School Fees

The school fees charged include all programmes, activities and materials which are essential to the teaching of the curriculum and the learning experience students will benefit from while enroled in our school. This includes lunches and snacks, textbooks, workbooks, learning equipment and supplies, after school activities, academic boosters, checkpoint exams, field trips, outbound trips, the Duke of Edinburgh International Award and school performances including costumes.

In addition to the school fees, there are some additional charges which will be billed to parents separately. These fees are for items which are either on a per student basis or optional fees for activities that are not essential to the curriculum and learning. These include fees such as: Uniforms, transportation, IGCSE - AS - A Level examination fees and late pick-up fees. A detailed list of these fees can be found below.

School fees will be reviewed annually. School fees may be increased in order to accommodate the school’s ongoing development of programmes and external factors such as inflation and the general economy. In the event that the school fees are increased by up to 5% per annum, parents will be informed by the end of Term 2. In the event that the school fees are increased by more than 5% per annum, parents will be informed one full academic year in advance.


Terms and Conditions

Billing

Fees will be billed and sent by email on a termly basis three times a year.

Entrance Fee

The entrance fee is non-refundable. Must be paid upon student enrolment.

Endowment Fee

The endowment fee is paid once. Payment must be made in full once the child has been enrolled at HeadStart. The endowment fee will be refunded on the permanent withdrawal of the student, after deduction of any outstanding amounts owed to the school, providing that the child has been enrolled until the end of the academic school year.

Late Entry

For students entering the school late in the year, annual fees will be calculated on a pro-rata basis according to the number of weeks remaining in the academic year (including the week of entry).

Withdrawal Policy

Parents must complete a Student Withdrawal form and submit this to the school office at least one month prior to the last day of the academic year. Refunds are processed at the end of the school year and payments made to parents about two weeks after the last day of the academic year.


Discounts

Sibling Discount

A 5% discount on tuition fees will apply to the second and subsequent children from the same family who are in the school at the same time.

A family with more than two children enrolled at the same time will not be charged the Endowment fee for the third child and any subsequent children.


Refunds

Endowment Refund

The endowment fee will be refunded on the permanent withdrawal of the student, after deduction of any outstanding amount owed to the school, providing that the child has been enrolled until the end of the academic school year from which he is being withdrawn from and provided a written notice of the student’s withdrawal is given to the Registrar 30 days prior to the last day of Term 3.

School Fee Refund Policy

  • Refund of Term 1 School Fees: Written notice of a student’s withdrawal must be given to the Registrar 90 days before the first day of Term 1.

  • Refund of Term 2 School Fees: Written notice of a student’s withdrawal must be given to the Registrar 45 days before the first day of Term 2.

  • Refund of Term 3 School Fees: Written notice of a student’s withdrawal must be given to the Registrar 45 days before the first day of Term 3.


Items Included in School Fees

Meals

Lunch is provided for all students by the school at no additional charge. Morning and afternoon snacks for Foundation and Primary students are also provided. Secondary students may access the school snack shop if they need afternoon refreshments.

After School Programmes

The school offers a wide variety of After School Programmes, classes and activities. The cost for the majority of these extra-curricular activities is already calculated in the school fees. The school does provide additional programmes such as dancing, music lessons and martial arts which must be paid for separately.

Checkpoint Examinations

Students in Year 6 and 9 take Cambridge Checkpoint Examinations in April every year. The school fees cover the cost of the examinations that are marked externally in the UK by Cambridge examiners.

Student Insurance

HeadStart provides basic accident insurance for the students while they are in school. In addition to this, it is imperative that parents purchase additional health and accident insurance for their child in case of emergencies. Please click HERE for detailed information regarding HeadStart’s insurance package.

Field Trips

School fees cover all school trips organised by the school. This includes all educational trips organised for students during the school day. The annual Year 6 graduation celebration trip as well as the Year 7-9 annual Outbound field trips to Khao Sok and Bangkok.

Duke of Edinburgh International Award

Students in Year 9-13 participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award. The cost is included in school fees.

Performances and Costumes

The school organises three big stage performances in the year. The school fees cover the cost of the production, manpower, equipment, costumes and props for these performances. Parents will be expected to pay for performances that are organised by outside providers (i.e. Dance Academy).

End of Year Secondary party


Additional Fees

Uniform

School uniforms are mandatory. Uniforms can be purchased from the school shop. Full description of uniforms required per age level can be found HERE.

Late Pick Up Fee

Foundation and Primary parents who arrive later than 4:40pm to pick up their child are charged a late fee of 300 Baht per time.

Bus Service

A bus service has been organised as an optional service for students to commute to and from school. School bus transportation is available to most parts of the island at an additional cost. A full description of transportation options can be found HERE

Examination Fees

These are charged according to the prices released by Cambridge Assessment International Education each year. Students must sit IGCSE exams at the end of Year 11, AS exams at the end of Year 12 and A Levels at the end of Year 13. The amount of exams taken depend on each individual students’ study plan and can range from 3 - 11 exams per year. Students undertaking re-sits of particular examinations in order to improve their grades are also charged a re-entry fee.

University Application Fees

The university application process differs from country to country and institution to institution and so does the price of the application. University application costs will vary depending on where the student is applying to, how many applications they make and what programmes they are applying for. Application costs therefore differ from student to student and these costs are passed on to parents for their child’s application.


Making Payments

All fees are billed and payable in Thai baht. Fees will be billed and invoices sent by email on a termly basis three times a year. Domestic payments may be made by cash, cheque, or deposit/transfer directly to the school’s accounts.

Credit Card Payments

The school accepts payment by debit and credit card (Visa and Master Card). No additional fee is charged on payments made using Thai debit or credit cards. We can accept payments made with foreign debit and credit cards at no additional charge, provided the payment is made in the home currency that the card is issued in. Payments made with foreign debit and credit cards will be charged 3.2% if the payment is converted into Thai Baht.

Late Payment Charge

Accounts outstanding after the due date will incur a late payment fee of 1,000 Thai Baht per week.


Bank Details

Bank transfers can be made to the following accounts:

Bangkok Bank

  • Beneficiary name: HeadStart Education Center Co., Ltd
  • Beneficiary address: 39/99 Moo 4, Vichit, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand
  • Account no.: 442-0-82754-7 Savings Account, Thepkasattri Branch
  • Swift Code: BKKBTHBK (for overseas transfer)

Krungthai Bank

  • Beneficiary name: HeadStart Education Center Co., Ltd
  • Beneficiary address: 39/99 Moo 4, Vichit, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand
  • Account no.: 377-0-24788-4 Savings Account, Thepkasattri Branch
  • Swift Code: KRTHTHBK (for overseas transfer)

When making bank transfers, please be sure to email or fax a copy of the transfer slip or receipt/proof of payment along with your child’s name to our accounting team at [email protected]

If you are making a payment using the Krungthai Bank Paynet system, please follow the instructions from the sheet below.

HeadStart School Fees 2017-2019

Year PS-REC Y1–2 Y3–4 Y5-6 Y7-9 Y10–11 Y12-13
Application Fee     3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000
Endowment Fee 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
Entrance Fee 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
Term 1 100,000 140,000 140,000 140,000 160,000 200,000 200,000
Term 2 75,000 105,000 105,000 105,000 120,000 200,000 200,000
Term 3 75,000 105,000 105,000 105,000 120,000    
Yearly total 250,000 350,000 350,000 350,000 400,000 400,000  
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