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Boarding and Tuition Fees 2021/2022
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St Edward's & St Wilfrid's Junior House Years 7 to 8  


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St Edward's & St Wilfrid's Junior House Years 7 to 8  

For children of HM Armed forces and HM Diplomatic Service personnel

A 20% discount is offered to the children of  HM Armed forces and HM Diplomatic Service who are in receipt of the Continuity of Education Allowance.  This is not in addition to the sibling discounts listed below.

Means-tested bursary assistance may also be available, dependent upon individual circumstances, please click here for more details.

Sibling Discounts

Sibling discounts are available as follows:

Second child: 10% boarding, 7% day
Third child: 20% boarding, 14% day 
Fourth child: 30% boarding, 21% day


The College tries to keep the cost of extras to a minimum and we make as many of them as possible optional. As a rule of thumb you might expect to pay £1,000- £1,500 a year in extras.

However, please be aware that certain extras may increase this balance further such as the cost of EAL in the Sixth Form and music lessons as described below. Escort by matrons to medical and dentist appointments can also add up, as can the entrance fees to public examinations. Optional trips abroad and some activities will also increase the charges.

Where possible you will be warned whenever significant extra charges are likely to be made.

Typical fees are as follows:

Music Lessons (35 min lesson)£33.00 per lesson (£31.00 for second instrument)

English as an Additional Language (Years 12 and 13)

£985.00 per term

English as an Additional Language (Years 9 to 11)No charge as this class replaces mainstream English
English as an Additional Language 1:1 lessons (All years)£42.00 per 50 minute lesson
Day student extras:                                                            

College overnight 


St Edward's & St Wilfrid's Junior House Years 7 to 8 overnight£42.00 

Our preferred method of payment of fees is by direct debit payable from a UK bank, please contact our fees officer for details: (Tel. 01439 766 869)

Parents wishing to make a lump sum fee payment in advance may like to consider our Fees in Advance scheme, please contact our fees officer for details and a personalised quote: (Tel. 01439 766869)

Notice for parents and guardians re "phishing" emails.

We are aware there have been a number of “phishing” emails sent to parents and guardians of Ampleforth College offering an “early bird” discount and asking for fees to be paid into fraudulent bank accounts.

Please note this is a scam. Ampleforth College’s bank details have not changed, and we have no intention to do so.

As you may be aware, there have been a number of “phishing” emails received by parents recently offering an “early bird” discount and asking for fees to be paid into a fraudulent account. We are very sorry for the worry and inconvenience this may have caused you. This has been reported to the relevant authorities. Unfortunately, this is becoming an increasingly common scam targeting many independent schools and we would ask parents to remain vigilant.

The fraudulent emails which we have been made aware of on each occasion have all come from  fees@ampleforths.org (with an extra “s”) rather than from the genuine fees@ampleforth.org.uk

We would like to reiterate that, if you receive any email appearing to come from Ampleforth but which raises concerns, please check with our Finance Department before making any payment. 

Please note our bank details have not changed and we are happy to confirm our bank details before you make any transfer of funds. This can be done by ringing a known contact at Ampleforth College and asking to be transferred to the Finance Department.