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Hatherop Castle Cirencester, Gloucestershire Visit
Hatherop Castle
192 pupils, ages 2-13
Day and Boarding

Hatherop Castle

A small co-ed, countryside prep where every child has the chance to shine. Numbers are up as word of its family ethos and outdoorsy unpretentious style spread: the pupils we met were a cheery, positive bunch who told us that the best thing about coming here is the friendliness. Just past the pretty Cotswold village of Coln St Aldwyns (which has the smartest village shop we’ve ever seen), Hatherop is a stonking great house set in 22 acres of grounds within the 600-acre Hatherop estate. Even ...
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  • Fees and bursaries

    Day fees per term

    Year 1£3,295
    Year 2£3,595
    Year 3£4,095
    Year 4£4,595
    Year 5£4,595
    Year 6£4,995
    Year 7£4,995
    Year 8£4,995
    Boarding fees per term

    Year 1-
    Year 2-
    Year 3£6,495
    Year 4£7,000
    Year 5£7,000
    Year 6£7,385
    Year 7£7,385
    Year 8£7,385

    Overseas boarding fee: £8,395 per term.

    Flexi-boarding fee: £380 per term (one night a week).

    Occasional boarding: £42 per night.

    Hatherop Castle operates a small but generous bursary fund that is supplemented by the nursery grant (currently available for up to six terms for all children aged three and four). There are a limited number of bursaries and scholarships available from Years 3 to 8 that are means-tested, as well as an offer of at least 90 per cent fee remission to forces families in receipt of CEA (up to 20 per cent for those who are not).

    For more information on Hatherop Castle’s admissions policy click below:

    Bursary contact:
    Headmaster Nigel Reed
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Hatherop, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 3NB

01285 750206


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Term Dates

Open Days

Open days and how to visit View Open Days Register for open Day

Open Week (7th-11th February)
07 February 2022
Open day
14 May 2022

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