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

These are the fees for this academic year. We are a registered charity and all school income goes towards providing outstanding educational opportunities.

For non-EU students there is a supplement of £375 a term to contribute towards the additional costs, both direct and indirect, involved in accommodating overseas students at the school – including liaison with UK Visas and Immigration. Non-EU students are classified as students that don’t have a UK or EU passport. For the purposes of Leighton Park’s fee structure, EU includes all member states of the EU and EEA including Croatia and Switzerland.

Fees Per Term (2019/20)Fees Per Year (2019/20)
Junior (Years 7 and 8)
Full boarder£9,985£29,955
Weekly boarder£8,590£25,770
Day student£6,255£18,765
Senior (Year 9 and above)
Full boarder£12,390£37,170
Weekly boarder£10,360£31,080
Day student£7,620£22,860

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 (2019/20)
Overnight stays (over and above the two nights’ boarding included in day student fees)
Junior£46/night
Senior£56/night
Transport costs
Bus (routes 1 to 6) – Full Service£640/term
Bus (routes 1 to 6) – One Way£320/term
Taxi (routes 7 to 10) – Full Service£700/term
Taxi (routes 7 to 10) – One Way£350/term
Chiswick (route 11)£24/journey
Gerrards Cross and Beaconsfield£24/journey
Extra tuition
Music (individual singing or instrumental)£29/30-minute lesson
Music (theory)£9/lesson
Modern Foreign Languages / English as an Additional Language (EAL)£42/lesson (individual) / £32/lesson (group)
Individual Learning Centre (ILC)Subject to discussion with parents, but typically one 55-minute lesson per week at £1,500 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

Acceptances before 30 April 2020:

  • Parents who apply for and accept a place for their second or any subsequent children at Leighton Park before 30 April 2020 will be eligible for a discount of 10% on the second and subsequent children’s school fees.
  • The discount will only apply whilst there is at least one sibling in full time education at the school. Where there are no siblings full fees will be payable for the child at the school.

Acceptances after 1 May 2020:

  • Parents who apply for and accept a place for their third or any subsequent children at Leighton Park after 1 May 2020 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?

  • Dedicated and specialist teaching staff with the UK Government’s Sixth Form Progress results placing our students’ academic progress in the top 3% of schools in England and a top performing school in Berkshire
  • Small tutor groups, the average class size is sixteen – or seven in Sixth Form
  • Students can opt for free supervised prep sessions after lessons
  • 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
  • Only School in Berkshire to be a Lead School for the National Centre of Computing Education
  • Support to optimise students’ approaches to learning in our Individual Learning Centre
  • 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
  • Calm, nurturing and welcoming 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 (7.45pm 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
  • 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 focuses 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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