Termly Fees 2018/19
Individual Music Tuition
First instrument:£32.00per 35 minute lesson
Second instrument:£21.25per 35 minute lesson
Hire of instrument:£50.00 per term
Individual Tuition
Learning support:£40.20per 45 minute one-to-one lesson
£20.15per 45 minute lesson, two sharing
£14.00per 45 minute lesson, three sharing
£10.00per 45 minute lesson, four sharing
£5.90per 45 minute extra support group
Drama, Speech and Communication£135.00group rate for ten 35 minute lessons
£170.00pair rate for ten 35 minute lessons
£238.00solo rate for ten 35 minute lessons
Language lessons£35.00per 45 minutes one to one lesson
Overnight Boarding£43.00per night, subject to availability
Individual:£49.00per 45 minute lesson
Group of two:£24.50per 45 minute lesson, each
Group of three or more:£16.75per 45 minute lesson, each
House Subscription£19.50per term
Linen Charge     £80.00one-off, charged on first term
Trunk Storage     £30.00per holiday, for overseas boarders only to include checking and laundering of clothes during holiday
Tuck Box Storage     £5.00per holiday

Purchases from the School Shop, House Matron and the costs of other goods and services from shops in the town such as haircuts, books or shoe repairs will be added to the termly fee invoice.

Registration Fee

A fee of £200 is payable by all parents wishing to register their son for entry to the School. The fee is non-refundable whether or not the boy is offered a place.


A deposit of £2,000 is payable by all parents on acceptance of a place. Parents normally resident outside of the UK must pay an additional sum towards the deposit of the balance of one term’s fees, payable prior to the first day of the term of entry to the School.


Fees in lieu of notice

You are reminded that under the School’s terms and conditions you must give a term’s written notice to terminate the parent contract, given not later than the first day of the term which is to be the boy’s final full term at the School.  If proper notice is not given then fees in lieu of notice will be payable in lieu as a debt.

Click here for Appendix to schedule of fees relating to clause 15(c) of the parent contract.




Policy on means-tested bursaries
In line with the School's Charter and the objectives of the Charity, The Governors of Sherborne School are committed to offering to eligible parents/guardians means-tested financial support with the payment of school fees. Such support is known as a bursary and these may be awarded in the form of a discount of up to 100% of fees, depending on the financial, compassionate or other pertinent circumstances of applicants.  A pupil who is awarded an academic, music, sport, art or D&T scholarship will be eligible for further bursary support, subject to the criteria below.

Bursary Awards are made on the basis of an assessment of a family's financial circumstances, including their savings, investments and realisable assets, as well as their income, the size of their family, any other persons dependent upon them and other similar factors. Awards are subject to repeat testing of parental means each year and may be varied upwards or downwards, depending on parental circumstances.

Requests for financial support usually fall into two categories:

  • New applicants to the school, where a place has been offered but parents/guardians are unable to fund the tuition fees. Read  Bursary Policy
  • Existing pupils where a change in parents/guardians' circumstances has resulted in difficulty in meeting tuition fees and may result in the child being withdrawn part way through a stage of education. Read Bursary Policy

Admissions Office:
01935 810403