School fees include tuition, materials, educational visits (but not residential courses), sports and educational travel, swimming lessons, and most clubs and societies.
For boarding students some trips and excursions are included in the termly boarding fee others are offered at a subsidised cost. All compulsory boarding trips are included. Other charges may be applied i.e. dry cleaning, travel to hospital / orthodontic appointments etc. Please contact the Registrar for further details.
Are There Hidden Extra Charges?
Rishworth School has always endeavoured to ensure that as much as possible is included within the fee and therefore minimise any extra charges for parents. There are a number of things, however, that are charged separately and as extra. These include school lunches (day pupils), which are compulsory and public examination fees. The cost of school lunches is payable at the beginning of each term and public exam fees as and when they are taken.
A number of pupils involve themselves, with your permission, in optional activities that require a charge in order to run. Examples of this might include music lessons (though most instrumental teachers deal with parents directly and separately to the School) or an activity such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award or ABRSM and Trinity Music Exams. Optional Trips and expeditions may also be organised from time to time. Recent examples include trips to Nepal, Barcelona, Iceland and the frequent and popular ski trips. Whilst this is not an exhaustive list of possibilities, the principle remains that the cost of these optional activities will be charged separately and as ‘extra’ to the main body of fees. Should you like to know more about fees and additional costs please contact the Fees Office for further information.