Registration Fee and Deposit

A non-refundable registration fee of £150 is payable on registration of each child.

The acceptance deposit of £400 is payable by the parents of each pupil on acceptance of a place, comprising:

  • Refundable Acceptance Deposit (£150) which will be returned in accordance with the Terms and Conditions
  • Retained Acceptance Deposit (£250) which will be retained by the School except as set out in the Terms and Conditions.

Termly School Fees

  • Reception, Year 1 and 2: £5,695
  • Years 3 and 4: £6,095
  • Years 5 and 6: £6,735
  • Year 7 to Year 13: £8,075
  • Full boarding: £14,015*

* Under the School’s Terms and Conditions, boarding fees for the term of entry are payable by 31st March in the calendar year of entry. Please see clauses 3.1, 3.4 and 3.5 of the Terms and Conditions.

Payment of Fees

Please note that the School will not accept cash payments of fees (see clause 4.15 of the Terms and Conditions). Instructions for payment will be sent with the fee bills. Fees must be paid on or before the first day of each term.

Music Lessons

Individual music lessons are available on a wide variety of instruments, delivered by visiting music teachers, who are self-employed and issue their own fees, terms and conditions. More information is available from the Director of Music.


Examination fees, School bus (Kura), breakfast club, after school club, homework club and lost or damaged books charges will be added to bills and charges for extras will be added to boarders’ fee accounts where necessary. Pupils in Years 3 and above may buy breakfast.

Fees are inclusive of all tuition, meals (lunch and afternoon tea), text books, games, societies, and most clubs.

Fees must be paid on or before the first day of each term.


The School reserves the right to alter the fees and charges at any time however they are usually adjusted once a year in September. Please see the School’s Terms and Conditions for further information about the payment of fees and extras.

Bursaries and Scholarships

Since its foundation in 1629, the School has always given means-tested financial support to a number of pupils whom we know will thrive at Chigwell but whose families cannot afford full fees. This support is known as a bursary which may be awarded in the form of a discount of up to 100% on tuition fees, depending on the financial circumstances of applicants. Chigwell encourages applications from pupils who, without a bursary, would not be able to access an education of the highest quality, but who would thrive with the academic, extra-curricular and developmental opportunities offered here. The School offers bursaries in the belief that a first-class education in the broadest sense can change the lives of the individuals, whilst they are at school and for their future.

Scholarships are awarded in recognition of academic merit, irrespective of financial means and awards are made each year, primarily at 11+ and on entry to the Sixth Form (day place applicants only). In summary, the scholarships available are:

  • Academic scholarships, awarded at 11+, 13+ and on entry to the Sixth Form
  • Music scholarships, awarded at 11+, 13+ and on entry to the Sixth Form
  • Art and drama scholarships are awarded on entry to the Sixth Form

Applications for scholarships and bursaries can be made on the registration form.