St George’s School fees for the 2023–2024 academic year

This page provides full details of the private school fees you can expect to pay at St George's School for the current academic year. Whether you're considering day schooling or boarding options, the detailed tables give the different costs for each stage of education, as well as the differences between day schooling, nursery fees, flexi-boarding and full-time residential boarding.

A Registration Fee (non-refundable) must accompany the Application Form of £90 (£30 Nursery). Fees and additional costs are reviewed annually in June and will be subject to an increase each academic session.

View our Nursery Fees further down this page.

Junior School (5-9/10 years)

Year Group

£ p/year

£ p/term

P1 & P2

11,175

3,725

P3, P4 & P5

13,032

4,344

Year Group

P1 & P2

£ p/year

11,175

£ p/term

3,725

Year Group

P3, P4 & P5

£ p/year

13,032

£ p/term

4,344

Lower School (10 – 12/13 years)

Year Group

£ p/year

£ p/term

P6

14,424

4,808

Remove (P7) & Lower 4 (S1)

16,281

5,427

Year Group

P6

£ p/year

14,424

£ p/term

4,808

Year Group

Remove (P7) & Lower 4 (S1)

£ p/year

16,281

£ p/term

5,427

Find out about Lower School

Upper School Including Sixth Form (12-18 years)

Year Group

£ p/year

£ p/term

Upper 4 (S2) - Upper 6 (S6)

18,324

6,108

Year Group

Upper 4 (S2) - Upper 6 (S6)

£ p/year

18,324

£ p/term

6,108

Find out about Upper School

Boarding (10 - 18 years)

Year Group

£ p/year

£ p/term

Full boarding: P6

33,675

11,225

Remove (P7) & Lower 4 (S1)

35,532

11,844

Upper 4 (S2) - Upper 6 (S6)

37,575

12,525

Year Group

Full boarding: P6

£ p/year

33,675

£ p/term

11,225

Year Group

Remove (P7) & Lower 4 (S1)

£ p/year

35,532

£ p/term

11,844

Year Group

Upper 4 (S2) - Upper 6 (S6)

£ p/year

37,575

£ p/term

12,525

Find out about Boarding

Flexi-boarding fee in addition to day fee (10 - 18 years)

Year Group

£ p/year

£ p/term

2 Nights

5,814

1,938

3 Nights

8,679

2,893

4 Nights

11,706

3,902

5 Nights

14,343

4,781

Year Group

2 Nights

£ p/year

5,814

£ p/term

1,938

Year Group

3 Nights

£ p/year

8,679

£ p/term

2,893

Year Group

4 Nights

£ p/year

11,706

£ p/term

3,902

Year Group

5 Nights

£ p/year

14,343

£ p/term

4,781

Find out about Boarding

  • Casual daily boarding rates: Monday - Friday £80 per night, Saturday & Sunday £85 per night
  • Lunches P1 upwards £4.60 per day (included in boarding fee)

Extras

Tuition fees are inclusive of textbooks, stationery, Junior School day trips and personal accident premiums. Examination fees charged by SQA, GCSE, AS and A Level exam boards are charged as an extra cost separately.

Deposit

A deposit of £300 should be paid as a final entry fee when the offer of a place is confirmed. Deposits will be offset against the pupil's account for the final term.

Parents who are not UK nationals and/or who are not domiciled in the UK are required to pay a refundable deposit of £3,000 when a boarding place is accepted. This is reduced to £300 for students staying for one term only.

Tier 4 visas

Due to the complexity surrounding applications for Tier 4 Child Student visas, we require all applications to be made with Newland Chase Education, a firm of immigration specialists. An additional cost will be incurred for this service. Please contact admissions for details.

All financial matters relating to the school are managed by Fiona Duncanson, Business Director, T: 0131 311 8000, feeassistance@stge.org.uk

Extras are kept to a minimum and in most cases, the termly fee is inclusive of all costs. Extras are charged for individual music lessons, after school and holiday club, English as a second language, external examination fees and some activities where an external instructor is hired. Full details of extras can be downloaded below. Most extra-curricular activities are provided free of charge.

Where three or more sisters are pupils at the same time, the third and subsequent sisters will receive a discount of one-third of tuition fees. A discount scheme is also available with brothers at Merchiston. Please note that the third child discount does not apply to Nursery.

Children of members of the Armed Forces are eligible for a 10% discount applicable to tuition fees only.

One term only boarding fees during the autumn term will be billed on a pro rata basis.

Nursery Fees at St George’s 2023-2024

A registration fee of £30 (non-returnable) must accompany the Nursery Application Form

Nursery

Session

£ p/year

£ p/term

Nursery including Ante-
Preschool and Pre-school 
year (age 3 years - 5 years)

5 mornings (9.00-12.00 pm)

3,417

1,139

5 days (9.00-3.00 pm)

6,834*

2,278*

Full package

£15,476

Full package without holiday club

£13,276

Nursery

Nursery including Ante-
Preschool and Pre-school 
year (age 3 years - 5 years)

Session

5 mornings (9.00-12.00 pm)

£ p/year

3,417

£ p/term

1,139

Nursery

Session

5 days (9.00-3.00 pm)

£ p/year

6,834*

£ p/term

2,278*

Nursery

Session

Full package

£ p/year

£15,476

£ p/term

Nursery

Session

Full package without holiday club

£ p/year

£13,276

£ p/term

Find out about Nursery

*Nursery lunches are charged at £3.40 per day. This is an additional charge.

See tab below for further details about the full nursery package with wraparound care and holiday club.

St George's is no longer part of the Edinburgh City Council Partnership Scheme for part funding of nursery places. Our School Governing Council has adjusted our fees accordingly to reflect the impact of this decision on our parents and we have decided to reduce the nursery fees to amounts close to the net amount currently payable after grant funding from Edinburgh City Council. We do accept Childcare Vouchers.

We have not decided to withdraw from the partnership lightly and we believe this is in the best interests of the children. We place a high value on the quality of care, support and provision that we offer to our youngest learners. To our minds, there is no substitute for high-quality learning experiences in the early years and we have structured our nursery in terms of an engaging environment, enriching resources and stable staffing ratios. We firmly believe that it is important for emphasis to be placed on the consistent quality of learning experiences delivered by qualified teachers and highly trained early years practitioners. If you would like to find out more information please contact our Admissions department.

Morning nursery half-day session - from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon (arrival from 8.30 am).

Morning nursery half-day session with lunch - from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm (arrival from 8.30 am). **

Full nursery day session - from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm (arrival from 8.30 am)

**Nursery lunches are charged at £3.40 per day. This is an additional charge.

New timings from 2025/2026

The half-day session will run from 9 am-12 pm (without lunch) and the full-day session from 9 am-3 pm (with lunch).

  • 2 years – 4 sessions, a combination of full days and/or mornings
  • 3-4 years – 5 mornings, building up to 2 full days and 3 mornings (summer term)
  • 4-5 years – 2 full days and 3 mornings, building up to 5 full days (summer term)

There are two main entry points: August and January. In addition, children can join during the term if places are available. Children aged 2 may join throughout the year from the start of the term of their third birthday, depending on the availability of places. Additional hours can be arranged subject to available space.

Extra hour to stay for lunch
** Extra hour to stay for lunch at 12.00 noon - 1.00 pm (2-5 years) £17.00 (inclusive of lunch) per day

Extra 3 hour session
Nursery (3-5 years) extra sessions £32 per session
Nursery (2 years) extra sessions £36 per session

Wraparound care during term time is available from 7.45 am to 6.00 pm. 

Nursery breakfast club (7.45-8.30am) £5.00 per session

Junior school breakfast club (7.45-8.30am) £2.80 per session

After school club (3.00-6.00pm) £8.50 per hour

Lower school (P6 - S1) study, snack and activities £7.50 per hour

Download the fees pdf below for full details of our current costs.

Holiday Club is available out with term-time from 8.00 am – 5.00 pm. 

This is available for ages 3 - 8 years.  Costs are per 5-hour session. 20% discount available if all 10 sessions are required per week.  

Download the fees pdf below for full details on our current cost.

The full nursery package includes nursery, breakfast club, and after-school care from 7:45am to 6pm during term time. It also covers care between 8am to 5pm in the weeks that holiday club runs. 

Holiday club runs for the full October and February breaks, the full Easter break apart from the Easter bank holidays, and for 5 weeks in the summer. 

During term time lunch, snack and supper are included in costs.

The full nursery package fee runs from the start of each academic session in August. Fees for pupils joining during an academic year will be pro rata. Fees and additional costs are reviewed annually in June and will be subject to an increase each academic session.


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