Rydal Penrhos School

Fees and charges

Why investing in a Rydal Penrhos education for your child is the right choice

During his or her time at Rydal Penrhos Prep, your child will learn a musical instrument, speak a foreign language, conduct real science experiments (not just read about them in a text book), act in a play, perform in a concert and spend part of every day outside in the fresh air.

By the time they leave aged 11, the vast majority of our pupils will substantially exceed the UK national average scores in English and Maths (the two subjects tested in national assessments).

They will also have had the opportunity to learn to sail, to play chess, to climb Snowdon, play competitive sport as part of a team and represent either their school or house. Many will have competed and triumphed at national level. They will also have had the chance to take part in lots of school trips and residential courses.

Because Rydal Penrhos is a Christian community with regular assemblies throughout the week, every pupil will have a well-developed sense of right and wrong, of respect and consideration for others. And because every pupil will have stood up and addressed that assembly at different times in their Rydal Penrhos career, they will be at ease with themselves and in front of others.

How does one school manage all of this? Well, we are in a wonderful location with outstanding facilities: we have acres of playing fields and woodland, a 25-metre swimming pool, tennis courts, all weather pitches, a fully-equipped science lab and library, a dedicated art room, a purpose built DT workshop and ICT suites.

But we also have the great teachers and willing pupils that transform a good education into a complete education.

We care about being as transparent as possible, and have chosen to post the school fees and charges on our website. These are applicable to UK and overseas pupils.


Nursery (Early Years)

Full day £2,385
4 days £2,012
3 days £1,509
2 days £1,006

Half day Nursery

4 mornings £1,510
3 mornings £1,208
2 mornings £665

Reception £2,385
Year 1 : £2,745
Year 2 : £2,745

Preparatory (ages 7-11)

Year 3 : £2,745
Year 4 : £3,180
Year 5 : £3,180
Year 6 : £3,180

The fee covers the principal charges for tuition, basic stationery, accommodation, Health Centre, meals. It also covers sundries such as the school magazine, plays, team fares, entertainment in school, termly calendars, but does not include excursions.

A non-refundable registration fee of £75 is payable on a pupil’s entry to the school. A deposit of £300 will be required on a pupil’s entry to the school which will be accounted for at the end of the final term.

Forces Bursaries and sibling discounts are available.

Optional extras

English language and learning support tuition are available through our specialist departments and details of these charges can be obtained from the Optional Extras sheet, opposite.

Instrumental music, singing and speech and drama lessons are available on request, and charged as published on the Optional Extras sheet, opposite.

School fees protection scheme, Denplan and personal effects insurance are optional. Accident insurance is compulsory at a current cost of £3.75 per term.


Fees are payable in accordance with the school’s Terms and Conditions. Monthly payments may be made through School Fee Plan. Details are available from the Bursar’s office.

As is the case with all schools, the fees quoted above are subject to a standard annual increase published each summer.

School Fee Plan

In association with market-leading school fee finance provider School Fee Plan, you can apply online to pay your school fees by monthly instalments* . It’s quick, easy and once approved, we will notify School Fee Plan of your termly fees, including extras. Should you have any scholarships, bursaries or sibling discounts, these will also be reflected.

  • Credit is subject to status. Terms and conditions apply.

More information about School Fee Plan can be found by clicking on ‘Making School Fees Affordable’ PDF on the right hand side of this page.

Site information

Rydal Penrhos School
Pwllycrochan Avenue
Colwyn Bay
LL29 7BT

Tel: +44 (0)1492 530 155 (Senior)
Tel: +44 (0)1492 530 381 (Prep)
Fax: +44 (0)1492 531 872

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