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Tuition Fees

Our School Fees are broken down by Key Stages 1 to 5 (Year Groups 1-13) and are made up of an Enrolment Fee, Tuition Fees and a Capital Fee.  To work out what Key Stage or Year Group your child is in, please refer to the Age and Year Group comparison information to see how The British School structure compares with other international school systems.

Annual Tuition Fees 2016-17

Foundation Stage                              Tuition Fee

  • Foundation 1 - Part Week (2 days)                € 5,424
  • Foundation 1 - Part Week (3 days)                € 8,136
  • Foundation 1 or 2 - Full Time                        € 13,560

Key Stages 1 to 5                               Tuition Fee

  • Key Stage 1: Years 1-2                                 € 13,920
  • Key Stage 2: Years 3-6                                 € 14,100
  • Key Stage 3: Years 7-9                                 € 18,240
  • Key Stage 4: Years 10-11 (GCSE)               € 18,780
  • Key Stage 5: Years 12-13 (A Level / IB)       € 19,230

Fee and payment structure for the Foundation Stage only:

  • The annually invoiced tuition fees can be paid in 3 instalments if preferred
    • Foundation 1 - Part Week (2 days)        € 1,808.00 per term
    • Foundation 1 - Part Week (3 days)        € 2,712.00 per term
    • Foundation 1 or 2 - Full Time (5 days)   € 4,520.00 per term
  • In cases where school entry is delayed until after a half term due to the age of the child, fees and payments will be adjusted accordingly.
  • Enrolment & Capital Fees are not applicable for the Foundation Stage  

Fee and payment structure for Key Stages 1-5 (Year Groups 1-13):

  • Tuition fees are invoiced annually* and, for returning students, are due before the start of the school year in September.
  • New students starting the BSN in September will be invoiced within the first month of starting school.
  • For students joining during the course of the academic year, tuition fees are calculated in full term units (1/3 of annual fee) and invoiced accordingly.
  • Students leaving during the course of the year will be reimbursed accordingly.
* In exceptional cases, where parents' circumstances prevent them paying fees as one annual payment (e.g. they carry the main burden of the payment of school fees and receive no assistance from an employer), parents can contact the Finance Department to apply for an alternative staged payment option. The school is not able to offer discounts on fees.

Enrolment Fee

A single one off payment of € 2,000 per student. Parents with children starting in Foundation 1 or 2 will be charged this fee only once their child reaches Year 1.


Capital Fee

The Capital Fee is a charge that ensures the school’s quality over the longer term and is applied to the development of the school’s infrastructure and facilities. This is equivalent to a contribution of a 4% surcharge on the Tuition Fees. The Capital Fee is charged once a child reaches Year 1.

School Transport Service


Other Additional Costs, Notice of Leaving and Reimbursement of Fees

Other Additional Costs

Learning Support

There are additional costs relating to the provision of a Learning Support Assistant for individual children with Additional Educational needs. For children requiring 1 to 1 attention, an annual all-inclusive fee of up to € 38,000 (for 100% support) will be charged. Please contact the school for more details.

English as an Additional Language General support for junior aged children with English as an additional language, is provided within the school fees.  Senior School students joining the school with very little or no English will be assessed and parents will be advised of the additional costs for this intensive tuition.

School Uniform

The initial cost of ± €275 for full school uniform. Visit the online Uniform Shop for more information.

iPad Y6-Y12

An individual iPad is required by all students in Years 6 through to 13. The BSN heavily subsidises the cost of these, which then become the personal property of the student and not the school. For details on the One-to-One iPad programme and the current subsidised cost of an iPad please visit the iPad information page.

Annual Field Trips Y7-Y12

These are an integral part of the educational programme. Costs vary depending on destination, mode of transport, the length of stay, etc. A detailed letter explaining the costs is sent to all parents before the trip. These are invoiced separately after cost details are confirmed.

Examination Fees

There are a number of statutory charges, set by the Examination Bodies, Careers bodies and so on that are passed on to parents through the school. These fees vary according to year groups and further information may be obtained from the School Office. These will be invoiced separately.

Cultural visits, international sports tournaments and co-curricular clubs

These are optional, with variable costs depending on destination, mode of transport, the length of stay, etc. A detailed letter explaining the costs is sent to all parents asking for permission for their child(ren) to attend. These are invoiced separately after cost details are confirmed.

Notice of Leaving & Reimbursement of Fees

Formal notification of leaving must be with the School Office three months prior to the child’s last day of school.

The following dates act as the deadline for receipt of notification of leaving in the school year 2016 - 2017:

  • end of Autumn Term (16 Dec 2016) Notice required by Fri 16 Sep 2016
  • end of Spring Term (13 April 2017) Notice required by Fri 7 Jan 2017
  • end of Summer Term (19 July 2017) Notice required by Fri 7 Apr 2017

When pupils leave during the course of the year, fees will be reimbursed as follows - provided the required notification is received:

  • end of the Autumn Term - 2 terms fees reimbursed
  • end of the Spring Term - 1 term fees reimbursed
  • end of the Summer Term - no reimbursement

Failure to provide the required notification will result in fees for the following term being retained. Please note that a full term fee is charged for any part‐term attendance.

Pupils leaving the school are required to clear all obligations before final records will be forwarded to the next school or University.

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