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Fees & Fee Support

Booking Fees 

 A non-refundable registration fee of €75.00 is required in respect of every domestic pupil at the time of enrolment.  This fee is not required in respect of overseas applicants.


A deposit, payable on acceptance of the offer of a place, is non-refundable if the place is subsequently not taken up and may also be subject to a term’s fees in lieu of notice.  For those students who do take up a place, the deposit will be credited by the school to the student’s final fee account and refunded generally in the August of the year in which the student leaves.  The deposit is in the amount of €600 for all Irish resident students and €2000 for overseas students whose families are not resident in the state.


The following basic fee structure is in place for the 2018/2019 academic year:                                                                    

  • Day - €7,190 per annum
  • 5-Day Boarding (Domestic) -  €14,890 per annum
  • 7-Day Boarding (Domestic)  - €16,795 per annum
  • 7-Day Boarding (EU)  - €20,154 per annum
  • 7-Day Boarding (Non-EU)  - €20,994 per annum

For further information on the basic fees and miscellaneous charges applicable for the 2018/2019 academic year please review ‘Fee Information’.

Fee Invoices are issued half yearly in July and December.  All school fees are payable in advance and due, in full, prior to the first day of term in August and January.  The school’s preferred payment method is direct debit allowing payment to be made either ‘Half Yearly’ or by ‘8 Instalments’ beginning on 1st August.  The school is unable to provide the direct debit payment option on non-Irish bank accounts. 

At least a full school term’s notice must be given in writing, prior to the removal of a pupil, in default of which the term’s fees will be payable.  For further information on payment options please review ‘Payment of Fees’.

Fee Support

In recognition of the significant financial commitment undertaken by parents the school provides numerous financial contributions to assist with the payment of fees.

The King’s Hospital Charter Bursary offers significant additional support to boarding pupils who are in receipt of an SEC Grant with an automatic top-up to the SEC Grant (on a sliding scale).  The Bursary is reviewed regularly to ensure broadest support for pupils who wish to attend as boarders.

Entrance Bursaries (two) are offered per annum and are carried forward for the duration of studies in the School.  Applications are made at the time of the offer of a place and are available to Day pupils only.

Scholarships are awarded annually on the results of the scholarship and entrance examination and are carried forward for the duration of studies in the School.

There are also other sources which may provide assistance with school fees. 

Secondary Education Grants (SEC)

Families domiciled in the Republic of Ireland, where a child is a member of a Protestant denomination, may qualify for a means-tested grant, which will be paid directly to the school.  The size of the grant varies according to means.  Application is normally made not later than February in any year for the school year commencing the following September. 

For further information on assistance with payment of fees please review ‘Fee Support’. 

If you require further information or clarification on any of the above please contact:

Mrs Carly Lynch

Finance Department

The King's Hospital


Dublin 20

D20 V256

Telephone:         + 353 1 6436534




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