Fees and Bursaries

For the academic year 2019/20, the fees for studying at North London Collegiate School are:

  • Junior School - £5,754 per term
  • Senior School - £6,810 per term

Individual music lessons

  • £255 per term


  • £2,165 return coach fare per year (billed termly)
  • £1,732 single coach fare per year (billed termly)


  • £924 per year for the Lower and Senior School (billed termly)
  • £784 per year for the First School.
  • Alternatively girls in the Senior School can bring a packed lunch. 

No additional charge is made for textbooks, stationery or examination fees.

The School requires all parents to pay their fees by direct debit, which can be paid:

  • Termly, in full on the first day of each term
  • Monthly, in ten instalments: 

Annual charges (tuition fees, buses and lunches etc) are collected in ten equal instalments on the first day of the month, from 1st August to 1st May. 

Extras (such as payments for trips) are collected on 1st August for the Autumn Term, 1st January for the Spring Term and 1st May for the Summer Term  (ie they are added to the existing instalment collections).

In both cases, the total collected is the same and there is no surcharge on the normal fee-bill.


An Acceptance Deposit of half of one term's fees is required when a place is accepted. This is returned at the end of a pupil's school career. A pro-rata deposit is required from holders of Bursary awards.


Since its foundation in 1850, North London Collegiate School has been committed to providing an accessible, affordable education for girls of ability. To attract able girls and to help those who would otherwise be unable to attend a fee-paying school, we offer bursaries and music scholarships to girls joining the Senior School.


Bursaries of up to 100% are available to pupils joining at 11+ and 16+.  Bursaries are means tested, based on the income and assets of the family.  They are reviewed annually, but will be continued at the same level if there are no material changes in financial circumstances. Students holding bursaries may also be given help with expenses such as school field trips.

The Bursary application process is as follows:  Bursary Application forms are sent to all applicants at the stage that their daughters are invited for interview after the entrance exams.  Applicants are then required to make a full declaration of their income, expenditure, assets and liabilities.  This application is then reviewed by an independent third party, who also carry out home visits in order to gain a complete understanding of parental circumstances, and to view all the supporting documentation.  The third party then makes a full, confidential report to the School.  All offers of places include an indication of what bursary would be available if the place is accepted, but note that bursary awards do not normally cover coach costs or school lunches. 

For more information about the bursary application process, please contact the Finance Bursar.


A number of music scholarships are awarded at 11+ (for 5 years) and at 16+ on the basis of merit. Girls must pass the entrance examination and a music audition conducted by the music department to qualify. 

Handel Music Scholarship Introduction Day : 11+ Entry 

10 October 2019 : 8.30am - 12.30pm

We are holding a Handel Music Scholarship Introduction Day which is specifically designed for those students looking to apply for a Music Scholarship at 11+ for 2020 Entry. Please register for this event by clicking here