• Each case will have to be evaluated carefully and all potential costs will need to be considered with the help of the prospective boarding school.  Actual boarding fees can vary widely from school to school and, although the long-term impact of a boarding placement needs to be considered, the actual cost to local authorities can be substantially reduced by funding support from a range of sources. Boarding placements can be funded by contributions from:

    • Children’s Social Care
    • Bursaries provided by many boarding schools for vulnerable young people
    • Grants variously provided by the educational charities
    • The local authority’s Dedicated Schools Grant under the Alternative Provision Census guidance (for independent school placements)