Fees for the Academic Year 2018/19

Years 7 and 8Fees per TermFees Per Annum
Full Boarding£8,430£25,290
Weekly Boarding*£8,030£24,090
3-Night Boarding^£7,070£21,210
Years 9 to 13Fees Per TermFees Per Annum
Full Boarding£10,865£32,595
Weekly Boarding*£9,970£29,910
3-Night Boarding^£8,395£25,185

Registration Fee: A fee of £75 is payable on registration and is non-refundable.

Acceptance Deposit: An Acceptance Deposit of £1,750 (boarding pupils) or £1,000 (day pupils) is payable when parents accept the offer of a place. The deposit is repaid by means of a credit without interest to the final invoice when leaving the School. Until credited, the deposit will form part of the general funds of the School.

Additional Deposit: For reasons of administration, an Additional Deposit of £2,000 is payable in addition to the Acceptance Deposit by parents of pupils whose normal residence is outside of the United Kingdom. Subject to full compliance with these Terms and Conditions, the Additional Deposit will be credited to the parents’ account when the pupil leaves the School.

All Fees Include

  • Tuition
  • Academic monitoring and guidance by tutor
  • Pastoral care from housemaster/housemistressand house matron
  • Most social and extra-curricular activities
  • Full programme of sport
  • Most text and exercise books
  • Lunch Monday - Saturday

Additionally, boarding fees include:

  • Breakfast, evening meals and Sunday lunch
  • Overnight accommodation
  • 24-hour care by house staff
  • Laundry of bedding, uniform and casual clothes


Families with two children in the School at the same time receive a 5% discount on the boarding or day fee for the eldest child. Those with three children in the School are eligible for 10% discount for the eldest and 5% discount on the second eldest child and those with four children will receive 25% discount on the eldest, 10% on the second eldest and 5% on the third eldest, when all are in the School at the same time. The sibling discount does not apply to fees discounted by a means-tested bursary, Continuity of Education Allowance and certain other discounts.

Fees in Advance

Our Fees in Advance Scheme can benefit parents who wish to deposit advance payments on school fees through access to attractive interest rates. Further information is available from the Finance Office on 01473 326262 or finance@royalhospitalschool.org

Fee Conditions

Please read for conditions and arrangements regarding weekly boarding, 3-night boarding and day pupils.

Read Fee Conditions

Full Boarding

Full boarders have a dedicated bed space and personal storage space in Blake (Year 7), one of the senior boarding houses (Years 8-12) or Nelson (Year 13) as appropriate. The fee includes all meals, overnight accommodation, 24-hour care by residential house staff, health care and laundry.

*Weekly Boarding

Weekly boarders are allocated a dedicated bed space and personal storage space in Blake (Year 7), one of the senior boarding houses (Years 8-12) or Nelson (Year 13) as appropriate. Weekly boarding includes overnight stays from Sunday to Friday inclusive. Pupils may leave after school commitments on Saturday afternoon and may return on Sunday evening or Monday morning. Weekly boarders may stay overnight on a Saturday up to three times per term, which will be charged at £50 per night. If it is likely that more Saturday night stays will be required, the full boarding option should be selected.

Flexible Boarding Options

The vast majority of our boarders board on a full or weekly basis but we recognise how useful flexi-boarding options can be for parents juggling busy working lives. 3-night boarding is popular with pupils who have a relatively long journey into school and would like to break up the travelling during the week. Our new Boarding Bundle is a flexible way to build up from day to 3-night boarding or from 3-night to weekly or full boarding. Blake, Cornwallis, Howe, and to some extent Nelson (Year 13), offer flexible boarding options but space is limited. A guaranteed boarding space can only be met through the full or weekly boarding option otherwise, it is subject to availability.

^3-Night Boarding

3-night boarding is available in Blake, Cornwallis, Howe and Nelson, subject to space being available. This includes three regular overnight stays per week from Sunday to Friday. Overnight stays on a Saturday night may be available on request but are subject to an additional charge of £50 per night and limited to 3 nights per term. 3-night boarders will be guaranteed three overnight stays per week but not a permanent bed space or storage for belongings.

Boarding Bundle

The Boarding Bundle is available to parents of day pupils or 3-night boarders who want to take advantage of the flexibility of buying units of 15 nights purchased in advance for use at any time but only on up to 3 Saturday nights per term and beds are subject to availability. Unused nights can also be rolled over to the subsequent term but are not refundable. Pupils in Years 8 to 12 using Boarding Bundle nights will be allocated a bed in Cornwallis or Howe on the nights they are boarding, subject to availability. The option is also available in Blake and Nelson again subject to availability.

The cost of a 15-night Boarding Bundle is £1,000 and can be purchased via the Finance Department at finance@royalhospitalschool.org a term in advance or by the first week of the term at the latest. A book of boarding passes will be provided and these should be given to the Housemaster or Housemistress on booking the night(s) required. A maximum of three 15-night Boarding Bundles can be purchased per pupil in each academic year.

Ad Hoc boarding by Special Arrangement

Day pupils may also request to stay overnight on an ad hoc basis by special arrangement but this is always subject to space being available in Blake, Cornwallis, Howe or occasionally in another boarding house. This is strictly limited to 10 nights per term (Years 7 and 8) and 7 nights per term (Years 9-13), and no more than 3 Saturday nights per term, at a cost of £50 per night. If it is likely that more than this number of overnight stays will be required each term, the 3-night boarding option or Boarding Bundles should be purchased.

Where possible a week’s notice should be given to ensure adequate planning of room and bed allocations. We recognise that this may not always be possible and we will always try to accommodate your requests. Parents should also keep us informed of any change of plan with regard to staying overnight.

For any further information please contact the Admissions Office on 01473 326136 or admissions@royalhospitalschool.org.

Supplementary Charges

The School makes every effort to keep supplementary charges (incidental expenses or extras) to a minimum but the list below, based on 2018/19, includes those which may be relevant:

All Pupils
Pocket money (day pupils)£25termly
Pocket money (boarders Y7-10)£50termly
Pocket money (boarders Y10-13)£75termly
Day pupils and 3 Night Boarders
Breakfast£3per meal
Evening meal£5per meal
Boarding Bundle (15 boarding nights)£1000for 15 nights
Ad hoc boarding by special arrangement£50per night
Daily bus transport (depending on route and journey) £320-500 termly
Exam fees (GCSE, A Level, music, drama)at costper exam
Careers Advice Programme (Years 10-13)£15termly
Royal Hospital School Parents' Association (RHSPA)£5annually
Duke of Edinburgh's Award enrolment (approx)£35as required
Counselling£50per hour
Bedding pack (basic and complete)£60-90per pack
Airport transfers (+£10 admin charge)at cost as required

Payment of Fees and Incidental Expenses

The payment of fees and incidental expenses is due on or before the first day of each term quoting your child’s name so that payment can be allocated correctly.

Bank NameBarclays Bank plc
Bank Address1 Churchill Place
Canary Wharf
E14 5HP

Sort Code20-65-68

Account No



GB50 BARC 2065 6833 9238 94



International Payments

International payments for fees, deposits and incidental expenses can be made via www.royalhospitalschool.peertransfer.com which enables parents and guardians to:

  • choose from many convenient payment options
  • save on bank fees and exchange rates
  • receive peace of mind with 24/7 multilingual customer support
  • track payments from start to finish.

Admissions Office

01473 326136