Fees and charges for September 2022 – August 2023

King’s Ely International: Boarding Fees
Year GroupTermly Fees (Boarding)Annual Fees (Boarding)ESOL & Curriculum Support
(maximum annual cost)
King’s Ely Junior International
Curriculum (KEJi) (Years 3-4)+
£8,756£26,268£6,630
King’s Ely Junior International
Curriculum (KEJi) (Years 5-8)+
£9,246£27,738£5,304
King’s Ely Senior International
Curriculum (KESi) (Years 9-11)+
£11,986£35,958£5,304
King’s Ely Senior International
Curriculum (KEI Year 11)*
£14,927£44,781Not Applicable

+The KEJi (Years 3-4 and 5-8) and KESi (Years 9-11) courses are for international students where English is not their first language. The curriculum provides a bespoke level of extra English Language and Curriculum support tailored to each child to allow them to access the curriculum effectively and make the most of their time at King’s Ely. This is not examined but is assessed, ideally before entry but the level of support will be adjusted upwards or downwards depending on need as determined by teaching staff once the student is at school. The annual supplementary cost tabulated above is the maximum annual cost and will depend on the level of extra support provided. The actual amount charged as an extra on the termly invoice will reflect the support provided on a 1:1 or group basis, normally reducing over time. For those who need this additional support it is a requirement for them to study at King’s Ely. The aim is for students to progress to the full UK curriculum without needing extra support.

*The King’s Ely International (KEIYear 11) curriculum is an intense, fast-track one-year GCSE academic programme taught entirely in English, including additional English Language and Curriculum support as required. This enables students to achieve between 5 and 8 GCSEs in preparation for Sixth Form study. Students study for between 24 and 28 teaching weeks before taking their exams.

King’s Ely International: Day Fees
Year Group   Termly Fees (Day)Annual Fees (Day)ESOL & Curriculum
Support (maximum
annual cost)
King’s Ely Junior International
Curriculum (KEJi) (Years 3-4)+
£5,466£16,398£6,630
King’s Ely Junior International
Curriculum (KEJi) (Years 5-8)+
£5,964£17,892£5,304
King’s Ely Senior International
Curriculum (KESi) (Years 9-11)+
£8,243£24,729£5,304
King’s Ely Senior International
Curriculum (KEI Year 11)*
£11,293£33,879Not Applicable

The International curriculum fees do not apply to pupils entering the standard UK curriculum offering but who happen to be resident overseas.

Flexible/occasional boarding options are available to Day Pupils. Please see below for more information.

Billing Process

Invoices are issued termly for payment in advance. Fees should be paid by the due date as stated on the invoice. Extra charges for chargeable items are payable in arrears through the school billing system. Payment by bank transfer is preferable or failing that, cheques drawn on a UK bank account; cash is not accepted. Credit cards can be used to settle any fees and charges. Credit card payments can be taken over the telephone or in person at the Finance office. Card details must not be emailed. AMEX is not accepted.

For those making payments from non-UK bank accounts, we recommend use of Flywire’s international payment service. This is a system set up specifically for educational international fund transfers and offers a cost effective and efficient route for parents to transfer money to our UK bank account. Exchange rates are competitive, and all is transacted online without the need for time consuming paperwork. Flywire offer exchange rate guarantees (under their Terms and Conditions). Please see www.flywire.com/pay/kingsely

What is Included?

The School Fees include breakfast, lunch, and evening meal for Boarders and lunch for Day pupils. The tuition fee also includes school trips where they are compulsory for whole year groups, textbooks and an issue of basic stationery.The school fees for King’s Ely International (KEI Year 11*) students also include:

  • The first arrival airport to school and final departure school to airport transfer journey;
  • A number of curriculum and weekend visits to various parts of UK to learn and experience different aspects of UK culture and tradition in;
  • Comprehensive personal possessions insurance for students (up to £7,500 limit per pupil);
  • GCSE examination entry fees are also included within the KEI Year 11 tuition fees.

The School reserves the right to charge for any damage caused and the replacement of lost items.

Fees for elective school trips, ESOL & Curriculum support, any agreed 1:1 Learning Support, home-school minibus usage, and private music and drama lessons/exams will be charged in addition to the standard tuition fees.

Any charges arising from requests for examination re-marks, appeals, or late changes in examination entries requested by pupils/parents will be asked for payment in advance prior to submitting the request to the examination board.

The contract terms for payment of School Fees and Notice are mainly set out in Sections 4 and 9 of the King’s Ely Terms and Conditions. It should be noted also that the cost of the KEI Year 11 one-year course is for the 28 teaching weeks, spread over the year in three equal termly payments. The cost of the course is the delivery and content over the 28-week period; each term cannot be considered in isolation. Likewise, GCSE courses cover a period of 2 years, including any “study leave” periods and the period after examinations. The fees for each GCSE course are spread over two years or six terms with three terms per year charged equally over the academic year to spread the payments.

Private Music/Vocal/Drama Lessons

Individual Music/Drama/Trinity lessons are delivered by Visiting Teachers (VTs). We have agreed a rate with our VTs for the provision of private lessons of £41.20 per hour (equating to £30.90/45 minute lesson and £24.00/35 minute lesson). The normal termly charge is for a “package” of 10 lessons, with lesson durations set by age. For pupils in Years 12 & 13, 10 x 45 minute lessons at £309 per term (£927 per academic year) and pupils in Year 11 and below, 10 x 35 minute lessons at £240 per term (£720 per academic year).

Music lessons are invoiced by the self-employed VT concerned in advance direct to the parents, except where the cost of music lessons is offered as part of a scholarship/Chorister or other package, in which case VTs will invoice the School directly each term. Ceasing of lessons should be notified directly to the VT a term in advance otherwise fees to the parents will be charged by the VT.

Any missed lessons, without sufficient prior notice to cancel the music/instrument singing lesson will be billed directly to the parents, including those where free music lessons are awarded.

One to One Learning Support Provision

Any package of individual one to one learning support lessons agreed with parents will be charged at a rate of £52/hour irrespective of the age of the child concerned.

Flexi/Occasional Boarding & Late Stays (for any KEI/KESi/KEJi Day pupils)

Subject to availability of beds in the appropriate year group, it may be possible to offer overnight accommodation for Day pupils on an occasional or regular basis at a cost of £65 per night in Senior School and £55 per night in Junior School. This nightly charge is applicable for all boarding arrangements whether extended or on a regular but flexible basis.

In some boarding houses it may also be possible to offer a “late stay” arrangement encompassing tea and first prep, dependent on space and demand. For all flexi and occasional boarding needs please contact the Director of Boarding in the first instance.

Registration Fee

A non-refundable registration fee of £100, payable once only, is required when a pupil first registers for King’s Ely. For students domiciled outside UK, the registration fee is £150.

Acceptance Deposit/Additional Deposit

An Acceptance Deposit (with an Additional Deposit for international domiciled parents) is required on entry into the school as per the table below. For the sake of clarity, the Additional Deposit is levied in the case of a pupil whose normal residence is outside the United Kingdom, not where funds are paid from (except UK Forces/UK Diplomats/Civil Servants serving overseas on a “posting”, where it will be considered they are UK residents).

Year GroupAcceptance Deposit Payable on Accepting a place at King’s Ely
3-13£500
Any International Domiciled Students (non-EEA) in any section of the School£500 plus 1 term’s fees (the Additional Deposit), adjusted annually to reflect the fees at time of Acceptance.

The Acceptance Deposits will be retained within the general funds of the School until the pupil leaves and will be repaid by means of a credit without interest to the final payment of Fees or other sums due to the School on leaving. The final account is issued towards the end of the first half of the term following the term the student left.

The Additional Deposit for international domiciled students will be retained within the general funds of the School until the pupil leaves and if appropriate notice to leave has been provided, will be repaid by means of a credit without interest to the final term’s payment of Fees or other sums due to the School on leaving. The final account is issued towards the end of the first half of the term following the term the student left.

Fees in Advance Scheme (FIA)

We operate a scheme whereby funds towards school fees can be paid in advance attracting a small discount. Further details can be obtained from the Head of Finance. If Fees in Advance are used to pay fees, the Acceptance Deposit is required in addition to the FIA. At the start of each term the FIA value held by the school must always be equal to or above the combined value of the Acceptance Deposit and the Additional Deposit for International domiciled pupils. When fees are paid in advance, any extra charges should be settled each term as per the invoice issued.

Providing Notice to Withdraw a Child or Change Status Between Day and Boarding

A full term’s written notice must be provided to withdraw a child from school or change status between Boarding and Day, otherwise Fees in Lieu of Notice will be charged, equating to a full term’s fees. The only exception to this is a child leaving at the end of Year 13, and any child on a short-term/one year course agreed at the time of Acceptance of a place.