The Directors of Copthill appreciate the significant costs involved in private education and have therefore always tried to keep tuition fees and additional costs to a minimum.  The aim is not to compromise the high standard of education and staffing, opportunities and facilities that parents and pupils expect of the school. The Directors also try to ensure complete transparency so that parents have a good understanding of the ongoing costs of a Copthill education.

Upper and Lower School fees are an inclusive figure, incorporating all tuition fees, lunches, after school care until 4.30pm* and any compulsory UK based, non-residential outings. The only additional extras are completely optional such as peripatetic music and drama or specialist activities, i.e. karate and purchases for clothing, additional personal equipment or replacement items.

*unless prior notice is given

Upper School

Year 3 - Year 6                      

£ 3,350.00 per term

Lower School

Year 1 - Year 2                      

£ 2,995.00 per term          


£ 2,995.00 per term

Reception with EY funding    

£ 2,193.00 - £ 2,422.00 per term, based on number of weeks per term

The Early Years Department 
Nursery and Pre-School classes

2 year olds with NO EY funding                        

£ 28.50 per morning. including lunch
£ 16.80 per afternoon

3/4 year olds WITH EY funding

3 days per week - £61.20

4 days per week - £110.90

5 days per week - £160.60

Please follow the link for information on Early Years Funding for our 3/4 year olds
Optional extras

Ballet (ages 3+)

£  52.00 per term

Tap and Modern (ages 4+)

£  55.00 per term

Ballet, Tap and Modern

£  85.00 per term

Individual music lessons - 30 minute lesson (Year 1 upwards)

£ 178.00 per term

Speech and drama (Years 3 - 6)

£ 116.00 per term

Before and After school charges


£  1.50


£  3.50 per day

After school club

£  1.25 - £ 7.50 per day



A discount of 5% is offered for a second child, whilst two children are in the Upper School (Years 3-6).
Additional discounts are available for a third child, where all three children are in full time education at Copthill. Effective from the term following the youngest child’s 5th birthday. 


Bursaries (financial assistance)

The school has a bursary scheme which is available to provide longer term financial support for parents.  These awards are available to potential pupils who would benefit from, and contribute to, life at Copthill.  All applications are means-tested applications and are dealt with in the strictest confidence.

The Directors are delighted to offer an 'Old Copthillian Bursary' which is available to children of past Copthill pupils. Please ask for more details when making your application.


Payment methods

Fees are invoiced in advance for payment by cheque, credit card (chargeable at 3% per transaction) debit card or monthly direct debit. Details of these payments can be obtained from our Accounts Department. 

Direct debit payment scheme - fees can be spread over 12 months, without incurring interest charges. Payments for the Autumn term will begin on 1 July, i.e. payment would be 2 months in advance.  Informaion on payment methods are available from the school office or from carly.smith@copthill.com in the Accounts department.

Fees are reviewed annually, taking effect from the following September.



There is a non-refundable registration fee of £50.00 per family that is payable on the completion of the Registration Form.  Admission and entry will then be subject to the availability of a place.  Upon registration the school will keep parents informed of the availability of places and update them with relevant news and information.


Acceptance of a place

Once an offer of a place has been made in the main school (Reception – Year 6), this is secured on completion of an acceptance form and receipt of a £150.00 refundable deposit. The deposit is per pupil and refundable when the pupil leaves the school.

Principal  Mr J A Teesdale BA (Hons) PGCE           Bursar Mr S W J Teesdale BSc (Hons)  

Copthill School, Barnack Road, Uffington, Stamford, PE9 3AD 

Tel: 01780 757 506  email:mail@copthill.com  

Copthill School Ltd, Registered in England, No. 3329003, Registered Office: 3 Castlegate, Grantham, NG31 6SF