. Details of the scheme and further information on fees and charges can be obtained from the Director of Finance.

Registration and Deposit Payments

A registration fee of £100 is payable to register a pupil for entry. The registration fee is non-refundable.

A deposit is payable prior to entry to confirm acceptance of the offer of a place. The deposit is deducted from the final term’s account on leaving Downside. For UK and EU pupils, a deposit of £1,000 is required, and for all other pupils a full term’s fees will be charged as the deposit.

Click here to pay fees online.