Choosing the right educational path for your children is one of the most significant decisions you will make as a parent. Among the many considerations, private schooling often emerges as an option due to its perceived benefits, such as smaller class sizes, specialised programmes and personalised attention.
However, the high costs associated with private education can make this decision even more complex. Data from the Independent Schools Council reveals that the majority of pupils attend day schools, meaning the typical fee level is £5,552 per term or £16,656 per annum, a rise of 5.8% from 2021 to 2022.
This equates to a hefty total of £116,592 per child for those who opt for private secondary schooling through the end of sixth form. And these figures don’t include potential increases in fees over time. The financial burden can be even greater if considering private primary or preparatory schools.