Course Fees

General Information

Charges at Bartholomews are reviewed on September the 1st of each year. The following are those which apply from that date in 2016.

In calculating the overall cost of a course, it should be borne in mind that GCSEs at Bartholomews are often completed in just three terms, and A levels in three, four or five terms, instead of the normal six terms at most schools. Furthermore any individual tuition missed through illness or other unavoidable absence may sometimes be made good without additional cost. It should be noted, however, that hours of tuition may never be transferred from one term or from one student to another. In addition it should be assumed that refunds are not made under any circumstances, including in the event of reading weeks, suspension or expulsion.

Invoices are submitted termly in advance in respect of tuition, examinations and accommodation and are due at least fourteen days before the first day of tuition in each term, or by return of post, whichever is the later. The one exception to this is that, if parents prefer, fees for any student in their very first term may be settled in two equal instalments, the first as stated above and the second by the mid-way point of that term. Please note that those taking advantage of credit facilities, or settling accounts by any method other than at least full-termly in advance, may need to provide details for credit reference purposes.

For all students the initial registration fee is £47. Parents may choose to receive accounts either based on standard full-time rates or according to the actual number of hours anticipated to be required in any given term. In general, the former method is the more economical for those on full-time courses. We expect students registering on a part-time basis to enrol for a minimum of 10 hours’ tuition per term.

Standard Termly Tuition Charges

The rates given below cover all group and individual tuition, except for practical work, considered reasonably necessary under normal circumstances, for the equivalent of up to four A levels or eight GCSEs, in terms each of ten weeks’ duration.

Either Annually in advance £20,500
Or Termly £7,000

For terms of between five and ten weeks in duration, costs may be calculated on a pro rata basis. For terms of greater than ten weeks, and for years greater than 30 weeks, a charge of £350 per additional week should be added, this being effectively half of the standard weekly rate. When the amount of tuition required is greater than normal, it may be necessary to calculate costs on an individual basis.

Hourly Tuition Charges

Those attending on a short-term or part-time basis may find it more economical to receive accounts according to the exact number of hours of tuition required in each term. On this basis the hourly rate for individual tuition is £65 for terms comprising 100 hours or more, £70 for terms comprising fifty hours or more, or £75 for terms comprising less than fifty hours. However, as for those electing for standard termly charges, it should be borne in mind that this also covers the cost of personal supervision, help with university applications and other facilities available to students at the College. Although we rarely arrange group tuition, when we do, each hour of individual tuition may be converted into two hours of group tuition in terms of cost. Please note, however, that supplementary accounts may be issued in arrears to those on hourly rates, should the overall amount of tuition exceed that originally anticipated.

Science Practicals, Art and Photography

Additional charges may be incurred by science students when laboratory practical work is required. At A level, this comprises at least twelve practical demonstrations which are normally charged in two stages at £400 each. Those for GCSEs, when applicable, are costed at £200 per subject and are normally charged in one of the last two terms of the course.

In art and photography a cost of £400 per AS and/or A level and £200 per GCSE is applied, to cover the extra expense involved in the administration, moderation and exam invigilation of these subjects. Such costs are normally charged in the term in which final exams are taken.


GCSEs £90 per single subject entry
AS levels £120 per entry
A levels £240 per entry

Double subjects are charged at twice the single subject entry fee and half-units are charged at half the single unit fee. For other examinations, costs are quoted separately on request.

For entries made at another centre and then transferred to Bartholomews, charges are made at half the rates given above, plus any additional fees payable to the examining boards. Charges for external candidates, when accepted, and in other unusual circumstances, are costed on an individual basis. Although it cannot be guaranteed, we will consider requests for candidates to have their own private exam room and invigilator and, if granted, will advise individually on the cost entailed.

Late Entries, Re-marks and Script Return Fees

Additional costs for examinations may be incurred for late entries and re-marks. Application for the return of examination scripts can only be processed on receipt of written request and payment in advance, being £20 per original script and £30 for a quick-response photocopy and teacher report where possible.


For those requiring accommodation to be arranged for them by the College, a deposit of £200 is required at the time of registration. This is refundable at the end of the course, providing that all other costs have been cleared. Payment may then be made either through Bartholomews or directly to landlords. An administration fee of £100 is charged for any term in which new accommodation is arranged, but subsequently only for terms in which payment is made through the College.