Fees and Bursaries


The termly fees cover school tuition and lunch. There are three terms in an academic year.

*The fees below are the current 2023-2024 fees. Fees are reviewed annually.

For the fees and charges for 2024-2025, please click on the link here.

Prep School:

Reception to Year 2
(Age 4 to 7)
£5,075 per term
Year 3 to 4 (Age 8 to 9) £5,445 per term
Year 5 to 6 (Age 10 to 11) £5,675 per term

Senior School:

First Form to Upper Sixth £7,735 per term

All Pupils:

Registration Fee (Non-Refundable):

Prep School £100
Senior School £100

Acceptance deposit (refunded when final term’s account is paid): £500

Additional Amounts

Extra charges are kept to a minimum. All charges for tuition are made in advance and are due for payment on the first day of term. Payment can be made by cheque or via internet banking. Membership of the majority of clubs and societies is covered by the School fee.

School Transport Network Charges

Prices range from £475 to £620 per term depending on distance travelled to and from School.


The School operates an online uniform service with School Blazer, whilst sportswear is available through Under Armour. The approximate cost for the full uniform, including sports kit is as follows:

Prep School:    £175 – £325

Senior School: £400 – £450

Sixth Form:      £210 – £310

Music Tuition

A range of specialist Musicians provide individual tuition on all orchestral instruments: strings, woodwind, brass and percussion and in piano, organ, singing, saxophone and guitar. Normally pupils will require their own instruments, and you will need to make your own arrangements for hire or purchase. Fees are currently £23.00 per 25 minutes, invoiced to parents by visiting musicians for a whole term in advance. Payment is expected by the beginning of the term.

Other Tuition Charges

There is no charge for exercise books or returnable text books, but work books, revision guides and some activities, trips and consumables will incur an extra charge. There is a charge for external examinations, which varies from one examination to another. Pupils requiring the assistance of the Learning Support Department may incur a separate charge of £864 per term for Senior School and £684 for Prep School. Pupils taking English as an Additional Language are charged at £60 per hour. This may be reduced if the pupil is taught as part of a group. The Technology charge in the Senior School covers the exclusive use of the Surface device. It is charged at £78 termly for First and Second Forms for the Surface Go, and £115 termly for Third Form to Upper Sixth for the Surface Pro.

School Fees Protection Scheme

Parents are strongly advised to join the scheme otherwise no compensation for absence is available. The School Fees Protection Scheme is an opt in scheme against absence due to illness, full details are included in our joining packs and are available from the Bursary. The premium at a variable 0.82% of the school fee is itemised on invoices and debited from the fee payer’s account. Please notify the Bursary if you have joined and wish to opt out of this scheme before the start of any term, refunds are not available once the term has commenced.

Personal Accident Insurance

A compulsory Personal Accident Insurance Policy is in operation for each pupil and the premium is included in the School fees. Parents should ensure that their children’s personal effects are insured against fire and theft. The School does not run a personal effects insurance policy.

Bursaries and Family Discounts

Bursaries are means-tested awards offering financial assistance related to the income and financial resources of the pupil’s family.

A pupil who is the subject of an award is required to work hard, to contribute positively to the life of the School, to be a credit to the School and to set a good example to other pupils. The award is granted on the understanding that the amount of the award is kept in strictest confidence, both by the School and by the parents and pupil.


Family Discounts

Concessions for families with three or more children at Cokethorpe are offered as sibling discounts of up to 15%. Parents are invited to contact the Registrar at admissions@cokethorpe.org for further details prior to registration.

Bursary Eligibility

The School offers bursary awards to those parents whose income is such that they would not otherwise be able to pay the full fees. Awards are made at the discretion of the Headmaster in consultation with the Bursar and in accordance with the policy agreed by the Board of Governors. The awards are based on the degree of assistance required, determined by a declaration of income and assets.

Bursary awards are reviewed regularly and reassessed on entry to Sixth Form when we also offer Leadership Grants. If financial circumstances are materially unchanged awards will normally be maintained during a pupils lifetime at the School. We may ask parents to pay a greater proportion of the fees if their income should rise, but there is no obligation on the School’s part to increase the percentage should their income fall; in the latter situation each case will be judged on its merits. During each Lent Term, therefore, parents will be asked to complete a new declaration of affordability and details of their income for the previous fiscal year.

Parents whose income is less than £20,000 may be offered full remission of fees. Those parents whose income in any tax year exceeds £80,000 will not usually qualify for assistance.

How to apply for a Bursary Assisted Place

If you wish to be considered for a Bursary Assisted Place please contact the Registrar, Mrs Sheer. On receipt of a pupil’s Registration Form, parents will be sent a Confidential Statement of Financial Circumstances form, which should be returned to the Bursar, Mrs Stapleton. The request for a bursary will be considered as part of the application process. Bursary awards will be notified in writing.

Parents will be provided with explanatory notes in order to help them complete the Confidential Statement of Financial Circumstances form.

Rescue Bursaries

Applications from parents with children already in the School, who experience unexpected financial difficulties, will be considered sympathetically for a temporary bursary, with priority given to those at a critical time in their education (GCSEs or A Levels).

Where next?

Admissions Process

Check the processes and requirements for your child’s entry to Cokethorpe, which varies depending on the year group your child will join, through our Admissions Process calculator.

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The Co-Curricular Programme

Our Co-Curricular Programme covers the performing and creative arts, sport and outdoor education, the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, and our extensive range of clubs and societies.

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