Rydal Penrhos School

Fees and charges

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For details about fees for overseas pupils, click here

Book an open day, download a prospectus, contact our Admissions Officer, Jenny Marsden JMarsden@rydal-penrhos.com

Fee Information

We care about being as transparent as possible, and have chosen to post the school fees and charges on our website. The termly fees for UK pupils for the 2015-2016 academic year are as follows:


Years 7-8
(11-12 year-olds) £4,470

Years 9-11
(13-15 year-olds) £4,765

Years 12-13 (Sixth form)
(16-18 year-olds) £5,380

General charge £130

Full boarding

Years 7-8
(11-12 year-olds) £8,700

Years 9-11
(13-16 year-olds) £10,435

Years 12-13 (Sixth form)
(16-18 year-olds) £10,715

General charge £140

UK Weekly boarding

Years 7-8
(11-12 year-olds) £6,630

Years 9-11
(13-16 year-olds) £7,140

Years 12-13 (Sixth form)
(16-18 year-olds) £7,420

General charge £140

Flexible Boarding

There are three options:

1. Parents may take advantage of the new weekly boarding fee (boarding Monday to Thursday night with free transport on our school bus service on Mondays and Fridays if required). Weekly boarders may also stay on Friday or Sunday nights by prior arrangement with the Housemaster or Housemistress and where this is necessary for a school commitment, there will be no charge. Please note that we do not require a term’s notice to change from day to weekly boarding.

2. It is now possible to pre-book and pre-pay for a block of 10 boarding nights per term. All dates must be agreed at the time of booking and cannot be changed once booked. The cost for this is £300 for 10 nights representing a significant saving over the normal nightly cost. Boarding nights can be taken on any day of the week.

3. Ad-hoc flexi boarding nights may still be booked at a cost of £40 per night. Ad-hoc nights must be booked at least three days in advance.

Payment of Fees

There are several schemes to help parents with the payment of fees. These include monthly instalments and payment in advance. The Director of Finance, Kathy Baines can provide details of these schemes and can also put parents in touch with School Fee Plan, who will assist with financial planning.

To contact Miss Baines, telephone 01492 532728 or email kbaines@rydal-penrhos.com.

Normal Terms are payment on or before the first day of term by cash,cheque, bank transfer or Internet banking payment.

The fee covers the principal charges for tuition, basic stationery, accommodation, Health Centre fees, meals and (for boarders) normal laundry. The general charge covers sundries such as the school magazine, plays, team fares, entertainment in school, termly calendars, the Rydal Penrhos Society and St John’s Methodist Church but does not include excursions, dry-cleaning and examination fees.

A non-refundable registration fee of £75 is payable on a pupil’s entry to the school. A deposit of £300 will be required on a pupil’s entry to the school which will be accounted for at the end of the final term.

For existing Year 11 pupils entering into the Sixth form, a discount is applied to the above fees. Please contact the bursary for further details.

Forces bursaries and sibling discounts are available.

Optional extras

English as a Foreign Language and Learning Support are available through the school’s specialist departments. Instrumental music, singing lessons and Speech & Drama lessons are also available on request. Please download the document (right) for full details.

School fees protection scheme, Denplan and personal effects insurance are optional. Accident insurance is compulsory at a current cost of £3.75 per term.

As is the case with all schools, the fees quoted above are subject to a standard annual increase published each summer.

Fees assistance

Both UK and overseas pupils may apply for scholarships and bursaries in the fields of Academia, Art, Drama, Music, and Sport. Fully-funded day places are available to children living in the North Wales area.
Please call Admissions for further details on 01492 530155 and to receive an information booklet. Details can also be obtained from the Scholarships page on our website. Please click here.

The closing date for bursary and scholarship applications passes mid January prior to the September admission; however, late applications for full fee paying places can still be considered.

Site information

Rydal Penrhos School
Pwllycrochan Avenue
Colwyn Bay
LL29 7BT

Tel: +44 (0)1492 530 155 (Senior)
Tel: +44 (0)1492 530 381 (Prep)
Fax: +44 (0)1492 531 872

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