Kingham Hill School prides itself on offering a high quality education delivered by inspiring, talented teachers within excellent learning facilities. Our class sizes are an average of 15, so all our pupils receive personal attention to help them unlock their academic potential and maximise their progress within lessons.

Our academic achievement was noted last year by The Telegraph, who listed Kingham Hill School as ‘A Top Small Independent School’ for highest A level results.

Our school fees are detailed below, and are also available as a downloadable document, fees for 2019/20 can be viewed here.

Fees list for 2018/19 academic year

Registration fee

Payable on registration (non-refundable) £100 (£150 for international pupils 1)


Please see the School's Terms and Conditions for information on how and when the Acceptance Deposit and/or the Additional Deposit may be refunded.

Acceptance Deposit

Payable by the parents of each pupil on acceptance of a place:

Day £500

Boarding £700

Additional Deposit

Payable in addition to the Acceptance Deposit by parents who are resident outside the United Kingdom.


Fees per term

Junior (Years 7 and 8) Day £5740

Junior (Years 7 and 8) Weekly Boarding 2 £8130

Junior (Years 7 and 8) Full Boarding £8390

Senior (Years 9 to 13) Day £6540

Senior (Years 9, 10 and 11) Weekly Boarding 2 £9640

Senior (Years 9, 10 and 11) Full Boarding £10550

Sixth Form (Years 12 and 13) Weekly Boarding 2 £10040

Sixth Form (Years 12 and 13) Full Boarding 3 £11015

Fees include such items as boarding and laundry charges, tuition, lunch (for all pupils), breakfast and supper (for boarders), the loan of generic textbooks, Pupil Personal Accident Insurance and the majority of options in the activities programme. Exam charges, UK exam transcript requests and duplicate certificates or transcripts are not included in fees.

1. Additional charge covers ESOL testing.

2. Weekly Boarding is from Sunday night to Friday Morning only.

3. Sixth Form Full Boarders who entered the School prior to Year 10 will receive a discount of £300 per term.


A few variable expenses are charged as “extras” as necessary, such as trips and expeditions, clothing and additional books, together with certain optional extras, including additional music lessons. These are billed one term in arrears and can typically total £200 to £300 per term.

Ad-hoc stay-overs are charged at £49 per night; however there is no charge for stays resulting from a mandatory curriculum-based event (including school plays). A reduced rate of £18 per night will be charged when a pupil stays over as the result of a school-based event such as Sixth Form social evenings, sports clubs, Academy and non-mandatory school trips. These charges apply to all Day pupils and to Weekly Boarders who are staying additional nights. If a stay-over occurs on a Friday night, the cost of the Saturday Activities programme (excluding pocket money) is included within the charge. Spaces for those not on Full Boarding will be subject to availability.

Pupils staying over an Exeat weekend will be charged an additional £330 to cover the supervision and activities provided.

Membership of the Sixth Form Social Club incurs a charge of £75 per term.


SEND provision is chargeable at variable rate dependent upon year group and level of support required. As a guide, the core provision of 4 teaching periods per week is £930.

The US College Prep Program incurs a premium of £2200 per term.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) support is charged at a rate of £1400 per term.

Music lessons incur a charge of £250 per term for a 40-minute weekly lesson or £315 per term for a 50-minute weekly lesson. Lesson length is determined by ability. Theory lessons are charged at £70 per term. Speech and Drama lessons incur a charge of £155 per term for group lessons (45 mins) or £250 per term for individual lessons (40 mins). Dance lessons incur a charge of £155 per term for group lessons (45 mins) or £250 per term for individual lessons (45 mins).

Charges for the School bus are payable termly in advance dependent on distance.

Additional Information

Payments may be made by bank transfer, direct debit or UK cheque.

The School can, as an alternative to Termly billing, issue a Fee Bill for a full School Year; should a parent or guardian wish for such an invoice, the Bursary must receive notice by the 15th July. Fee Bills for the full School Year include a discount of 2% on the core fees and premiums. Payments must be received and cleared before the commencement of the School Year to attract this discount.

Where a term's fees are paid by instalments, each instalment will be collected at the beginning of the month. Extras are collected in the first month of each term.

The School can, through Houseparents, make cash advances to pupils; there is currently a charge of 10% for this service.

Should a direct debit or cheque be refused by the nominated or issuing bank, through no fault of the School, all discounts will be revoked and a surcharge of £40 will added to the figure owing. The outstanding debt will become due immediately.

Please see the School's Terms and Conditions for further information about the payment of Fees and Extras. The School's Terms and Conditions are available on request from the Registrar.