St Martin's School - Where Every Child is Known

Fee Payment Policy

Upon acceptance of a pupil or prior to admission, the parent/s and or guardians/a sponsoring organisation responsible for payment shall pay fees as follows:
- Enrolment fee, which will not be refunded
- School fee or tuition
- Extra costs
An enrolment fee in an amount laid down by the Governing Council from time to time will be required. This is to secure a place in the school.

The parent / guardian / sponsoring organisation agrees to give one full term’s notice in writing before withdrawing the pupil from the school, such notice to reach the head of the school before the first day of the term at the end of which such withdrawal is to take place. If the parent / guardian / sponsoring organisation fails to give such notice, the payment of fees shall be due in full, for the term, whether the pupil attends or not.

The fee discount policy forms part of the enrolment contract and is as follows:

Option 1:
Where the year’s tuition fees (i.e. for all three terms in the calendar year) are paid in full by 31 January, and where there are no arrears, a discount of 4.5% on the full year’s tuition will be awarded.

Option 2:
Where two terms’ tuition fees are paid in full by the first Friday of the Easter Term or Trinity Term and there are no arrears, a discount of 2.0% will be awarded.

Option 3:
Fees may be paid in advance in equal instalments over 10 months from January to October through the school debit order system.

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 the above options, 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 in full).

In the event that fees are not paid annually in advance, fees are due and payable, in advance, on the FIRST DAY of each term, unless prior arrangements have been agreed to by the school. Fees paid annually in advance may be paid via credit card or EFT. Option 2 and 3 fees are to be paid via debit order through the school system.

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.