2019 Fee Schedule

Tuition fees are reviewed annually by the Board of Governors and School Management, in accordance with a comprehensive budget setting process, and are advised to parents by the commencement of the fourth term of the year prior to the fees becoming applicable.


Per Annum Per Term Per Month (11 months – Jan to Nov) Full payment before 31/01/19 – 5% discount
Grade 000 R45 340 R11 335 R4 122 R43 073
Grades 00 & R R45 420 R11 355 R4 129 R43 149
Grades 1 & 2 R62 460 R15 615 R5 678 R59 337
Grade 3 R72 110 R18 028 R6 555 R68 505
Grades 4 to 7 R77 190 R19 298 R7 017 R73 331
Grades 8 to 12 R118 160 R29 540 R10 742 R112 524
Cambridge (A & AS levels) R132 130 R33 033 R12 012 R125 524
Boarding Fees
Grades 8 to 12 R103 910 R25 978 R9 446  R98 715
Grade  Annual  Termly  Monthly  Full payment before 31/01/19 – 5% discount
Grade 000 to Grade R: Extra mural levy R   760 R   190 R  69 R722
Grade 1 to Grade 7: Extra mural levy R2 180 R   545 R198 R2 071
Grade 8 to Grade 12: IEB Exam & Camp levy R4 790 R1 198 R435 R4 551
Grade 000 to Grade R: Capital Development levy R2 680 R   670 R244 R2 546
Grade 1 to Grade 7: Capital Development levy R2 880 R   720 R262 R2 736
Grade 8 to Grade 11 & Cambridge AS-Level:
Capital Development levy
R5 330 R1 333 R485 R5 064
Grade 12 & Cambridge A-Level:
Capital Development levy
R3 830 R   958 R348 R3 638

Bank: FNB
Branch: Somerset West – 250655
Account: 6273 490 8819 (current account)
Swift code: FIRNZAJJ
Please reference your payment with the student’s number (provided by the school) and fax confirmation of payment to 021 842-3542 or email lizelle.nel@somcol.co.za


Holders of Vredelus debentures attract the relevant discount on school fees. Parents are encouraged to pay their fees monthly by means of a debit order through Somerset College. Debit Order Request Form. Monthly payments are due on the 1st of the month and paid over a period of 11 months from January to November inclusive. Termly fees are due on or before the first day of each term. Any account not paid by the 7th of the month will be invoiced with a monthly late payment fee of R500. The Capital Development levy is charged as a dedicated source of revenue for facilities capital expenditure and campus enhancement. A full term’s notice, in writing, is required when withdrawing a student from Somerset College.

For further information about fees, please contact 021 842 8014.

Grade Preparatory Only Preparatory & Senior Cambridge International Examination
000 – 7 R15 000 N/A N/A
8 – 9 N/A R25 000 N/A
10 N/A R15 000 N/A
11 N/A R12 000 N/A
AS-Levels N/A N/A R12 000
A- Levels N/A N/A R6 000



A limited number of scholarships are offered for commencement at Grade 8 level, applicable for the child’s tenure at the school, all of which are awarded on merit.  Details of these are available on request.

A termly levy is charged which covers the majority of grade excursions, events and external examination fees.

Buses run in the mornings from Somerset West and Stellenbosch. Due to the low demand, there is no afternoon bus service at this stage. There is a termly charge for this service.  To book, please email Lizelle Nel at lizelle.nel@somcol.co.za

A range of light lunches is available from the tuckshop at the Preparatory School and Senior School.  A take-away lunch is available from the kitchen (at a nominal charge) for Senior School students. For more information please contact Lizal Jacobs, our Catering Manager, on 021 842-8021 or email l.jacobs@somcol.co.za

Uniforms and textbooks can be purchased from the College Shop which is located on the school premises. The shop is managed by Ronelle Maij who can be contacted on 021 842-8008 or email r.maij@somcol.co.za