Fees and charges for the year are set in the Summer Term of the previous academic year.

Tuition Fees

September 2024 – August 2025

Junior School

£12,192 per annum (£4,064 per term)

Senior School

£17,133 per annum (£5,711 per term)

Sixth Form

£17,133 per annum (£5,711 per term)

Fees include wrap around care before and after school, from 7.30am until 7:00pm. 

Admissions Fees

A registration fee of £125 (non-refundable) is compulsory for all new applicants to the School.

A deposit of £500 is also compulsory for all successful applicants who accept their place, and is refunded upon leaving the School. An additional deposit of £3,500 is payable by families who permanently reside overseas.

Alumnae and Parent Teacher Association Membership Fee

Bedford Girls’ School operates an active Parent Teacher Association which supports the school in a variety of ways, organising social events and fund-raising activities. Bedford Girls’ School Association, our Alumnae association, will offer continued membership to the Bedford Girls’ School community through reunions and social events which will begin when your daughter leaves the school.

Life membership to both these groups costs £125. This amount is added to your school fees during your daughter’s second term and is compulsory for all new girls.

Student iPads

The cost of the iPad, a cover and associated apps for 2024 entry will be £419. In addition, a mandatory insurance of an estimated £40 per year will be charged.

Each student receives their iPad at the start of the school year along with an induction as to how to use the iPad effectively and responsibly. In the Junior School, all iPads remain at school and are only used in lesson time. In the Senior School, the girls are permitted to take their iPads home. Up to the end of Year 8, iPads are “locked” and the girls are unable to download their own Apps. These restrictions are gradually lifted as the girls progress through the school. 

Unfortunately, it is not possible for girls to substitute their own iPads or other tablet devices from home. The school devices are pre-loaded with essential apps, settings and access appropriate to the year group for the student. 

Additional Costs

The additional costs of school lunches (£4.90 per day), transport to and from Bedford Girls’ School and any paid-for co-curricular activities your daughter may choose to participate in are not included in the tuition, or other compulsory fees.

If you do not wish your daughter to have a school lunch, she may bring a packed lunch into school. 

Find out more information on transport providers and costs.

Co-Curriculum Fees & Extras

Bedford Girls' School has a rich provision of co-curricular activities, many of which are at no extra cost. The following activities however, are charged for as extras:

  • Dance
  • Instrumental Music
  • Singing
  • Speech & Drama
  • Duke of Edinburgh's Award 
  • Rowing 

Co-curricular charges 2023-24


Termly fees are due to be paid in full before the first day of term. Fees can be paid by Direct Debit or bank transfer. It is possible to spread the cost of the full year's fees with 9 Direct Debit payments. 

Payment will be taken by three payments each term, either on the first day of term or on the first day of each of the months shown below:

Autumn Term: September, October and November

Spring Term: January, February and March

Summer Term: May, June and July

Payment in Advance

It is possible to pay towards tuition fees for a complete year or more in advance. A ‘Fees in Advance’ quotation facility is available for payment on fees in advance. For more information visit The Harpur Trust website.