School fees

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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.

 

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
  • 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)
For parents living in the UK/EEA£100
For parents living outside of the UK/EEA£175
Acceptance deposit (credited to your final account once your child has left the school)
For parents living in the UK£1,250
For parents living in the EEA£4,000
For parents living outside the UK/EEAOne term's fees

What is included in the fees at Leighton Park?

Our fees include many costs that other schools charge more for. The following are all included in the fee:

  • high quality and nutritious breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as morning and afternoon snacks
  • option to take advantage of flexible wrap-around care from 7.30am and until 7.30pm in Year 7 & 8 and 9.00pm in Year 9 to Upper Sixth – including supervised prep with the support of a teacher
  • 1:6.7 teacher/student ratio offers students exceptional individual support for personal and academic development
  • small tutor groups with each Tutor responsible for only 11 tutees (compared to a norm of 20-25), with Tutors seeing their tutees three times every day and in regular contact with parents
  • an average class size of 16 students, reducing to seven in the Sixth Form
  • a choice of 27 GCSE-level options and the ability to choose the IB Diploma or A Levels in the Sixth Form
  • a choice of 90 co-curricular options
  • a personal laptop for all students in Years 7-11
  • a residential trip in Year 7 & 8
  • ordinary medical care from one of our three onsite nurses.

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 (2022/23)Fees Per Year (2022/23)
UK & EEA Students: Junior (Years 7 & 8)
Full boarder£11,200£33,600
Weekly boarder£9,725£29,175
Day student£7,150£21,450
UK & EEA Students: Senior (Year 9 & above)
Full boarder£13,895£41,685
Weekly boarder£11,735£35,205
Day student£8,715£26,145
Fees Per Term (2022/23)Fees Per Year (2022/23)
Non-EEA Students: Junior (Years 7 & 8)
Full boarder£11,600£34,800
Weekly boarder£10,125£30,375
Day student£7,550£22,650
Non-EEA Students: Senior (Year 9 & above)
Full boarder£14,295£42,885
Weekly boarder£12,135£36,405
Day student£9,115£27,345

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. 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 (2022/23)
Overnight stays
Junior£49/night
Senior£63/night
Transport costs
Bus (routes 1 to 3) – Full Service£720/term
Bus (routes 1 to 3) – One Way£360/term
Taxi (routes 4 to 10) – Full Service£796/term
Taxi (routes 4 to 10) – One Way£398/term
Chiswick, Gerrards Cross and Beaconsfield£27/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)£31.50/30-minute lesson
Music (theory)£10/lesson
English as an Additional Language (EAL). Fees are not charged where EAL replaces one of the student's subject options within the curriculum.£48/lesson (individual) / £36/lesson (group)
Individual Learning Centre (ILC)Subject to discussion with parents, but normally one 55 minute 1:1 session per week at £1,650 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
  • 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 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 eight 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
  • 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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