It is the policy of the Governors to review fees
annually, changes taking place for the Michaelmas (Autumn) term. However, they
reserve the right to increase fees or impose surcharges at other times if
circumstances warrant it. Fee increases are normally notified to parents by the
Vice-President at the end of the Summer term.
A non-refundable Registration Fee of £200 is
payable when a pupil's name is first registered for entry.
An Acceptance Deposit of £1,300 is required by the
College when a boy or girl is offered a place at Wellington College, in order
to confirm definite candidature.
In addition to the Acceptance Deposit, an
additional Overseas Deposit of £9,680 is required from parents not resident in
the United Kingdom.
The Acceptance Deposit and Overseas Deposit will be
retained in the general funds of the College until the pupil leaves and will be
repaid by means of a credit without interest to the final payment of fees or
other sums due to the College on leaving, unless stated otherwise in the Terms
and Conditions or unless the parents wish to donate the Acceptance Deposit to
An administration fee of £200 is payable by the
parents of each pupil on acceptance of a place. This fee is non-refundable.
Fees are charged termly in advance and for 2013-14 are as follows:
- Boarding £10,980 per term
- Day Fee (in boarding houses) £9,320 per term
- Day Fee £8,110 per term
The fees are inclusive of all the normal
maintenance and recreational requirements of the pupil. For boarders, they
include the provision of linen (except towels), laundry, maintenance and
reasonable repair of clothes (but not marking, dry cleaning or shoe repair),
games, physical education, swimming, normal medical treatment in the College
sanatorium, and personal accident and dental insurance cover.
Further details of the fees in advance scheme,
including a quotation, can be obtained from the Head of Finance
Head of Finance
Mr. P Thompson, Wellington College,
Crowthorne, Berkshire, RG45 7PU
Telephone: +44 (0)1344 444024
Fax: +44 (0)1344 444006
All General Enquiries regarding Wellington
Telephone: +44 (0)1344 444000
Fax: +44 (0)1344 444002
So far as is possible 'extras' are kept to a
minimum, but charges are made for the following:
- BUPA - If your child
does not already have health cover you may choose to insure medical costs
through the BUPA scheme operated through the College. View details of the College
BUPA scheme or go to go to the BUPA site .
This charge is optional and is £67.50 per term for 2013-14.
- Combined Cadet Force (CCF) - an annual charge of £80, charged
termly, is paid by all members of the CCF except Foundationers. Additional
charges are made for attendance at annual camps, training weekends and for
lost or damaged clothing or equipment.
- Club and society subscriptions - some sports outside the normal
games curriculum, such as sailing, shooting, fencing and sub-aqua levy
charges to cover their costs, and these are charged as sundries on fee
- Examination fees - all public examination fees and costs are
charged to parents.
- Field courses and educational visits - some educational courses
require field trips or visits to the theatre or concerts, for example.
Charges for these will normally be made as sundries on College bills.
- Instrumental music tuition - each year the College makes a
recommendation to its visiting music teachers on the rate they should
charge. The recommended fee is £240 for 10 lessons per instrument per
term, payable direct to the appropriate music teacher on receipt of an
invoice. This applies to all pupils being taught by visiting teachers;
music scholars and those in receipt of instrumental bursaries will be
reimbursed through the College fees account.
In addition, the College makes a small administration charge of £12.50 in
respect of pupils learning musical instruments.
Music sundries may be supplied by either the visiting teacher or the
College and will be charged appropriately.
AS and A2 Level music candidates may have lessons on one instrument free
- Medical appointments - if a pupil has to be taken to a doctor,
dentist, hospital or see any other specialist, the cost of providing a car
and driver is charged on College bills.
- Old Wellingtonian Society - a charge is made each term throughout a
pupil's time at College which provides for life membership of the O.W.
society; this includes receipt of the Wellington year book for life. This
charge may be varied as the O.W. society may from time to time determine.
Those staying at College for the full five year period will be charged £48 per term in 2013-14. Those staying for shorter periods pay a pro rata amount. For instance those entering the Sixth Form for two years will pay £120.00 per term in 2013-14.
- Overnight accommodation - day pupils who stay overnight are charged
£45 per night.
- School Fee Insurance - This insures you against the possibility that the pupil misses
part of their schooling as a result of illness. The charge is optional with a premium of 0.75% of
the net fees payable. Read more details of the School Fee Insurance scheme.
Fees for Foundationers are individually assessed
under rules laid down by the governors.
- Boarders: £6,950 per term
- Day fees:
- Year 5-8: £5,175 per term
- Year 3-4: £5,075 per term
- Year 1,2 and reception: £3,250 per term
- Nursery 5 mornings: £1,950 per term
The College operates its own scheme to provide for
the deposit of lump sums to be used for the payment of College fees for future
years. The lump sum payments may be made by parents, grandparents or anyone
wishing to make provision for a child's education. By paying a lump sum in
advance of a pupil's entry to Wellington, it is possible to show a significant
saving, depending on interest rates at the time of payment and the length of
time before entry to the College. Placing a deposit in this way does not
guarantee a place in the College.