FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2013/14
Due to the ongoing support of the Kingham Hill Trust, our fees remain very competitive for the size of school and the individual attention given to each child.
* Weekly boarding is from Sunday night to Friday morning only.
** ESOL provision included.
*** Flexi-boarding is only open to day pupils who were on the school roll during the Trinity Term 2009 and guarantees a bed for a maximum of three nights per week in their previously affiliated boarding house. Pupils who average over three nights per week averaged over a month will be subsequently charged at the full boarding rate. Flexi-boarding pupils who wish to stay on a Friday night must have previously booked for attending Saturday activities for which there is an additional charge.
Fees, discounts, charges and conditions of payment will be reviewed annually in March by the Board of Governors to coincide with the start of the school year. The above fees include Pupil’s Personal Accident Insurance and the school’s calendar.
The above Direct Debit Monthly Fees include a discount of £35 per term. The discount is ONLY allowed if payment is made by Direct Debit. Monthly Direct Debits are collected on the first banking day each month. Each term having Fees collected by four equal instalments, with Extras collected additionally in the first month of each term.
The School also offers termly Direct Debit collection on the first day of each term for which a discount of £50 is applied. Direct Debit is the preferred payment method for a growing number of our parents and guardians. If you wish to pay by Direct Debit from a UK bank account, and do not currently do so, please contact the Bursary.
A flat Late Payment Surcharge of £250 per term for Boarders and £150 per term for Day Pupils on the outstanding balance will be applied promptly for late or non-payment.
The School can, as an alternative to termly billing, issue a Fee Bill for a full School Year; should a parent or guardian wish for such an invoice, notice must be received in the Bursary by 15th July.
Fee Bills for the full School Year include an additional discount of 2.0% on the core fee in recognition of annual payment in advance. Annual payments must be received and cleared before the commencement of the School Year to attract the discount.
Please note that parents or guardians who wish to pay by credit card will be charged 2.5% of the transaction value (this is the charge made by the school’s bankers). There is no charge for payment by a UK debit card.
Saturday Activities are for all pupils boarding on a Friday night and for Day pupils wishing to participate and who have previously booked. There is a fee of £36 per Saturday (this is included within the Full Boarding Fee) which will be added to pupil bills. This fee will include any transport costs, packed lunches and admission charges but not pocket money. Spaces for those not on full boarding will be subject to availability.
Pupils staying over an Exeat weekend will be charged an additional £280 to cover the supervision and activities provided.
Extras such as private music lessons, theatre trips, outings, etc. are invoiced in arrears. These can be typically £200 to £300 per term. In addition, the initial cost of a uniform for a 12 year old is approximately £400. Uniform items can be purchased from the School’s Clothing Store. Extras will be invoiced termly in arrears. The School can, through Houseparents, make cash advances to pupils; there is currently a charge of 10% for this service.
Day Pupils who stay at School ‘overnight’ will be charged at the rate of £40 per night and all nights are subject to availability. Day Pupils wishing to stay on a Friday night must have previously booked to participate in Saturday Activities, for which there is an additional charge.
Parents or Guardians sending pupils to the School from overseas with non-EU passports must ensure that the correct child student visa has been obtained before they come to the School. The school is registered with the Home Office (UK Border Agency – Licence Number WX29R1X0X) and as such will issue a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) once all conditions required by the School have been met. Any additional charges incurred by the Parents or Guardians in obtaining a Child Student visa are not the responsibility of the School.
There is a registration fee of £75 (non-returnable) and a deposit of £700 for Boarders and £500 for Day Pupils which is non-returnable should an enrolled pupil not join the School. (Pupils whose normal residence is outside the UK are required to pay £10,000 as a deposit. The equivalent of the UK deposit will be retained by the school should an enrolled pupil not join the School). Deposits are retained by the School and repaid less the clearance of all outstanding items after the pupil’s final departure.
If a parent or Guardian is experiencing difficulty in meeting their financial obligations to the school they should contact the Bursary at the earliest opportunity. Parents and Guardians are respectfully reminded that Bursaries and scholarships are awarded on the understanding that their account with the School is maintained inside agreed terms.
Should a Direct Debit or Cheque be refused by the nominated or issuing bank, through no fault of the School, all discounts will be revoked and a surcharge of £30 will be added to figure owing. The outstanding debt will become due immediately.
The Board of Governors through the Headmaster will be made aware of all accounts that are subject to late payment surcharges.
The Headmaster has the right to exclude a pupil from School for the non-payment of fees.