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Fees, Bursaries and Funding

Information on our fee structure for the current term, payment methods, sibling discounts, bursaries and funding.

Our fees for the current term are as follows:

Kindergarten and Junior School

  • Kindergarten (full time) - £3,165 per term (*partnership funding is available)
  • Junior 1 - £3,303 per term
  • Junior 2 - £3,303 per term
  • Junior 3 - £3,550 per term
  • Junior 4 - £3,550 per term
  • Junior 5 - £3,840 per term
  • Junior 6 - £3,857 per term

Senior School

  • Transitus - £3,907 per term
  • Secondary 1 - £4,096 per term
  • Secondary 2 - £4,263 per term
  • Secondary 3 - £4,490 per term
  • Secondary 4 - £4,490 per term
  • Secondary 5 - £4,490 per term
  • Secondary 6 - £4,016 per term

These fees include tuition, text books, essential extras such as stationery and art materials, charges for swimming, transport for games and some extracurricular activities, and personal accident insurance for each pupil.

School uniform is not included in the fees.


The method of settlement will be by Direct Debit Mandate only, available from the Bursar, with payments being made on 1st September, 1st December and 1st April. The Mandate will either settle payment in full each term on or immediately before the dates referred to, or, alternatively, settle payment in ten equal monthly instalments based on the annual estimated fee bill commencing on 1st September. To enable the session’s fees to be settled in full, the tenth payment on 1st June may be varied.

Parents also have the option of paying the full year's fees on 1 September. More than a single year's fees can also be paid in advance.

Fees may be insured through the Absence from School Refunds Scheme. Under this scheme, fees may be reclaimed if a pupil is absent due to illness. Details may be obtained from the Bursar’s department.

A full term’s notice is required in writing to the Rector or the Head Teacher of the Junior School prior to the removal of a pupil; otherwise the following term’s fee will be due in lieu of notice. When fees are paid late interest will be charged at a rate of 4% over the Clydesdale Bank base rate from the date the fee is due. Requests to pay late in special circumstances are, however, treated sympathetically.


Parents who have more than two children attending school at the same time will receive a fee reduction of 25% for the third child and a 50% reduction for any subsequent children.

Parents who have more than two children at the School but feel that they do not require fee reductions are invited to pay full fees and donate the reduction to the School’s Bursary Fund which provides assistance to school families in times of need and enables children from less advantaged families to attend the School. Parents who wish to waive fee reductions in favour of the Bursary Fund are asked to contact the Rector or the Bursar and their generosity will be greatly appreciated.

When the High School of Glasgow became an independent school in 1976, the Governors were determined to provide the means for as many pupils of ability as possible to attend the School, whatever their family's financial circumstances.They created The High School of Glasgow Educational Trust with the intention of providing Bursaries to support school fee payments.

In their inaugural year, 8 pupils received a small level of bursary support. In the 2019/20 session, the School supported 72 pupils with bursaries ranging from 10% to 100%. 20 pupils received the complete 100% bursary.

Who Can Receive a Bursary?

The School Bursary Fund gives assistance with fees in cases of need. Pupils take the Entrance Tests in the normal way and parents are required to provide, in confidence, full details of their financial circumstances.

Pupils already in the High School are also eligible for Bursaries when a degree of financial need has arisen. Bursaries are, however, only available at the Senior School, which includes Transitus (P7).

How to Apply for a Bursary

When completing the online application form via our admissions portal, parents should tick the box to indicate that they wish to apply for a means-tested Bursary Award.

Children will sit their Entrance Test in late January and parents will complete a confidential declaration of their financial circumstances to support their application.

The Bursary Award Committee will then make their assessment of the appropriate level of Bursary assistance. Bursary applicants are notified of the value of the Bursary only when a formal offer of a place is made.

There will be no public announcement of the awards of Bursaries and no distinction will be made between the holders of Bursaries and full fee-paying pupils.


For further information please contact the Bursar, Mrs Juliet Simpson

tel: 0141 954 9628


The High School work in partnership with East Dunbartonshire Council to provide funded hours for children attending our Kindergarten.

Click here for further information on Early Years Funding.

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