‘Fee’ and ‘Fees’ were used in these terms and conditions including each of the following charges where applicable application fees; assessment fees; tuition fees; boarding fees; fees for extra tuition; other extras such as transportation, clothing, and equipment, photographs, and other items ordered by the parent or the pupil and charges arising in respect of school trips, and damage where a pupil alone or with others has caused willful loss or damage to school property or the property of any other person (fair wear and tear excluded).
Parents undertake to pay the fees applicable in each school year according to the conditions and schedule provided by the School. The School reserves the right to initiate legal action against a party who has signed a cheque in the event such cheque is returned unpaid for any reason whatsoever. If one or more items on the bill are under query, the balance of the bill must be paid.
Fees will not be refunded or waived for absence through sickness; if a term is shortened or a vacation extended; or if a pupil is released home after public examinations or otherwise before the normal end of term (provided that the School remains open to a pupil who wishes to stay at school during that period); or for any cause other than exceptionally and at the sole discretion of the Principal in a case of genuine hardship or where there is a legal liability under a court order or under the provisions of this contract to make a refund. This rule is necessary so that the School can properly budget for its own expenditure and to ensure that the cost of individual default does not fall on other parents.
Exclusion for Non-Payment
The right is reserved on 3 days written notice to temporarily suspend a pupil while fees are unpaid. Exclusion on these grounds is not a disciplinary matter and the right to a
Management Committee’s Review will not normally arise but the President of the Managing Committee has discretion if thought fit to authorize a review of the documentary evidence with or without a formal meeting with the parents. The School may also withhold any information, character references, or property while fees are unpaid but will not do so in a way that would cause direct, identifiable, and unfair prejudice to the legitimate rights and interests of the pupil. A pupil who has been suspended at any time when fees are unpaid will be deemed withdrawn without notice twenty-eight days after exclusion. In this case, a term’s fees in lieu of notice will be payable immediately.
The parents agree that a payment made in respect of one child may be appropriated by the School to the unpaid account of any other child of those parents.
Payment of Fees by a Third Party
An agreement with a third party (such as a grandparent) to pay the fees or any other sum due to the School does not release the parents from liability if the third party defaults and does not affect the operation of any other of these terms and conditions unless an express release has been given in writing, signed by the Principal.
Every scholarship or other award or concession is a privilege and is subject to high standards of attendance, diligence, and behavior on the pupil’s part and to the parents’ treating the School and our staff reasonably. The terms on which such awards are offered, accepted, or reviewed will be notified to parents at the time of offer. The value of a scholarship shall be deducted from fees before any bursary or another concession is calculated or assessed.
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