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- Minimise your tax
- Make the fees more affordable
- Ensure continuous education for your children
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SFIA are the market leader in school fees planning. With over 60 years of history and a team of nationwide experts, we have helped thousands of families realise their ambition of giving their children the best possible education, without breaking the bank.
As a leading, well respected authority in the industry, we have the knowledge, experience and resources to help you achieve your education goals.
Our approach enables you to pay school fees in the most tax-efficient manner possible.
With careful tax planning, appropriate investments and sometimes spreading the cost of education over a longer time period, SFIA can make private education more affordable as well as increase your wealth in the long term.
The cost of independent education is substantial and rising much faster than inflation. Over the past 25 years consumer prices have doubled, however average school fees have increased by a factor of 4 and a half.
The average cost of private school fees in the UK is £4,541* for day schools, whilst boarding school fees average at £10,317*.
Tuition fees also vary by region; perhaps surprisingly, the South West of England has the highest fees followed by the South East and then Greater London. School fees in the North of England are the cheapest.
As a part of our planning process, SFIA will forecast the total cost of your child(ren)’s private education, to include inflation so there are no nasty surprises in the coming years and provide you with a school fees schedule. Your school fees adviser will then review the resources you have available to fund the fees and design a strategy that is tax efficient, effective and most importantly affordable to you. Your adviser is then on hand to facilitate the implementation of your strategy.
Try our school fees calculator to get an indication of how much SFIA can save you on school fees.
* All figures have been taken from the Independent School Council 2016 census.