2020/2021 Fee Schedule and Fee Policy

1. Tuition Fees (AED) schedule for 2020/21

    Annual Tuition Fees (AED) Term 1 Tuition Fees (AED) Term 2 Tuition Fees (AED) Term 3 Tuition Fees (AED)
Phase Grade Paid in full option Three payments option
Elementary School KG-1 29,000 11,600 8,700 8,700
KG-2 29,000 11,600 8,700 8,700
G1 33,000 13,200 9,900 9,900
G2 34,000 13,600 10,200 10,200
G3 35,000 14,000 10,500 10,500
G4 36,000 14,400 10,800 10,800
G5 37,000 14,800 11,100 11,100
Middle School G6 38,000 15,200 11,400 11,400
G7 39,000 15,600 11,700 11,700
G8 40,000 16,000 12,000 12,000
High School G9 41,000 16,400 12,300 12,300
G10 42,000 16,800 12,600 12,600
G11 43,000 17,200 12,900 12,900
G12 44,000 17,600 13,200 13,200

The term start dates for 2020/21 academic year are:

Term 1: September 2020

Term 2: January 2021

Term 3: April 2021

Tuition Fees are payable in advance.  The payment due dates along with the methods of payment are indicated on the invoice.  At the time of admission or re-enrollment, parents may decide on the following payment options:

a. Annual payment in full (prior to the commencement of classes).

b. Three installments paid before the commencement of each Term. Payments are required no later than September 2020, January 2021 and April 2021. (One day before term starts)

If a student joins part way through a term, the tuition fee will be prorated, based on the number of full weeks (inclusive of the joining week) remaining in the term.

First-time admission/Enrollment deposit

Parents enrolling for the first time are to make a minimum payment equal to 10% of the annual tuition fee to confirm that selected student(s) will opt to take up the offered places.  Payment is required within ten (10) days of the issuing of the acceptance letter.  This deposit is deductible from the first term tuition fee for the academic year in which the admission is being sought.

The deposit is non-refundable unless the family has to move outside the Emirate of Dubai before the start of the academic year.  The school reserves the right to ask for proof that the family is moving outside the Emirate of Dubai such as an acceptance offer from another school situated outside Dubai.

Existing students/Re-enrollment deposit

Ignite School charges 5% of the school’s annual tuition fees as a re-enrollment deposit to confirm the return of existing students in the new academic year.  This deposit is deductible from the first term tuition fees for the academic year in which the admission is being sought.  The school will advise of the amount and due date.  Re-enrollment for continuing students can only be accepted once all outstanding fees due have been paid in full.  Parents are also required to submit the signed re-enrollment form at time of deposit.  If the re-enrollment deposit is not received prior to the payment date, places will be allocated to new admissions.

The deposit is non-refundable unless the family has to move outside the Emirate of Dubai before the start of the academic year.  The school reserves the right to ask for proof that the family is moving outside the Emirate of Dubai such as an acceptance offer from another school situated outside Dubai.

2. New Admission Fee and Admission Assessment Fee

The New Admission Fee and Admission Assessment Fee payments are required at the time of admission.  This is a one-time payment totaling 1,500 AED for new admissions.

The New Admission Fee and Admission Assessment Fee are non-refundable, non-transferable and non-deductible from the tuition fee.  The cost of the placement test is included in the Admission Assessment Fee.

3. Additional fees: compulsory (from external providers)

– School uniforms and PE kits are compulsory and will have to be purchased from ZAKS UNIFORMS.

– Student stationery and may be purchased from any external provider.

4. Additional fees: optional (from external providers)

– Student bus transportation is optional and is outsourced. The charges of this service may vary from year to year and are based on distance and route.

– Some optional field trips and excursion activities may involve charges from external providers. Charges vary.

– Some extra-curricular activities are optional and may be outsourced to external providers with additional varying charges. All extra-curricular activities supervised by Ignite School faculty and using Ignite School physical resources are included in the tuition fees. Parents will only be required to pay additional fees if the optional activity requires a hiring an external provider and/or facility. Parents will be advised in advance of any additional costs through an extra-curricular activity student/parent booklet that is released prior to activity selection.

– The dining facility is optional and run by an external provider. Charges vary.

– School photographs are optional and outsourced to an external provider. Charges vary.

– Insurance (health, accident and liability) for a student is optional and a parent choice. Charges vary.

5. Special discounts

Ignite School will offer special fee discounts. Fee discounts are subject to review each academic year. In 2020/21, these discounts include:

Inaugural student discount 10% (Grade 7 only)

Sibling discount

If a family has two or more children studying with Ignite School then the second (and third and fourth) child will receive a 5% discount on the Tuition Fees of each child. The deductions apply to school tuition fees only and do not include other fees.

Conditions:

May not be applied with other discounts.

In the case of a change or cancellation of the above policy, families will be given a notice period of one academic year.

6.Fee default

Ignite School operates a fee default practice in accordance with the KHDA regulations.

a. Ignite School staff will not discuss with or directly involve children in fee default practices.

b. If school fees are not paid within one week of the due date, the school will send the 1st School Fee Reminder Letter (by email & hard copy). Up to 2 additional reminders (Email and Hard Copy) will be sent out within a 30-day period or until the outstanding fee for the term is cleared. A phone call, from the Director, will be made to parents before escalating a Fee Reminder to a Fee Warning.

c. If after 30 days, the fee has not been paid, a final School Fee Default Warning will be issued and payable immediately. If parents have still not cleared their dues, the school will not issue the concerned student his or her progress report or report card. The school director will make every effort to contact parents by phone before withholding progress reports or report cards.

d. If dues remain outstanding 10 working days after holding the release of progress reports, then the school may refer the issue to the KHDA. Parents (and their children) will receive official documents once all school accounts have been financially cleared.

e. For parents electing the Term payment option, two instances of fee default during the academic year may result in the Term payment option being withdrawn for the following academic year.

f. Per KHDA Ignite School reserves the right to not re-enroll students for the following academic year when fees are repeatedly not paid on time. Re-enrollment for continuing students will not be accepted unless all outstanding dues have been paid in full.

g. Parents who enter into a written agreement with Ignite School to undertake a term payment plan and then have trouble in making the payments are to contact the Ignite School Accounts Office to discuss options prior to the due date.

7. Tuition fee refund procedure

For students who are withdrawn from the school during the academic year, fee deduction will be applied as per the KHDA Schools Fees Framework quoted below:

– If the student attends school for two weeks or less, one month’s fee will be deducted.

– If the student attends school for a period ranging between two weeks and one month, two months’ fees will be deducted.

– If the student attends for more than a month, three months’ fees will be deducted.

The school reserves the right to not re-enroll students for the following academic year when fees are repeatedly not paid on time. This will be documented by the school through the issuance of dated warning letters.  The school also reserves the right to not issue the concerned student his or her progress report(s) and to refer the issue to the KHDA.

The value of the fee per month is calculated by dividing the annual tuition fee by ten. Parents wishing to withdraw their child from the school are to submit written notification to the Admission’s Office of the withdrawal at least 30 days prior to the last day.

8. Parent-school contract

As part of the admissions process for both new admissions and re-enrollments, Ignite School will generate a contract for parents to agree and sign at the beginning of each school year. Ignite School will be able to complete the signing of the parent-school contract online. The six-step parent-school contract process is illustrated on the KHDA website for parents.

9. KHDA

Parents may consult the KHDA Schools Fees Framework for further information.

10. Disclaimer

Ignite School implements policies necessary for the effective management of the school. Ignite School reserves the right to amend its policies whenever necessary and appropriate. The Fee Schedule and Fee Policy are subject to change.

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