FEES, DEPOSITS AND CHARGES
All fees include tuition, academic monitoring and guidance, pastoral care, a full programme of sport, academic resources and the majority of co-curricular and social activities. In addition, boarding fees include all meals, overnight accommodation, 24-hour pastoral and health care and laundry.
Fees for the academic year 2019/20
|Years 7 and 8||per term||per annum|
|Years 9 to 13||per term||per annum|
The Boarding Bundle is available to parents of day pupils or 3-night boarders who want to take advantage of the flexibility of buying units of 15 nights purchased in advance. A maximum of three 15-night Boarding Bundles can be purchased per pupil in each academic year.
*International pupils are those who do not hold a British passport and whose principal residence is outside the UK. Fees include specialist English as an Additional Language (EAL) support as required, airport transfer booking service and other associated costs.
Registration Fee: A fee of £75 is payable on registration and is non-refundable.
Acceptance Deposit: An Acceptance Deposit of £1,750 (boarding pupils) or £1,000 (day pupils) is payable when parents accept the offer of a place. The deposit is repaid by means of a credit without interest to the final invoice when leaving the school. Until credited, the deposit will form part of the general funds of the school.
Additional Deposit: For reasons of administration, an Additional Deposit of £2,000 is payable in addition to the Acceptance Deposit by parents of pupils whose normal residence is outside of the United Kingdom. Subject to full compliance with these Terms and Conditions, the Additional Deposit will be credited to the parents’ account when the pupil leaves the school.
Please read the conditions and arrangements regarding weekly boarding, 3-night boarding and day pupils.
Full boarders have a dedicated bed space and personal storage space in Blake (Year 7), one of the senior boarding houses (Years 8-12) or Nelson (Year 13) as appropriate. The fee includes all meals, overnight accommodation, 24-hour care by residential house staff, health care and laundry.
Weekly boarders are allocated a dedicated bed space and personal storage space in Blake (Year 7), one of the senior boarding houses (Years 8-12) or Nelson (Year 13) as appropriate. Weekly boarding includes overnight stays from Sunday to Friday inclusive. Pupils may leave after school commitments on Saturday afternoon and may return on Sunday evening or Monday morning. Weekly boarders may stay overnight on a Saturday up to three times per term, which will be charged at £50 per night. If it is likely that more Saturday night stays will be required, the full boarding option should be selected.
3-night boarding is available in Blake, Cornwallis, Howe and Nelson, subject to space being available. This includes three regular overnight stays per week from Sunday to Friday. Overnight stays on a Saturday night may be available on request but are subject to an additional charge of £50 per night and limited to three nights per term. 3-night boarders will be guaranteed three overnight stays per week but not a permanent bed space or storage for belongings.
The Boarding Bundle is available to parents of day pupils or 3-night boarders who want to take advantage of the flexibility of buying units of 15 nights purchased in advance for use at any time but only on up to three Saturday nights per term and beds are subject to availability. Unused nights can also be rolled over to the subsequent term but are not refundable. Pupils in Years 8 to 12 using Boarding Bundle nights will be allocated a bed in Cornwallis or Howe on the nights they are boarding, subject to availability. The option is also available in Blake and Nelson subject to availability.
The cost of a 15-night Boarding Bundle is £1,000 and can be purchased via the Finance Department at [email protected] a term in advance or by the first week of the term at the latest. A book of boarding passes will be provided and these should be given to the Housemaster or Housemistress on booking the night(s) required. A maximum of three 15-night Boarding Bundles can be purchased per pupil in each academic year.
Ad hoc boarding by special arrangement
Day pupils may also request to stay overnight on an ad hoc basis by special arrangement but this is always subject to space being available in Blake, Cornwallis, Howe or occasionally in another boarding house. This is strictly limited to ten nights per term (Year 7) and seven nights per term (Years 8-13), and no more than three Saturday nights per term, at a cost of £50 (Year 7) or £75 (Years 8-13) per night. If it is likely that more than this number of overnight stays will be required each term, the 3-night boarding option or Boarding Bundles should be purchased.
Where possible a week’s notice should be given to ensure adequate planning of room and bed allocations. We recognise that this may not always be possible and we will always try to accommodate your requests. Parents should also keep us informed of any change of plan with regard to staying overnight.
For any further information please contact the Admissions Office on 01473 326136 or [email protected].
The school makes every effort to keep supplementary charges (incidental expenses or extras) to a minimum but the list below, based on 2019/20, includes those which may be relevant. Where charges are paid direct, they are subject to change without the usual notice:
|Pocket money (day pupils)||£25||termly|
|Pocket money (boarders Years 7-9)||£50||termly|
|Pocket money (boarders Years 10-13)||£75||termly|
|Royal Hospital School Parents' Association (RHSPA)||£5||annually|
|Careers Advice Programme (Years 10-13)||£15||termly|
|RHS iPad Scheme (Years 7-11)||£50||termly|
|Exam fees (GCSE, A Level, music and drama)||at cost (approx. £20-£160)||per exam|
|Lunch (compulsory non-refundable charge)||£167 per term||termly|
|Breakfast||£3 per meal||as required|
|Evening meal||£5 per meal||as required|
|Overnight stay (inc. evening meal and breakfast)||£50 per night (Year 7)|
£75 per night (Years 8-13)
|10 nights per term max.|
7 nights per term max.
|Boarding Bundle (15 boarding nights)||£1000||3 bundles per academic year max.|
|Daily bus transport (depending on route and journey)||£320-500 (approx.)||termly|
|The Duke of Edinburgh's Award enrollment||Up to £35||as required|
|Horse riding||£30||per lesson|
|Instrument hire (depending on instrument)||Up to £30 per instrument||termly|
|Sailing (non-team sailors)||£275||Summer Term|
|Golf - driving range||£5||per lesson|
|Drama lessons||£8-16 (paid direct)||per lesson|
|Music lessons||£19 (paid direct)||per lesson|
|Judo||£5 (paid direct)||per lesson|
|Ballet||£5 (paid direct)||per lesson|
|Tennis coaching||£7 (paid direct)||per lesson|
|Fencing (depending on kit hire)||£7-£10 (paid direct)||per lesson|
|Trampolining||£5 (paid direct)||per lesson|
|Physiotherapy||£32 per hour (paid direct)||as required|
|Mouth guard fitted by school dentist||£60 (paid direct)||as required|
|Bedding pack||£60 basic, £90 complete||as required|
The payment of fees and incidental expenses is due on or before the first day of each term quoting your child’s name so that payment can be allocated correctly.
|Bank Name||Barclays Bank plc|
|Bank Address||1 Churchill Place
|IBAN||GB50 BARC 2065 6833 9238 94|
International payments for fees, deposits and incidental expenses can be made via www.royalhospitalschool.peertransfer.com which enables parents and guardians to:
- choose from many convenient payment options
- save on bank fees and exchange rates
- receive peace of mind with 24/7 multilingual customer support
- track payments from start to finish.