Fees and Scholarships

The annual fee for pupils at The Portsmouth Grammar School is split across three terms in an academic year for ease of administration.

Please find the tuition fee breakdown for the upcoming academic year below. We also provide an extensive programme of scholarships and means-tested financial assistance in the Senior School. 

Fees 2024/25

Pre-care session0730 - 0800£3.93
Morning session0800 - 0830£3.93
Morning session0830 - 1130£23.55
Afternoon session1230 - 1530£23.55
Core Day0830 - 1530£54.95
Lunch Session1130 - 1230£7.85
Mid Afternoon Session1530 - 1630£7.85
Teatime Session**1630 - 1730£7.85
Extended Day0730 - 1800£82.43
Hot Lunch £3.70
Breakfast £1.40
Tea £2.30

** A packed tea is required for children staying for the teatime session.

When using the 15 hours EEF only, parents may choose from the following options:
1.    5 x am or pm sessions (1 per day)
2.    3 x am sessions with the 1 hour lunch session and 1 x am or pm session (hot lunches charged additionally)
If parents pay for any additional hours over the 15 hours of funding, they will be entitled to book from the full range of available sessions.

(Extra Sessions, if available, are charged at £10.00ph or part hour)

 Per Term (3 terms per year)
Reception - Year 2£4,306
Year 3 - Year 4£4,540
Year 5 - Year 6£4,775

Fees are displayed in GBP.  The above assumes that you have taken advantage of the termly Direct Debit which attracts a 3% discount.

 Per Term (3 terms per year)
Year 7 to Year 13£6,709

Fees are displayed in GBP.  The above assumes that you have taken advantage of the termly Direct Debit which attracts a 3% discount.

For information on fees for Sixth Form pupils (Year 12 and 13) that require a Child Student Visa to study at The Portsmouth Grammar School, click here (pdf - 135KB).

Termly Direct Debit  The majority of parents take advantage of the Direct Debit Scheme.  Payers opting for this scheme qualify for a 3% discount on the basic school fee.   

Monthly Payment  As an alternative to paying your school fees termly, you can opt to pay school fees via monthly repayments through School Fee Plan*. To find out more about School Fee Plan, please click below.

The Portsmouth Grammar School is an appointed representative of Premium Credit Limited which is Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

*School Fee Plan is a trading style of Premium Credit Limited (company number 02015200). Credit is subject to status, affordability, terms and conditions apply. Over 18s only. Failure to keep up with your repayments could result in your agreement being cancelled.

For the convenience of parents, we run a termly charging system for food. This helps us effectively manage costs and offset the effects of food inflation. We work closely with a professional nutritionist, Amanda Ursell, to continuously improve our food provision which includes a convenient, contemporary, ‘grab and go’ cold selection alongside a varied hot food menu that operates on a three-week cycle.

The cost for 2024/25 will be £249 per term per child. This is equivalent to £4.40 a day when paid termly and gives pupils the daily lunchtime choice of salads, soups, sandwiches, hot dinners, vegetables, and desserts; children will also be provided with a freshly baked snack at break time. For those that have opted out of termly billing the daily cost of lunch will be £5.95. Your child will also be able to purchase additional snacks, cooked breakfast and other additional food items on a pre-paid card.

Please click here for more information and a sample menu.

Scholarships & Financial Assistance

We provide a programme of scholarships and means-tested financial assistance in the Senior School. PGS is extremely grateful to our alumni, friends and the school community, whose generosity to The William Smith Fund makes it possible for pupils to join PGS each year who may require financial support.


A range of scholarships are available to recognize exceptional academic achievement, as well as talent in co-curricular pursuits, including Art, Drama, Music and Sport. 

View the Co-Curricular Scholarship Guide

To apply for a Co-Curricular Scholarship, please click here.

Financial Assistance

The Portsmouth Grammar School seeks to offer means-tested financial assistance to talented pupils who would not otherwise be able to attend the school. 

Financial support is awarded at the following points of entry: 

  • 11+ 
  • Sixth Form

For further information on financial assistance please read our Information for Parents document.

The PGS Financial Assistance with Fees Policy can be found by clicking here (pdf, 199KB) and should be read before submitting an application.

To apply for Financial Assistance for 2025 entry, please click here.

Please note, there is no longer any financial assistance available for 2024 entry.