Pupils at The Hammond School in Chester, Cheshire

Fees & Finance

School Fees for 2019 - 2020

Our fees cover general academic books, stationery and fees for academic examinations and personal accident insurance. Lunches are included for Lower School students.

Audition and Entrance Examination Fees

Lower School and Senior Dance Auditions £45
Entrance Examination Fee (Academic, Drama & Music) £45

Registration Fee

A non-refundable £160 registration fee is payable when you register your child for a place at The Hammond. (The registration fee is not applicable for the Diploma courses).

Lower School (11- 16 years)

Education £3,927 per term
Education and Theatre Arts Training  £4,641 per term
Education and Dance Training £6,375 per term  
Boarding - additional charge £3,009 per term

Post 16

6th Form BTEC Drama £4,412 per term
Trinity Diploma in Professional Dance £6,171 per term
Trinity Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre £6,171 per term

Refundable Deposit

This deposit is included in your child’s first term's account but is not counted against your school fees. It is refunded when your child leaves the school.

UK Students £350
Continental EU Students £1,500
Other International Students £3,500


Charges will be made for school trips, taxis (including those to and from medical appointments), school photographs and dance and music examination fees. A £45 production cost contribution is charged for student participation in school productions.

A £50 fee covers the cost of all internal performances. These and any other extras arising will be billed in advance or in arrears, at the discretion of the school.

Medical Cover

The Hammond does offer private medical insurance. To subscribe to this scheme, parents are required to complete an application form for entry into this scheme (use this link) and return this to the Finance Office.

The school strongly advises that all Lower School dance and professional students subscribe to a Private Medical Insurance Scheme. Although the school cannot make this compulsory, we feel it supports student training. In addition, a compulsory charge of £100 per year will be invoiced to all dance and musical theatre students in the autumn term for the Healthy Dance Screening Programme. More details are available from the Finance Office.

International Students

A full term’s fees are required prior to entering The Hammond, along with the returnable deposit referenced above. For students whose first language is not English, extra language tuition under the English as an Additional Language Service (EAL) will be arranged, for which additional charges will apply. Please contact the School Secretary for more details.

Private Lessons

These can be organised for music and drama students on request. Please contact the School Finance & Administration Department for more details.

Payment of School Fees

Fees are strictly payable in advance, one week before the first day of each term, by any of the following methods:

Direct Bank Transfer

Bank Sort Code: 20-20-46 Account Number: 50436623
Please include the student’s name and your invoice number

Debit or Credit Cards

Please call the Finance Office on 01244 305 350 to pay via Credit or Debit Card.

Fees in Advance

Fees paid in advance (2 years +) protect you from future fee increases over the pre-paid period. For more information, please call or email the School Secretary or Finance Office.

Notice Required for Removal from School

To remove your child or terminate your contract with the school, a term’s notice in writing to the Principal is strictly required on or before the start of term. Failure to comply with this will result in a term’s fees being charged in lieu of notice.


Medical Insurance

The Hammond recommends private medical insurance for all students as they participate in very rigorous courses related to dance and musical theatre.  This coverage provides quick access to physio and specialist medical attention if required.  Families with children in Year 7 to 11 and in the Post 16 courses can enrol in the insurance scheme below. This scheme is provided at cost, with no increase added by the school.

AXA Private Medical Insurance Scheme

AXA Questions and Answers 2019 - 2020


School Fees Protection Insurance

The fees protection scheme allows families to claim for fees paid if your child can not be in school due to illness or injury.  The application form below can be completed and returned to accounts@thehammondschool.co.uk.

School Fees Protection Insurance Details and Application


School Fees Monthly Payments

School fees can be spread over up to 12 months.  Click HERE for more information, or HERE to access an application form. This monthly payment scheme is operated by a 3rd party. 



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