Fees

Fees

BSB offers the best value school fees amongst any international school in Belgium.

We have the lowest fees overall, including application fees, compared to schools of a similar size. There are no extras (‘campus’ or ‘development’ fees), and almost all of our extensive range of extra-curricular activities are free of charge. This is unusual in the international school world.

BSB is a private, fee-paying school. School fees are revised annually by the Board of Governors in the spring of each year, and are due in one single payment each May for the following academic year. Fees may be payable in instalments by arrangement with the Finance Department.

 

Annual tuition fees

Kindergarten Reception, Years 1 & 2 Years 3, 4, 5, 6 Years 7, 8, 9 Years 10, 11, 12,13
€14,450.00 €25,650.00 €27,000.00 €32,000.00 €32,800.00 

 

Main school application fee (Kindergarten-Year 13)

Payable once per child: €1,000.00 for the first child in the family and €500.00 for each subsequent child in the family.

Annual school bus service fees

€1,770.00 per child. 

Payment conditions

Main School Application fee is payable once, at time of submission of an online application form, to cover administrative costs and basic PE kit (t-shirt, shorts, ½ zip top, swimwear, swim hat for Years 1 – 11). This fee is non-refundable. 

Tuition fees include:

Kindergarten: Hot lunch

Kindergarten - Year 9: School trips (day and residential - curriculum)

Kindergarten - Year 13: Textbooks, exercise books and file paper

Kindergarten - Year 13 Extra-curricular clubs and activities organised by BSB staff

All public examination entries (IB Diploma, A Level and IGCSE) – except re-sits

The widest choice of examination option subjects in Belgium

Extras:

Individual instrumental tuition, musical instrument rental

Extra PE clothing, contribution towards residential sporting and other competitions

Years 10 - 13 school trips and visits (details available from the Accounts Department)

ECAs run by external providers

Please note, the school has no intention of applying a building levy for capital projects.


Early Childhood Centre (ECC) fees 

Half-day morning Half-day afternoon Post-Kindergarten (3-year-olds)
€55 €8 per hour €100

 

ECC application fee

Payable once per child: €100.00 for the first child in the family and € 50.00 for each subsequent child in the family.

Fees include: hot lunch, nappies, specialist Music teaching, pre-school educational programme. 

Extras:

Day trips and outings 


Payment of fees

Parents are invoiced annually each May and payment is usually due within 30 days of invoicing. Payment may be made in installments throughout the year by special arrangement with the Finance Department. An additional fee may be charged for this service.

Parents are ultimately responsible for payment of the total sums due, regardless of any subsidies provided by their employer.

If you are having trouble paying fees, have any general questions regarding payment or administration, please contact the Finance Department directly.

For students joining us during the course of an academic year, invoices are issued within six weeks of enrolment. The following reductions in the annual fees are applicable: 

Student joins during
the month of:
Reduction as a
percentage of annual fees:
October No reduction
November 10%
December 20%
January 30%
February 40%
March 50%
April 60%
May 70%
June 80%

 


Assisted places

BSB is an open, diverse, and inclusive school. To promote inclusiveness and foster a wider sense of community, we offer a limited number of Assisted Places each year, increasing the accessibility of BSB for all.

Parents who qualify for our Assisted Places scheme are given additional support in paying school fees in the form of a bursary, and may be able to spread the remaining cost of tuition by paying in installments throughout the year.

To see if you qualify for our Assisted Places scheme, please contact Johan Servranckx, Finance & Operations Director.


Notice of withdrawal

The contract between the school and the parent(s) requires that notice of withdrawal is given in writing to the Principal. A refund of fees for students who leave early during the school year will only be given if this written notification of withdrawal, in accordance with the contract, has been received by:

  • 31 March for withdrawal at the end of the Summer Term
  • 30 September for withdrawal at the end of the Autumn Term
  • 31 January for withdrawal at the end of the Spring Term

Where a full academic term's notice of termination of the contract with the school has not been received by the dates given above, parents will be invoiced for a full academic term's fees in lieu of a term's notice of withdrawal.

Student leaving during
the month of:
Reduction as a percentage
of annual fees:
October 80%
November 70%
December 60%
January 50%
February 40%
March 30%
April 20%
May 10%
June/July no refund

Please note: This fee schedule cancels and replaces all fee schedules issued previously. It is hoped that this fee schedule will not need any revision during the school year 2016/17. There can, however, be no commitment in this connection.