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Fees and Finance

What matters at Chetham’s is musical potential, not background or ability to pay – around 90% of students receive up to full funding through the Department for Education (DfE). This is made possible by the Government’s Music & Dance Scheme, designed to enable young, talented musicians and dancers to receive full time education and training at a specialist school irrespective of parents’ financial means.

If you are offered a place at Chetham’s your parents will be asked to provide their income details to the Bursar who will then calculate what their annual contribution to the fees will be. As a rough guide, if your parents earn less than £20,000 per year they will pay only £600 a year towards your boarding fees and education. If your parents earn over £190,000 a year then they will be asked to pay full fees. Everyone in between has to contribute on a sliding scale.

This scheme does not apply to Choristers or Overseas students.

A summary of fees is below, whilst additional detail can be found in the Fees Information document. If you have additional questions, please contact the Bursar, Mrs Sarah Newman via her PA, Mrs Joan Grimes, on 0161 838 7211.

Fees from 1st September 2016

Music Pupils£ per annum£ per term
Day Student Fee24,5738,191
Boarding Student Fee31,71310,571
Choristers£ per annum£ per term
Day Student Fee9,4803,160
Additional costs (if applicable)£
Acceptance Fee60
Deposit300
Assessment/Audition30
Extra Instrument Tuition690 per annum (230 per term)
Overnight Stay30 per night
Parents' annual contribution to fees 2016/17 for Music and Dance Scheme aided students (not choristers)
Relevant Income (£ per annum)One Aided Day StudentOne Aided Boarding Student
10,00000
20,000414597
30,0001,4131,758
40,0002,4123,189
50,0003,4624,833
60,0004,8126,633
70,0006,2648,487
80,0007,76410,410
90,0009,26412,411
100,00010,76414,412
110,00012,26416,410
120,00013,76418,411
130,00015,26420,412
140,00016,76422,410
150,00018,26424,411
160,00019,76426,412
170,00021,26428,410
180,00022,76430,411
190,00024,26431,713 (full fees)
200,00024,573 (full fees)31,713 (full fees)