Fees & Insurance
Find out about what is included in our Course Fees and Insurance Package...
|4 weeks (Full)||Full Course 11 July – 7 August 2021||£4,700|
|2 weeks (Lite)||Any 2 weeks between 11 July – 7 August 2021||£3,000 (Sunday to Saturday)|
|3 weeks (Lite)||Any 3 weeks between 11 July – 7 August 2021||£4,200 (Sunday to Saturday)|
Please contact parents whose children have already been with us. Some names, addresses and telephone numbers are given here.
'Notes for Parents':
can be found here.
'Notes for Students':
can be found here.
The Course Fee includes:
- residence at the School in a safe and beautiful countryside campus with all facilities
- all meals including a buffet with a huge choice for all tastes ¹
- a relevant 'task-based' teaching programme centred round video creation and including preparation for the Trinity GESE qualification
- a sports and entertainments programme appropriate to the student's age
- supervised travel Heathrow-School/School-Heathrow ²
- fees, health and possessions insurance ³
- the laundering of clothes ⁴
¹ Except lunch on most excursions, but including lunch on Sports Day
² At specified times and terminals – see Travel
³ As described in the 'Insurance' section
⁴ If named, washable at 40º+, not sensitive to bulk washing/drying and at your own risk.
Collection From Heathrow Airport
ALL TERMINALS between 12.00-16.00 on 11 July 2021 - No charge if notified on the 'Agreement and Travel Details' form by 6 June 2021.
Return To Heathrow Airport
ALL TERMINALS between 10.00-13.00 on 7 August 2021 - No charge if notified on the 'Agreement and Travel Details' form by 6 June 2021.
Note: *Our free collection/return service operates at ALL TERMINALS on 11 July only for flights arriving between 12.00 and 16.00 and on 7 August only for flights departing between 10.00 and 13.00. All travel information is to be communicated before 6 June 2021 on our 'Agreement and Travel Details' form.
Course Fees are inclusive. The only extra charges are for trips, theatre visits and the Trinity examination.
The Course Fee does not include:
- pocket money
- optional excursions
- optional church/theatre/shopping visits
- travel to and from England
Options (to be added to pocket money)
- All trips (to be advised during 2020/1)
- Theatre visits (to be advised during 2020/1)
- Trinity Examination (limited availability) depending on level: £70 - £90 - see below
- Vacational Studies Certificate of Attendance: No charge
Pocket money can either be brought by students (as cash or a £ cheque drawn on a British bank, payable to 'Vacational Studies Pocket Money A/C') or sent in advance to the National Westminster Bank, 30 Market Place, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 5AJ in £ Sterling to Vacational Studies Pocket Money A/C 65400100 (IBAN number GB19 NWBK 6015 0765 4001 00) or in euro to Vacational Studies Pocket Money A/C 10388494 (IBAN number GB19 NWBK 6072 0610 3884 94). Our BIC number is: NWBK GB 2L. We also have a £ Sterling Girobank account for personal money. The number is 255 7444. We do not recommend an amount, but students will tend to bring about £350. The Parents' Page (parents will be given the access codes) includes a 'Note about Pocket Money'.
The cost of trips, optional theatre visit(s) and the Trinity examination should be added (if applicable).
Do not send more money during the Course.
There are NO EXTRA CHARGES except for optional church, theatre or shopping visits. A deduction of £8 is made from pocket money to provide extras for the 'Club'. £20 'caution money' will be retained in the student's pocket money account until the last day when it will be returned in £ Sterling cash less deductions for damages (if any.)
Course fees are in £ Sterling and invoiced in £ Sterling, but we can issue invoices in € euro or $ US dollars at the prevailing rate of exchange on request. Payment is usually by bank-to-bank transfer or can be via PayPal. Please quote your invoice number with your payment. Please do not send payment until you have received our invoice.
Payment in £ Sterling
When we issue our Invoice – by Bank-to-Bank transfer to Vacational Studies a/c 65399900 at NatWest Bank, 30 Market Place, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 5AJ, England.
Sort Code: 60-15-07.
IBAN: GB84 NWBK 6015 0765 3999 00. BIC: NWBK GB 2L.
Payment in € euro
When we issue our Invoice – by Bank-to-Bank transfer to Vacational Studies Euro account 550/00/10388729 at NatWest Bank, 30 Market Place, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 5AJ, England.
IBAN: GB76 NWBK 6072 0610 3887 29. BIC: NWBK GB 2L
Conversion from £ to € will be at NatWest's commercial buying rate on the date the Invoice is written.
€ and $ payments are converted immediately on receipt into £ Sterling. Any repayment will be at the bank's conversion rate on the date of the repayment. See the column 'bank sells to you' here.
Insurance is included (at no extra charge):
For a summary of Insurance in 2021 for those who applied between July 2019 and 11 March 2020, please download the following PDF file: 2020 Insurance (summary) and for all the details: 2020 Insurance (full text). This Insurance applies to all applications accepted before 12 March 2020 for the 2020 Course that are now rolled-forward to 2021.
Full refund from us for cancellation (no reason needed) up to 60 days before the Course begins. After 60 days, refunds are made by our Insurers only for events covered by the free insurance policy we provide for all students. Insurers and all in the UK work in £ Sterling. € euro and $ US dollar payments are converted into £ Sterling on receipt. € euro and $ US dollar pocket money payments are converted into £ Sterling on 1 July. Refunds will be in £ Sterling or in € or $ at the exchange rates (the 'bank sells to you' column here) on the day of refund.