What matters at Chetham’s is musical potential, not background or ability to pay – around 85% 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 £13,000 per year they will pay nothing towards your boarding fees and education. If your parents earn over £196,000 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 2021
|MDS, UK & Existing Overseas Students||£ per annum||£ per term|
|Day Student Fee||25,846||8,615|
|Boarding Student Fee||33,357||11,119|
|Overseas Students (new entrants from Sep 18)||£ per annum||£ per term|
|Day Student Fee||27,300||9,100|
|Boarding Student Fee||35,697||11,899|
|Choristers||£ per annum||£ per term|
|Day Student Fee||9,954||3,318|
|Additional costs (if applicable)||£|
|Extra Instrument Tuition||894 per annum (298 per term)|
|Overnight Stay||30 per night|
|Relevant income (£ per annum)||Day student||Boarding student|
|200,000||25,692||33,357 (full fees)|
|210,000||25,846 (full fees)||33,357 (full fees)|