Investing in the future

The right education is the best start in life your daughter could wish for. We appreciate the investment you are making in her future.

Our competitive fees balance excellence with affordability, across our Preschool, Junior School, Senior School and Sixth Form, to ensure you receive the very best value for money.

Fee discounts
  • 5% Sibling Discount in Preschool and Junior School: If you have more than one child attending our Preschool or Junior School the youngest sibling(s) will receive a 5% reduction on their fees**

2022 Fees - Spring and Summer Term

These fees apply from January 2022.

Day students Termly

Preschool (2 full days or 4 half days per week minimum)

*Funded childcare up to 15 hours per week can apply to Preschool places (see below for details)

  • Full time: £3,641 per term
  • A full day: £65
  • A half day: £32.50
Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 day £3,751 per term
Year 3 and Year 4 day £4,911 per term
Year 5 and Year 6 day £5,177 per term
Year 7 to Upper Sixth day £5,848 per term
Boarding students Termly
Year 5 and Year 6 weekly boarding £9,200 per term
Year 5 and Year 6 full boarding £11,471 per term
Year 7 to Upper Sixth weekly boarding £10,206 per term
Year 7 to Upper Sixth full boarding £12,120 per term

Please note:

  • Workplace childcare vouchers: We accept this form of payment towards after school provision.
  • *Preschool funded with Universal Entitlement: We offer universal entitlement of up to 15 hours per week. This is an entitlement to funded childcare for parents of children aged 3 and 4 and these hours are paid for by Cambridgeshire County Council, subject to parents meeting the eligibility criteria and prompt receipt of the necessary paperwork. Universal entitlement can be used for our afternoon sessions, Monday to Friday, 12.30-3.30. These hours must be fixed in advance on a termly basis. If you wish for your daughter to attend additional afternoon session(s) once term has begun, you will be charged for this at our normal half-day rate. Universal entitlement is only available in the Preschool class. Once your daughter joins Reception, the funding is no longer available, even if she is still 4 years old. For more information, please contact our Admissions team.
  • **Preschool and Junior School sibling discount: The eldest child’s fees remain at the standard level. This discount ends at the point the youngest sibling is the only remaining child in Junior School.
  • School meals are charged separately for day students.
    • Preschool: £3.50 per day or £200 per term
    • Junior School: £200 per term
    • Senior School and Sixth Form: £4.50 per day
  • Preschool and Junior School: Homework Club, Late Stay and Twilight club
    • Homework Club (Year 3 to 6) 4.00pm to 5.00pm: £7.50 per session, including tea
    • Late Stay (Reception to Year 2) 4.00pm to 5.00pm: £7.50 per session, including tea
    • Twilight Club (Reception to Year 6) 5.00pm to 6.00pm: £7.50 per session
  • Junior School activity clubs and homework club

    • Homework Club 4.00pm to 5.00pm: £7.50 per session, including tea.

    • Twilight 5.00pm to 6.00pm: £7.50 per session.

  • Speech and Drama (LAMDA) tuition
    • Junior School: £135 per term for 10 lessons (in pairs).
    • Senior School: £200 for 10 lessons per term (in pairs).
  • In our Junior School, Senior School and Sixth Form music lessons are £21.50 for half an hour (£215 for 10 lessons) for all the musical instruments we teach.
  • Costs for any other extra-curricular activities, trips and visits will be notified and charged separately.
  • Boarding fees include books, stationery, all meals and the cost of boarding trips. Boarding fees are paid in three installments (at the beginning of each term).

Flexi boarding

Flexi boarding is offered to Day students from Year 5 upwards (subject to availability):

  • £75 for one or two nights
  • £70 per night if it is for three nights in any one week

Application fee

To apply for a place, please complete our application form online and submit online payment for your non-refundable application fee:

  • The application fee for a day place is £100
  • The application fee for a boarding place is £150


Successful applicants pay a deposit to secure their place at St Mary’s School:

  • Deposit for a day place is £500
  • Deposit for a boarding place is the equivalent of one term’s fees

Please note: This deposit is non-refundable upon your daughter not starting with us after accepting her place. The deposit will be refunded or deducted from your final term's bill (less any unpaid charges) if your daughter joins and studies with us.


  • Termly installments: We issue fee bills at the end of each term, for the following term. Fees are due and payable in full before the commencement of the school term to which they relate.
  • We only accept workplace childcare vouchers as payment for after school care (not for school fees).
  • Monthly payments: If you live in the UK, you can opt to pay fees monthly, using a School Fee Plan. *Please note these monthly payments will incur an interest fee.

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For more information please contact the admissions team:

Admissions Officer (UK) | +44 1223 224 167 | admissions@stmaryscambridge.co.uk

International Admissions Officer | +44 1223 224 157 | admissions@stmaryscambridge.co.uk

Junior School Admissions Officer | +44 1223 224 177 | admissions@stmaryscambridge.co.uk

“Their confidence has soared since joining St Mary's Junior School Cambridge. I feel like the School adds more value than any other independent school in Cambridge.”

Junior School parent 2019

“We feel that the leadership of the school is outstanding and has a far-reaching influence on the day to day experiences of our daughter.”

Parent survey 2019