Fees, scholarships and bursaries

The termly fees for the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

We operate on a three term academic year. The fees exclude lunches and coach travel to school. Fees for Lower and Middle Pre-Prep are based on a yearly rate of £7,839 equally divided by three terms.

All new pupils will pay a £500 deposit to the GDST before joining the school. This deposit is returned after the pupil leaves the school.

Per Term

Lower & Upper Pre-Prep £2,852 (pro-rata)
Upper Pre-Prep £2,852 (full-time)
Year 1 - Year 2 £3,022
Year 3 - Year 6 £3,360
Year 7 - Year 9 £4,593
Year 10 - Year 13 £4,658

For further information please see our Admissions Guide below:
Admissions Guide

Additional fees for Ipswich High School for Girls are listed below:

Wraparound care (Woodland Pre-Prep & Juniors)

Session Costs

Monday - Thursday 4:15pm-6pm


Fridays 3:30pm-6pm


GDST deposit £500
Bus deposit £250
Lunch Costs

£227 per term

School lunches are compulsory up to and including Year 10.

For further information please see our Coach Routes page:
Coach Routes


We are committed to providing scholarships for girls who we believe to be particularly talented or exceptional. The Girl's Day School Trust allocates over £10.5 million worth of funds to scholarships and bursaries each year in order to enable the brightest and most deserving girls the opportunity to receive a GDST education.

Year 7

The Christchurch Academic Scholarship is awarded to a small number of girls based on performance in the Year 7 Entrance Examination. All candidates will be put forward for this award automatically when sitting the Examination.

Our Gainsborough Scholarships are awarded to girls who are outstanding (or have the potential to be outstanding) in Art, Drama, Music or Sport. For further information, please see our Gainsborough Scholarship page. The deadline for the Gainsborough Scholarships for September 2017 has now passed. However, we would love you to join us and we are still taking applications for Year 7 entry for September 2017.

Admissions Guide

Year 9

All internal and external applicants can apply for the Westerfield Performing Arts and Sports Scholarships which are awarded to girls who are outstanding in either of these areas.
All internal and external applicants will be considered for the Woolverstone Academic Scholarships which is based on academic performance. Assessments will take place during January 2018 on a one-to-one basis. More information about both of these scholarships can be found in our Admissions Guide.
Admissions Guide

Sixth Form

At Sixth Form level, we offer prestigious Orwell Scholarships and scholarships via the Sixth Form Award Fund.

Orwell Scholarships are awarded to external and internal Sixth Form candidates on the basis of ability, potential and qualities necessary to make a significant and ongoing contribution to the quality of life at the school. They are all-rounder scholarships for those with a flair in any subject. The application deadline for the Orwell Scholarships for September 2017 has now passed, however, we are still able to accept Sixth Form applications without a scholarship. Further information can be found in our Admissions Guide:

Admissions Guide

The Sixth Form Award Fund is allocated based on academic excellence, talent beyond the classroom and contribution to the school. This award allows us to recognise and award the many and varied achievements of our students as they progress into the Sixth Form.

The Elliston Awards are for prospective Sixth Form students from state-funded schools in Essex and Suffolk. We guarantee at least one of our Elliston Awards to the value of 50% of our school fees to any suitable applicant from any state-funded school in Essex or Suffolk. We will also consider applications from pupils currently receiving bursaries to attend other independent schools. The award is offered for both years of Sixth Form study for those who meet our criteria, for more information please see the Elliston Award page. The initial closing date for applications is Wednesday 31st January 2018.

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The Girls' Day School Trust bursary scheme provides financial support for talented girls whose parents may not have the funds to pay the full school fees. Bursaries range up to 100% of school fees and are allocated on a sliding scale depending on residual family income and assets. As an indicator, if family assessable income and resources are below £85,000 a year the pupil may be eligible for some bursary support.

Please see the GDST Bursary leaflet for further information:

GDST Bursary Leaflet

To apply for a bursary, please contact our Registrar, Rebecca Geoghegan on 01473 201058 or email admissions@ihs.gdst.net


The School does not offer fees refund insurance for any missed days of school.