ST ALBANS SCHOOL
ABBEY GATEWAY, ST ALBANS,
HERTFORDSHIRE, UK, AL3 4HB
T:01727 855521 F:01727 843447
Pupils & Staff
The termly tuition fee for 2022-2023 is £7,094 (£21,282 per annum).
All fees billed must be paid in full by the first day of term.
External costs associated with sitting public examinations are charged as supplemental items and will depend on the fees levied by the relevant examination boards for the exams that each pupil is undertaking. More detail is available on request.
Lunch is charged separately for all pupils in First to Fourth Forms (Years 7-10). Fifth and Sixth Form (Years 11-13) onwards can choose to use the Refectory on a termly basis, and can also buy food separately either on the School site or from vendors in the city centre.
The School offers a sibling discount on fees of 5%
The School Bursar, Richard Hepper, is an appointed representative of Premium Credit Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. School Fee Plan is a trading style of Premium Credit Limited.
The School is committed to broadening access by offering to eligible parents/guardians means-tested financial support with the payment of school fees. Such support is known as a Bursary and Bursaries may be awarded in the form of a discount of up to 100 per cent on tuition fees payable, depending on the financial, compassionate or other relevant circumstances of applicants.
Parents who believe they might qualify for financial assistance are advised firstly to read our Bursary Policy here. Parents should read this policy carefully before submitting an application for Bursary support, and in particular, the part of Section 4 “The Case for Assistance”. A family income of >£70,000 p.a., significant savings or investments, and the ownership of property other than the home in which the child resides, are very likely to disqualify bursary applications and parents in these circumstances should not apply.
The guiding principles for the award of Bursaries are as follows:-
Please note that the School does not have unlimited funds for bursary support, and so the offer of a place does not confer an entitlement to bursary support, even if the criteria might be met.
Detailed financial information will be requested by Bursary Administration Limited on our behalf.
Bursary Administration Limited will carry out home visits as required during the second week of January. Normally, no new application for Bursaries can be considered once offers of places have been made.
Parents are also advised to consult this list and to make applications to appropriate grant-making bodies.
All Bursaries are subject to an annual review and all information provided by applicants will be treated in the strictest confidence.
Those to whom a Scholarship has been awarded may also apply for Bursarial assistance. However, any Scholarship award will be taken into account in calculating any further fee remissions.
For further information please contact the Bursar’s Office.
With the exception of Art, Music and Sport (see below), scholarships are offered solely on entry to the School, except in cases where an existing pupil has entered the School between standard points of entry and has therefore had no previous opportunity to compete for a scholarship. The value of the majority of awards are in the region of 10-25% and in no case exceeds 50% of the fees.
Academic Scholarships are awarded on the basis of performance in the Entrance Examination. No subject-specific Scholarships are available at this level, with the exception of music scholarships, (see below).
All boys registered for entry at 11+ will be automatically considered for academic scholarships; a separate application is not required.
These are awarded on entry at 11+ only, on the basis of audition. Those to whom awards are made must first meet the academic criteria for entry in the 11+ entrance examination.
Click the link below for more details on the 11+ Music Scholarship
The Academic Scholarship examinations take place at the end of January/beginning of February over three days.
Candidates sit papers in English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning, Science, French, History, Geography and optional Latin.
Assessments take place towards the end of the same week as the Academic Scholarships. They are open to both internal and external candidates.
For entry to the Sixth Form, please complete a 16+ Application form here. Application for 16+ Academic and Music scholarships is now open and for those seeking to apply please contact the Registrar. The deadline for application is Monday 30 October 2023. If not applying for a 16+ Scholarship, there is no deadline to apply.
The Scholarship examination will be held in November of each year , and consists of a Verbal Reasoning test, plus papers in two subjects of the candidate’s choosing. The optional subjects should normally be two of those the candidate intends to study at A Level, or a closely related one where the intention is to take up a subject which has not been studied at GCSE. The value of the Scholarship awards is in the region of 10% and in no case exceeds 50% of the fees.
Pupils entering the Sixth Form may also apply for a Music Scholarship. The auditions and interviews take place in November of the year preceding entry.
For further information about scholarships and application forms please contact the Registrar.
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