Many of the most expensive British prep schools are located in the neighbourhoods with the highest property prices, which probably comes as no surprise! The fees quoted below are those for the Reception class (or equivalent at the international schools). Obviously, many private British secondary schools have much higher fees, so take this as a ranking of private primary school costs only.
And London’s most expensive private school is…. (drumroll please)… the American School in London (ASL!), hooray! Closely followed by Southbank International School. This may not come as a big surprise. International schools tend to be far more expensive than British school, not so much because of their staff ratio or facilities, but because they historically had many customers on expat packages whose employers covered the fees. In all fairness, ASL does have a financial aid programme akin to American universities, so it is possible to apply even if you cannot afford the fees. Do not confuse most expensive with highest quality.
Here is the list of London’s most expensive private schools, for the year 2021/2022 – note that 3 out of the 10 most expensive schools are owned by the Alpha Plus Group:
|1||American School London||28200|
|2||Southbank International School||26655|
|6||Garden House School||22950|
|8||Arnold House School||21984|
|9||Eaton Square School||21690|
|10||Falkner House Boys||21465|