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Durham School

Day & Boarding School (Age 3-18)

Founded 1414

Fees 2013-2014

Class Year Group Termly Fee Annual Fee
Nursery Badgers £2,176 £6,528
Forms 1-3 Reception & Years 1-2 £2,525 £7,575
Forms 3-6 Years 3-6 £3,040 £9,120
Day Pupil Years 7-8 £4,120 £12,360
Day Pupil Years 9-13 £5,150 £15,450
Weekly Boarder* Years 7-8 £5,895 £17,685
Weekly Boarder* Years 9-13 £7,205 £21,615
Full Boarder Years 7-8 £6,695 £20,085
Full Boarder Years 9-13 £7,930 £23,790
Overseas Full Boarder Years 7-8 £7,005 £21,015
Overseas Full Boarder Years 9-13 £8,340 £25,020


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 brothers or sisters are in the School (including Durham School) at the same time, a reduction of 10% in the fee is made for the second child and 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. 

Service and Clergy Discounts

For children of personnel in the Armed Forces or children of clergy we offer a 5% discount for children in Years 7 and 8, rising to a 20% discount for children in Years 9 upwards. 


Bow’s 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 once accepted or reserved is cancelled.


A registration fee of £50.00 is payable when the Registration Form is returned. Cheques should be made payable to "Durham School". The registration fee is not returnable and its payment does not necessarily imply that a vacancy will be available.


A deposit becomes payable when a definite place is accepted or if you wish to reserve a place for your child. This deposit is £100 for a Bow pupil, £250 for a day pupil, £500 for a boarder living within the EC and a full term's fees for a boarder living outside the EC. The deposit will be refunded at the end of a pupil's time at the School 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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