School fees

Fees and charges

We aim to be upfront and transparent about our fees. This is why they cover many of the costs that other schools charge extra for, like breakfast, lunch and dinner, co-curricular activities, supervised prep and the flexibility to take advantage of a longer School day.

A few things to note:

  • Fees are payable in advance on the first day of each term, along with any extra costs incurred the previous term. You can pay by bank transfer, cheque, credit card or direct debit
  • A 1% insurance charge is added to the fees but if this is not required,  you can opt out of the scheme by contacting the Bursary
  • Fees for the following academic year are decided by our Board of Governors towards the end of each Spring Term
  • Leighton Park offers means-tested bursaries and scholarships.

Registration fee and acceptance deposit

All deposits include a £100 subscription for lifetime membership of the ‘Old Leightonians’, which will be kept by the school when the student leaves. The balance of deposits will be fully refunded and shown as a credit on the final leaver’s bill.
Have a look at our Standard Terms and Conditions for more information about our fees and deposits.

Registration fee and acceptance deposit
Registration fee (non-refundable)
UK/EEA nationals£100
Non-EEA nationals£175
Acceptance deposit (credited to your final account once your child has left the school)
UK nationals£1,250
EEA nationals (ex. UK)£4,000
Non-EEA nationalsOne term's fees

We are a registered charity and all school income goes towards providing outstanding educational opportunities.

Non-EEA students are classified as students that don’t have a UK or EEA passport. For the purposes of Leighton Park’s fee structure, EEA includes all member states of the EEA including Croatia and Switzerland.

Fees Per Term (2021/22)Fees Per Year (2021/22)
UK & EEA Students: Junior (Years 7 & 8)
Full boarder£10,565£31,695
Weekly boarder£9,175£27,525
Day student£6,745£20,235
UK & EEA Students: Senior (Year 9 & above)
Full boarder£13,110£39,330
Weekly boarder£11,070£33,210
Day student£8,220£24,660
Fees Per Term (2021/22)Fees Per Year (2021/22)
Non-EEA Students: Junior (Years 7 & 8)
Full boarder£10,940£32,820
Weekly boarder£9,550£28,650
Day student£7,120£21,360
Non-EEA Students: Senior (Year 9 & above)
Full boarder£13,485£40,455
Weekly boarder£11,445£34,335
Day student£8,595£25,785

Other charges

Costs not included in the main school fees are:

There may be some other extras throughout the term for things like trips and sports needing specialist instructors. And we’ll let you know about these in advance. Any other miscellaneous expenses incurred will be added to your bill.

ActivityCost (2021/22)
Overnight stays (over and above the two nights’ boarding included in day student fees)
Junior£46/night
Senior£59/night
Transport costs
Bus (routes 1 to 3) – Full Service£680/term
Bus (routes 1 to 3) – One Way£340/term
Taxi (routes 4 to 10) – Full Service£750/term
Taxi (routes 4 to 10) – One Way£375/term
Chiswick, Gerrards Cross and Beaconsfield£25/journey
Extra tuition
Music (individual singing or instrumental)£30/30-minute lesson
Music (theory)£9.50/lesson
English as an Additional Language (EAL). Fees are not charged where EAL replaces one of the student's subject options within the curriculum.£45/lesson (individual) / £34/lesson (group)
Individual Learning Centre (ILC)Subject to discussion with parents, but normally one session per week at £1,590 per annum
Public examination costsAll external examination fees, including GCSE, A Level and IB fees are charged at cost. This varies between about £20 and £60 per subject
BooksSixth Form students will need to buy their own books for most subjects

Sibling Discounts

  • Parents who apply for and accept a place for their third or any subsequent children at Leighton Park will be eligible for a discount of 20% on each of the third and subsequent child’s school fees
  • The discount will only apply whilst there are a minimum of three siblings in full time education at the school. Where there are two siblings the fees will revert to full fees for both children.
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What is included in the fees?

  • The average class size is sixteen – or seven in Sixth Form
  • Our flexible school day offers supervised prep sessions after lessons enable students to complete prep with the support of a teacher and be free to enjoy family time when they get home
  • Students in Years 7-11 are provided with Chromebook laptops to support their studies and work seamlessly with the School’s Google Virtual learning Environment.
  • Specialist subject-expert teaching staff supporting students to make exceptional academic progress – with the UK Government’s analysis of Sixth Form leavers placing Leighton Park in the top 27 schools in England and the top performing school in Berkshire
  • An impressive range of subject options with particular strength in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM), Music and Business Studies.
  • Academic strength in breadth gives an outstanding foundation for interdisciplinary and creative problem-solving approaches
  • Support to optimise students’ approaches to learning in our Individual Learning Centre; including all students having a bespoke learning plan
  • The choice of A Level or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Sixth Form, with the option to take four A Levels.
  • Excellent pastoral support, with a dedicated team of pastoral and health specialists and supported by House, tutor and peer mentor systems
  • Average of eight students in a tutor group, compared to 15-20 in most independent schools
  • Tutees see their tutors three times every day – ensuring close relationships and a high level of individual support
  • Calm, nurturing and kind environment, underpinned by the school’s Quaker ethos
  • Three delicious and nutritious meals a day, catering to all requirements
  • The quiet and space to reflect, enhanced by the School’s beautiful 65 acres of mature parkland.
  • Our flexible, wrap-around school day means day students are welcome from 7.15am to 9.00pm (7.30pm in Years 7 and 8), giving students time to discover and develop their greatest talents
  • Day students are welcome to join Saturday morning activities and boarders’ trips
  • A very active programme of trips and excursions, facilitated by our location 35 minutes from central London and 30 minutes from Heathrow
  • Over 90 activities and hobbies, many resulting in awards and certificates of achievement; approximately 30 in academic extension, 30 in sport and 30 in music, drama and performance
  • Yamaha Music Education Partner – recognising the School as a centre of excellence that shares Yamaha’s ambition of cultural enrichment through music and excellence in the arts
  • Advanced Performer Programme for elite athletes.
  • Creativity, Action and Service Programme and the Sixth Form Change-Maker Programme focus on leadership, creative thinking and risk-taking, giving students the skills and confidence to change the world
  • The school’s dedicated careers team offers individualised support through Sixth Form, with Oxbridge, Medicine and Law pathways
  • Strong partnerships with higher education and industry, giving students access to impressive work placement opportunities
  • Alumni mentoring programme offers current students role models and advisors in their desired field
  • Excellent student outcomes with 95% getting their first university choice.

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