Infant School Per term
Years 1 and 2 £3,176
Years 3 – 6 £3,418
Years 7 – 11 £5,014
Sixth Form £5,014
There is a discount of 5% for a second or subsequent sibling attending the Sixth Form, Senior or Junior and Infant Schools. The discount will be shown on the older sibling’s account(s). The cost of lunch, stationery and textbook and iPad loan is included in the fees for Years 7–11.
An Acceptance Deposit of £250 is payable when you accept the offer of a place (in any year-group) in the Infant School, Junior School, Senior School or Sixth Form. This deposit is refunded, without interest and less any outstanding charges, shortly after a pupil leaves BGS.
Breakfast and lunch
Lunch for Reception to Year 11 is included in the termly bill. Breakfast is available to purchase for pupils, parents and guardians between 7.45am and 8.15am.
Lunch for Sixth-formers can be purchased in the JCR, where there will be a comprehensive range of hot meals and sandwich options available. A vegetarian option and a salad meal are always available.
Methods of payment
The School charges an annual fee but, for convenience, one third of this is payable by the first day of each term. Payment can be made by cheque, banker’s order or direct transfer. An increasing number of parents and guardians prefer to make monthly payments and we offer this facility through the School Fee Plan. There is a small fee payable for this facility. Further information is available from the School Fee Plan website.
Parents can opt to pay the single termly fee payment by Direct Debit to the School with no interest charge. Details are available from the School Finance Office.
Parents can also pay fees under the Advance Fee Payment Scheme, the discount is 2% per annum pro rata and is based on the number of terms the fees are paid in advance. If you wish to consider making advance payments, please contact the Finance Office on 0117 933 9880 or at <firstname.lastname@example.org> who will be pleased to assist.
Infant and Junior School: £2.00
Senior School and Sixth Form £4.00
A termly sum is paid to the Headmaster’s Fund to help subsidise educational trips and visits, and a wide range of other pupil-related activities.
Students’ Personal Accident Insurance Scheme
This is the insurance recommended by the Independent Schools’ Council and BGS – along with many schools throughout the country – has adopted this scheme. The premiums cover accidents during both term-time and the holidays, and benefits are payable in defined circumstances. The premium is £4.30 per term and is a compulsory item. Details of the scheme are included in the information pack sent to parents and guardians of students joining BGS.
Parents’ Association Membership
£1.00 is added to the termly bill as a voluntary contribution to the Parents’ Association. This is a very active organisation, arranging social and fundraising events to help the School. New parents are welcomed as members; full details about the Parents’ Association and how to get involved are circulated at the start of the School year.
Public examination charges will be added to the bill in the Summer term of the year the pupil takes them.