Term fees for the 2021/22 academic year

 Years 9-11Sixth FormSixth Form Joiners*
Boarder (7 nights) £12,875£13,270£14,065
Flexi-Boarding (4 nights)£11,605£11,930£12,210
Day Pupil£8,635£8,775£9,095

* Please note there is a supplement per term for pupils who join the Sixth Form from other schools.

The fees cover all the teaching that takes place in the ordinary course of education. In the Prep and Upper School this also includes all the expenses of practical work in the science laboratories, in art and in design and technology, except for breakages due to carelessness. In years 12 and 13 additional charges will be made for text books relative to the subjects being examined. Parents should anticipate additional 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. Public examination fees, including remarking and any other reasonable charges, will also be passed on to parents.

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:

 EU Resident*All others
Upper School£1,650£11,000

*where both parents are EU citizens and resident within the EU.

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 the College when a pupil leaves.


The flexi-boarding option will enable your child to board for up to 4 nights each week, including both week days and weekends.

Occasional boarding

Occasional boarding for Day and Flexi-boarding pupils, is available on request at a charge of £46 per night.

Extra tuition

Private tuition for English as an additional language, Special Education Needs and subject not offered within the curriculum may be provided, and will generally be charged at an hourly rate of £55.

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. The charge in the Upper and Prep schools will be £35 per lesson for a 40 minute lesson and £26.25 for 30 minutes for children in the Pre-Prep. 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, it will be assumed that the pupil requires tuition to continue from term to term and arrangements will be made accordingly.

Reduction for Brothers & Sisters

A reduction of the net school fee (referred to in the table above) is currently offered to parents who have two children or more at the College, excluding the Nursery. 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

Clifton College offers a 20% Forces Bursary for the sons and daughters of serving members of HM Forces which is available from Year 4 onwards.

Guide to Boarding for HM Forces Parents

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

In accordance with the College’s terms and conditions, 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. Failing such notice, a full term’s fees will be charged.