Fees & Finances

The fees are determined annually by the Governors at their March meeting. The Governors reserve the right, however, to respond to need by changing the fees at any time.

Registration and Enrolment Fees

The £50 Registration Fee covers all the normal costs of the admissions process and is non-refundable.

The £500 Enrolment Fee is allocated to the Donhead Bursary and Charitable Purposes Fund, which provides for charitable help pursuant to the aims and ethos of Donhead. The Enrolment Fee is non-refundable should an acceptance of a place be cancelled.

Fees for the Academic Year 2017-2018

  • £3,546 per term (£10,638) for Reception
  • £3,725 per term (£11,175 p.a.) for Years 1 to 6 (Pre-Prep 1 to Elements)

Fees for the Academic Year 2018-2019

  • £3,725 per term (£11,175) for Reception
  • £3,874 per term (£11,622 p.a.) for Years 1 to 6 (Pre-Prep 1 to Elements)

These fees include all tuition, lunch, break-time drinks and snacks.

Fees are payable strictly in advance.

All new entrants to the school pay a one-off £20 fee for books supplied by the school.

The school operates a direct debit system for payment of fees. Full details are sent to new parents before the start of the school year.


Individual instrumental & singing lessons are available for a separate charge. Music tutors’ fees for the academic year 2017-2018 are £205 per term for ten half-hour lessons. Peripatetic instrumental teaching fees will increase for the academic year 2018-19 to £210 per term (from £41/hour to £42/hour).

Parents are invoiced directly by the music tutor at the beginning of the term and fees are payable within two weeks, directly to them.

Outings & Visits

Payments for excursions and visiting performers are charged individually at the end of each term by invoice.

Extra Curricular Clubs

Please visit the Extra Curricular section of our website for details of the costs, where applicable, of individual clubs and activities, the Breakfast Club and After School Care.

Notice of Withdrawal

We require one full term’s notice, in writing addressed to the Headmaster, of the intended withdrawal of a pupil from the school. If such notice is not give, a term's fees in lieu of notice will become due immediately. No exceptions can be made to this rule.


The Governors operate a Bursary Fund for those families where the continued payment of the school fees at Donhead becomes a major difficulty. When this happens the Governors are willing to consider sympathetically applications for the postponement of fees. This can be for either compassionate reasons or for reasons of financial hardship. All Bursary applications are means tested. At the moment, Bursaries are not awarded for new entrants, although this provision is constantly under review.