SCHOOL FEES FOR SESSION 2024-25


Year Group

£/year

£/Autumn Term

£/Spring Term

£/Summer Term

£/Monthly

Instalment Plan (x10)

1 Junior

10,677

4,270

3,737

2,670

1,089.05

2 Junior

11,820

4,728

4,137

2,955

1,205.64

3 Junior

14,562

5,825

5,097

3,640

1,485.32

4 Junior

14,926

5,970

5,224

3,732

1,522.45

5, 6 & 7

Junior

15,537

6,215

5,438

3,884

1,584.77

I-VI Senior

17,547

7,019

6,141

4,387

1,789.79


School Fees Include:

- Provision of a Chromebook for all year groups

- All core curricular trips and transport

- Most extra-curricular activities are free-of-charge

- SQA examination entrance fees

- Art material and supplies in all year groups

- Transport for games

Note:

A full term’s notice must be given, in writing, to the Head if it is intended to withdraw a child, or a full term’s fees in lieu of notice will be charged.

Fees can be paid termly (40%, 35% and 25%) at the start of each term.

Fees can be paid over 10 monthly instalments commencing 1 September 2024 to 1 June 2025 inclusive, attracting a 2% charge. Please note any extras are not included in the instalment plan.

Fees can be paid annually at the start of August for the session 2024-25 (or additional years on discussion) and will attract a 1% discount. A separate financial agreement will apply to these arrangements.

If you wish to make any change to your current method of payment please contact the Finance Office.

Extras are charged for wraparound care, holiday club and activities where external costs are incurred. These are charged termly in arrears. See separate sheet.

Where 3 or more sisters are pupils at the same time a discount of 40% is applied to fees of the youngest daughter. Please note that the third child discount does not apply to Nursery.

Annual school fees include all SQA examination entry fees.

Termly fees are due on the following dates:

Autumn Term

31 August 2024

Spring Term

17 January 2025

Summer Term

30 April 2025


Extras charges 2023-24

Extra Charges 2024-25

Nursery Snack

Nursery only

£150/year charged annually in

Autumn Term

Nursery Funding

Nursery only

8.00-2.20pm Monday to Friday

Through our partnership with Aberdeen City Council, nursery places are fully funded up to 1140 hours for all eligible children 3-5 years

Childcare Vouchers

3-14 year olds

We accept childcare vouchers in payment for wraparound care and holiday club

Lunches

1 Junior – VI Senior

Charged at £4.80/day for 1-4J

£4.95/day for 5J- to VI senior

All termly in advance

Morning Bus and Taxi

Services

Shared services with other independent schools from: Ellon, Inverurie, Peterculter,

Stonehaven and Westhill

Details available on request for all routes and stops along the route

After School

Care

Nursery and 1-6 Junior

Nursery session 1 (2.20-4.15pm)

£15/day

Nursery session 2 (2.20-5.30pm)

£20/day

Junior Short session (3-4.15pm) £6.50/day

Junior Long session (3-5.30pm)

£13/day

Homework

Club

7 Junior – II Senior

3.40-5.30pm Mon-Thu £6.00

3-5.30pm Friday £7.00

(Girls from III Senior upwards are welcome to use this club at no charge)

Music Tuition

1 Junior – VI Senior

Music tuition is charged termly in arrears. The cost per lesson will vary. Further information will be sent out separately

Holiday Club

Nursery – 7 Junior

Holiday Club operates in the Summer, October and Easter holidays. Please contact school for information on costs and dates

Bursaries

St Margaret’s School for Girls bursary funding for school fees

Bursary awards provide an excellent opportunity for girls in 6 Junior upwards to benefit from an education at St Margaret’s School for Girls.

A limited number of means-tested bursaries are available for up to 100% of school fees. For further information, parents should contact Mrs Mhairi Miller, Head of Finance and Operations, by email: m.miller@st-margaret.uk

Frequently asked questions about bursaries

When can bursaries be awarded?

The main point at which bursaries are awarded is for entry to P6, P7 and S1, known as 6 Junior, 7 Junior and I Senior at St Margaret’s. Assuming there is no change in the family’s financial situation, awards will continue throughout the pupil’s education at St Margaret’s. There will be a re-assessment of financial need every 2 years.

Bursaries may also be awarded to applicants for places in V and VI senior, based on examination results (National 5, Higher or non-Scottish equivalents); and exceptionally, may be offered to other Senior year groups.

How are bursaries awarded?

Bursaries are awarded at the discretion of the Finance Committee and will be dependent on both the individual's academic performance and the level of family disposable income and therefore financial need. All applicants are required to complete a bursary application form which provides details of their income and capital.

Read more in our Bursary Policy here.

What is the deadline for applying for a bursary?

Bursaries are assessed in January/February each year for entry the following August although applications at other times of year will be considered if funds allow.

Bursary Application Deadline: Wednesday, 24th January 2024

How to apply?

To apply, please complete a registration form, returning it with a £50 registration fee, a passport-sized photo of your daughter and a copy of her latest school report. On receipt of these, Karen Schmitz, our Admissions Officer, will be pleased to confirm your registration and provide you with further information about the assessment day which will take place in January or February 2024 (see further details below).

The £50 registration fee can be paid by cash, cheque or bank transfer. The bank account details are as follows: Royal Bank of Scotland, sort code: 831531, account no: 00269973 and you should use your daughter’s name as the reference.

When will the Assessment Days take place for applications for August 2024?

The Assessment days will take place as follows for applications for entry in August 2024:

I Senior Assessment Day - Saturday, 27th January 2024

6 and 7 Junior Assessment Day - Thursday 1st February 2024


Please contact our Admissions Officer Karen Schmitz, by email: admissions@st-margaret.uk for further information.



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