ADMISSIONS

School Fees

Admission fees

2024/2025

Registration Fee

€150

This fee is payable when submitting an application for a pupil to be admitted to the School. It is non-refundable and does not guarantee a place.

Acceptance Fee

€450

This is a 'once only' fee payable when accepting each offer of a place for a pupil to join the School. It is non- refundable. This should be paid within two weeks of receiving an offer of a place.

Refundable Deposit of One Term’s Fee

Variable

A refundable deposit equal to the new pupil’s fee for one term is payable before admission. This deposit will be returned when the pupil leaves, providing the required one full term’s notice of withdrawal has been given in writing (or if the pupil is a Form 12 leaver) and providing there are no outstanding debts to the school. This deposit must be paid within five weeks of receiving a firm written offer of the place to guarantee admission. A pupil cannot start School unless the refundable deposit is paid. Interest is not paid on the deposit.

Tuition Fees

2024/2025

Pre-Prep, Prep & Reception

Single Annual Payment: €8,480
Termly Payments (3 Terms): €2,915
Monthly Payments (10 months): €910

Primary (Forms 1 - 5)

Single Annual Payment: €9,880
Termly Payments (3 Terms): €3,400
Monthly Payments (10 months): €1,060

Secondary (Forms 6 - 8)

Single Annual Payment: €11,465
Termly Payments (3 Terms): €3,940
Monthly Payments (10 months): €1,225

IGCSE (Forms 9 & 10)

Single Annual Payment: €13,375
Termly Payments (3 Terms): €4,590
Monthly Payments (10 months): €1,435

IBDP (Forms 11 & 12)

Single Annual Payment: €15,070
Termly Payments (3 Terms): €5,170
Monthly Payments (10 months): €1,610

Other Mandatory Charges:

Capital and Maintenance Charge

€600

This is a single annual charge made at the beginning of each academic year for each pupil.

Pupil Insurance

€45

This is charged annually in the first invoice of the year. TDetails of cover and limits are available in My School Portal. The full insurance policy can be inspected in the Finance Office. Claims are only payable if a hospital or clinic designated by the insurance company is used.

Examination Fees

In some year groups pupils sit external examinations, for example, in the IGCSE and IBDP programmes. The fees for such external examinations will be added to the student’s invoices and must be paid in advance of sitting the examinations.

Canteen Fees

School lunches are priced at €5.00 per meal in Primary and €6.10 in Secondary. Parents will be invoiced on a monthly basis. These prices are valid for 2023/2024. The price for school lunches for 2024/ 2025 will be confirmed as soon as possible. 

Trips & Events

Parental authorisation will be sought for School trips and other events. These costs will be invoiced on a monthly basis.

Co-Curricular Activities

There are a number of co-curricular activities available for students. Some are free and some have an associated cost. Please refer to the activity lists sent out each term for details on costs as well as individual payment details, as some activities will be invoiced by the school and others are to be paid directly to the activity facilitator.

After Care

After Care is available for the Primary Section students and  is priced at €1.00 per 15 minutes. After Care is charged after 3.30pm (4.10pm for those who need to wait for siblings to finish school). Parents will be invoiced on a monthly basis. All children will be charged for attending After Care, even if they only attend whilst waiting for a co-curricular activity or for siblings who are attending co-curricular activities.

When applicable, VAT at the legal rate in force will be added.

Tuition Fees are payable under one of the following 3 payment options:

(a) Annual Payment – A single annual payment due in September. 
(b) Termly Payment – Three payments made in September, January and April respectively. 
(c) Monthly Payment – Ten monthly payments, from September to June.

Invoices are due for payment by the 10th day of the corresponding month.

Parents contract to pay the tuition fees on time on the dates set out above, depending on the payment option chosen. The following surcharges will be levied per invoice outstanding and per month of delay in the event of a late payment:

• Annual Payment Option: €175 
• Termly Payment Option: €100  
• Monthly Payment Option: €60

Where a history of frequent late payments is observed, the School reserves the right to impose additional penalties and conditions.  In the case of substantial arrears, the School will act to withdraw any (fee) discount. In case of any outstanding debt to the School, the School may refuse admission for the student in the following academic year. Unpaid debts including penalties and administrative costs will be pursued by legal means even if the student is withdrawn from the School.

Parents who have more than two children in the School are entitled to a reduction of 25% of the tuition fees of the third child. There is a 50% reduction for the fourth child’s tuition fees. The 50% reduction applies to any additional children. In the event of one of the children leaving, the situation will revert to the next lower discount level.

Normally, fees will only change at the start of a new academic year. However, the School reserves the right to make changes at other intervals if necessary, but will always give reasonable notice.

On accepting a place for a student in the School, parents also contract to give a full term’s advance notice to the School, in writing, of any intention to withdraw the student from OBS. For communicating your intention to withdraw your child(ren) please email admissions@obs.edu.pt. The Refundable Deposit paid when the student was admitted to the School will only be returned if this notice period is complied with and if there are no other outstanding debts to the School.