Fees and Financial Support

Fees vary from school to school, from region to region and by school type, with boarding schools' fees being higher than those of day schools.

Within Britain, average fees for day schools in the North, Wales, Scotland and Midlands range from £3,328 - £3,697 per term and for day schools in South West, East Anglia, South East and Greater London £3,812 - £5,023 per term. Average fees for boarding schools in Wales, Scotland, the Midlands, East Anglia, and North range from £8,902 - £9,929 per term and for boarding schools in the South West, South East and Greater London £9,986 - £11,571 per term. (Source: ISC Census)

Financial Support

HMC independent schools promote social diversity and the growth of financial support for parents across our schools provides opportunities to benefit for pupils from all backgrounds. Over a third of pupils in HMC independent schools across the UK received help with their fees in 2015/16 and half of this was in the form of means-tested bursaries. Financial support is offered in a variety of forms:

  • Academic Scholarships
  • Specialist Scholarships for Sports, Music, Arts, Drama and ICT
  • Means-Tested Bursaries
  • Armed Forces Discounts
  • Government Grants

To find out more about the different forms of financial support on offer, please contact the schools directly.

Even in deep recession, parents recognise excellence in education. Despite increasing financial pressure, families are determined to find the best and broadest opportunities for their children in the independent sector. The social and ethnic diversity of students in HMC schools gets broader every year, thanks in particular to increased fee assistance.
Kenneth Durham, former Chairman of HMC


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Bulkeley-Evans HMC Scholarships

The Bulkeley-Evans HMC Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for Gap Year projects between school and university for pupils in HMC independent schools. Please click here for more information.