Fees and Payments

We aim to make our payment process as easy as possible with a clear, concise fee structure and convenient ways to pay. A full breakdown of our fees plus information about our special School Opening Discounted Fees is set out below.

Tuition Fees for Academic Year 2022/23

Founding Families Special Offer

To recognise founding families for supporting the school in its opening year, founding parents joining in Durham’s first academic term (starting August 2022) will now have the option to either take upto 41% off KHDA Approved Tuition Fee as Special Fees for 2022-23 OR enjoy a fixed Discounted Fee structure for three academic years.:

Option 1: Special Fees

Year Ages Key Stage

Special Fees for

2022-23
AED

FS 1 3-4 EYFS 38,340
FS 2 4-5 EYFS 38,340
Year 1 5-6 KS 1 41,040
Year 2 6-7 KS 1 41,040
Year 3 7-8 KS 2 45,900
Year 4 8-9 KS 2 45,900
Year 5 9-10 KS 2 45,900
Year 6 10-11 KS 2 45,900
Year 7 11-12 KS 3 51,300
Year 8 12-13 KS 3 51,300

OR

Option 2: Three Year Discounted Fee Structure

Year Ages Key Stage

2022/23 – 2024/25

Discounted Fees
AED

FS 1 3-4 EYFS 42,600
FS 2 4-5 EYFS 42,600
Year 1 5-6 KS 1 45,600
Year 2 6-7 KS 1 45,600
Year 3 7-8 KS 2 51,000
Year 4 8-9 KS 2 51,000
Year 5 9-10 KS 2 51,000
Year 6 10-11 KS 2 51,000
Year 7 11-12 KS 3 57,000
Year 8 12-13 KS 3 57,000

* Year 9 Opening in 2023 (as per KHDA’s approval)

KHDA APPROVED FEES

Payment Policy

As per KHDA guidelines, our annual tuition fees are split into termly payments equivalent to:

  • Term 1: 40% of the annual tuition amount
  • Term 2: 30% of the annual tuition amount
  • Term 3: 30% of the annual tuition amount

Tuition fees are due prior to the start of each academic term; payment details will be specified on the relevant invoice.

Application Fee: AED 525

An application fee of AED 525 payable upon application to the school. The application fee is:

  • Fully refundable if your child is not offered a place.
  • Non-refundable if we offer your child a place but you choose not to accept it.
  • Not deductible from the total tuition fees for students who accept a place and join the school.

Registration Deposit

A registration deposit is payable after the student has been offered a place and parents have accepted the offer. The registration deposit is 10% of the total tuition fees and is deductible from the total tuition fees for the academic year. Please note, this is a non-refundable deposit.

Re-registration Deposit

This deposit is payable at the time of re-enrolment to guarantee a place for the following academic year. The Re-registration Deposit is 5% of the total tuition fees, and is deductible from the total tuition fees for the academic year. Please note, this is a non-refundable deposit.

Discounts

  • To recognise founding families for supporting the school in its opening year, founding parents joining in Durham’s first academic term (starting August 2022) will now have the option to either take upto 41% off KHDA Approved Tuition Fee as Special Fees for 2022-23 OR enjoy a fixed Discounted Fee structure for three academic years.

  • For families joining from January 2023, the Discounted Fee structure above will apply for 2 academic years.

  • A sibling discount of 5% is extended to the third child and every subsequent child.

  • An early payment discount of 5% is given when full payment of the annual tuition fee is made before the first day of the academic year.

Optional Fees

Should parents require, at an additional charge they may opt for additional services including the following:

  • School meals
  • Transport
  • Some trip and excursions
  • Some co-curricular activities

Payment Method

Fee payment can be made in person at Durham School Dubai, or by bank transfer directly to the school account.

Refunds

In the cases of both existing and new students, the registration and re-registration deposit will not be refunded unless there are extenuating circumstances. These circumstances include, but are not limited to, relocation to another country/Emirate or any other unforeseen circumstances.

In the case of refund, the school fees will be calculated as follows:

  1. In the cases of both existing and new students, the registration and re-registration deposit will not be refunded unless there are extenuating circumstances. These circumstances include, but are not limited to, relocation to another country/Emirate or any other unforeseen circumstances.
  2. In the case of refund, the school fees will be calculated as follows:
    • Tuition fees paid prior to the beginning of the academic year are refundable and only the registration / re-registration fees will be deducted.
    • If the student was enrolled in the school for two weeks or less, a month’s fees will be deducted.
    • If the student was enrolled in the school for a period ranging between two weeks and one month, two month’s fees will be deducted.
    • If the student was enrolled in the school for more than a month, the full terms fees will be deducted.
  3. The refund will be calculated from the start of the term and the date of the official request by the parent stating the intent of withdrawal and not from the date when the student was absent. Presence on the school register counts as days in school.
  4. All refunds will be made by cheque and must be collected from the School office.

Withdrawals

A written notice received one month in advance, conveying intention of withdrawal, is to be submitted to the Admissions Office. This timeframe is required to ensure all necessary documents are ready.

Admissions

To find out more please contact our Admission Team via email on admissions@durhamdubai.com