Fees for the 2018/19 Academic Year

Pre-Preparatory School (lunches included)
Full Time £2992 per term
Daily Rate £600 per term (x 2, 3, 4 or 5)
Short Day

£430 per term (x 2, 3, 4 or 5)

Morning Only £300 per term (x 2, 3, 4 or 5)
Reception £2,992 per term
Year 1 £3,135 per term
Year 2 £3,135 per term
Early Birds Flat rate of £2.15 (8.00-8.20am)
Late Club Flat rate of £2.15 per 20 minutes (4.00-5.30pm)

Early Years Funding is available giving up to 30 hours free for qualifying 3 and 4 year olds. We are also registered for tax free childcare. We accept childcare vouchers. (Government conditions for both the above must be satisfied. Any queries please contact the Bursar, bursar@polwhelehouse.co.uk, who will be happy to elaborate.)

Preparatory School (lunches included)
Years 3-4 Tuition Fee £4,180 per term
Years 5-6 Tuition Fee £4,320 per term
Years 7-8 Tuition Fee £4,656 per term
Sandwich Tea £0.90
Day Boarding (After School Care)

Flat rate charges for the following (available Monday to Thursday):

Option 1 (5.20-6.00pm)
Boarders’ prep
Option 2 (5.20-7.00pm)*
Boarders’ prep, supper and activity
Option 3 (5.20-8.00pm)*
Boarders’ prep, supper and activities

£20.50 (Years 6-8 only)

Occasional Boarding*

£52 per night depending on availability

*Parents are asked to book 48hrs in advance for these options.


£616 per night per term (x1, 2, 3 or 4) depending on availability

Occasional and flexi-boarding include tea, boarders' prep, freshly cooked evening meal, activity, second prep/activity, bedtime snack and overnight stay with breakfast.

Learning Support Fees

£300 per term for a half hour lesson per week. 45 Minutes £426 per term; 1 hour £549 per term.

30 lessons per year, the number per term will vary but the cost will be charged in three equal instaments.

Prep £TBC per 30 minute private lesson
Prep £TBC per 45 minute joint lesson (2-3 children)
Pre-Prep (Years 1 & 2)

£TBC per 30 minute joint lesson (2-3 children)

Pre-Prep (Nursery & Reception)

£TBC per 20 minute 


30 lessons per year; the number per term will vary but the cost will be charged in three equal instalments.


Pre-Prep £280 per term,  Prep £300 per term Optional                                                                                                                                                                       

Optional payment facilities are available to parents of all full time pupils over 12 months (June 2018 - May 2019) in twelve equal monthly instalments (tuition/boarding fees only). If you would like to take advantage of the option to spread the payment of fees, please contact the Bursar.

Download the current Fees in PDF format here.