Fees, Financial Assistance and Scholarships

Fees, Financial Assistance and Scholarships


Fees are reviewed annually in June for the following session.

Fees for Session 2020/21
Day Nursery £9,351(includes lunch) (£3,177 per term)
Primary 1, Primary 2 £8,490 (£2,830 per term)
Primary 3 to Primary 7 £10,233 (£3,411 per term)
Senior School £13,170 (£4,390 per term)

Financial Assistance

We are proud that our community includes nearly 200 pupils who benefit from a Foundation Place funded by the George Watson’s Family Foundation. The Foundation Places programme provides financial assistance up to 100% of the cost of fees for pupils from Primary 6 to Senior 6. The level of support available depends on household income. Support can also be provided for uniforms, electronic devices for study, books, curricular trips and lunches.

We are keen to enable children from all backgrounds to benefit from Foundation Places, not least children from families where there is no tradition of attending an independent school. If you would like an informal chat about applying for a Foundation Place please call Jenny McGill, the Admissions Registrar on 0131 446 6005.



We offer a small number of scholarships to Senior 1 applicants who have performed particularly well in the Entrance Assessment. Applicants for entry to Senior School who are musically talented can apply for the Ferguson and Bruce Music Scholarships which provide annual music tuition fees for two instruments or for voice and an instrument. These scholarships are available irrespective of household income.

The awards are made initially for three years; their continuation after that will depend on satisfactory progress during Senior 1 to Senior 3 and a commitment to study Music as a main subject in school thereafter.