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Fees 2017-2018

Class Year Group Termly Fee Annual Fee
Nursery FS1 - Full time provision £1,820 * £5,460 *
Forms 0-2 FS2 - Year 2 £2,756** £8,268**
Forms 3-6 Years 3-6 £3,539** £10,617**
Day Pupil Years 7-8 £4,597** £13,791**
Day Pupil Years 9-13 £5,331** £15,993**
Weekly Boarder* Years 7-8 £7,347 £22,041
Weekly Boarder* Years 9-13 £8,786 £26,358
Full Boarder Years 7-8 £8,460 £25,380
Full Boarder Years 9-13 £9,846 £29,538
Overseas Full Boarder Years 7-8 £9,182 £27,546
Overseas Full Boarder Years 9-13 £10,589 £31,767

* As a member of the Early Years Funding Scheme these fees are shown after deducting the early years funding contribution and are based on full time provision. If you would like part time provision please contact the School for a specific fees quotation. 

** With effect from the Summer term 2017 the school will adopt the general practice of other Independent Schools to separately identify on School bills the lunch charge for day pupils. The charge for Lunches is £220 per term. Please note that this is a compulsory charge.


Chargeable extras are kept to a minimum. They are billed in arrears and are separately payable. Payment of fees is always due before the start of the subsequent term. Extras can include items such as individual music tuition, school transport, school trips and outings, photographs and other minor items.

Sibling Discounts

When two or more siblings are in the School at the same time, a reduction of 5% of the fee is made for the second child, 10% for the third child and 15% for the fourth and any subsequent children. 


The fee charged represents an annual fee, which is normally divided into three termly sums payable in advance and due by the first day of each term. Alternatively the fee can be paid in 10 monthly instalments by variable direct debit. 

Armed Forces Discounts

The discount offered to children of personnel in the Armed Forces, prior to the calculation of the CEA (Board) allowance, is 5% for children in EYFS through to Year 8, and 20% for children in Years 9-13. 

Clergy Discounts

A 5% Discount on day & boarding fees is offered to children of the clergy.


Bow School accounts are managed by the Finance Office at Durham School. All cheques should be made payable to "Durham School". However, the standard scheme for payment is by ten equal monthly Direct Debits. Collection of these ten payments commences on 1 August and will continue until 1 May.

Notice of Withdrawal

A full term's notice is required when a pupil leaves the school, or when he/she changes status from day to boarding or vice versa or when a place that is accepted is cancelled.


An application fee of £75.00 is payable when the Application Form is returned. For Peter Lee Scholarship candidates a registraton fee of £100 is payable. Cheques should be made payable to "Durham School". The application fee is not returnable and its payment does not necessarily imply that a place will be available.


A deposit becomes payable when a definite place is accepted. This deposit is £250 for a Bow pupil, £250 for a senior day pupil, £500 for a boarder living within the EU and a full term's fees for a boarder living outside the EU. The deposit will be refunded at the end of a pupil's time at the School in accordance with the School Terms & Conditions, or immediately should the pupil fail to meet the entry requirements.The deposit may be offered as a donation towards our bursary fund.


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