In both the prep and senior schools and in early years, teaching is stimulating and characterised by enthusiasm and concern for the needs of individual pupils.

ISI 2013


School fees are normally reviewed at the end of March. The following fees are effective from September 2016.

Preparatory School - Infant

Age groupFees

Infant Dept., Kindergarten Part-time

(fewer than 5 days) 

£50 per day

Kindergarten Part-time

(mornings only, includes lunch) 

£45 per day



£2430 per term
Reception£2540 per term
Year 1 - 2£2985 per term

Preparatory School - Junior

Age GroupFees
Year 3 - 4£3200 per term
Year 5 - 6£3345 per term

Preparatory School - Lunch Costs

TermFees per term
Autumn '16£280
Spring '17£200
Summer '17£220

Senior School - Day

Age groupFees
Year 7 - 8£4340 per term
Year 9 - 11£4935 per term
Sixth Form£5140 per term

Senior School - Lunch Costs

TermFees per term
Autumn '16£308
Spring '17£220
Summer '17£242

Senior School - Boarding

Age groupFees
Year 7 - 8 (Full)£8665 per term
Year 9 - 11 (Full)£9535 per term
Sixth Form (Full)£9930 per term


Weekly Boarding: £45 per night (including breakfast and dinner) for 4 nights a week. Other conditions apply.

Occasional Boarding: £50 per night (including breakfast and dinner), maximum of 14 nights a term. Other conditions apply.

Music Fees

The scale of charges for private music lessons depends on the instrument concerned, and whether instruction is given individually or in a group. Details of charges - which are payable direct by the music teacher concerned - can be supplied on request to the Director of Music.

Payment of Fees

There are three methods of paying fees: in advance, by the first day of term by cheque; by direct debit over 10 months or by debit or credit card. If paying by cheque, please make the cheque payable to Plymouth College. There is a 2% fee if paying by credit card.

Any queries on fees in advance should be addressed to: The Bursar.

The Direct Debit payment is collected on the 4th of each month (September - June). There is an admin fee of £4 per child per month.A Direct Debit form can be downloaded here. The College will need to receive a completed direct debit mandate at least 2 weeks before the first collection date.

If you require the College bank details, or wish to pay by debit or credit card, please ring the Bursary, specifically the Accounts Office, on: 01752 505112.

Pupils whose fees are overdue are liable to exclusion, and any bursary or scholarship may be forfeited, until payment has been made.

Fees Concession

Sibling Discount of 10% on net tuition and boarding fees are available for the second sibling, with an additional 5% for each subsequent sibling at the College or Preparatory School whilst the eldest sibling is at the College (from 1st September 2010).

Sixth Form Loyalty Discount if a current pupil has been with us for the two years of GCSE and obtains the necessary academic results to move from Year 11 into Sixth Form, we will only charge the Year 11 rate relevant to each of their two years of Sixth Form study.

Services Discount the College welcomes applications from children of Services personnel and offers a 15% discount on net tuition and boarding fees for each boarding pupil, and 15% on net tuition fees for each day pupil, joining the school from September 2010. A photocopy of a Services ID card will be required annually.

Plymouth College Armed Forces' Package 14-15 From September 2010, the Governors agreed that a 15% discount would be applied to children of Armed Forces personnel, on production annually, of a photocopy of a Forces ID Card from an eligible parent in the Armed Forces. This will be increased to 20% for new registrations only with effect from 1 September 2015.

The table below reflects the CEA and school fees as announced for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Boarding for children in Years 5 and 6 is very unusual and available only under very particular circumstances and is the decision of the Headmaster.

MoD regulations may require the Armed Forces' parent to pay at least 10% of fees.

Year GroupFees per TermDiscountCEA

Payable to College

(Excluding Extras) 

Year 5 & 6 Day£320015% = £480£2993CEA only
Year 7 & 8 Boarding£828515% = £1242.75£6669£373.25 + CEA
Year 7 & 8 Day£417015% = £625.50£4007CEA only
Year 9 to 11 Boarding£902015% = £1353£6669£998 + CEA
Year 9 to 11 Day£466015% = £699£4007CEA only
Year 12 & 13 Boarding£942015% = £1413£6669£1338 + CEA
Year 12 & 13 Day£492015% = £738£4007£175 + CEA

Registration Fee and Refundable Deposits

For all day and boarding pupils there is a non-refundable registration fee of £75.

In addition, there is a deposit payable on acceptance of a place of £500 for EU Boarders and £1000 for Non EU boarders and £200 for Senior School day pupils. The deposit is refunded once the child leaves the school less any outstaning monies.

Book Deposit

A deposit of £100 is also payable when the pupil joins the school and will be shown on the first term's fees. This amount is refundable on his/her leaving and covers any sums then due in respect of books lost, music fees, or other small miscellaneous charges.

Absence from School Refund Scheme

Bupa Health Insurance

Pupil's Personal Effects Insurance

Pupils' Personal Accident Insurance Scheme

In both the prep and senior schools and in early years, teaching is stimulating and characterised by enthusiasm and concern for the needs of individual pupils.

ISI 2013
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