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What matters at Chetham’s is talent not background or ability to pay - around 90% of students receive up to full funding through the Department for Education (DfE). This is made possible by the Government's Music & Dance Scheme, designed to enable young, talented musicians and dancers to receive full time education and training at a specialist school irrespective of parents' financial means.

A PDF of the Fees can be downloaded here.

More information can be found on the Financial Assistance page and Frequently Asked Questions about Financial Matters can be found on this page.

Fees from 1st September 2015

Music Pupils:£ per annum£ per term
Day Student Fee 24,573 8,191
Boarding Student Fee 31,713 10,571
Choristers:£ per annum£ per term
Day Student Fee 9,480 3,160
     
Additional costs (if applicable)£ (GBP)
Acceptance Fee 50
Deposit 300
Assessment/Audition 25
Extra Instrument Tuition 681 per annum (227 per term)
Overnight Stay 30 per night

Parents' annual contribution to fees 2015/16 for Music and Dance Scheme aided students (not Choristers)

Relevant Income
(£ per annum)
One Aided day Student
(£ per annum)
One Aided Boarding Student
(£ per annum)
10,000 0 0
20,000 414 597
30,000 1,413 1,758
40,000 2,412 3,189
50,000 3,462 4,833
60,000 4,812 6,633
70,000 6,264 8,487
80,000 7,764 10,410
90,000 9,264 12,411
100,000 10,764 14,412
110,000 12,264 16,410
120,000 13,764 18,411
130,000 15,264 20,412
140,000 16,764 22,410
150,000 18,264 24,411
160,000 19,764 26,412
170,000 21,264 28,410
180,000 22,764 30,411
190,000 24,264 31,713 (Full Fees)
200,000 24,573 (Full Fees) 31,713 (Full Fees)

Please note: the above table only applies to the school year 2015 / 16. If parents' relevant income is between two levels then the fees will be adjusted accordingly.

Please note: these notes are for guidance only - more information is available from the Bursar, whom we advise all potential parents to contact for advice on fees and related matters. The fees for Choristers are administered by the Cathedral and the above table is solely for guidance for MDS students.

Please note: All fees are revised annually.