The King’s Hospital School recognises the significant financial commitment undertaken by parents in educating their children at The King’s Hospital School and offers several payment options to assist parents with fulfilling their financial obligations.
1) Direct Debit
The Direct Debit option allows for payment ‘half yearly’ or by ‘8 instalments’ for all domestic students.
‘Half Yearly’ instalments are deducted on 1st August and 1st January each year for the half yearly fees and the extras charged on the fee invoice issued in July and December.
‘8 monthly’ instalments split the basic yearly fee into 8 equal instalments deducted on 1st August to 1st March inclusive. Extras, charged on the fee invoice issued in July and December, are then included in the August and January direct debit instalments in addition to the basic fee instalment.
Failure to meet the direct debit instalments will result in the remaining outstanding balance becoming due in full immediately and a cancellation of the direct debit facility. No interest or administration fee is charged by the school for availing of this facility.
2) Half Yearly Instalments (EFT / Cheque / Cash)
The ‘half yearly’ payment option allows for payment via bank transfer, cheque or cash for the half yearly fees, and the extras, charged on the fee invoice issued in July and December. Payment is due, in full, prior to the start of term in August and January.
3) Yearly Fees in Advance Discount
This discount is applicable where payment of the full yearly basic school fee is received before the first day of term in August. The rate of discount to be applied for the year 2023/2024 is 1.5%. Extras and incidental items listed on the fee invoice(s) are not included in this discount and remain due before the first day of term in August and January.
4) Capital Fees in Advance Discount
This discount is applicable where payment is received of several full year’s fees in advance. The rate of discount to be applied is set by the Finance Office. Extra’s and incidental items listed on the fee invoice(s) are included in this discount.
Fee accounts must be kept up to date to secure the student’s place in the school from year to year. Failure to pay fees by the due date, in the absence of an alternative payment schedule agreed in writing with the Finance Office, may lead to the student’s withdrawal from the school. Students may not be permitted to use school facilities or to sit the state examinations if the fee account has not been paid in full and it is deemed inadequate co-operation has been received from parents in fulfilling their financial obligations.
Under exceptional circumstances, alternative payment schedules may be agreed for families experiencing temporary financial difficulties due to bereavement, loss of employment, etc. The onus is on parents to notify the Finance Office of the requirement for this arrangement as soon as possible.
Alternative payment schedules are only valid when discussed and agreed with the Finance Office and written confirmation of the amended payment schedule and terms have been received before the start of term. Parents cannot set their own payment terms.
The maximum extended payment schedule available is to 1st March each year, in line with our direct debit payment option.
The awarding of an alternative payment arrangement is contingent on the terms being adhered to in full and does not confer the right of the continuation of the arrangement in following year(s). Failure to meet the agreed terms will result in the cancellation of the arrangement and the remaining outstanding balance becoming due in full immediately.
Payment by electronic bank transfer should be made to The King’s Hospital School, Palmerstown, Dublin 20, D20 V256. IBAN: IE06 BOFI 9000 1716 3069 52 and BIC: BOFIIE2D.
All transfers must include the student’s full name and account reference, located on the top right-hand side of the fee invoice, to ensure correct identification and allocation of funds (see example below). Transfers completed without this information will result in an inability to identify the receipt and delay in allocation to the fee account.
For further information or clarification on school fees, payment of fees or fee support please contact:
Mrs Carly Lynch
+353 1 643 6534
The Finance Office is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, throughout the calendar year.
N.B. The information quoted above is set for the academic year 2023/2024 and is subject to change at the discretion of the Board of Governors