Client Portal
S4 Financial

Download our client portal app from:

app store google play

01276 34932 [email protected]

School Fees Planning

Without fail, every client who has children or grandchildren will at some point tell us that they want their money to help their descendants. Exactly what that help looks like again depends on the individual, the life stage they are at and the life stage of their children and grandchildren.

The cost of funding education

If you are in a position where you feel able to fund private education or university for your children or grandchildren, the first step is to quantify the likely expenditure that you could encounter. This will then allow you to consider budgeting for this new cost against your expected income over the years you will be paying for education. All the figures in this section are based on 2018 research, unless otherwise stated.

education

Private schooling

The cost of private schooling from reception age (4-5 years old) to 18 years old varies depending on where you are in the country, whether it is day or boarding school, and increases as the child gets older. The average annual cost according to the Independent Schools Council (ISC) in 2022 varied from £4,827 per term for primary day school, up to £12,966 per term for sixth form boarding school.

These are the averages, with schools in London and the South East generally charging more. These are the fees and do not include other costs, such as travel, trips, books, and some extra-curricular activities. Finding out exactly what your school of choice charges is a very important first step. As you can see from the above illustrations, the regional differences, as well as variations per school, will make a large difference to your financial planning.

education

University

UK universities are now allowed to charge up to £9,250 per year based on 2022-23 fees, with many of the top universities choosing to charge this maximum figure. A three-year undergraduate degree could therefore eventually cost students £27,750.

education

Additional costs

It is also worthwhile, as part of this exercise, to try to quantify if you expect to fund any additional expenditure, on top of the above. Children in private education are often offered the chance to enhance their learning with residential trips, for example, or to take part in different educational schemes.

During the compulsory education part of your child’s schooling, it is likely that they will live at home, although boarding school is an option, with its extra costs.

Once your child or grandchild reaches university, however, most students decide to move out of the family home. According to the National Student Money Survey, the average UK student living costs for 2023 are £924 per month, including rent.

Whatever your current thoughts are on funding your children’s education, S4 Financials guide is designed to give you a solid first step towards doing just that. You’ll find details on all of the things you need to consider during the course of the guide and, of course, if you have any questions, we are always available to help.

Your Complete Guide to School Fees Planning

To download Your Complete Guide to School Fees Planning, simply enter your name, email address and phone number below.

Your Name:*

Your Email:*

Your Phone Number:*

S4 Financial is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy, and we’ll only use your personal information to administer your account and to provide the products and services you requested from us. From time to time, we would like to contact you about our products and services, as well as other content that may be of interest to you. If you consent to us contacting you for this purpose, please tick below to say how you would like us to contact you:

You can unsubscribe from these communications at any time by instruction via email. For more information on our privacy practices, and how we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy, please review our Privacy Policy. By clicking submit below, you consent to allow S4 Financial to store and process the personal information submitted above to provide you the content requested.

School Fees Planning

Top