Fees & Bursaries

Fees Per Term Effective 1 September 2023

Our school fees cover normal curriculum tuition, lunches, most clubs, activities and day trips, special education needs provision and counselling. In Years 3 to 8, fees also cover the cost of one term-time residential trip each year.

Early Years Nursery and Reception £5,375
Pre-Prep Years 1 and 2 £6,135
Lower School Years 3 and 4 £6,960
Middle and Upper School Years 5 to 8 £7,795
Registration Fee (non-returnable) £125

The registration fee applies to the year of entry you are registering for. If you withdraw or are unsuccessful in gaining a place in that year but wish to apply for entry at a different point, a new registration fee will be required.

Upon accepting an offer to join the school, a non-returnable deposit of £1,850 is required to secure and confirm your child’s place. The deposit will be offset against the pupil’s final term’s invoice.

Contract For Educational Services


We offer a limited number of means-tested bursaries to new applicants entering Year 3 or above who would otherwise not be able to afford to come to Dulwich Prep London. These pupils are academically gifted boys who have the aptitude to benefit from the school’s varied opportunities.

Applications for bursary places should be made by the registration deadline in mid-November, the year prior to entry. Applicants will be invited to attend an assessment at which they will complete a number of tests and an interview. To make an application, please complete the dedicated Bursary Application Form below.

In addition to the application form, parents must complete a confidential statement of financial circumstances, which requests full details of income and capital resources. Before the offer of an award, a home visit will be made to discuss these details.

Bursaries are reviewed annually and may be adjusted or introduced if parents’ circumstances change during a pupil’s time at the school.

Additional Costs

Music Tuition

The respective teachers charge individual instruction at £22.50 per lesson. There are usually 30 lessons per year. If a pupil needs to hire a school instrument, please contact the Music Department directly. There will be a separate charge for the hire.


School Uniform is purchased directly from our supplier Thomas Schoolwear and is not included in our termly fees.

Wrap Around Care

Our Wrap Around Care provision ‘@38’ is available from 7.00am to 7.30pm and is not included in our termly fees.

Open Morning 2023

Join us at our Open Morning on Saturday 23 September.

We will take you on a tour of the school site and facilities, and there will be plenty of opportunities to speak with staff and pupils, including a talk from the Head Master. Our Early Years (Nursery & Reception) and Alleyn Park (Years 1 to 8) sites will offer tours at 9.00am, 10.15am and 11.30am.

You will also be able to learn more about our Senior School, Opening in 2025 with Year 9.