Downe House Fees & Charges

Downe House Fees

Our fees at Downe House encompass the cost of maintaining the very highest standards of education, pastoral support and service for every girl in our care. The fees below are for the academic year 2024/25.

Full boarding fees per term £16,955
Day fees per term £12,610
The fees shown below will be available from September 2025 to reflect our new flexi and day offerings. They are indicative fees only and will be subject to inflationary increases for the academic year 2025-26.
Flexi boarding fees per term  £14,172
Day fees per term £9,340
Registration and Deposit
Registration fee (non-refundable)
Deposit UK Residents*
Deposit Non-UK Residents*
£3,000 (paid on acceptance of offer)
£4,000 (paid on acceptance of offer)
* Deposit refunded when pupil leaves

Full Boarding Fees

These cover the cost of tuition, pastoral care, accommodation, all meals and break times during the full School day, laundry, personal accident insurance, the majority of educational materials and some stationery for each subject, and academic and enrichment trips as part of the curriculum. Also included is participation in School-run enrichment activities such as our extensive lecture and DH LINKS programmes, choirs and orchestras, and School productions, together with sports coaching and training. Also included is transport to and from sports fixtures, as well as many exciting activities run as part of our co-curricular and weekend activities programmes.

Full Boarders stay seven nights a week in their Boarding House with the option to go home on Saturday afternoon after their commitments are met.

Flexi Boarding Fees – available from September 2025

These cover the same as Full Boarding Fees (see above) but includes accommodation for four (rather than seven) nights per week.

Flexi Boarders can stay up to four nights a week in their Boarding House; the number of overnight stays can be adjusted each week, with an extra charge for additional nights stayed.

Day Fees

These include all of the above with the exception of accommodation and laundry.

Day Pupils have access to all day, evening and weekend activities but do not stay overnight. Separate facilities are provided for Day Pupils in the Upper School; in the Lower School and Sixth Form, Day Pupils are integrated into our Boarding Houses.

Fees are charged in advance at the start of each term. For more information about Downe House fees and charges, please contact our Registrar, Miss Angela Nutt:

Downe House will not change their bank account details and if any parent is asked to pay into a different account they should contact the Finance Department immediately.


In September 2018 after extensive consultation with students and staff, we were delighted to begin phasing in our new uniform. Learn more about the uniform and the phasing in timeline here.

Downe House School uniform - Scholarship programme

Tours & Open Mornings

The best way to find out more about Downe House is to experience it for yourself. Book a personal tour or join us at one of our Open Mornings, available throughout the year.

A flexible and modern approach – Full Boarding | Flexi Boarding | Day Pupil – what’s your Downe House journey?
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