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    School Fees and Other Charges

    Please find below information on our school fees, other charges (eg trips, Kim Club, music tuition), methods of payment and the assistance that we offer in the form of scholarships and bursaries.

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    Deputy Bursar

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    Fees 2017-2018

    Our fees for 2017-2018 are:

      Fees
    Per Term (£)
    Lunches
    Per Term (£)
    Total
    Per Year (£)
    Lower Prep School 3 105 180 9 855
    Upper Prep School 3 970 190 12 480
    Senior School - Day 4 880 220 15 300
    Senior School - Full Boarding* 8 265 220 25 455
    Senior School - Weekly Boarding* 7 755 220 23 925

    * Full Boarding is charged for pupils wishing to board for 6 or 7 nights each week and includes boarders' weekend activity charges; our Weekly Boarding option is available for pupils wishing to board for 4 or 5 nights each week. For Occasional Boarding see our 'Other Charges' below.  Boarding fees for pupils under the age of 16 may be paid using childcare vouchers (issued by and arranged through employers).

    Our fees include books and public examination fees but exclude trips and visits. You will also be charged for any extras incurred including some clubs and societies, optional individual musical instrument tuition, academic support, use of the bus service, insurances, occasional boarding, additional meals and out of hours care.

    Senior School pupils require an iPad that meets our minimum specification; full details of how we use, manage and support these, including details of our lease-buy scheme, are in our Digital Learning section.  Prep School pupils do not need personal devices as they have access to a set of iPads for use when necessary. 

    We give a 2% discount off net standard fees if you pay in full by Direct Debit on the designated direct debit date before the start of term.  If you choose to pay by any other method, including monthly direct debit instalments (four per term), you will not qualify for this discount.  (Net standard fees comprise tuition fees less any sibling discounts, scholarship fee reductions or bursary grants, plus termly/weekly boarding costs).

    Our termly fees may be broken down as follows:

        Tuition Fees Per Term (£) Full Boarding Per Term* (£) Weekly Boarding Per Term* (£) Lunches Per Term (£)
    Lower Prep Standard  3 105     180
      Net (Termly DD) 3 043     180
    Upper Prep Standard  3 970     190
      Net (Termly DD) 3 891     190
    Senior School Standard 4 880 3 385 2 875 220
      Net (Termly DD) 4 782 3 317 2 818 220

    We give a sibling discount of 2.5% of the net tuition fees for all siblings where two or more siblings attend at the same time.  (Net tuition fees are tuition fees less any scholarship fee reductions or bursary grants).

    Please read our fees and charges in conjunction with our parent contract.

    Other Charges 2017-2018

    Please see details of any additional charges below.

    Insurances 

      Per Term (£) Per Year (£)
    Pupils Personal Accident Insurance Scheme - including emergency dental cover (compulsory) 6.20 18.60
    Fees Refund Scheme (opt-in) 1.5% of net tuition fees (and boarding fees where applicable)

    Optional Individual and Group Music Tuition (per instrument) 

      Per Term (£) Per Year (£)
    Prep School 240 720
    Senior School 281 843
    Music Instrument Hire 45 135
    Lower Prep - Stringlets 109 327
    Lower Prep - Ministrings 109 327

    Lessons may only be stopped at the end of a term. Notice to discontinue lessons must be given in writing (which includes e-mail) to the Music School office by the beginning of the half term holiday of the term at the end of which you wish the lessons to cease.  Notice given any later than this will be deemed to apply to the following term. The same terms of notice apply when a pupil changes instrument or teacher. No refunds are granted for non-attendance due to pupil illness or injury.

    Academic Support

      Per Hour (£)
    Initial Assessment Free
    Further Assessment 41
    Group Lessons - Prep School 21
    Group Lessons - Senior School 23
    Individual Lessons - Prep School 41
    Individual Lessons - Senior School 46

    Academic Support Lessons are delivered in partial or full timetable periods (3 x 15, 2 x 20, 1 x 25, 1 x 50 minutes per lesson).  Charging is based on the number of lessons attended x number of minutes x relevant hourly rate. No refunds are granted for non-attendance due to pupil illness or injury.

    Whole Year Group Residential Trips

      Per Child (£)
    First Form Bonding/Adventure Weekend (Autumn Term) 120
    Third Form WWI Battlefields Trip (Autumn Term) 225

    These trips are normally attended by the entire year group.  The costs are payable in advance and will be added to your Autumn Term invoice which will be payable in early September.

    Flexi and Occasional Boarding* (Senior School only) 

      Per Night (£)
    First night in any week 51
    Second and subsequent nights 49

    Occasional boarding is charged for ad-hoc use of the boarding houses.  Four or five nights a week boarding is charged at the weekly boarding rate. We reserve the right to charge a Weekly/Full Boarding rate (pro rata to the equivalent annual rate) if a regular pattern of boarding becomes evident.  Weekly boarders spending additional ad-hoc nights will be charged at the lower rate above.

    *Boarding fees for pupils under the age of 16 may be paid using childcare vouchers (issued by and arranged through employers).

    Kim Club** (Prep School Before and After School Care) 

      Per Session (£)
    Breakfast session, from 7.30am 7.00
    4pm-5pm (Reception - Year 2) 6.00
    4pm-6pm (Reception - Year 2) 10.00
    5pm-6pm (Year 3 - Year 6) 6.00

    **Kim Club fees may be paid using childcare vouchers (issued by and arranged through employers).  Kim Club may be booked using this form.

    Occasional Meals (Senior School only) 

      Per Meal (£)
    Breakfast 2.50
    Evening Meal 2.80

    Day pupils may join the boarders for weekday breakfasts (8 am) or dinner (6 pm) subject to 24 hours notice. Passes for these meals are available from the Bursary or may be booked using this form. The costs will be added to your end of term account.

    There will be occasions when your child is expected to stay for an evening meal (eg. for the Senior House Music Competition) for which no charge will be made.

    Miscellaneous Charges

      Per Year
    Kimbolton School Parents' Association membership fee 
    (added to your Spring bill)
    £20 per family
    The Kimboltonian (Senior School magazine - distributed to all families in Autumn Term, Senior families only in Summer Term)
    (added to your Spring and Autumn bills respectively)
    £18 per copy
    per family
    The Kim Prep Press (Prep School magazine - distributed to Prep families in Autumn Term)
    (added to your Spring bill)
    £18 per family


    Admissions 

      Per Child (£)
    Initial Registration Fee (non-refundable) - EU national 80
    Initial Registration Fee (non-refundable) - Non-EU national 150
    Deposit - EU national - Day or Boarding 500
    Deposit - Non-EU national - Day 1 000
    Deposit - Non-EU national - Boarding 5 000

    The deposit is payable when you accept our offer of a place. For those entering in September, this will usually be in the previous February.
    The EU national fee and deposit will apply where either parent or the child holds EU nationality. In all other cases the non-EU national rates will apply.
    The deposit may be paid via cheques, credit/debit card or bank transfer - see this page for details.
    The deposit is refundable on request after the leaver's bill has been settled; the Parent Contract refers.