Downe House Fees & Charges

Details of our current fees and charges which are reviewed annually and subject to change.

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.

Full boarding fees per term £15,920
Full day fees per term £11,840
Registration and Deposit – from 1 September 2023
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


A Downe House day begins at breakfast and ends after the last of your daughter’s evening activities finishes.

The ‘Full boarding fees’ 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.

The ‘Full day fees’ include all of the above with the exception of accommodation and laundry. Downe House day girls enjoy the same extensive benefits as the boarding girls, but they return home at the end of each day.

There are additional charges for ‘Extras’ including music (instrumental and voice), Speech and Drama, individual language, dance, tennis and squash lessons, as well as some optional extra-curricular activities that girls are able to sign up for.

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:


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.

Now accepting more Day Pupils for September 2025! Learn more at our Open Event on Thursday 9 May.
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