School Fees and Other Charges
Please find below information on our school fees, other charges (eg trips, Kim Club, music tuition), methods of payment and the assistance that we offer in the form of scholarships and bursaries.
Our fees for 2022-2023 are:
(tuition and lunch, paid by termly Direct Debit) (£)
|Lower Prep School||3 670||11 010|
|Upper Prep School||4 905||14 715|
|Senior School - Day||6 005||18 015|
|Senior School - Full Boarding*||9 990||29 970|
|Senior School - Weekly Boarding*||9 390||28 170|
* Full Boarding is charged for pupils wishing to board for 6 or 7 nights each week and includes boarders' weekend activity charges; our Weekly Boarding option is available for pupils wishing to board for 4 or 5 nights each week. For Occasional Boarding see our 'Other Charges' below. Boarding fees for pupils under the age of 16 may be paid using childcare vouchers (issued by and arranged through employers).
Our fees include lunches (taken by all pupils), books and some public examination fees but exclude trips and visits. You will also be charged for any extras incurred including some clubs and societies, optional individual musical instrument tuition, academic support, use of the bus service, insurances, occasional boarding, additional meals and out-of-hours care.
iPads: Senior School pupils require an iPad that meets our minimum specification; full details of how we use, manage and support these, including details of our lease-buy scheme, can be found here. Prep School pupils do not need personal devices as they have access to a class set of iPads for use when necessary.
We give a 2% discount off net standard fees if you pay in full by Direct Debit on the designated direct debit date before the start of term. The post-discount figures are shown in the table above. If you choose to pay by any other method, including monthly direct debit instalments (four per term), you will not qualify for this discount. (Net standard fees comprise tuition fees less any sibling discounts, scholarship fee reductions or bursary grants, plus termly/weekly boarding costs).
We give a sibling discount of 2.5% of the net tuition fees for all siblings where two or more siblings attend at the same time. (Net tuition fees are tuition fees less any scholarship fee reductions or bursary grants).
Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA). We welcome Armed Forces, MOD and Diplomatic Service families and have a number of them represented in our boarding houses. As our boarding fees are highly competitive, we cannot offer a specific discount for Government employees who are entitled to CEA. In many cases, however, parents find that our fees compare more than favourably with the discounted rates of other schools.
Please read our fees and charges in conjunction with our parent contract on our Policies page.
- Find out about the assistance that we can offer with fees in the form of scholarships and bursaries
- Discover how paying lump sums towards fees (in advance) can reduce your overall fees bill
- Find out more about how childcare vouchers obtained from your employer can reduce the costs of your extras
Other Charges 2022-2023
Please find details of our additional charges below.
|Per Term (£)||Per Year (£)|
|Pupils Personal Accident Insurance Scheme - including emergency dental cover (compulsory)||6.20||18.60|
|Fees Refund Scheme (opt-in)||1.5% of net tuition fees (and boarding fees where applicable)|
Optional Individual and Group Music Tuition (per instrument)
|Per Term (£)||Per Year (£)|
|Music Instrument Hire||46||138|
|Lower Prep - Stringlets||125||375|
|Lower Prep - Ministrings||125||375|
Lessons may only be stopped at the end of a term. Notice to discontinue lessons must be given in writing (which includes e-mail) to the Music School office by the beginning of the half term holiday of the term at the end of which you wish the lessons to cease. Notice given any later than this will be deemed to apply to the following term. The same terms of notice apply when a pupil changes instrument or teacher. No refunds are granted for non-attendance due to pupil illness or injury.
|Per Hour (£)|
|Group Lessons - Prep School||23|
|Group Lessons - Senior School||25|
|Individual Lessons - Prep School||46|
|Individual Lessons - Senior School||52|
Academic Support Lessons are delivered in partial or full timetable periods (3 x 15, 2 x 20, 1 x 25, 1 x 50 minutes per lesson). Charging is based on the number of lessons attended x number of minutes x relevant hourly rate. No refunds are granted for non-attendance due to pupil illness or injury.
Whole Year Group Residential Trips
|Per Child (£)|
|Third Form WWI Battlefields Trip (Autumn Term)||268|
This trip is normally attended by the entire year group. The costs are payable in advance and will be added to your Autumn Term invoice which will be payable in early September.
Flexi and Occasional Boarding* (Senior School only)
|Per Night (£)|
|First night in any week||65|
|Second and subsequent nights||60|
Occasional boarding is charged for ad-hoc use of the boarding houses. Four or five nights a week boarding is charged at the weekly boarding rate. We reserve the right to charge a Weekly/Full Boarding rate (pro rata to the equivalent annual rate) if a regular pattern of boarding becomes evident. Weekly boarders spending additional ad-hoc nights will be charged at the lower rate above.
*Boarding fees for pupils under the age of 16 may be paid using childcare vouchers (issued by and arranged through employers).
Kim Club** (Prep School Before and After School Care)
|Per Session (£)|
|Breakfast session, from 7.30am||8.40|
|4pm-5pm (Reception - Year 2)||7.20|
|4pm-6pm (Reception - Year 2)||12.00|
|5pm-6pm (Year 3 - Year 6)||7.20|
**Kim Club fees may be paid using childcare vouchers (issued by and arranged through employers). Kim Club can be booked online on a termly or ad hoc basis.
Occasional Meals (Senior School only)
|Per Meal (£)|
Day pupils may join the boarders for weekday breakfasts (8 am) or dinner (6 pm) subject to 24 hours notice. Passes for these meals are available from the Bursary or may be booked using this form. The costs will be added to your end of term account.
There will be occasions when your child is expected to stay for an evening meal (eg. for the Senior House Music Competition) for which no charge will be made.
|Kimbolton School Parents' Association membership fee
(added to your Spring bill)
|£20 per family|
|The Kimboltonian (Senior School magazine - distributed to all families in Autumn Term, Senior families only in Summer Term)
(added to your Spring and Autumn bills respectively)
|£18 per copy
|The Kim Prep Press (Prep School magazine - distributed to Prep families in Autumn Term)
(added to your Spring bill)
|£18 per family|
|Per Child (£)|
|Initial Registration Fee (non-refundable)||100|
|Deposit - UK/EU national - Day or Boarding||500|
|Deposit - Non-UK/EU national - Day||1 000|
|Deposit - Non-UK/EU national - Boarding||5 000|
The deposit is payable when you accept our offer of a place. For those entering in September, this will usually be in the previous February.
The EU national fee and deposit will apply where either parent or the child holds EU nationality. In all other cases the non-EU national rates will apply.
The deposit may be paid via credit/debit card or bank transfer - see this page for details.
The deposit is refundable on request after the leaver's bill has been settled; the Parent Contract refers.