Paying for private school

Discover exactly what it costs to send a child to independent school with our advice on school fees and extras, such as uniform and books

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Educate now, pay later?

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Help! How can I afford my child’s education?

Help! How can I afford my child’s education?

Dr Helen Wright offers advice to parents struggling to afford a private education …read more

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Budget for the extra costs of independent school by Gail Dixon Rated: 4.0

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In search of independence: how to fund your child's education

In search of independence: how to fund your child's education

A guide to bursaries and scholarships …read more

There are many compelling reasons to send your child to an independent school, writes Leo Lyons

There are many compelling reasons to send your child to an independent school, writes Leo Lyons

Choosing an independent school for your child …read more

A helping hand

A helping hand

Private education is becoming more accessible than ever due to bursary schemes …read more

Help! How can I afford my child’s education?

Help! How can I afford my child’s education?

Dr Helen Wright offers advice to parents struggling to afford a private education …read more

Dear agony aunt: why won't the school help us?

Dear agony aunt: why won't the school help us?

Dr Helen Wright, headteacher of St Mary's School Calne, offers advice to a family who are struggling to keep their son in independent school. A restructuring of the fees might help …read more

Educate now, pay later?

Educate now, pay later?

To keep their kids in the private sector, some parents are signing up for more unsecured lending or asking for credit from schools. Find out what bursars are doing to help …read more

How to cope with school fees when storm clouds are gathering

How to cope with school fees when storm clouds are gathering

If you're going through a crisis and have been hit by divorce, bereavement, business failure or serious illness help is at hand to enable your children to stay at private school …read more

Budget for the extra costs of independent school

Budget for the extra costs of independent school

Uniform, musical instruments and trips can add 20 per cent to the cost of independent education, but you can make considerable savings every term …read more

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