|Class||Year Group||Termly Fee|
|Day Pupil||FS1 - Full time provision||£2,330 ^|
|Day Pupil||FS2 - Year 2||£3,673*|
|Day Pupil||Prep School 3 - 6||£4,716*|
|Cathedral Chorister (day)||Prep School 3 - 6||£2,079*|
|Day Pupil||Senior School 7 - 8||£5,372*|
|Day Pupil||Senior School 9 - 13||£5,878*|
|Weekly Boarder||Senior School 7 - 8||£9,744|
|Weekly Boarder||Senior School 9 - 13||£11,877|
|Full Boarding||Senior School 7 - 8||£11,328|
|Full Boarding||Senior School 9 - 13||£13,311|
|Overseas Day Pupil||Senior School 7 - 8||£5,831*|
|Overseas Day Pupil||Senior School 9 - 13||£6,322*|
|Overseas Boarder - Weekly||Senior School 7 - 8||£10,577|
|Overseas Boarder - Weekly||Senior School 9 - 13||£12,774|
|Overseas Boarder - Full||Senior School 7 - 8||£12,295|
|Overseas Boarder - Full||Senior School 9 - 13||£14,316|
As a member of the Early Years Funding Scheme^ , these fees are shown after deducting the early years funding contribution and are based on the full-time provision. If you would like part-time provision, please contact the School for a specific fee quotation.
* The charge for lunches will be £291 per term. Please note that this charge is compulsory.
+ Cathedral Choristers are entitled to two boarding nights per week at no extra cost.
Fees, Costs & Extras
The fee charged represents an annual fee, which is normally divided into three termly sums payable in advance and due by the first day of each term. Alternatively, the fee can be paid in 12 monthly instalments by variable direct debit.
Chargeable extras are kept to a minimum. They are billed in arrears and are separately payable. Payment of fees is always due before the start of the subsequent term. Extras can include items such as individual music tuition, school transport, school trips and outings, photographs and other minor items.
An application fee of £75.00 is payable when the Application Form is returned. For Peter Lee Scholarship candidates, a registration fee of £100 is payable. Cheques should be made payable to "Durham School". The application fee is not returnable and its payment does not necessarily imply that a place will be available.
A deposit becomes payable when a definite place is accepted. For British nationals the deposit is £250 for a day pupil and £500 for a boarder. For all International pupils the deposit is a full term's fees. The deposit must be received in full before we issue a CAS to support a child study visa application. The deposit will be refunded at the end of a pupil's time at the School in accordance with the School Terms & Conditions, or immediately should the pupil fail to meet the entry requirements. The deposit may be offered as a donation towards our bursary fund.
When two or more siblings are in the School at the same time, a reduction of 5% of the fee is made for the second child, 10% for the third child and 15% for the fourth and any subsequent children.
The discount offered to children of personnel in the Armed Forces, prior to the calculation of the CEA (Board) allowance, is 10% for children in EYFS through to Year 8, and 20% for children in Years 9-13.
A 10% Discount on day & boarding fees is offered to children of ordained clergy.
Children of Durham Cathedral staff and Durham University staff will receive a 10% discount on all new applications.
Notice of Withdrawal
A full term's notice is required when a pupil leaves the school, or when he/she changes status from day to boarding or vice versa, or when a place that is accepted is cancelled.