St Hugh's fees are fully inclusive and have been structured in this way to avoid additional charges and unexpected extras adding significantly to your termly invoice.

What is included:

  • All year group trips, outings and residentials
  • Wraparound care (mornings and afternoons) for children from Reception upwards
  • All books and educational materials
  • Clubs and activities (with the exception of a small number of clubs run by specialist external coaches.  
  • Tea and extended supervision (until 6.15pm) for day pupils from Years 3 – 8.
  • Support for children with special educational needs (a maximum of two sessions of learning support per week, as detailed in the Parent Contract)

The annual Baines Cutler Benchmarking Survey which enables like-for-like comparison of cost and business performance across independent schools of similar profile, indicates that St Hugh’s school fees represent strong value for money.  Our teacher-to-pupil ratios are the highest amongst our peers and enable the school to offer small class sizes (an average of 15 across the school) and outstanding standards of individualised academic and pastoral support to all pupils.  St Hugh’s prides itself in delivering excellence across all that we offer. Our pupil numbers are kept at an optimal level: we are a school that is large enough to provide outstanding facilities and opportunity, but small enough to enable inclusivity and ensure that these are available to all children. The school’s significant year-on-year investment in resources across the areas of teaching, welfare and facilities - at levels significantly above our peers – offers direct and substantial benefits to our pupils.


The following termly fees for the 2023/2024 academic year are effective from the autumn term 2023:

Reception (4+)     £4,830
Pre - Prep - Years 1 and 2  £5,280
Middle School  £7,500
Upper School £8,350
Weekly boarding (Mon - Fri inclusive): Termly Fee £1,780
Single Night (Mon-Fri): Fee per night £50
Single Night - sibling: Fee per night  £40 
Termly: One morning session per week     £492
Termly: One afternoon session per week  £378
Termly: One full day per week  £870
Please note that we have a minimum booking requirement of 4 sessions per week for all Nursery children   
  • Registration Fee: £75
  • Administration Fee for children requiring sponsorship (CAS) for applications for UK Child Student Visas: £500
  • Deposit payment (on acceptance of a place): £500 or
  • Deposit payment (on acceptance of a place) for CAS applicants: one term's school fee (at appropriate level)

Nursery Robins (wraparound care 3.30 - 4.40pm): £8 per session

Optional extra-curricular trips e.g. to watch sports events (offered at a subsidised rate) - cost varies

Optional, 'invitation-only' residential trips e.g. overseas sports tours, Chamber Choir tours - cost varies

Specialist teaching / coaching:  there are additional charges (details available on request) for a small number of optional activities available at the school which are provided by external teachers/coaches: 

  • After-school clubs run by external coaches e.g. judo, ballet, archery
  • Individual music lessons  
  • Group and individual LAMDA lessons (speech and drama)
  • Small group tennis coaching 

Bursaries: St Hugh’s offers means-tested bursaries to support new families who would like to send their children to St Hugh's but are not in the position to afford the full fees.  Further details can be found here. 

Military & FCDO Discount: a 20% discount on fees is offered to families where one or both parents are currently employed by the British Armed Services or the Foreign Office.  St Hugh’s is on the MOD’s list of approved schools for Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA) - we are on the MOD list of approved schools (despite not offering full boarding - CEA applies as long as children have guardians/family who the children can stay with over weekends).  

Childcare Vouchers: the school accepts Employer Child Care vouchers for payment of EYFS fees, Nursery after-school care, boarding, and activities outside school hours including chargeable after-school clubs.  The school also accepts payments through the Government Tax-Free Childcare Scheme.

Payment Arrangements: Fees can be paid termly, before the first day of each term, or in nine monthly instalments under the Direct Debit scheme. Supplemental charges will be invoiced prior to the start of term and shall be payable on receipt of the invoice. Unforeseen charges that accrue during the course of a term will be invoiced prior to the start of following term and shall be payable on receipt of the invoice. An interest charge may be made on late payment of any sums due.

St Hugh's School (Carswell) Trust Limited, Carswell Manor, Carswell, Faringdon Oxon SN7 8PT
Company registered in England No. 913833 Registered Charity No. 309640

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