Fees and financial aid
Careful management of finances and expenditure allows fees to be maintained at a level that is significantly lower than that which applies elsewhere. Annual fees are billed in 3 termly installments (Christmas, Easter and Summer) and were set as follows for 2010/2011:
- Day Pupil €1,026 per term
- Boarding Pupil €2,400 per term
There will be no increase in school fees in 2011/2012.
A sibling discount is allowed for families who have more than one child attending the school. Thus a discount is made on the (net) fee charged to day pupils: 6% (second child) and 15% (third and subsequent children). The sibling discount for boarders is as follows: 15% (second child) and 30% (third and subsequent children).
A school scholarship, open to all pupils entering first year, is held on the first Saturday in March annually. Pupils sit papers in Irish, English and Mathematics. In addition a number of scholarships may be open to pupils entering first year. For example, Church of Ireland pupils may sit the Incorporated Society scholarship.
Students from Protestant backgrounds may be eligible for financial support from the Secondary Education Committee (SEC). Full details and application forms are available from Mrs Nel Jensma in the Accounts Office, who can also advise on other sources of funding (such as Protestant Aid) for which families may be eligible to apply.
Pupils, who are new applicants to the school, may be eligible for consideration for a boarding bursary. (Unlike scholarships, bursaries are not restricted to pupils entering first year).