Pupils at The Hammond School in Chester, Cheshire

Fees & Finance

Audition and Entrance Examination Fees

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

Registration Fee

A non-refundable £155 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).

School Fees for the academic year commnecing September 2018

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

Hammond Preparatory School

School fees, including school lunches and the use of the dance, drama and music facilities £2,790 per term

Lower School (11- 16 years)

Education £3,850 per term
Education and Drama Training £4,550 per term
Education and Music Training £4,550 per term
Education and Dance Training £6,250 per term
Boarding - additional charge £2,950 per term

Post 16

6th Form BTEC Drama £4,325 per term
Trinity Diploma in Professional Dance £6,050 per term
Trinity Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre £6,050 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 £1,750
Other International Students £5,500


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 the school magazine and attendance at 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 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

In line with recent legislation, surcharges will no longer be made for credit or debit card payments.

By Cheque

Please make your cheque payable to "The Hammond School Ltd" and include your remittance advice slip printed at the bottom of your invoice.

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.

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.


Pupils Personal Accident Insurance Scheme

AXA - Private Medical Insurance Scheme

AXA Questions and Answers 2018

School Fees Protection Plan - Existing Pupils

School Fees Protection Plan - New Pupils from September 2018


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