Fees for academic year 2024/2025

Tuition fees for the coming school year can be found in the table below.

All fees are annual and can be paid either by monthly direct debit, or up front for the full year before 25 July 2024, in which case a payment discount of 1% will be applied. 

Annual Tuition Fees 2024/2025

Our Nursery benefits from being in partnership with City of Edinburgh Council, meaning those who are eligible can receive 1140 funded hours, which equates to our term time Nursery provision. For those who are not eligible, please contact our Admissions team to find out more about Nursery fees.

Fee assistance, in the form of means tested bursaries may be available in our senior schools. Fees are exclusive of VAT*.

Parents naturally want to know if there will be extra expenses in addition to the annual school fee; answers can be found on relevant pages by following these links:

Additional Information

  • Hot lunches are compulsory from Nursery to Primary 1 and optional thereafter. The annual charge is £864 for students from Nursery to S3, and between £672 and £806 for S4-S6 students. For Nursery children, if families are eligible for the Early Learning and Childcare Funding (1140 hours), there is no extra cost for a hot lunch. 
  • ESMS Nursery is in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council, which gives eligible parents living within the boundary of the City of Edinburgh, the opportunity to benefit from 1140 hours of Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) funding a year.  This equates to 30 hours of funded childcare a week, during term time, Monday – Friday, from 8.15am to 2.45pm and includes a hot lunch in our bespoke early years dining facility. The funding can be accessed for the term starting after your child's third birthday but cannot be used for our wraparound care provision. There are some caveats to the funding, so please contact Cally Graham, our Admissions Manager, who will help you confirm whether you are eligible.
  • Childcare Vouchers or the Government backed tax free childcare scheme can be used to offset the cost of e-Plus
  • For families joining ESMS from session 2022/23 onwards: Where four or more children attend the ESMS family of schools (Primary 1 to Sixth Form) at the same time, a 25% reduction in fees applies to the eldest child’s account.
  • For families whose first child joined the school prior to session 2022/23: A 25% reduction in fees will continue to apply when three or more children attend ESMS at the same time (Primary 1 - Sixth Form).  The discount is applied to the eldest child’s account.

*At present VAT is not charged on fees.