We benefit from being one of the 25 schools in The Girls' Day School Trust, the UK's largest educational charity. Our girls gain from the educational expertise that has been developed over the past 150 years - and our parents benefit too, as we are operating from a sound financial base and the GDST supports the school with a range of services to share expertise, enhance efficiency and reduce costs.

With economies of scale, it means we are able to keep our fees very competitive and offer an exceptional value for money education.

Payment of Fees

All fees must be paid via the Bank direct debit system. As is the practice of all independent schools, the fees are due and payable termly in advance before the first day of the term concerned. However, the Trust operates a scheme whereby the fees may be paid by monthly instalments and an application form can be obtained by writing to the Secretary of the Trust. The Trust’s regulations relating to fees and notice are set out in the agreement between parents and the Trust, and on the fee account.

Termly or Monthly Payment 

All fees should be paid by direct debit termly on or before the first day of each term. Should you wish to pay monthly by direct debit, there will be a service charge of £24 per term.  Fees are calculated on an annual basis. No reduction is applicable during terms when there is less teaching because of public examinations.

Sibling Discount

For a family with three or more daughters, the GDST is pleased to offer a 20% sibling discount on the third and subsequent sisters.  This continues throughout the school career, even after the two older sisters have left.

Academic Year 2018/2019

Please note that the Royal High School operates on a THREE-term academic year.

To register there is a non-returnable Registration Fee of £100, and a £500 deposit on starting. 


Full-time (5 days)                                                   £3,315 per term, including lunch
Part-time (4 days)                                                  £2,652 per term, including lunch
Part-time (3 days)                                                  £1,989 per term, including lunch

Nursery timings:  8.00am – 4.00pm (After School Care is available from 4.00pm – 6.00pm for an additional charge)

Please note that a minimum of 3 days is required.


Prep (Years Rec-2)                                              £3,315 per term plus compulsory lunch charge
Prep (Years 3-6)                                                 £3,493 per term plus compulsory lunch charge
Seniors (Years 7-9)                                                £4,503 per term plus compulsory lunch charge
Seniors (Years 10-11)                                            £4,590 per term plus compulsory lunch charge
Sixth Form (Years 12-13)                                       £4,700 per term lunch optional 


Full Boarding Seniors (Years 7-9)                           £9,797 per term x3 = £29,391 per year
Full Boarding Seniors (Years 10-11)                       £9,939 per term x3 = £29,817 per year
Full Boarding Sixth Form (Years 12-13)                  £10,298 per term x3 = £30,894 per year 

Full Boarding Fees – includes tuition AND accommodation
(with 0.5% discount - IF FULL YEAR PAID IN ADVANCE)

For daughters of Service families of Her Majesty’s Forces 10% off full boarding fees


Weekly Boarding Seniors (Years 7-9)                     £8,760 per term
Weekly Boarding Seniors (Years 10-11)                 £8,885 per term
Weekly Boarding Sixth (Years 12-13)                    £9,257 per term


The fees include:

  • Textbooks and stationery
  • Public examination fees
  • ICT support and access to WiFi
  • Most extra-curricular activities

Other optional extras may include:

  • Prep School day trips and residential stays
  • Extra Music and Drama tuition
  • Extra-curricular activities e.g. Fencing, Tennis Coaching etc.
  • Overnight stays or occasional boarding for day girls
  • Supper and extended options for Senior day girls
  • After School Care for Prep day girls