Fee Payment Policy
Attention is drawn to the relevant clauses in the school’s Application Form and in the Acceptance of Place Form, respectively.
Deposits to secure the placement of a student are due and payable in accordance with the written notification provided to prospective parents upon their child being offered a place at the school. The deposit must be accompanied by a signed Acceptance of Place form. (In the event of a child having divorced parents, the school must be supplied with a certified copy of the divorce court order.)
In the event of a parent wishing to withdraw their child(ren), a full term’s notice, in advance, is required. Failing that, the school will charge a term’s fees in lieu of notice. The deposit, paid upon a child’s admission to the school, will only be refunded once the fee account has been finalised upon the child’s withdrawal from the school.
The school operates a Fee Discount Policy as follows:
- When the year’s tuition fees (ie for all three terms in the calendar year) are paid in full by the 31 January, and where there are no arrears, a discount of 4.5% on the full year’s tuition will be awarded.
- When two terms’ tuition fees are paid in full by the first Friday of the Easter Term or the first Friday of the Trinity Term, and there are no arrears, a discount of 2% will be awarded.
Please note that the Fee Discount level will be adjusted from time to time in line with interest rates prevailing in the market place.
Parents who wish to make use of options 1 or 2 (above) need to have the full year’s fees calculated accurately by the credit controller before making payment. Please note that the discounts do not apply to ancillary charges, sports and cultural tours, and boarding fees. (No child may participate in a sports or cultural tour unless and until their fee account has been brought up to date and paid.)
Fees are due and payable, in advance, on the FIRST DAY of each term, unless prior arrangements have been agreed to by the school. Parents/guardians may choose different methods of payment to suit their circumstances. The school accepts cash, credit cards, EFTs, cheques, with monthly debit orders becoming a popular option. The credit controller will be happy to discuss this matter with parents concerning their preferred method of payment.
When making direct payments into the school’s bank account, please use the following:
Bank: Standard Bank
Branch: The Glen
Branch Code: 006005
Account Number: 002860929
Any bursary(ies) or scholarship(s) awarded to a student will only be reflected on the fee statement when the parents/guardians have paid in full the amount(s) for which they are responsible.
Please note that the payment of any and all charges incurred by the school due to the dishonouring of payments by the bank(s), or any reversal of payment(s) by parents, will be for the account of the parent(s). Interest will be charged on all overdue accounts. Any costs incurred by the school in the recovery of unpaid and/or overdue fees, ancillary and collection charges will be for the account of the parent(s).
This policy will be reviewed and amended by the school as and when this becomes necessary.