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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 (MDS), 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 1 September 2018

MDS, UK & Existing Overseas Students£ per annum£ per term
Day Student Fee25,0688,356
Boarding Student Fee32,35210,784
Overseas Students (new entrants from Sep 18)£ per annum£ per term
Day Student Fee26,0018,667
Boarding Student Fee33,99911,333
Choristers£ per annum£ per term
Day Student Fee9,4803,160
Additional costs (if applicable)£
Acceptance Fee125
Deposit300
Assessment/Audition85
Extra Instrument Tuition852 per annum (284 per term)
Overnight Stay30 per night
Parents' annual contribution to fees 2018/19 for Music and Dance Scheme aided students (not choristers)
Relevant Income (£ per annum)One Aided Day StudentOne Aided Boarding Student
10,00000
20,000381567
30,0001,3801,719
40,0002,3823,132
50,0003,4204,749
60,0004,7406,549
70,0006,1808,388
80,0007,68010,299
90,0009,18012,300
100,00010,68014,298
110,00012,18016,299
120,00013,68018,300
130,00015,18020,298
140,00016,68022,299
150,00018,18024,300
160,00019,68026,298
170,00021,18028,299
180,00022,68030,300
190,00024,18032,298
200,00025,068 (full fees)32, 352 (full fees)