School fees

Our fees cover many of the costs that other schools charge extra for.
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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. There are some charges for optional extras and examination fees, which are detailed below.

Students at Leighton Park also benefit from exceptional individual support underpinned by a teacher student ratio of 1:6.7. Tutors are responsible for 11 tutees, significantly fewer than a norm of 20-25, and see their tutees three times every day. Find out more below or read about what makes Leighton Park one of England’s top performing schools.

Find out more about what is included in the fees.


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 or credit card
  • We offer a fees refund scheme that provides a proportionate refund of fees in certain circumstances if your child is absent from school for a qualifying period due to illness or injury. The charge is 1.05% of the termly fee and is charged in advance on fee bills. Please contact the Bursary at if you would like to opt into this scheme.
  • 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 of up to 100% of fees and scholarships of up to 30% for students with exceptional talents.

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)
For parents living in the UK/EEA£150
For parents living outside of the UK/EEA£200
Acceptance deposit (credited to your final account once your child has left the school)
For parents living in the UK£1,500
For parents living in the EEA£5,000
For parents living outside the UK/EEAOne term's fees

Find out more about what is included in the fees.

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

Students who do not have a UK or EEA passport and who need a study visa will be charged an extra £400 each term to cover visa costs and compliance. This charge will be added to their school bill. In this context, the EEA includes all its member countries, plus Croatia and Switzerland.


Fees Per Term (2024/25)Fees Per Year (2024/25)
Junior (Years 7 & 8)
Full boarder£12,935£38,805
Weekly boarder£11,230£33,690
Day student£8,180£24,540
Senior (Year 9 & above)
Full boarder£16,035£48,105
Weekly boarder£13,550£40,650
Day student£9,970£29,910

Other charges

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

One term’s written notice is required should parents wish to cancel school transport, music lessons, EAL or ILC tuition.

ActivityCost (2024/25)
Overnight stays (subject to availability)
Transport costs (subject to confirmation)
Bus (routes 1 to 3) – Full Service£820/term
Bus (routes 1 to 3) – One Way£410/term
Taxi (routes 4 to 11) – Full Service£920/term
Taxi (routes 4 to 11) – One Way£460/term
Chiswick, Gerrards Cross and Beaconsfield£35/journey
Other costs
BooksSixth Form students will need to buy their own books for most subjects
Public examination costsCharges are made for all external examination fees, including GCSE, A Level, BTEC/CTEC and IB.
Extra tuition
Music (individual singing or instrumental)£36/30-minute lesson
English as an Additional Language (EAL). Fees are not charged where EAL replaces one of the student's subject options within the curriculum.£56/lesson (individual) / £42/lesson (group)
Individual Learning Centre (ILC)Subject to discussion with parents, but normally one 55 minute 1:1 session per week at £1,970 per academic year

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 enabling students to complete prep with the support of a teacher and be free to enjoy family time when they get home
  • 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 if required through our Individual Learning Centre
  • The choice of A Level or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Sixth Form.
  • Excellent pastoral support, with a dedicated team of pastoral and health specialists and supported by House, tutor and peer mentor systems
  • Average of eleven students in a tutor group, compared to 20-25 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
  • Ordinary medical care from one of our three onsite nurses
  • 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 7.30am to 9.00pm (7.30pm in Years 7 and 8), giving students time to discover and develop their greatest talents
  • 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, Activity and Service Programme and the Sixth Form Oakleaf Diploma Award 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.

Options for Payment

Our contractual terms are that fees are payable termly in advance. The School will issue you with an invoice in the holidays prior to the start of term. Fees for the upcoming term must be paid before the first day of the term commences.

In order to give parents more flexibility, the School works with a third party organisation, School Fee Plan, for families who wish to pay fees by monthly direct debit. For the 2024-25 academic year the deadline for sign up is Friday 28th June 2024 and an interest charge of 3.05% will be applied.

School Fee Plan has over 20 years’ experience in providing this service to parents and we are confident that you will receive exceptional service from their dedicated team. Credit is subject to status, affordability, terms and conditions apply, over 18s only. You can find out more about School Fee Plan from their website or from their flyer.

Leighton Park School is an appointed representative of Premium Credit Limited which is Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. *School Fee Plan is a trading style of Premium Credit Limited (company number 02015200).

At the discretion of the Governors, families may be able to pay School fees annually in advance and receive a small fee discount. Fees paid annually must be received before the 31st July prior to the start of the new academic year. The decision regarding this opportunity is made by the Governors at the Business Committee Meeting in the Spring Term and communicated to parents at the start of the Summer term.

There will be some costs such as School Transport, ILC lessons, EAL lessons, Peripatetic Music lessons and trip costs that are additional to the School fees.

Transport and ILC lessons are billed termly in advance. Other costs are billed termly in arrears.

All extras should be paid for in full prior to the first day of  the term following the bill.


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