Fees 2020/21
Registration Fee & Acceptance Deposit

Registration fee

Payable on registration and non-refundable: £200

Acceptance Deposit

Residence within the United Kingdom

  • A £500 deposit is required to confirm an offered place at Dunannie Nursery. A further £750 deposit is required to progress to Reception class.
  • A £1,000 deposit is required to join Dunannie, Dunhurst or Bedales at any other point of entry.

Residence outside of the United Kingdom

In addition to the standard deposit of £1,000, an additional deposit is payable by the parents of pupils whose normal residence is outside the United Kingdom:

  • Dunhurst - £7,520
  • Bedales - £11,400
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Dunannie Nursery

View information for prospective parents (including the minimum sessions your child must attend) here.

Option Session times Cost per term
Morning 8.30am-11.45am £447
Full day (with Early Years funding) 8.30am-3.30pm £447
Full day 8.30am-3.30pm £620
Daily supervised lunch £66
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Bedales Pre-prep, Dunannie
Year group Per term Per year
Reception £3,330 £9,990
Years 1 and 2 £3,385 £10,155
Year 3 £4,350 £13,050
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Bedales Prep, Dunhurst
Year group Per term Per year
Group 1 (day) £5,785 £17,355
Groups 2 and 3 (day) £5,885 £17,655
Blocks 1 and 2 (day) £6,415 £19,245
Half boarding (3 nights) £7,590 £22,770
Boarding £8,520 £25,560
Flexi boarding £47 per night
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Bedales Senior
  Per term Per year
Day £9,745 £29,235
Boarding £12,400 £37,200

Fees cover tuition costs for the standard curriculum, food and accommodation, laundry, the facilities, travel for most sports and games and personal accident insurance.

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Music Fees

The standard charge for music tuition on an instrument or for singing is £35 per 35 minute lesson.

Parents will be invoiced in arrears for lessons received in the previous term. 

At the discretion of the Director of Music, a 15% discount is available for second and third instruments. This is only an option at Dunhurst.

Musical instruments can be hired from the school. Further details are available from the Music Department.

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Learning Support

Extra tuition may be provided for pupils requiring learning support or English as an additional language. Parents will be advised if such tuition is required and the charge will be based on a recommended number of lessons.


Per 30-minute lesson
Individual £34.77
Shared (2) £21.68
Group (3+) £15.13

Dunhurst and Bedales

Per term
Level A £405
Level B £730
Level C £1,050
Level D £1,375
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The first six counselling sessions are paid for by the school. If after this period, further sessions are recommended by the counsellor, they are charged as follows:

Dunhurst and Bedales

Dunhurst (35 minutes) £20.42 (based on £35 per hour)
Bedales (50 minutes) £38.33 (based on £46 per hour)
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Extra Lessons

Extra activities and excursions will be charged on an individual basis.

Specialist languages (e.g. Japanese)

Per 35-minute lesson
Individual £38.00
Shared (2 students) £21.50
Group (3+ students) £13.25


Per 30-minute lesson
Individual £32.00
Shared £21.50


Ballet or modern; tap is also available at Dunhurst only.

Per 35-minute lesson (Dunhurst only)
Individual £31.00
Group* £13.00
Per 45-minute lesson
Individual £40.00
Group* £16.00

* This is an indicative cost, based on the lowest group numbers necessary to run a session. Cost saving based on an increase in numbers will result in a lower rate.


Per 30-minute lesson
Individual £15.50
Per 60-minute lesson
Individual £31.00
Shared (2) £18.50
Group of 3 £12.50
Group of 4 £10.00
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Minibus Service

A morning minibus service operates along three main routes, as well as a collection from Petersfield Station, for pupils at Bedales, Dunhurst and Dunannie. Full details, including termly costs, can be found on the Bus Routes page.

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Other Charges

 Personal Accident Insurance Scheme (including dental accidents)

All students are automatically included in this insurance scheme and there is no premium to pay as it is included within your fees. If you would like further information or need to make a claim, please download the relevant forms below and return to the Finance Office.

Fees Refund Insurance Scheme

This scheme covers you for the cost of school fees (apart from the nursery) should your son or daughter be absent from school for a period of 8 or more consecutive days due to illness.  The premium for this cover is 1.05% of the school fees.   If you are new to the school in September or if you now wish to join the scheme, please download the information leaflet and an application form below and return to the Finance Office.

Pupils’ Personal Effect Insurance

We cannot take financial responsibility for your son or daughter’s personal possessions and the School is not able to reimburse you or claim on its own insurance policy for any loss or damage. The school offers a policy which enables you, for a premium of £8.12 per term, to insure all of your son or daughter’s possessions. Please download an application form below and return it to the Finance Office.

Non Payment of Fees Charges

Returned/Unpaid Cheque or Direct Debit: £20.00 per transaction

Interest on late payment of fees: 1.5% per month

Please see the School's Terms and Conditions for further information about the payment of Fees and extras. 

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