Private schools, in some ways, characterise certain aspects of the UK’s history. These schools are typically established institutions which educate a large volume of pupils each year.
It is also worth noting that the fees incurred when sending your child to one of these schools can often be quite high. – so what are five of the most expensive schools in the UK?
1. Hurtwood House
One term at Hurtwood House costs in excess of £11,000, leading to an annual tuition fee of around £34,000, according to data provided by CNBC. The co-educational school consists of an Edwardian building located in Surrey. The school was founded in 1970.
2. Eton College
Perhaps the most widely recognised private school in England, figures provided by Forbes state that this top-ranked, single-sex school also charges around £34,000 for annual tuition. The school was founded in 1440 and is internationally renowned for having educated more royal figures, members of parliament and notable literary figures (such as George Orwell) than any other boarding school.
3. Charterhouse School
Another school situated in Surrey, Charterhouse School also has fees which are close to a figure of £34,000. Charterhouse was originally founded on a London monastery in 1611, but moved to its current location in Surrey in 1872. Despite the move, the school retains a strong religious element and counts its school motto as Deo Dante Dedi – “because God gave, I gave”.
4. Roedean School
This private school, situated on the outskirts Brighton, has annual tuition fees of around £33,000. The school is open to boarders and non-borders with boarding being the more expensive option. The school merged with St Marys Hall in 2009 after being founded in 1885 by three sisters who have become colloquially known as ‘The Firm’.
5. Marlborough College
A co-educational boarding school, Marlborough College charges annual fees of £30,300 for boarding and £24,450 for day attendees. The college was founded in 1843 and many of the buildings retain 18th century architectural elements.
Of course, the fees incurred by public school education do not end with tuition costs as a number of extras are also included. Forbes claims that these additional expenses add a further 10% to total costs.
This means that parents considering sending their children to these establishments will need to ensure that their personal finances and savings are up to scratch, perhaps prompting them to consider using financial products.
For example, if you wish to send your child for a private education but wish to cover yourself against the potential risk of losing your job while doing so, income protection can be of great assistance.Back to top