SENIOR SCHOOL FEES
School fees at Kent College are as inclusive as possible and extras are kept to a minimum. The policy at Kent College is that the fees structure should be clear, straightforward and transparent, avoiding wherever possible the levying of additional charges. It is KC Governors’ policy to maintain these published fee levels throughout the Academic Year to which they relate.
Registration fee (non-returnable): £100
A deposit is payable when a place is accepted, and is non-returnable should the place subsequently not be taken up. It is returnable at the end of a pupil’s career at the school less any outstanding charges.
- Deposit for Day pupils: £600
- Deposit for EU boarding pupils: £3,000
- Deposit for Non-EU boarding pupils: 1 term’s fees
If paying termly, payment of fees is due by the first day of each term, as printed on the fees invoice and in your signed parent contract. Fees can also be paid in instalments, either by standing order or by direct debit. The school's preferred method of payment is by direct debit.
Fees can also be paid in advance via composition fees, which includes a small discount. Please contact the Bursar if you would like to discuss this option.
|Fee Per Term
|Years 7 - 8
Years 9 - 13
|Full Time Boarding:
|Years 7 - 8
Years 9 - 13
Other Fees (charged in arrears):
- All fees relating to specialist & bespoke provision are charged a term in arrears
- 1 or 2 Term Stay Supplement: (refunded if pupil remains for 1 year or more) £500 per term
- Music Lessons: 10 x 30 minute lessons as arranged with the Music Teacher £200
- Occasional Boarding: £80.00 per night
The following are included in the Standard Fee:
- Activities which form part of the curriculum
- Books and stationery supporting the curriculum and most materials required for Art and CDT
- Career profiling, a professional assessment designed to quantify the skills and aptitudes of pupils in Years 11 and 12 and provide detailed guidance regarding future careers and university courses
- Exam fees for entering the first sitting of external examinations associated with main timetabled classes e.g. GCSEs, AS and A Levels, IB
- All meals for boarding pupils and lunches for day pupils
- Personal accident insurance for pupils
- All bedding and internal laundry services for boarders
- Trips which are designated by the school to be obligatory in support of the curriculum e.g. Science and Technology Week, theatre visits, and geography field trips
- Costs associated with representing the school in designated sports fixtures and events
The costs of any extra services and/or activities will be invoiced separately, twice per term. Examples of these include:
- Books, which remain the personal property of the pupil (library/textbooks which are lost may also be charged)
- The cost of the daily minibus services for day pupils
- Individual music tuition/hire of musical instruments and LAMDA lessons
- Expenditure incurred by pupils in the Thrift Shop
- The cost of participation in certain specialist sports e.g. judo and riding
- The cost of special trips e.g. additional trips to the theatre (usually subsidised by the College)
- Optional trips for boarders
- Contributions will also be required for Residential Trips.
- Learning support services
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
School Fees Insurance covers the payment of school fees in the event of the unavoidable absence of a pupil from school owing to illness or accident, or the closure of the school in certain specific circumstances. The cost of the policy is automatically added to the school bill unless parents/guardians choose to opt out.
- Specialist & Bespoke Provision (as arranged directly with parents)
- Membership of the Learning Support Centre: £1,450 per term
- Membership of the International Study Centre: £1,450 per term
- English as an Additional Language: £945 per term
- 1 or 2 Term Stay Supplement: £500
- Laptop purchase or subscription
Individual Tuition with a teacher: £56 per hour
Paired Tuition with a Teacher: £32.00 per hour
Shared Tuition with a Teacher: £23.00 per hour
Individual Learning Support Assistant: £32.00 per hour
Shared Learning Support Assistant: £18.00 per hour
Pupils wishing to take either a GCSE or A Levels in their home language where this is available can do so by accessing either group coaching sessions outside timetabled lessons for a £430 one off fee for languages with larger numbers or, for individual or very small numbers of students for a language, this is arranged on a bespoke basis by the Director of Studies and the fees calculated from the Individual Tuition rates.
EXTENDED DAY OFFERING
We can also offer an extended day, at both the Junior School and the Senior School, via our Breakfast and Supper Clubs. Fees are £6.00 for Breakfast and £6.00 for Supper. Please contact the School Office, at either location, for further information on this.
SCHOLARSHIPS, BURSARIES, AND REMISSIONS
Scholarships and bursaries are available at the Senior School only. The percentage fee reduction will be applied to the day tuition fee only. The inclusive fee consists of a tuition fee and a facilities fee.
When three or more siblings from the same family are attending Kent College simultaneously, the following remissions may be granted:
Third sibling: 20% remission
Fourth and additional sibling: 40% remission
This remission is given in respect of the youngest child/children. This is available for the youngest child in the school and Pre-Reception. It is not given in addition to any other award.
HM FORCES ALLOWANCE
Personnel who are eligible for the Boarding School Allowance are entitled to a 10% remission on fees from the school.
Children of Officers of the Foreign Commonwealth Office may be eligible for a reduction in Boarding fees.
METHODIST MINISTERS ALLOWANCE
Children of Methodist Ministers are entitled to a 10% Methodist Ministers Allowance.
If you wish to withdraw your child from the School (other than at the normal leaving date in Year 13), you shall either give a term's notice to that effect or shall pay to the School a term's fees in lieu of notice. This means that if, for example, you wish to withdraw your child with effect from the start of the autumn term (ie, at the start of an academic year) then you would need to inform the Head, in writing, that you wish to withdraw your child on or before the first day of the preceding summer term (ie. the final term of the preceding academic year).
There are three terms in an academic year:
- Summer Term: September to Christmas
- Spring Term: January to Easter
- Autumn Term: April to Summer
Notice should be given before the first day of term.
This applies at all transition points through the College, i.e. from:
- Pre-Reception to Reception
- Year 6 to Year 7
- Year 11 to Year 12
If you would like further information on any of the above points please contact the Bursar's office.