Salisbury Cathedral School

Salisbury Cathedral School

Day Weekly Boarding Wiltshire

An independent co-educational day and boarding school for pupils aged 3 to 13.

Year Founded 1091
Religion Christian

Salisbury Cathedral School has a total of 230 pupils.

Day pupil fees are from £2725 to £4905, per term.

Boarding pupil fees are from £6390, per term.

91 Day Boys
(2- 13)
104 Day Girls
(2- 13)
12 Boarding Boys
(8- 13)
23 Boarding Girls
(8- 13)

About Salisbury Cathedral School

The school occupies an iconic and beautiful site within the Cathedral Close. It is a 20-acre space, complete with its own lake, extensive playing fields and lessons in the thirteenth-century Bishop’s Palace.

Warm’, ‘caring’, ‘happy’ – these are the three most popular words used by parents to describe Salisbury Cathedral School and our unique setting, adjacent to one of England’s finest cathedrals, helps to cultivate a strong spiritual awareness and Christian values underpin everything that we do.

We believe a child’s self-esteem is vital to their success. At SCS, we foster an unpressured environment where pupils are encouraged and congratulated every step of the way, celebrating their achievements and promoting a strong sense of self-worth. Our focus on the individual child means that all staff play a role in discovering strengths and areas that need guidance and support.

This approach works. Our academic results are impressive and consistently out-perform competing schools but, more than this, the children who leave us are confident, self-assured, well-rounded and comfortable in their own skins.

Music is at the heart of SCS and is undoubtedly one of our major strengths. The school educates the boy and girl choristers of Salisbury Cathedral and their expertise and skills enrich the lives of all members of our community. All children are encouraged to play an instrument and the wide range of ensembles, both choral and instrumental, is outstanding.

However, we offer so much more. Whether it is performing ambitious drama productions, winning regional science competitions and national sporting accolades, writing inspiring poetry or creating beautiful metal-work, pottery and art, we feel we have something to bring out every child’s talents.

The best way to appreciate what we can offer your child is to visit us on a normal school day. We would be delighted to show you around.

Call Jane King, Registrar on 01722 439260 to arrange a visit.


These fees cover the normal cost of a pupil’s education. Extras are charged for examination fees, private individual tuition, field courses, trips, theatre tickets, holiday trips, social events and consumables used by boarders. The school offers certain insurance schemes which are included on fee invoices. Full details are available from the Bursar’s office. Many school clubs are free of charge. Costs of chargeable activities are published termly.?Music lessons are invoiced by peripatetic teachers direct to parents. Charges are published on the instrumental music request form. The school offers parents the opportunity to pay fees monthly through the Holmwoods Term Time scheme. Details are available from the Finance Office. Fees and extras invoiced by the school are payable in full by the first day of term. For more information please contact our Finance Office on 01722 555300.

Scholarships & Bursaries

Bursaries are available on a Means Tested Basis.

For more information please contact our Finance Office on 01722 555300.

Admissions Process

Please contact Jane King on or telephone 01722 439260.



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Forthcoming Open Days

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