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Our Fees

Preparatory School

What our fees include for the 2018/19 academic year

We understand the pressures on the modern parent and that is why our fees include:

  • Wrap around care from 8am to 7pm
  • Lunch and Tea
  • Fruit, squash and sandwich snacks at break time
  • Full programme of after school activities including a variety of sports, clubs and groups *
  • Books, stationery and specialist materials (for Art and DT)
  • Author visits and visiting artist workshops
  • Specialist teachers and sports coaches
  • LAMDA lessons 
  • 24/7 Health Centre with 3 nurses and a doctor on call
  • Parking at drop-off and pick-up times
  • Single sex day or boarding house with Housemaster/mistress, Mentors and Matron

* (except where an external coach is employed such as Golf or Horse riding)

Along with our fees for standard terms, we also offer pupils flexible boarding options, and extra tuition where appropriate.

Term fees for the 2018/19 academic year

  Years 4 - 6 Years 7 - 8
Boarder (7 nights) £8,060 £9,550
Flexi-Boarding (3 nights) £5,435 £6,855
Day Pupil £4,410 £5,820


The flexi-boarding option will enable your child to board for up to 3 nights each week, including both week days and weekends, and is available for Years 4 - 8. As with all our other options, fees will be charged termly in advance. Remissions will apply. If, on occasion, your child stays for more than 3 nights in a week, the additional nights would be charged at £39.00 per night.

HM Forces bursary

The Preparatory School offer a 20% Forces Bursary for the sons and daughters of serving members of HM Forces. The HM Forces Bursary is applicable from Year 4 onwards.

To find out more about our offering to HM Forces families please visit our Guide to Boarding for HM Forces parents.

Sibling discount

The Preparatory School (Years 4-8) offers a 5% discount for a second child; a 20% discount for a third child; and a 50% discount for fourth and subsequent children. These are applicable only where siblings attend the School at the same time. The discount will be applied to the fees of the youngest sibling.

Registration fee

This is a non-returnable payment of £150, due when a pupil’s name is entered.

Acceptance deposit

A deposit of £1,250 is required for pupils whose parents are EU citizens and resident within the EU. For all other students a deposit equal to one term’s fees is required. These requirements do not apply to pupils moving from the Pre-Preparatory School. The repayment of deposits is linked to the settlement of final fee invoices upon the departure of the pupil from Clifton College. Parents are welcome to gift aid the deposit to Clifton College when a pupil leaves.

Occasional boarding

Occasional boarding for Day pupils is charged at £39 per night.

Voluntary extras

Music lessons are available to pupils in a range of disciplines. If you wish your child to have lessons please complete the relevant section of the authorisation form or contact the Director of Music. The charges will be £33.00 per lesson, for a 40-minute lesson. At the discretion of the teacher, pupils may be taught in pairs, or in larger groups, with an adjustment to the fee. Music instruments can generally be hired but must be insured by the parent against ‘All Risks’ to the value stated by the music department.

Unless notice of cancellation is given, in writing, it will be assumed that the pupil requires tuition to continue from term to term and arrangements will be made accordingly. If parents wish to give notice they must allow a period equivalent to ten lessons from the day of that notice and an appropriate charge may be made to recover costs incurred.

Fees for extra private tuition and EAL

Private tuition for additional foreign languages, special educational needs and other subjects not offered within the curriculum may be provided and will be charged at an hourly rate of £51.75.

Holiday Club

Outside of term time we also have a fantastic Kids' Club. The typical Kids’ Club day includes a wide variety of activities that 8–13's enjoy. Throughout our programme we promote self expression, confidence building and, of course, fun by offering as much choice as possible.

Time: 10.00am–4.00pm (Early Drop service from 8.00am, Late Stay until 6.00pm)
Price: £39 per day

Find out more at the at the Holiday Club Website.

Nursery & Pre-Prep School

What our fees include for the 2018/19 academic year

Our fees in the Nursery and Pre-Preparatory School (Nursery to Year 3) include:

  • Lunch 
  • Snacks of fruit, milk and water throughout the day
  • Weekly swimming in our on-site 25m pool (Reception Year group onwards)
  • Regular Forest School visits
  • All School trips up to and including Year 3, including an overnight trip in Year 3
  • Specialist Music and French teachers
  • Class strings lessons (Year 2), class recorder lessons (Year 3)
  • Specialist sports coaches


Term‐time session fees for 2 year olds at the Nursery in 2018/19

For children who are 2 years old at the start of the academic year (from 1st September 2018)

  Start Finish
Early drop-off 8:00am 8:30am
Morning session 8:30am 11:15am
Morning session with lunch 8:30am 12:45pm
Afternoon session 1:15pm 4:00pm
Full day 8:30am 4:00pm

There is no extra charge for early drop-off (8am-8:30am). After school care is from 4-6pm, must be booked in advance and an additional fee of £6 per hour will be charged.

2 mornings no lunch £577.00
2 mornings with lunch £892.00
5 mornings no lunch £1,443.00
5 mornings with lunch £2,231.00
3 full days £2,204.00
5 full days £3,674.00

Please contact the Admissions Team direct on 0117 315 7160 or email for other fee combinations.

Term-time fees for 3-4 year olds at the Nursery during the 2018/19 academic year

For children who are 3 years old at the start of the academic year (from 1st September 2018)

Pre-school children who are 3-4 years old are expected to do a minimum of 3 full days to prepare them for school the following academic year. 

Nursery 3-4 year olds
3 full days: £2,004
4 full days: £2,672
5 full days: £3,340

There is no extra charge for early drop-off (8am-8:30am). After school care is from 4-6pm, must be booked in advance and an additional fee of £6 per hour will be charged.

Please contact the Admissions Team direct on 0117 315 7160 or email for other fee combinations. 

Term-time fees for Reception to Year 3 during the 2018/19 academic year

A standard school day runs from 8:30am to 4pm. 

Nursery £3,340
Reception £3,340
Year 1 £3,545
Year 2 £3,900
Year 3 £3,900

Along with our fees for standard terms we also offer extra tuition where appropriate.There is no extra charge for early drop-off (8am-8:30am). After school care is from 4-6pm, must be booked in advance and an additional fee of £6 per hour will be charged.

After School Care Charges

After School Care (ASC) for all children in the Pre-Preparatory School (Nursery - Year 3) will start at 4pm. For all year groups ASC is £6 per hour and is available from 4-6pm. All ASC must be booked in advance by the Pre-Prep office.

After school care (first hour) 4:00pm 5:00pm
After school care (second hour) 5:00pm 6:00pm

The Early Years Grant

Bristol City Council is introducing an enhanced Early Years Grant for 3 to 4 year olds from September 2017.  It is increasing from 15 hours to 30 hours.  Unfortunately, it is not possible for the College to absorb this increase and as a result we will no longer accept the Early Years Grant from September 2017.  

Childcare Vouchers

Clifton College accepts childcare vouchers from a number of providers (for further
information, contact your tax advisor or see: The College accepts Childcare Vouchers as payment for qualifying activities. Vouchers can be redeemed against Nursery fees from the term in which a child turns 3 and, in respect of older children, against out of hours school activities such as wrap around care, Holiday Clubs and the marginal costs of boarding fees where applicable.  

How the process works

To begin our School admissions process please contact our Admissions team by phone, email or on-line to discuss your child’s application to Clifton College and the next steps. 

Firstly, we will invite you to visit Clifton College, either on a personal visit or by attending one of our Open Days.

Following your visit, and if you wish to proceed with the Admission process, we will ask you to register your child and pay a non-refundable £150 registration fee.