Term fees for the 2024/25 academic year

Year 4 to 6Years 7 and 8
Boarder (7 nights)£10,570£12,525
Flexi-Boarding (3 nights)£7,130£8,995
Day Pupil£5,720£7,500

The fees cover all the teaching that takes place in the ordinary course of education. The fee includes the provision of lunch for all students and all daily meals for those pupils who are boarding. In years 12 and 13 additional charges will be made for textbooks relative to the subjects being examined. Parents should anticipate supplemental charges associated with House, co-curricular and other activities, and specifically the cost of providing Learning Support and English as an additional language lessons if this is applicable. There will also be a charge in respect of Art and Design Technology for materials required. These charges will not apply to scholars in these subjects. Public examination fees, including re-marking and any other reasonable charges, will also be passed on to parents.

Wrap around care included for all day pupils from 7:30am until 6:00pm

Day pupil fees include wrap around care as part of the school day. This includes drop off and breakfast at 7:30am and the opportunity for your child to stay after lessons finish at 4:05pm and take part in a wide range of clubs and activities until 6:00pm. A light tea is also provided as part of the afternoon session.

Registration Fee & Deposit

A non-returnable registration fee payment of £150 is due when a pupil’s name is entered to the College. An acceptance deposit is then required for all pupils, except those moving from Clifton College Pre-Prep to Prep School or Prep to Upper School.

DepositAdditional Deposit
Prep School£1,250One terms' fee less £1,250

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 the deposit to the College when a pupil leaves.


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.

Occasional boarding

Occasional boarding for Day and Flexi-boarding pupils, is available on request at a charge of £57 per night.

Extra tuition

Private tuition for English as an additional Language, Special Educational Needs and subjects not offered within the curriculum may be provided, and will generally be charged at an hourly rate of £58.25, where it is lawful to do so.

Music tuition

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. Please ask the Fees team for more details of any supplemental charges. At the discretion of the teacher, pupils may be taught in groups, or for different lesson lengths with an appropriate adjustment to the fee. Where available, music instruments can be hired but a deposit may be required.

Notwithstanding the College’s Terms and Conditions, if you wish to withdraw your child from music lessons, or change teacher, you must allow a period of notice equivalent to 10 lessons from the day that notice is received. Unless notice of cancellation is given in writing or by email to the relevant Director of Music (Upper / Prep as appropriate), it will be assumed that the pupil requires tuition to continue from term to term and arrangements will be made accordingly).

For 2024/25, the cost per music lesson will be as follows:
£39.30 (40 minutes)
£34.42 (35 minutes)
£29.50 (30 minutes)

Reduction for Siblings

A reduction of the net school fee is currently offered to parents who have two children or more at the College from Reception onwards. The reductions, which are applied to the younger children, are 5% for the second child, 20% for the third child and 50% for the fourth and any subsequent children whilst they all simultaneously attend the School. This discount remains the subject of annual review.

HM Forces Discount

If you are a serving member of HM Forces please see the HM Forces guide on our Forces Families website page.

Fees in Advance Scheme

The College operates a scheme whereby, in return for a lump sum payment, the College offers a credit to be applied against each term’s fee invoice for a set number of terms. Further information is available from the Fees team upon request.

Childcare Vouchers & Tax Free Childcare

The College accepts payment against qualifying fees by childcare vouchers and Tax-Free Childcare.

Pupil Possessions & Private Medical Insurance

Unfortunately the College cannot entertain any claims for loss of, or damage to, the personal property of pupils. Parents are strongly advised to make arrangements for insuring their children’s possessions, including bicycles. This can normally be done by arranging an extension to a household contents policy or by taking out a specialist third party scheme. Private medical insurance for pupils is available through AXA PPP. Please contact the Fees team for further details.

Notice of Withdrawal of a Pupil or Change of Status

In accordance with the College’s terms and conditions, a minimum of a full term’s notice must be given in writing if you wish to withdraw your child from the College, or if you wish to change your child’s place at the College from one type of boarding to another or to a day place. Please note that from 1st September 2023 one and a half term’s notice is required if you intend to withdraw your child at the end of Year 11. Failing such notice, a full term’s fees will be charged.

Payment of College Accounts

School fees are billed in advance and invoices must be paid prior to the start of term. All other supplemental charges are billed in arrears and payment is due within 30 days of the invoice date. Trips and educational visits are subject to their own terms and conditions.

A variety of payment methods are available including direct debit and bank transfer. For more information on payment of accounts please contact the Fees team within the Finance Department on fees@cliftoncollege.com.

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 3–16 year olds 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)

Visit the Holiday Club website