Fees, Scholarships & Bursaries


telephone            020 8501 5710      
email: bursar@chigwell-school.org

Bursar's P.A. 
Mrs Tina Page, telephone             020 8501 5711      
email: tpage@chigwell-school.org

Fee Administrator
Mrs Nina Sweeney, telephone            020 8501 5709      
email: nsweeney@chigwell-school.org















Academic year 2017 - 2018

Registration fee

Payable on registration and non-refundable



Please see the School's Terms and Conditions for information on how and when the Acceptance Deposit may be refunded.

Acceptance Deposit

Payable by the parents of each pupil on acceptance of a place, comprising:

·         Refundable Acceptance Deposit (£150) which will be returned in accordance with the Terms and Conditions.

·         Retained Acceptance Deposit (£250) which will be retained by the School except as set out in the Terms and Conditions.


Fees per Term

• Pre-Prep (Reception, Year 1 & Year 2)


• Lower I and Upper I


• Lower II and Upper II


• ​Third Form and above (Day)


• Sixth Form Boarding

£9,690 *

* Under the School's Terms and Conditions, boarding fees for the Term of Entry are payable by 31 March in the calendar year of Entry. Please see clauses 3.1, 3.4 and 3.5 of the Terms and Conditions.

Note: the School will not accept cash payments for fees. Please see clause 4.15 of the Terms and Conditions, which are available on the school website. Instructions for payment will be sent with the fee bill.


Examination fees, Breakfast, After School and Homework Club charges will be added to bills and we will continue to add extra charges to boarders’ fee accounts where necessary, for the benefit of our overseas parents.

Fees must be paid on or before the first day of each term.


Please see the School's Terms and Conditions for further information about the payment of Fees and extras. The School's Terms and Conditions are available on the website (http://www.chigwell-school.org/admissions/Documents/Terms%20and%20Conditions%20-%20Admissions.pdf) or, on request, from the Bursar’s Office.

The fees are inclusive of all tuition, meals (lunch and afternoon tea), text books, games, societies, and most clubs. (Boarding and tuition fees are reduced by 10% for Armed Forces and Crown Servants overseas). The School reserves the right to alter the fees and charges at any time.

Public Examinations
The cost of entry for public examinations is charged in addition to the basic school fees.
Text books are included in the basic school fees but a charge will be made if they are damaged or for any reason not returned.

Individual music lessons are available on a wide variety of instruments. The cost of lessons is £175 per term for 30 minute lessons and £233 per term for 40 minute lessons. Applications should be made to the Director of Music.

Payment of Fees
School fees are payable on or before the first day of term for which they are due. Interest is charged on overdue fees at a rate to be fixed from time to time. Parents accept responsibility for all fees, including disbursements, on the child’s behalf, both before and after the child has reached a majority of eighteen. School fees cannot be refunded for any part of a term for which a pupil is absent through illness, accident, or other cause. Parents are advised to consider joining the School Fee Protection Scheme which may also be extended to cover certain medical expenses through a Group Private Health Scheme.

  • Methods of Payment

  • Payment of fees is due on or before the first day of term, and can be made by the following methods:

    - Over the Counter- At your bank using the remittance slip attached to your fee bill.

    - Internet Banking - Using the bank detail on the remittance slip. Please ensure that
      you quote your child’s account reference or we will be unable to process your
      payment, which may result in you receiving bill reminders.
  • - Debit Card - Please call the Fee Administrator with your card details.

    - Credit Card - Please call the Fee Administrator. Please note that this service carries
      a charge of 2.5% of the total amount paid.

    - Monthly Fees in advance by Standing Order - The full annual fee can be paid by
      standing order in 12 equal monthly instalments starting from 1st June 2016 to 1st
      May 2017 and will then be reviewed and updated in June 2017. This allows the
      School to accept monthly payments with no additional charges to you.

  • For illustration purpose below is an example based on the current academic year's fees.
    Current Fees for academic Year 2016-2017 Form III and above = £16,500.00
    Monthly payments to be made from 1st June 2015 to 1st May 2016 = £1,375.00

If you are interested in arranging payment by standing order please contact Mrs Nina Sweeney, the Fee Administrator, by e-mail on nsweeney@chigwell-school.org and she will forward the necessary paperwork to set up your standing order.
Wherever possible please avoid bringing cheques in to school or giving a cheque to your child to hand in. Please use other alternative methods of payment.

Insurance and Payment Fee Schemes

Whilst the School takes all proper steps to safeguard pupils’ personal effects while on school premises, no liability whatsoever can be accepted for any loss or damage to them. Parents are therefore recommended to check that their own insurance policy covers articles taken to school and, if this does not do so, to arrange for the policy to be appropriately extended.

A Personal Accident Insurance Scheme is included in the fees. The cover under this scheme is world wide and continues during the holiday periods and also whether the accident occurs inside or outside the School. The Scheme in principle covers accidents that are not occasioned by negligence. The School holds full Public Liability Insurance cover in respect of pupils, staff, parents and visitors.

Parents’ attention is drawn to the existence of fee payment schemes linked to life insurance policies. Such schemes offer advantages, particularly if taken out whilst children are young.

Notice of Removal

A full term’s notice in writing must be given to and received by the Headmaster, before a pupil leaves the School, gives up an extra subject or changes from boarding to day. Otherwise a term’s fees will be charged in lieu. Parents are also reminded that they must give a full term’s notice in writing before ending any special tuition given by visiting teachers.


Every effort will be made to give a term’s notice of fee increases; however, the School reserves the right to alter the fees and charges at any time. Fees are usually adjusted once a year in September.


Scholarships & Bursaries

Chigwell School has always done its best to ensure that children who would benefit from an education at the School are not excluded for financial reasons. We offer means-tested financial support with the payment of school fees to parents/guardians who would otherwise be unable to afford them. This support is known as a Bursary and these may be awarded in the form of a discount of up to 100% on tuition fees, depending on the financial circumstances of applicants. For further details, please see our Bursaries Policy

CHIGWELL SCHOLARSHIPS are awarded each year primarily at 11 and 16. They are awarded in recognition of academic merit, irrespective of financial means.

MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS are awarded at 11, 13 and 16.

ART and DRAMA SCHOLARSHIPS are awarded at 16.
Applications for scholarships and bursaries can be made on the Registration Form.