The Mount Kelly School Hong Kong (“School”) refund policy is clearly stated below. Please ensure that you are familiar with this refund policy before applying to the School. All withdrawal and refund cases are to be reviewed individually and are at the discretion of the Head Master.
1. Administrative Fee
The administrative fee for the admissions application is non-refundable.
2. Refund Procedure
2.1 There are no refunds applicable if your child is absent from school due to illness, holiday or when the school is otherwise closed.
2.2 Notice of the parents’ intention to withdraw a child (or a child wishing to leave the school) must be given in writing to the Head Master at least one full term in advance of the leaving date. Failure to do so will result in a penalty of one term’s fee in lieu of notice. This will also apply to those pupils who have not yet taken up a place at the school.
2.3 The school will notify the parents within 7 days upon knowledge of any of the following:
a) The pupil did not commence their studies on the start date of the Academic Year;
b) The pupil withdraws from enrolment, before the start date of the Academic Year;
c) The pupil did not complete the school year by the end of the Academic Year;
d) The pupil requests to withdraw, before the end of Academic Year; or
e) The School has failed to offer a school place to the pupil.
2.4 A refund request must be made in writing to the Bursar. An application form for a fee refund is available upon request at the Bursary. The Bursary will reply in writing within 7 days upon receipt of a parent’s written notice and confirmation from the Admissions Department. Balance of deposits and credit balance in the pupil’s account will be refunded to the parents within one calandar month effective from the last day of school that the pupil attended. All payments will be made in Hong Kong Dollars by cheque only.
2.5 The School reserves the right to deduct any outstanding fees, payments, penalty, compensation, and/or interests from the deposits and credit balance to recoup any monies owed or payable by the pupil.
3. Refund for Annual Capital Levy
The Annual Capital Levy is non-refundable except where the school is not able to offer programmes for the applied academic year.
4. Refund for Individual Nomination Certificate (“INC”)
An INC is refundable at its face value (less any outstanding fees, costs incurred by the pupil during his/her course of enrolment and/or administrative cost) within three (3) full calendar months, upon receiving a written withdrawal notification and a refund request from the Certificate Holder. This is subject to the written acceptance from MKIL, under the following circumstances:
i) Upon the pupil’s completion of Year 8 at the School; or
ii) if the nominated child has never been offered a place to attend the School after the 1st July of the applied academic year; or
iii) upon the Certificate Holder having held the INC for a minimum of three years starting from the pupil’s first academic term; or
iv) if an effective resolution for the winding up of a School has been passed or if a judicial order for the winding up of the School has been made by a court of competent jurisdiction.
v) an administrative fee equal to 10% of the face value of the INC will be charged if:
a) the Certificate Holder gives the School a written notification of withdrawal before 1st July of the applied academic year regardless of whether a school place has been offered or not; or
b) a school place has been offered in the applied academic year but the nominated child does not propose to commence and has never commenced school. Additionally the Certificate Holder must give the School a written notification of withdrawal at least three months prior to the proposed commencement date of that academic year; or
vi) an administrative fee equal to 20% of the face value of the INC will be charged should the pupil be withdrawn or expelled from the School for any reason whatsoever, without the Certificate Holder retaining the INC for a minimum of three years.
Save in the above circumstances as stated in clause (v) above, the INC is non-refundable.
Where a Certificate Holder has registered through an agency, further declaration and documentation will be required, and this is subject to an administration charge.
To apply for a refund, a Certificate Holder should submit a refund application in person or by post to the School.
5. Refund for Corporate Nomination Certificate (“CNC”)
A CNC is non-refundable in any circumstances.
6. Refund for Preschool Registration Fee
The preschool registration fee is non-interest bearing, non-transferrable and non-refundable except where the school is not able to offer programmes for the applied academic year. For the academic year 2017-2018, if the school is not able to offer the programme by 31st October 2017, the preschool registration fee will be refunded.
The School reserves the right at any time without prior notice to the parents or pupils to amend this Refund Policy. A copy of the latest Refund Policy will be made available at the Admissions Office and Bursary. In the case of any dispute arising from or in connection with the refund, such dispute shall be referred to the Head Master who shall decide the issue and whose decision will be final and conclusive.
Last updated on 10th July 2017
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