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School Fees & Extras

The school fee includes tuition, board, lodging, laundry, personal accident insurance, and the cost of most games activities and the majority of educational materials. In addition, boys may incur extras, i.e. charges for music lessons, boat club membership, and a number of other items.

Details of current fees are displayed below, and further information can be obtained from the fees and bursaries accountant.

I’m from East London, so it’s a completely different thing coming into a school like this – but it’s not as daunting as it seems.

Hamza, pupil

Payment of Fees

At the beginning of each holidays, a boy’s school account is sent to his parent or other person responsible for his fees. The school account includes the school fee for the following half (term), together with extras from the preceding half. School accounts must be paid by direct debit on the first day of the half or, at the parents’ option, in three equal instalments during the half (for which there is an administration charge). A boy whose account has not been paid in full by the start of the half (or in the case of payment by instalments, where any instalment has not been paid by the due date) may be excluded from the school until it is paid.

Fees payable before joining the school

Registration Fee from 1 September 2020

£400

Acceptance Fee

Boys joining in Michaelmas 2020: £2,200 (£1,000 of this will be refunded when the boy leaves the school, subject to settlement of his final fees and other charges).

Boys joining in Michaelmas 2021: £3,000 (£500 of this will be refunded when the boy leaves the school, subject to settlement of his final fee and other charges).

Boys joining in Michaelmas 2022: £3,200 (£500 of this will be refunded when the boy leaves the school, subject to settlement of his final fee and other charges).

School Fee (payable on the first day of term by direct debit)

2020/21 School Fee

£14,167 per half [i.e. term; there are three terms in a year]. For boys joining the school in Michaelmas 2022, bursary applications are considered by the Bursaries Committee as soon as a boy has been offered a conditional place at the school. For boys joining the school in Michaelmas 2023 and beyond, parents will be asked to indicate if they require financial assistance when they confirm that their son will proceed with our Admissions assessment phase towards the end of School Year 5  All bursaries are means-tested.

King’s Scholars

The maximum fee for King’s Scholars is 90% of the current school fee (recipients can also apply for a bursary for the remainder of the fee on a means-tested basis).

Music Scholars

The maximum fee for Music Scholars is 90% of the current school fee (recipients can also apply for a bursary for the remainder of the fee on a means-tested basis).

Extras

Music

£320 per half for lessons totalling 30 minutes per week.
£480 per half for lessons totalling 45 minutes per week.
£640 per half for lessons totalling 60 minutes per week.

 

Other Extras

School extras are billed in arrears and the level of charges varies depending on the activities a boy does while at Eton. Extras can vary greatly but are usually between £500-£1,000 per half. A full list of possible additional charges is sent to parents at the start of the academic year.

Pre-Paid Fees Scheme

The school offers a pre-paid fees scheme which may be of interest to parents who have a capital sum available for Eton school fees. Putting a payment down in advance has the attractions of securing a chosen amount towards each future school account and a discount.

Pre-Paid Fees: Apply Online

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£7.2m

provided for scholarships and bursaries in the 2019/20 financial year.

Bursaries

Eton warmly welcomes bursary applications from parents who might, under ordinary circumstances, not consider Eton for their son for financial reasons. Parents should contact the fees and bursaries accountant, in the first instance for guidance regarding a possible application.

Eton has substantial financial provision designed to widen access by enabling boys to come to the school at the normal entry age of 13, who could not otherwise do so, and to allow boys to remain in the event of an unforeseen change in family circumstances. No parents with a talented boy should feel that Eton is necessarily beyond their means but should be aware that we do not have sufficient funds to satisfy all the requests received and currently only one in three applications is successful. Both the registration fee and the entrance fee may be waived in case of parental need.

Financial assistance is not normally available for late entry to Eton, other than through the Orwell Award scheme described separately.

Awards are subject to a detailed means test. However, the fees and bursaries accountant can give provisional feedback on an earlier enquiry regarding school fee assistance. Bursary applications are treated confidentially and boys will not be aware of having a bursary unless their parents choose to tell them.