Fees - Session 2016/2017
|Junior 1 & 2
|Junior 5 & 6
|Transitus & Senior I
The above fees are fully inclusive of the Pupils’ Personal Accident Scheme premium. In addition, the Capital Levy is £250 per pupil for J1 to J6 and £350 per pupil for Transitus to Senior VI.
* incl Ardeonaig £380
** incl Former Pupils' Association Membership £60
Methods of Payment
Parents can choose one of two ways to pay school fees:
1. Annual Lump Sum Payment
Payable before the Friday of the first week of term by cheque, BACS or bank giro credit when a discount of 1% can be taken on tuition fees only.
2. Direct Debit Instalments
All direct debit collections will be taken over ten months on the first business day of each month from September to June. If required, please download and return the completed direct debit mandate to the Finance Office. Direct Debit Mandate Form
Direct Debit Mandate
Childcare Vouchers/Salary Sacrifice
Childcare vouchers can be provided by some employers as a salary sacrifice scheme. This means that you agree to reduce your salary by a certain value and receive childcare vouchers to the same value but pay no tax or National Insurance on these vouchers. As a result, it is possible to save around £1000 per year. St Columba's will accept childcare vouchers towards the cost of Early Years’ fees.
Advance Fees Scheme (Future Years)
The School continues to operate an advanced fees scheme, details of which can be obtained from the Finance Manager.
On acceptance of a place at St Columba’s, a Debenture to the value of £350 must be purchased for all new entrants. A refund equivalent to the original value of the Debenture will be made to the registered holder upon written request, when the student finally leaves the school.
Means-tested financial assistance is available for new applicants looking to join in Junior 1 through to Senior SVI. Financial support ranging from 10% to 100% of fees is possible.
Applicants who are granted financial assistance will be subject to our normal admissions policy where places offered are in order of merit. Applicants will be asked to complete a confidential application form detailing their financial circumstances to assist the Finance Manager in the assessment process.
Financial Assistance Application Form