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School fees are charged termly and cover all the costs incurred in the usual course of a boy’s education and boarding during the term. From September 2023 the fee is £11,100 per term. They are invoiced in advance and payable by the first day of each term.
Other charges, such as those for extra activities, musical instrument lessons, fencing, tennis etc. are invoiced in arrears. A list of the available activities and the charges is sent to parents before the start of each term. They are payable by the first day of the next term.
Charges for insurances and school fees protection are charged in advance and are again payable by the first day of each term. Personal accident insurance is compulsory and included within the school fees. Medical insurance and school fees protection are optional. Charges for incidental expenses, such as taxis and toothbrushes, are invoiced in arrears.
Either a full term’s notice or a payment of a term’s fees in lieu of notice must be given, if a boy is withdrawn from the school. The Governors review the level of fees annually in March.
A registration charge of £100 is payable when a boy’s name is entered on the school’s future places list. A deposit of £1,000 is payable one year before a boy joins the school. This deposit will confirm the boy’s place at Ludgrove and be credited to the final invoice when the boy leaves the school. An additional £200 administration fee will be charged for boys who require Child Student Visa sponsorship. For further information on admissions, see here.
The Governors of Ludgrove are committed to broadening access to the school to ensure that, as far as possible, boys who would otherwise thrive here and be an asset to the school are not prevented from coming for financial reasons. To that end, limited funds are available on a means-tested basis to assist with school fees.
Each year we offer significant support to families with numerous boys benefiting from bursaries, including some receiving 110% transformational bursaries. We are continually improving and building the level of support we can offer and have plans to help more families in the years to come.
Royal National Children’s SpringBoard Foundation
Ludgrove has worked with the Royal National Children’s SpringBoard Foundation (RNCSF) since 2018 offering 110% transformational bursaries to boys from disadvantaged backgrounds. Working in partnerships at community level, SpringBoard identifies the boys who would benefit from a boarding education and matches them to schools best-suited to their needs and interests, guaranteeing them a smooth transition to a senior school too.
How are bursaries funded?
Our means-tested places are supported by the Ludgrove Foundation and through fundraising. If you would like to help us enable a transformative education for even more boys, please see here.