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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 1 September 2017

Music Pupils£ per annum£ per term
Day Student Fee24,8198,273
Boarding Student Fee32,03110,677
Choristers£ per annum£ per term
Day Student Fee9,4803,160
Additional costs (if applicable)£
Acceptance Fee100
Deposit300
Assessment/Audition50
Extra Instrument Tuition810 per annum (270 per term)
Overnight Stay30 per night
Parents' annual contribution to fees 2017/18 for Music and Dance Scheme aided students (not choristers)
Relevant Income (£ per annum)One Aided Day StudentOne Aided Boarding Student
10,00000
20,000396582
30,0001,3981,740
40,0002,3973,159
50,0003,4414,791
60,0004,7766,591
70,0006,2228,439
80,0007,72210,356
90,0009,22212,354
100,00010,72214,355
110,00012,22216,356
120,00013,72218,354
130,00015,22220,355
140,00016,72222,356
150,00018,22224,354
160,00019,72226,355
170,00021,22228,356
180,00022,72230,354
190,00024,22232,031 (full fees)
200,00024,819 (full fees)32, 031 (full fees)