School Fees


Sharjah English School operates as an independent, not for profit, private school in the Emirate of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.

  • Registration fee (non refundable) - 400 AED
  • Security Deposit Fees (refundable only against final term’s fees) - 5,000 AED
FEES 23/24 term 1* term 2* term 3* Annual*
FS1 / Pre-KG 10,956 8,217 8,217 27,390
FS2 / KG 1 15,644 11,735 11,735 39,114
Year 1/ KG 2 15,978 11,983 11,983 39,944
Year 2/ Gr 1 15,978 11,983 11,983 39,944
Year 3 / Gr 2 17,264 12,948 12,948 43,160
Year 4 / Gr 3 17,264 12,948 12,948 43,160
Year 5 / Gr 4 17,264 12,948 12,948 43,160
Year 6 / Gr 5 17,264 12,948 12,948 43,160
Year 7 / Gr 6 21,996 16,496 16,496 54,988
Year 8 / Gr 7 21,996 16,496 16,496 54,988
Year 9 / Gr 8 21,996 16,496 16,496 54,988
Year 10 / Gr 9 23,530 17,648 17,648 58,826
Year 11/ Gr 10 25,896 19,422 19,422 64,740
Year 12 / Gr 11 28,055 21,040 21,040 70,135
Year 13 / Gr 12 28,055 21,040 21,040 70,135

*All fees are exclusive of VAT.

School fees include all books, medical services and classroom supplies although secondary students are expected to provide their own stationery.

School fees do not include school uniform, transport and school trips.

Fees are payable before the beginning of each term. For families of 3 or more children, a 10% discount of the term tuition fees is given to the eldest child/children.


Schedule of Fees
The level of school fees is established by reference to the SES Budget and Development Plan needs. All fees have to be approved by the Ministry of Education (or since January 2019 by the Sharjah Private Education Authority).

School fee applications have to be submitted to MoE/SPEA by the end of January deadline. Therefore, decisions on whether to seek a fee increase needs to be agreed by BoG during December / January each year.

It is a requirement that the school inform parents of any fee increase sought.
The current schedule of fees will be available to parents and prospective parents via the school website, the display board at Reception and as a hard copy which forms part of the admissions pack.

As a matter of principle, SES does not operate any hidden or additional fees for tuition. All additional expenses (for uniform, any required stationery etc.) are explicitly outlined in our documentation. Where the school undertakes trips, camps etc. again the school does not seek a commission or cut from this charge – any profit from such trips is refunded to parents.

The level of fees for siblings is reviewed regularly by the Board of Governors – these discounts are an internal school decision and are not subject to MoE/SPEA approval.
Payment of Fees
On application to the school there is a charge of 400 AED per student for admission testing and admin. This is non-refundable, whether the child is accepted or not.
A security deposit of 5,000 AED per child is payable on acceptance of a place at SES. The fee can be refunded / utilised as part payment against final term’s fees, provided that all financial obligations to the school have been met, and parents have given a term’s written notification of withdrawal.

Parents will be invoiced before the end of each term for the subsequent term’s fees. Reminder letters and emails will be sent up to three times in the first month of a term to any parents who have not paid.
Non-Payment of Fees
Students who have outstanding fees from the previous school year, will not be admitted to a new school year in September until the arrears are paid. The school reserves the right to give their places to students on our waiting list if a family fails to settle debts from the previous year.

Term fees should be paid before or on the first day of term. There will be three reminders sent in the first month to parents who are in arrears. Any students whose fees have not been paid by the end of the first month of Term 1 each academic year, can be excluded and their place offered to another child.

Students who are in arrears on fees will not receive school reports, transfer certificates, examination results / certificates, references etc. until all fees are settled.

Any deviation from the normal schedule of fee payments must be agreed in writing with the Bursar / Principal. Failure to keep to an agreed payment plan may result in a child’s place being offered to a student on the waiting list.

In the unusual case where arrears of fees are substantial, and other methods have failed to secure payment, the school reserves the right to pursue legal action against debtors.
Policy to be reviewed annually by the BoG.

There is no pro-rata payment for part of a term nor is any part of the fee refundable if a pupil is withdrawn from school before the end of a term