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 AnnumPer TermPer Month (11 months – Jan to Nov)Full payment before 31/01/19 – 5% discount
Grade 000R45 340R11 335R4 122R43 073
Grades 00 & RR45 420R11 355R4 129R43 149
Grades 1 & 2R62 460R15 615R5 678R59 337
Grade 3R72 110R18 028R6 555R68 505
Grades 4 to 7R77 190R19 298R7 017R73 331
Grades 8 to 12R118 160R29 540R10 742R112 524
Cambridge (A & AS levels)R132 130R33 033R12 012R125 524
Boarding Fees
Grades 8 to 12R103 910R25 978R9 446 R98 715
Grade Annual Termly Monthly Full payment before 31/01/19 – 5% discount
Grade 000 to Grade R: Extra mural levyR   760R   190R  69R722
Grade 1 to Grade 7: Extra mural levyR2 180R   545R198R2 071
Grade 8 to Grade 12: IEB Exam & Camp levyR4 790R1 198R435R4 551
Grade 000 to Grade R: Capital Development levyR2 680R   670R244R2 546
Grade 1 to Grade 7: Capital Development levyR2 880R   720R262R2 736
Grade 8 to Grade 11 & Cambridge AS-Level:
Capital Development levy
R5 330R1 333R485R5 064
Grade 12 & Cambridge A-Level:
Capital Development levy
R3 830R   958R348R3 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.

GradePreparatory OnlyPreparatory & SeniorCambridge International Examination
000 – 7R15 000N/AN/A
8 – 9N/AR25 000N/A
10N/AR15 000N/A
11N/AR12 000N/A
AS-LevelsN/AN/AR12 000
A- LevelsN/AN/AR6 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