General Terms and Conditions
Our Fees and charges are reviewed regularly and are subject to amendments from time to time. The parent contract and school policies apply.
A registration fee of £500 is payable when the application form is submitted. The application can only be processed after receipt of the registration fee.
Deposit/Development Fund Payment
On acceptance of a place at school, a payment of £4,250 is due promptly for every new pupil. This consists of an acceptance deposit of £3,000 and a non-refundable £1,250 contribution to the School Development Fund. This Fund contributes to the maintenance and development of the school, including renovation and building projects and investment into IT infrastructure. If the deposit and development fund contribution are not paid within the required time, the place at the school is forfeited and the German School may offer the place to somebody else.
School fees are set by the German School Association’s Board of Governors for the period of one school year. School fees for all year groups from Kindergarten to year 12 for the year 2023/24 amount to £9,900 for the full school year. For year groups from Pre-school to year 12 fees are payable in two equal installments each for the Winter Semester (15th August) and for the Summer Semester (15th January). For children in Kindergarten fees are invoiced termly in line with the current Government 15 free hours funding scheme.
A loyalty discount on school fees payable is applied in the following circumstances:
Families whose child has attended the school for more than five full academic years, receive a 15% loyalty discount on school fees for that child. Families with three or more children at DSL will benefit from receiving the 15% loyalty discount for the third child (and each subsequent child) immediately from the first year at the school.
In cases of financial hardship, there is a possibility to apply for a reduction in school fees. Substantiated and documented applications should be addressed to the German School Association. Application forms are available on our website. Applications can only be processed after the pupil has been offered a place at the school and the place has been accepted. Applications are only processed once a year and must be submitted by 01st June for a reduction for the next school year. All applications are treated in strict confidence.
Other Fees and contributions
The Swiss Parents’ Association charges an additional amount of £390 to Swiss Parents for the provision of a Swiss Teacher. This is payable to the German School.
All parents are invited to become members of The German School Association. Membership fee is £25 per annum per person.
Ancillary Services and Extracurricular Activities
Afternoon programme for Kindergarten and Pre-School, extended school days, AGs and other extracurricular offers and ancillary services, such as books, excursions, cafeteria, school bus, etc., are being offered and will be charged separately. As a rule, where activities/services are quoted and booked per school- or half-year, those services cannot be cancelled. Exceptional cases may apply and you’ll find more details on the respective registration forms. The usual policies apply and students may be excluded from the activity in case of misconduct and non-compliance of rules and instructions. In such cases refunds will not be made. Ancillary services and extracurricular activities are exempt from any discounts.
View Bank details
Bank Details: German School Association-HSBC
Bank-Account No. 21594419
Sort Code 40-26-12
It is an aim of the German School Association to provide education to German speaking children regardless of financial status.
We therefore grant bursaries which are means‐tested and may be awarded at any time during a pupil's time at the School in cases of unforeseen hardship or temporary financial difficulty to ensure continuity of education in deserving cases.
When deciding whether to grant a bursary the School bases this on a comprehensive analysis of need, including all variables that contribute to a family's financial situation. The granting of a bursary is discretional, and each application is considered fully on its merits.
The bursary is subject to annual financial assessment.
The thresholds for annual gross family income are:
One child at the school ‐ where the income is below £62,000 you may be eligible for a bursary.
Two or more children at the school ‐ where the income is below £72,000 you may be eligible for a bursary
The number of bursaries we can offer depends on the funds we have available. Where the number of applications exceeds the funds available, bursary awards will be made on the basis of the assessments of the applicant’s needs. Parents may be required to make a discounted contribution to the tuition fees according to assessed income.
Application forms can be found in the Parent Portal in the section Forms & Policies under Fees. The Commercial Director is available to advise parents considering an application. Applications must be received by 01st June in order to be considered for the following school year.