All fees are quoted per term.
*Due to the holiday there is a 30% reduction in fees in December.
The 'Nursery Year-Round' operates every week of the year except two weeks during the Christmas and New Year season.
A levy for capital purposes of £135 per pupil per term is payable along with tuition fees for all pupils.
Nursery fees are payable monthly on the first day of each month. Other fees are payable by the first day of each term. The Governors reserve the right in exceptional circumstances to raise the scale of fees during the course of a session.
If you wish to pay annually in advance you are most welcome to do so.
Fees may be paid by Direct Debit at the discretion of The Glasgow Academicals' War Memorial Trust, in ten monthly instalments on the first banking day of each month, as specified in the Fee Notices, from August to May inclusive.
Parents of new pupils who wish to pay by Direct Debit will have received a Mandate in their New Pupil Package which was dispatched to them at the end of June. Parents who wish to change from paying their fees termly to the Direct Debit system should contact the Administration Centre and a Mandate will be forwarded to them. Once a Direct Debit Mandate has been signed there is no requirement to issue a new Mandate each session unless there has been a change in the details. Existing Direct Debit Mandates are continuous and are not required for future siblings. This is the preferred method of payment for tuition fees. Payments returned by the bank will be treated as fees in arrears.
CREDIT/DEBIT CARD PAYMENTS
Payments by debit card are welcomed. Payments by certain credit cards are acceptable, but will be subject to a 2% charge.
Parents may wish to pay their fees on-line. Please visit our School Shop site for full details on this service.
PAY IN ADVANCE SCHEME
The Academy operates a Fees in Advance Scheme which allows an individual to make payment of all, or part, of the school fees by means of a lump sum composition fee. This fee is usually paid before a child starts at the school, but may also be paid during his or her time here. For further information contact the Accountant, Mrs J McInnes or the General Manager, Dr. W.R. Kerr.
It is our policy to apply 2% interest per month to fees which are paid late. If any parents feel that they are in danger of falling behind with the payment of their child's fees, they should contact the Accountant, Mrs J. McInnes, or the General Manager, Dr W.R. Kerr, to discuss the matter and agree a method of proceeding. It is imperative that parents contact either Mrs McInnes or Dr Kerr as soon as they realise that prompt payment of fees may be in jeopardy. Failure to do so may result in outstanding debts being passed to the school's debt collectors. Parents experiencing financial difficulties should contact Mrs J. McInnes or Dr W. R. Kerr.
There is a scheme of fees insurance officially approved by the Governors and designed to assist parents who are out of pocket owing to the payment of fees in the case of pupils who may be absent for various causes. Participation is optional, but with the scheme available, no remission of fees is made by the Governors after a pupil has been absent.
Full particulars of this scheme and other insurance schemes are available from the Administration Centre.
All pupils at the school are insured through the Pupils' Personal Accident Insurance Scheme against accidental injury. All pupils participating in trips within the United Kingdom and abroad are covered by comprehensive medical and travel insurance once deposits have been paid for the trip. Insurance does not extend to clothing, books and equipment, which are the pupils' responsibility, and parents are advised to arrange for separate cover under their own policies. Pupils handing possessions to a member of staff for safe keeping do so at their own risk.
If a pupil is to be withdrawn from the school at the end of a term, notice thereof must be given, in writing, to the Rector, not later than the last day of the preceding term, and if such notice is not given, fees for the subsequent term will be charged. If for any reason a pupil's withdrawal is uncertain, provisional notice should be given in writing within the timescale stated above. If you write to the Rector to give a term's notice such letters will always be acknowledged.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT GRANTS
Glasgow City Council (Kelvinbridge and Dairsie)
Where a child is in receipt of a local government grant, the full fee is payable within the normal trading terms for The Academy. The grant is payable from the school on receipt from the local authority. The school will register the children who will be eligible for a grant from Glasgow City Council. Please note that there are only three dates for entry into the Glasgow scheme: August, January and April. If further information is required, please contact the relevant Head Teacher.
East Dunbartonshire (Atholl)
Where a child is in receipt of a local government grant, the full fee is payable within the normal trading terms for The Academy. The grant is payable within one month of receipt from the local authority. The grant is payable from East Dunbartonshire to the school in two staged payments for each term. The school will pay out the grant only when the full term's payment has been made. Parents are responsible for ensuring their child is enrolled with East Dunbartonshire Council. If further information is required, please contact the Head of Atholl, Miss McMorran.
EDUCATION MAINTENANCE ALLOWANCES
Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA), paid by the government, is a weekly payment of up to £30, paid directly to young people who stay on in education after they reach the statutory leaving age of 16 (i.e. after the end of their compulsory schooling). Young people may also receive two bonuses of £150 if they remain on their course and make good progress with their learning. Bonuses will be payable in January and July. Further information: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/library5/education/emab-00.asp