Fees and Financial Assistance

Our annual fees for session 2014/ 2015 are as follows:

Prep School

Tuition fees:                                       £  8,253
Full boarding including tuition:              £22,743
Weekly boarding including tuition:        £21,357

Junior School

Tuition fees:                                      £ 9,486
Full boarding including tuition:             £23,976
Weekly boarding including tuition:       £22,590

Senior School  

Tuition fees:                                     £11,034
Full boarding including tuition:             £25,524
Weekly boarding including tuition:       £24,138

All school fees are inclusive of text books and examination fees.
Boarding fees include all meals, laundry and cleaning.

Other Costs

  • The 'acceptance of place' deposit is £500 for day pupils and £1,500 for boarders.
  • Music Tuition is £16.30 per lesson
  • Dancing Tuition is £23.50 per term
  • Piping and Drumming Tuition is £155 per term
  • Shooting Tuition is £33  per term
  • School lunches are £2.75 for a three course meal

Payment of School Fees from UK Bank Accounts 

All parents with UK bank accounts are expected to pay fees by direct debit. Parents who are unable to pay by direct debit, for whatever reason, must obtain written exemption from the Bursar’s Office. Fees not paid by direct debit are expected to be paid in full by cheque or bank transfer to have cleared by, or on, the first day of the term for which they are due.

Direct debit payments entail 9 monthly instalments (3 per term). Additional charges, e.g. Dancing tuition or expenditure incurred by boarders, will be debited in full with the first payment of each term. Direct debit instalments will be charged as follows:

AUTUMN TERM 2014:  5th September, 7th October and 7th November
SPRING TERM 2015:     9th January, 6th February and 6th March
SUMMER TERM 2015:  10th April, 7th May and 5th June 

Full details about fees and payments, together with direct debit mandate forms, will be mailed to all parents in July each year.

Overseas Payments

Parents with overseas bank accounts should contact the Fees Administrator for the details for international transfers:

Mrs Marilyn Raeburn
Dollar Academy Fees Administrator
Tel: ++(0) 1259 742401


Fee accounts: A fee account, detailing all charges, will be sent out prior to the beginning of each term.

Interest charges: Interest of 2% per month will be charged on all outstanding balances, and parents should be aware that, depending on the circumstances, should they regularly default on direct debit payments they may be required to leave the scheme and pay fees in full by the start of each term.

Notice of withdrawal: In accordance with the Parent-Academy Contract a full term’s written notice of the withdrawal of a pupil is required, failing which one term’s fees in lieu of notice will be charged for both tuition and boarding, as appropriate.

Contact: Any queries about the direct debit scheme and fee payments in general should be directed to the Fees Administrator by telephoning 01259 742401, or email: raeburn-me@dollaracademy.org.uk

If, at any point, parents need to stop paying fees by direct debit, the Bursar’s Office must be notified at least 7 days before the next payment is due.

Academic and Travel Scholarships

There are a number of Trusts and Scholarships that have been established to provide pupils with funding for the purpose of broadening their education and focusing their studies at Dollar Academy.  Click here for further details.

Financial Assistance

Our Board of Governors is committed to assisting deserving children.  The full details of our means-tested bursaries are available here.