Dates and Fees in Detail

Dates, fees, and how to apply to Guildhouse School

Dates 2023-2024

For the academic year 2023-2024, there are three terms: Autumn, Spring, and Summer.

The Autumn Term of 2023 begins on Monday, September 4th and concludes on Friday, December 15th. A half-term holiday is scheduled from Saturday, October 21st to Monday, October 30th. Following this, there is a Christmas holiday break starting from Saturday, December 16th to Sunday, January 7th.

Moving into the Spring Term of 2024, classes commence on Monday, January 8th and run until Thursday, March 28th. There is a half-term holiday from Saturday, February 17th to Monday, February 26th. Subsequently, the Easter holiday period spans from Friday, March 29th to Sunday, April 14th.

Lastly, the Summer Term of 2024 takes place from Monday, April 15th to Friday, June 21st. The Fast Track University Foundation Program (UFP) for the Summer Term begins on April 15th and concludes on June 26th.

• New students should arrive in their accommodation 48 hours prior to the start of their first term.

• Guildhouse School closes during the Christmas holiday but remains open throughout other holiday periods. Fees may apply if you wish to stay during these times.

• During half-term, fees apply for all students who are aged under 16 on 1 September 2023.

Dates 2024-2025

In the academic year 2024-2025, the school’s calendar is divided into three terms: Autumn Term, Spring Term, and Summer Term.

Autumn Term 2024 spans from Monday, 2nd September to Friday, 13th December. There is a Half-term holiday that falls between Monday, 28th October and Friday, 1st November. The Christmas holiday takes place from Saturday, 14th December to Sunday, 5th January.

Spring Term 2025 starts on Monday, 6th January and ends on Friday, 4th April. There is a Half-term holiday that occurs from Saturday, 15th February to Monday, 24th February. Following this, the Easter holiday begins on Saturday, 5th April and lasts until Monday, 21st April.

Summer Term 2025 begins on Tuesday, 22nd April and concludes on Friday, 20th June.

For students enrolled in the Fast Track UFP program, their Summer Term 2025 aligns with the regular Summer Term dates, running from Tuesday, 22nd April to Friday, 20th June.

• New students should arrive in their accommodation 48 hours prior to the start of their first term.

• Guildhouse School closes during the Christmas holiday but remains open throughout other holiday periods. Fees may apply if you wish to stay during these times.

• During half-term, fees apply for all students who are aged under 16 on 1 September 2024.

Tuition Fees 2023-2024

Below is the tuition fee information for the academic year 2023-2024, categorized by program and payment terms for various student categories:

International Students:

  • A level (3 subjects), Pre-A level and University Foundation Programme:

    • Per Year: £32,490
    • Per Term: £10,830
  • Fast-Track University Foundation Programme – January 24 Intake:

    • Per Year: £26,990
    • Per Term: £13,495
  • 5-term A Level – January 24 Intake*:

    • Per Year: £23,990
    • Per Term: £11,995
  • Additional A level subject:

    • Per Year: £6,270
    • Per Term: £2,090
  • Academic English Programme:

    • Per Year: £23,985
    • Per Term: £7,995

EU Students:

  • A level (3 subjects), Pre-A level and University Foundation Programme:

    • Per Year: £26,490
    • Per Term: £8,830
  • Fast-Track University Foundation Programme – January 24 Intake:

    • Per Year: £23,490
    • Per Term: £11,745
  • 5-term A Level – January 24 Intake*:

    • Per Year: £20,990
    • Per Term: £10,495
  • Additional A level subject:

    • Per Year: £6,270
    • Per Term: £2,090
  • Academic English Programme:

    • Per Year: £20,985
    • Per Term: £6,995

Domestic Students:

  • A level (3 subjects), Pre-A level and University Foundation Programme:

    • Per Year: £18,495
    • Per Term: £6,165
  • Fast-Track University Foundation Programme – January 24 Intake:

    • Per Year: £15,490
    • Per Term: £7,745
  • 5-term A Level – January 24 Intake*:

    • Per Year: £13,490
    • Per Term: £6,745
  • Additional A level subject:

    • Per Year: £6,270
    • Per Term: £2,090
  • Academic English Programme:

    • Per Year: £13,485
    • Per Term: £4,495

HK BNO Students:

  • A level (3 subjects), Pre-A level and University Foundation Programme:

    • Per Year: £26,490
    • Per Term: £8,830
  • Fast-Track University Foundation Programme – January 24 Intake:

    • Per Year: £23,490
    • Per Term: £11,745
  • 5-term A Level – January 24 Intake*:

    • Per Year: £20,990
    • Per Term: £10,495
  • Additional A level subject:

    • Per Year: £6,270
    • Per Term: £2,090
  • Academic English Programme:

    • Per Year: £20,985
    • Per Term: £6,995

Please be aware that these fees are subject to change and could vary based on specific conditions or updates from the educational institution.

• All courses are subject to a £500 non-refundable registration fee and a refundable deposit of £2,500 (refundable at the end of your course subject to terms and conditions), except for the following: High School Term students (1 and 2 terms) pay a reduced deposit of £700.
*These fees apply to the first 2 terms of the 5-term A level programme. The remaining 3 terms follow Sept 24 fees.

Tuition Fees 2024-2025

In the academic year 2024-2025, tuition fees at this institution vary based on the type of program and the student’s nationality or residency status. The tuition fees are as follows:

International Students:

  • For the A level (3 subjects), Pre-A level, and University Foundation Programme, the annual tuition fee is £32,985, with a termly cost of £10,995.
  • Students opting for the Fast-Track University Foundation Programme starting in January 2024 will pay £27,490 annually or £13,745 per term.
  • Those enrolled in the 5-term A Level program commencing in January 2024 will incur an annual fee of £25,490 or £12,745 per term.
  • If students wish to add an Additional A level subject, they will be charged an extra £6,600 annually or £2,200 per term.
  • The Academic English Programme costs £25,485 annually or £8,495 per term.

EU Students:

  • For the A level (3 subjects), Pre-A level, and University Foundation Programme, EU students are charged £27,495 annually or £9,165 per term.
  • The Fast-Track University Foundation Programme for EU students has an annual fee of £23,750 or £11,875 per term.
  • In the case of the 5-term A Level program, EU students will pay £21,490 annually or £10,745 per term.
  • An Additional A level subject for EU students costs £6,600 annually or £2,200 per term.
  • The Academic English Programme is priced at £22,485 annually or £7,495 per term for EU students.

Domestic Students:

  • Domestic students pursuing the A level (3 subjects), Pre-A level, and University Foundation Programme will be charged £18,990 annually or £6,330 per term.
  • For the Fast-Track University Foundation Programme, domestic students have an annual fee of £15,990 or £7,995 per term.
  • The 5-term A Level program for domestic students costs £14,750 annually or £7,375 per term.
  • Adding an Additional A level subject will incur an additional cost of £6,600 annually or £2,200 per term.
  • Domestic students enrolling in the Academic English Programme will pay £14,385 annually or £4,795 per term.

Hong Kong BNO (British National Overseas) Students:

  • A level (3 subjects), Pre-A level, and University Foundation Programme for HK BNO students costs £27,495 annually or £9,165 per term.
  • The Fast-Track University Foundation Programme for HK BNO students is priced at £23,750 annually or £11,875 per term.
  • The 5-term A Level program for HK BNO students has an annual fee of £21,490 or £10,745 per term.
  • Adding an Additional A level subject will cost £6,600 annually or £2,200 per term.
  • The Academic English Programme is available to HK BNO students at a cost of £22,485 annually or £7,495 per term.

These tuition fees are applicable for the 2024-2025 academic year and may be subject to change in subsequent years.

*These fees apply to the first 2 terms of the 5-term A level programme. The remaining 3 terms follow Sept 26 fees.

• All courses are subject to a £500 non-refundable registration fee and a refundable deposit of £2,500 (refundable at the end of your course subject to terms and conditions), except for the following: High School Term students (1 and 2 terms) who pay a reduced deposit of £700. Fees do not include examination fees or mailing costs.

Accommodation 2023-2024

Here is the accommodation information for the academic year 2023-2024, categorized by accommodation type, age groups, and payment terms:

Catered Accommodation:

  • Premium Single, En-suite:

    • Per Year: £24,965
    • Per Term: £8,321.67
    • Under 16 Years: Not applicable (X)
    • 16-17 Years: ✓
    • 18+ Years: ✓
  • Single, En-suite:

    • Per Year: £21,995
    • Per Term: £7,331.67
    • Under 16 Years: Not applicable (X)
    • 16-17 Years: ✓
    • 18+ Years: ✓
  • Shared, En-suite:

    • Per Year: £18,895
    • Per Term: £6,298.33
    • Under 16 Years: ✓
    • 16-17 Years: ✓
    • 18+ Years: Not applicable (X)

Please note that the “✓” indicates availability for the respective age group, while “X” indicates that the option is not available for that age group. Additionally, accommodation fees are subject to change and could vary based on specific circumstances or updates from the institution.

• Catered accommodation fees include breakfast, lunch and an evening meal on weekdays and brunch and supper at the weekend during term time.
• Day students students will need to purchase any meals required. School policy is that all students aged under 18 and those living in Premier House will be catered.
* We will allocate a shared room for younger students to help them settle into school life.

Accommodation 2024-2025

For the 2024-2025 academic year, the accommodation options and associated costs are structured as follows:

Catered Accommodation:

  • Premium single, en-suite: This option is available for students who are 18+ years old. The annual cost is £25,965, with a termly rate of £8,655.

  • Single, en-suite: Similar to the premium option, this is also available for students aged 18 and above. The annual fee for this accommodation is £22,995, with a termly cost of £7,665.

  • Shared, en-suite: This accommodation option is accessible for students aged 16-17 years. The annual cost is £18,990, with a termly rate of £6,330.

Please note that the “X” indicates that a specific accommodation option is not available for that age group.

It’s important to keep in mind that accommodation fees may be subject to change in subsequent academic years, and availability can vary based on demand and the specific policies of the institution.

• Catered accommodation fees include breakfast, lunch and an evening meal on weekdays and brunch and supper at the weekend during term time.

• Day students students will need to purchase any meals required. School policy is that all students aged under 18 and those living in Premier House will be catered. 

* We will allocate a shared room for younger students to help them settle into school life.

Airport Transfers

For airport transfer services during the specified period, the following rates apply to different London airports:

  • Heathrow Airport: The cost for airport transfer to or from Heathrow Airport is £215.

  • Gatwick Airport: For transfers to or from Gatwick Airport, the fee is £200.

  • Stansted Airport: The rate for airport transfer to or from Stansted Airport is £220.

  • Luton Airport: Transfers to or from Luton Airport are priced at £70.

  • London City Airport: Similarly, the cost for airport transfers to or from London City Airport is £70.

• Students under 16 who would like an unaccompanied minor service incur an additional £75 fee.

Additional Costs

The majority of student costs are included in our fees but below are items that will be charged additionally, depending on programme of study and student requirements. Compulsory costs will be invoiced during the relevant term. Optional costs are generally payable in advance of the activity taking place. Parental permission will be sought for optional costs over £100.

Here is a breakdown of additional costs for various items and services:

Compulsory Costs:

  • UCAS Application: £65
  • IELTS Exam Fees: £200 (students may need to take this more than once)
  • UFP Exam Fees: £120 per subject
  • Other Academic Exam Fees: £60-£120 per subject (depends on program)
  • Field Trip for Biology and Geography (A Levels), and Environmental Systems and Societies (IB): £250-£350
  • Exam Fees and Field Trip Postage: Included in the cost (UK or overseas).

Optional Costs:

  • One-to-One Lessons / Additional Learning Support Sessions: £75 per hour
  • Day or Weekend Trips: Around £30 (day) – £400 (weekend) depending on the destination and length of trip
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award: Gold – £750 / Silver: £250 / Bronze: £125
  • Half Term/Holiday Trips: Around £600-£1000+ depending on destination and length of trip
  • Graduation Ball: £25-£50
  • Accommodation over Easter Holidays (Catered Under 18s): £550 per week
  • Accommodation over Easter Holidays (Catered Over 18s): £450 per week
  • Activity Programs in Holidays: £200 per week (compulsory for under 16 year olds staying during holidays, accommodation is free during half term holidays)
  • UFP Exam Full Remark: £300 (refunded if the mark changes)
  • UFP Exam Clerical Error Check: £75 (refunded if the mark changes)
  • Additional Maths GCSE (Classes and Exam Cost): £500 per term

Consequential Costs:

  • Replacement ID Cards or Room Keys: £10 (ID card) and £35 (room key)
  • Tampering with Smoke Alarm: £100
  • Damages to College/Boarding Property: As necessary

Please note that these costs are subject to change and could vary based on specific circumstances or updates from the institution.

Other Costs You May Incur

These costs will vary and will generally not be charged by the College. Some of the costs will not be relevant and will depend on the course and the specific subjects you take. Some items can be bought second hand or borrowed so prices are only examples.

Here are additional costs that you may incur:

  • Books: Approximately £200 per year
  • Scientific Calculator: Approximately £75
  • Laptop: £150+
  • Travel Costs: As required
  • Visa Costs (Including Immigration Health Surcharge £470 per year): £1000+ for Student Route

International students will be required to pay visa application fees, and associated fees as required – such as the Immigration Healthcare Surcharge, Tuberculosis tests, fees to renew or extend a visa etc. These fees are set and charged by the UK government and are subject to change.

Scholarships

We offer a limited number of scholarships for the most exceptional students. 

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