White Lodge (11-16 years)
Upper School (16-19 years)
Additional costs for parents
In addition to the fees above, parents will need to pay for uniform and the cost of travelling to and from school each half term and exeat weekends when the school is closed.
All students are covered by the School’s health insurance. No additional costs, apart from taxi costs to external appointments, are chargeable.
At White Lodge, there are additional costs for items provided to the students by the school during the year including any uniform, shoes, school trips, and any music lessons taken. These are invoiced to parents at the end of each term.
At Upper School costs will cover daily travel, food, and some uniform and ballet shoes.
At Upper School, an accommodation deposit of £200 is required.
Students from outside the UK will require a UK guardian which may involve costs for parents. Students from outside the European Economic Area or Switzerland will require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.
As a contribution to the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) the UKVI will charge approximately £400 for each year of the visa awarded.
For advice on obtaining your own financial support to meet the cost of your child’s education, read our Fundraising Information sheet, which offers a variety of suggestions, including how to contact your Local Authority and applying for support from Trusts and Foundations, as well as how to write a press release.
How much would I pay under the Music and Dance Scheme?
The tool below offers you an indication of what you might need to pay if you receive a place at the School funded by the Music and Dance Scheme or a means-tested bursary.
All Upper School students are offered means-tested bursaries. Unfortunately we are unable to offer the same level of support to White Lodge students. Any means-tested assistance will be included in an offer of a place at White Lodge.
Means-testing is based on the household income of the parents (or parent/guardian and partner) who the student lives with. This income includes gross taxable income, plus any maintenance payments legally receivable from previous partners, and any salary sacrifice or pension contribution deductions. The pension schemes where contributions need adding back are final or average salary, superannuation or salary sacrifice schemes. Any bonuses, taxable capital gains and taxable redundancy payments are also included.
An allowance of £2,156 is deducted from income for each other child or dependent, although for a child at a UK university the 2020/21 rent can be deducted instead. The 2020/21 Blind Person’s Allowance is £2,600.
All students have access to the MDS after residing in the UK for two calendar years, starting from 1 January 2021.