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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.
Please note that the Fees Information document currently shows figures from September 2016. Figures from September 2017 are correct in the table below and will be updated in the document very shortly. Please contact us with any queries in the interim.
Fees from 1st September 2017
|Music Pupils||£ per annum||£ per term|
|Day Student Fee||24,819||8,273|
|Boarding Student Fee||32,031||10,677|
|Choristers||£ per annum||£ per term|
|Day Student Fee||9,480||3,160|
|Additional costs (if applicable)||£|
|Extra Instrument Tuition||810 per annum (270 per term)|
|Overnight Stay||30 per night|
|Relevant Income (£ per annum)||One Aided Day Student||One Aided Boarding Student|
|190,000||24,222||32,031 (full fees)|
|200,000||24,819 (full fees)||32, 031 (full fees)|