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Dates
2023 - 2024

In the academic year 2023-2024, the school has divided its calendar into three terms. The Autumn Term 2023 starts on Monday, 4th September and concludes on Friday, 15th December. During this term, there is a half-term holiday from Saturday, 21st October to Monday, 30th October, and a Christmas holiday that extends from Saturday, 16th December to Sunday, 7th January.

Following the Autumn Term, the Spring Term 2024 commences on Monday, 8th January and wraps up on Thursday, 28th March. Within this term, students can look forward to a half-term holiday from Saturday, 17th February to Monday, 26th February, as well as an Easter holiday from Friday, 29th March to Sunday, 14th April.

Finally, the Summer Term 2024 is scheduled to start on Monday, 15th April and conclude on Friday, 21st June. Additionally, for those participating in the Fast Track UFP program, the Summer Term 2024 coincides with the same dates, commencing on Monday, 15th April and concluding on Wednesday, 26th June.

  • New students should arrive in their accommodation 48 hours prior to the start of their first term
  • The Worthgate 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 has organized its calendar into three terms. The Autumn Term 2024 begins on Monday, 2nd September, and runs through Friday, 13th December. Within this term, students can anticipate a half-term holiday from Saturday, 19th October to Monday, 28th October, as well as a Christmas holiday that spans from Saturday, 14th December to Sunday, 5th January.

Following the Autumn Term, the Spring Term 2024 starts on Monday, 6th January and concludes on Friday, 4th April. This term also includes a half-term holiday, occurring from Saturday, 15th February to Monday, 24th February, as well as an Easter holiday that takes place from Saturday, 5th April to Monday, 21st April.

The academic year wraps up with the Summer Term 2024, which is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, 22nd April and end on Friday, 20th June. For those enrolled in the Fast Track UFP program, the Summer Term 2024 aligns with the same dates, commencing on Tuesday, 22nd April and concluding on Friday, 20th June.

  • New students should arrive in their accommodation 48 hours prior to the start of their first term
  • The Worthgate 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
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Fees
2023 - 2024

Here’s the fee information for the 2023-2024 academic year organized into paragraphs:

For the 2023-2024 academic year, the school has established fee structures for various categories of students, including International, EU, Domestic, and HK BNO (British National Overseas) students. These fees apply to different programs and are broken down by both annual and term rates.

International Students:

  • A level (3 subjects), GCSE, Pre-GCSE, Year 9, Pre-A level, International Baccalaureate Diploma, and University Foundation Programme carry an annual fee of £29,985 or a term fee of £9,995.
  • Additional A level subjects can be added at a cost of £6,270 annually or £2,090 per term.
  • The Academic English Programme is priced at £23,985 per year or £7,995 per term.
  • A specialized 5-term A Level or 5-term GCSE program offered in the January 24 Intake is available at £21,990 per year or £10,995 per term.
  • Fast-Track University Foundation Programme is offered at a cost of £24,990 per year or £12,495 per term.

EU Students:

  • For EU students, the fees vary slightly. A level (3 subjects), GCSE, Pre-GCSE, Year 9, Pre-A level, International Baccalaureate Diploma, and University Foundation Programme are priced at £24,495 per year or £8,165 per term.
  • Additional A level subjects can be added for £6,270 annually or £2,090 per term.
  • The Academic English Programme is available at £20,985 per year or £6,995 per term.
  • The specialized 5-term A Level or 5-term GCSE program is offered at £18,990 per year or £9,495 per term.
  • The Fast-Track University Foundation Programme is priced at £21,690 per year or £10,845 per term.

Domestic Students:

  • Domestic students will find different fee structures in place. A level (3 subjects), GCSE, Pre-GCSE, Year 9, Pre-A level, International Baccalaureate Diploma, and University Foundation Programme have an annual fee of £16,995 or a term fee of £5,665.
  • Additional A level subjects can be added at a cost of £6,270 annually or £2,090 per term.
  • The Academic English Programme is priced at £13,485 per year or £4,495 per term.
  • The specialized 5-term A Level or 5-term GCSE program is offered at £12,490 per year or £6,245 per term.
  • The Fast-Track University Foundation Programme is available at a cost of £13,990 per year or £6,995 per term.

HK BNO (British National Overseas) Students:

  • HK BNO students follow fee structures similar to EU students, with A level (3 subjects), GCSE, Pre-GCSE, Year 9, Pre-A level, International Baccalaureate Diploma, and University Foundation Programme priced at £24,495 per year or £8,165 per term.
  • Additional A level subjects can be added at a cost of £6,270 annually or £2,090 per term.
  • The Academic English Programme is available at £20,985 per year or £6,995 per term.
  • The specialized 5-term A Level or 5-term GCSE program is offered at £18,990 per year or £9,495 per term.
  • The Fast-Track University Foundation Programme is priced at £21,690 per year or £10,845 per term.

Please note that these fees are subject to change and may vary depending on specific circumstances.

  • 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.
  • *These fees apply to the first 2 terms of the 5-term A level/GCSE programme. The remaining 3 terms follow Sept 24 fees.

Accommodation Fees

2023-24 Catered Accommodation Fees:

For catered accommodation, the fees are divided into three age groups: under 16 years, 16-17 years, and 18+ years.

  • Premium single, en-suite:

    • £19,965 per year or £6,655 per term.
    • Available for those aged 16-17 years and 18+ years.
  • Single, en-suite:

    • £16,995 per year or £5,665 per term.
    • Available for those under 16 years, 16-17 years, and 18+ years.
  • Shared, en-suite:

    • £13,495 per year or £4,498.33 per term.
    • Available for those under 16 years and 16-17 years.

Self-Catered Accommodation Fees:

For self-catered accommodation, the fees are also divided into three age groups: under 16 years, 16-17 years, and 18+ years.

  • Single, en-suite:

    • £13,995 per year or £4,665 per term.
    • Available for those 18+ years.
  • Self-catered accommodation does not seem to be available for those under 16 years and 16-17 years.

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

Airport Transfers

2023-24 Airport Transfer Fees:

The airport transfer fees to different destinations are as follows:

  • Heathrow: £210
  • Gatwick: £185
  • Stansted: £215
  • St Pancras: £250
  • Ebbsfleet: £115
  • Luton: £235
  • Central London: £250
  • London City: £195
  • Ashford International, Eurostar, Dover: £140

 

  • Students under 16 require an unaccompanied minor service and will incur an additional £75 fee.

Fees
2024 - 2025

For the 2024-2025 academic year, the school has established fee structures for various categories of students, including International, EU, Domestic, and HK BNO (British National Overseas) students. These fees apply to different programs and are broken down by both annual and term rates.

International Students:

  • A level (3 subjects), GCSE, Pre-GCSE, Year 9, Pre-A level, International Baccalaureate Diploma, and University Foundation Programme carry an annual fee of £30,990 or a term fee of £10,330.
  • Additional A level subjects can be added at a cost of £6,600 annually or £2,200 per term.
  • The Academic English Programme is priced at £25,485 per year or £8,495 per term.
  • A specialized 5-term A Level or 5-term GCSE program offered in the January 24 Intake is available at £23,490 per year or £11,745 per term.
  • Fast-Track University Foundation Programme is offered at a cost of £25,750 per year or £12,875 per term.

EU Students:

  • For EU students, the fees vary slightly. A level (3 subjects), GCSE, Pre-GCSE, Year 9, Pre-A level, International Baccalaureate Diploma, and University Foundation Programme are priced at £25,485 per year or £8,495 per term.
  • Additional A level subjects can be added for £6,600 annually or £2,200 per term.
  • The Academic English Programme is available at £22,485 per year or £7,495 per term.
  • The specialized 5-term A Level or 5-term GCSE program is offered at £19,590 per year or £9,795 per term.
  • The Fast-Track University Foundation Programme is priced at £21,990 per year or £10,995 per term.

Domestic Students:

  • Domestic students will find different fee structures in place. A level (3 subjects), GCSE, Pre-GCSE, Year 9, Pre-A level, International Baccalaureate Diploma, and University Foundation Programme have an annual fee of £17,490 or a term fee of £5,830.
  • Additional A level subjects can be added at a cost of £6,600 annually or £2,200 per term.
  • The Academic English Programme is priced at £14,385 per year or £4,795 per term.
  • The specialized 5-term A Level or 5-term GCSE program is offered at £13,400 per year or £6,700 per term.
  • The Fast-Track University Foundation Programme is available at a cost of £14,490 per year or £7,245 per term.

HK BNO (British National Overseas) Students:

  • HK BNO students follow fee structures similar to EU students, with A level (3 subjects), GCSE, Pre-GCSE, Year 9, Pre-A level, International Baccalaureate Diploma, and University Foundation Programme priced at £25,485 per year or £8,495 per term.
  • Additional A level subjects can be added at a cost of £6,600 annually or £2,200 per term.
  • The Academic English Programme is available at £22,485 per year or £7,495 per term.
  • The specialized 5-term A Level or 5-term GCSE program is offered at £19,590 per year or £9,795 per term.
  • The Fast-Track University Foundation Programme is priced at £21,990 per year or £10,995 per term.

Please note that these fees are subject to change and may vary depending on specific circumstances.

*These fees apply to the first 2 terms of the 5-term A level/GCSE 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 Fees

Here’s the updated accommodation fee information for the 2024-2025 academic year presented in paragraph format for various destinations and age groups:

Catered Accommodation Fees:

For catered accommodation, the fees are divided into three age groups: under 16 years, 16-17 years, and 18+ years.

  • Premium single, en-suite:

    • £20,460 per year or £6,820 per term.
    • Available for those aged 16-17 years and 18+ years.
  • Single, en-suite:

    • £17,490 per year or £5,830 per term.
    • Available for those under 16 years, 16-17 years, and 18+ years.
  • Shared, en-suite:

    • £13,995 per year or £4,665 per term.
    • Available for those under 16 years and 16-17 years.

Self-Catered Accommodation Fees:

For self-catered accommodation, the fees are also divided into three age groups: under 16 years, 16-17 years, and 18+ years.

  • Single, en-suite:

    • £14,490 per year or £4,830 per term.
    • Available for those 18+ years.
  • Self-catered accommodation does not seem to be available for those under 16 years and 16-17 years.

Please note that these fees may be subject to change, and it’s advisable to confirm the current rates before making arrangements for accommodation.

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

Airport Transfers

Airport Transfer Fees:

The airport transfer fees to different destinations for the 2024-2025 academic year are as follows:

  • Heathrow: £215
  • Gatwick: £200
  • Stansted: £220
  • St Pancras: £235
  • Other London: £245
  • Students under 16 require an unaccompanied minor service and will 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.

Compulsory Costs:

  1. UCAS application: £65
  2. IELTS Exam fees: £200 (students may be required to take this more than once)
  3. UFP exam fees: £120 per subject
  4. GCSE exam fees: £40-£80 per subject
  5. Other academic exam fees: £60-£120 per subject (depending on the program)
  6. Field Trip for Biology and Geography (A Levels), and Environmental Systems and Societies (IB): £250-£350
    • Note: Exam fees are set by the exam boards and are subject to change. The cost includes the postage of certificates (UK or overseas).

Optional Costs:

  1. One to One lessons / Additional Learning Support sessions: £75 per hour
  2. Day or weekend trips (e.g., to London or Paris or optional class field trips): Around £30 (day) – £400 (weekend) depending on the destination and length of the trip
  3. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award; Bronze, Silver, or Gold options:
    • Gold: £750
    • Silver: £250
    • Bronze: £125
  4. Half term/holiday trips (e.g., Florence, Madrid, or Berlin Christmas market): Around £600-£1000+ depending on the destination and length of the trip
  5. Graduation Ball: £25-£50
  6. Accommodation over Easter holidays – (Catered Under 18s): £550 per week
  7. Accommodation over Easter holidays – (Catered Over 18s): £450 per week
  8. Activity programs in holidays (half terms or Easter): £200 per week
    • Note: Activity programs are compulsory for under 16-year-olds staying during the holidays. Accommodation is free during half-term holidays.
  9. UFP exam full remark: £300 (refunded if the mark changes)
  10. UFP exam clerical error check: £75 (refunded if the mark changes)
  11. Additional Maths GCSE (classes and exam cost): £500 per term

Consequential Costs:

  1. Replacement ID cards or room keys: £10 (ID card) and £35 (room key)
  2. Tampering with smoke alarm: £100
  3. Any damages to college/boarding property: As necessary

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.

Items:

  1. Books: Approximately £200 per year.
  2. Scientific calculator: Approximately £75.
  3. Laptop: £150+.
  4. Travel costs: As required. It is possible to walk to most places in Canterbury.

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.

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