Durlston Court - Preparatory School

School Fees are payable termly on or before the first day of term. Please contact the Bursar for details of payment options.

Fees as of September 2021

Kindergarten (Age 2 - 4)£8.80 per hour (i.e. £39.60 per morning session – 4.50 hours including lunch, or £59.40 per day – 6.75 hours and includes lunch)
Reception£2,800 per term 

Fees for an eligible Reception child receiving EYE would be £2,031

Years 1 & 2£3,185 per term
Year 3£4,765 per term
Years 4 - 8£5,935 per term


Assistance with Fees

Early Years Funding

Durlston Court participates in Hampshire County Council's Early Years Funding Scheme (EYE). Fees for an eligible Reception child receiving EYE would be £2,031*

We also accept Child Care Vouchers for all children under 5 years old.

Full information is available from the Bursar.


Sibling Discounts

Sibling discounts are available for Parents with two or more children in the school (Year 1 and above).

We offer the following discounts:

10%  for two siblings (10% sibling one)

20%  for three siblings (20% sibling one, 10% sibling two)

50%  for four siblings (50% sibling one, 20% sibling two, 10% sibling three)

Further information is available from the Bursar.



Durlston offers scholarships for academic, sporting and musical excellence. Candidates will be invited for assessment and are open to children in Years 2 to 7 for entry into Years 3 to 8 the following September. 

Admissions Bursaries

We offer a means tested bursary scheme. This is an offer of financial assistance to those who would otherwise be unable to afford our fees.

Admissions Bursaries - How to apply

Applicants will be asked to complete a detailed financial questionnaire in order for the appropriate level of assistance to be determined.  Our Bursar will be on hand to help prospective parents with the completion of this form if necessary and the details are then assessed by our Finance and General Purposes committee prior to any terms being offered. All applications are dealt with sensitively and in the strictest confidence and in accordance with GDPR regulations. You are not committed in any way by this process and if no terms are available or the terms offered are not acceptable, any applications are securely destroyed and no records are maintained.

Are you thinking that you may not qualify?

It goes without saying that if you do not apply then you will never know whether a Durlston education would have been possible for your child or children. Not all applicants are successful, but assistance terms can be generous to those who are, though this will not amount to free education.

If you would like further information or to arrange an appointment with our Bursar please complete our enquiry form and we will be in touch with you.

Transformational Bursaries

This type of bursary is limited to a maximum of two pupils at any one time whose circumstances warrant full financial support. Any enquiries in this regard should be made only through the Headmaster.

Durlston Court - Preparatory School