Bursaries for children of the clergy or serving members of the armed forces are awarded. A small number of means – tested highly discretionary bursaries are also available to support pupils who would otherwise be unable to come to, or stay at, OBH.

Sibling Discounts – A 10% reduction of the school fee is offered to parents for the youngest sibling, while all three children are at school at the same time.

For more information about Scholarships, Bursaries or Sibling discounts please contact the Registrar, Kate Walmsley on 01449 740252 or email [email protected]


Nursery Fees

Session Time Cost £
Morning 8.00 am – 11.30 am 32 (half day)
Afternoon 12.30 pm – 3.30 pm 32 (half day)
Lunch – includes 1 hour provision 152 (per day, per term)

Early Years Funding available for half day sessions, not redeemable against lunchtime session.

From April 2024, funding is available for 2 year old children, for up to 15 hours per week during term time. For more information – www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

* Funding applications for pupils aged 3 and ends the following term of their 5th Birthday.


Pre-Prep Fees


Year Cost £ (Per Term)
Reception, Years 1 & 2 3848

Early Years Funding available for reception fees, not redeemable against lunchtime sessions.

Funding ends the following term after their 5th birthday.


Prep Fees

*Day and Boarding fees include Saturday School for Years 5 – 8, all meals, snacks, curricular trips and most group activities on-site.

Year Cost £ (Per Term)
Year 3 6185
Year 4 7339
Year 5 7475
Years 6-8 7805

Boarding Fees

Transitional boarding reservations are payable in advance each term, for fixed specified nights. The full amount is payable whether occupied or not. Occasional additional nights can be added at a nightly rate.


Full Boarding

*Includes a reserved bed every night, including weekends, during term time.

*Transitional Boarding 2 to 5 Nights. Please contact the school office for a full list of prices.

Year Cost £(Per Term)
Year 3 9335
Year 4 10489
Year 5 10625
Years 6-8 10956
International Full Boarders 10956

Optional Charges

Option Cost £
Learning for Success one to one support 26.96 (per lesson)
English as an Additional Language 26.96 (per lesson)
Private Music/Tennis/Drama/Dance Lessons

*Music Exams by arrangement

Enquire for individual costs
Bus Routes – Single Journey Wattisham/Bildeston: £5.14

other routes : £6.42

Saffron Walden, Hempstead & Colchester: £9.63