Fees and Term Dates
The School requires all fees to be paid in full 4 weeks after the invoice date. Invoices are normally sent out 7-8 weeks before the end of the previous term. Parents remain responsible for the timely payment of invoices, even in cases where a third party such as a company is making the payment (see page on the Corporate Contribution Programme for more information.) Students whose fees have not been paid will not normally be permitted to attend the school and the school will seek to reallocate their place at the latest 2 weeks before term commences.
All fees must be paid by bank transfer either from an account in the name of the registered parent or guardian or from another account the name of which has been notified to the school by the registered parent or guardian in advance in writing. The School will not accept payment of fees in cash. Bank transfer details can be found here.
In order to register an application to our School you must make the 40,000 yen registration payment and produce the bank transfer or cash receipt with your registration forms.
SCHEDULE OF FEES 2018-19
|Annual Tuition Fees||Full Academic Year||Term 1||Term 2||Term 3|
|Primary School Regular Tuition Fees (Nursery & Reception included)||¥2,290,000||¥785,000||¥765,000||¥740,000|
|Secondary School Regular Tuition Fees (Year 7 & Year 8)||¥2,335,000||¥825,000||¥770,000||¥740,000|
|Secondary School Regular Tuition Fees (Year 9 to Year 13)||¥2,380,000||¥840,000||¥785,000||¥755,000|
|Capital Development Tuition Fees (payable for whole school)||¥100,000||¥40,000||¥30,000||¥30,000|
To discuss potentially significant tax savings, corporations and other organisations are asked to contact William Carson at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding payment of donations in lieu of tuition and fees through the ‘Corporate Contribution Plan’, The British School in Tokyo’s scholarship programme.
The above fees all constitute a non-refundable, one-time payment for all new pupils joining the school.
|Late Enrolment||Tuition fees for students enrolled after the commencement of the school year will be calculated based upon academic terms. Attendance for any portion of a term will necessitate payment for the full term or half the term depending on the enrolment date.|
|Notice Period||Parents wishing to withdraw a pupil from the School must give not less than one complete term prior written notice of withdrawal to the Admissions Officer or pay one complete term’s fees in lieu of such notice.The school’s Leaving Form can be downloaded here.|
|Refunds||The School does not refund fees except in the case where notice has been received as described above and a term has been wholly unattended.|
|Delinquent Payment||In any case of financial delinquency, School policy states that attendance of the pupil may be prohibited, as may the release of all school records, reports, etc.|
|Changes in Level
|The School reserves the right to review and adjust the fees at any time without prior notice.|
|Items included||Tuition fees include the costs of all books and curriculum residential and day trips. The following charges are not included: lunches, non-curriculum residential and day trips, SEN support, some exam fees, some sports events and tournaments, instrumental lessons and some extracurricular activities.|
Fees Policies – Sibling Discounts and Reduction in Enrolment Fees
The School does not offer sibling discounts (except as stated below for certain enrolment fees). However fees paid by parents for elder siblings will be deducted in full from the calculation of adjusted net income on which bursary decisions are made. Any parent who believes that there may be difficulties in paying the fees for a younger sibling may therefore apply for a bursary for that child.
The School wishes to support existing BST families who would like to enrol a younger sibling but find the enrolment fees prohibitively expensive in view of the short time that they are likely to remain in Japan. The School therefore offers the following reduced enrolment fees to BST families paying for younger siblings enrolling in Nursery or Reception: a 100% waiver of all enrolment fees for attendance of one term or less, a 75% reduction in all enrolment fees for attendance of 2 terms or less and a 50% reduction in all enrolment fees for attendance of three terms or less.
Fees Policies – Special Reduction in Fees
Any parent who believes that there may be difficulties in paying the fees by the due date should contact the Bursar as soon as they become aware of this. The School will consider granting a special postponement of payment of fees or a special reduction of fees for existing students of the school, in cases where a verifiable and significant change in circumstances results in hardship which affects the ability of the family to pay the full amount of the fees and the past circumstances of the family have not given them the opportunity to build up savings for such an eventuality.
The amount of the postponement or reduction granted, if any, and its length will be decided on a case by case basis and will depend not only on the circumstances of the family, but also on the financial circumstances of the School at that time. The family will be asked to provide information as to their circumstances sufficient to allow a detailed assessment to be made by a committee of the Board of Trustees.
The committee will comprise the Chair of the Board, the Bursar, the Principal and the Chairs of the Finance and Legal Sub-committees. The postponement or reduction of fees will be subject to reassessment of parental means each year and may be varied upwards or downwards, depending on parental circumstances and the financial information provided.
Applications should be made in the first instance to the Bursar with an explanation of the circumstances.
Corporate Contribution Programme
The Corporate Contribution Program (CCP) is a scholarship program that is available to organisations which are responsible for covering the educational expenses of their expatriate employees’ children. Instead of paying Tuition fees and fees of Enrolment, companies and organisations agree to make donations to the School. These donations fund special corporate scholarships, which are awarded to dependents of companies participating in the programme and are also used to fund the development of the School for the benefit of all the BST students. The British School in Tokyo is one of the founder members of the CCP Association. Please click here for more detail on the CCP.