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Frewen College
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Frewen College Rye, East Sussex Visit
Frewen College
117 pupils, ages 11-19
Day and Boarding

Frewen College

It’s hard not to be inspired by Frewen College’s gorgeous country-house setting. With roots dating back over 100 years, it claims to be the oldest dyslexia-specialist school in the UK (and quite possibly the world), and its Sussex campus boasts the oldest walled garden in the county, an arboretum, 60 acres for pupils to run around in and a further 100 acres of ancient woodland beyond. There’s a proper home-from-home feel here, and some of the lucky boarders (including a smattering of overseas pupils) bed down in the Queen Anne, Grade II-listed main house. Offering an all...
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  • Fees and bursaries

    Day fees per term

    Year 7£9,595
    Year 8 £9,595
    Year 9 £9,595
    Year 10£10,987
    Year 11£10,978
    Year 12£10,978
    Year 13£10,978
    Boarding fees per term

    Year 7£13,877
    Year 8 £13,877
    Year 9 £13,877
    Year 10 £15,537
    Year 11£15,537
    Year 12£15,537
    Year 13£15,537

    Frewen College takes pupils from age 7. Day fees for year 3-6 is £6,582 per term. Boarding fees for year 5-6 is £9,731. Please note that Boarding is available from Year 5 only, and subject to there being a suitable cohort.

    When space permits, occasional boarding is available to day pupils at £65 per night, £290 per week (up to 5 nights), or £170 per week-end (up to 3 nights). No extra charges are levied for boarding activities.


    Frewen College offer a limited number of means tested bursaries which can cover up to 50% of fees according to need. There is currently no waiting list but a full financial declaration is required as a part of the application. 

    The school also operates The Admiral Frewen Centennial Bursary Fund, which provides up to two bursaries each year to pupils joining the Prep School in each of Years 3 and 4. These are also means tested and remain in place until the pupils leave the Prep School.

    For more information about the bursarial opportunities offered by the School, as well as a rather excellent list of other fee-supporting organisations, please see the School website:

    Bursary contact:
    Business Manager Yvonne Hopkins
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Brickwall House, Northiam, Rye, East Sussex TN31 6NL

01797 252494


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