Did you know that St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School ranks #5 in the list of the Top 10 most expensive schools in Queensland?
Here’s a rundown of the State’s priciest schools.
|Brisbane Grammar School||$28,230||$1,220||$29,450|
|Brisbane Boys College||$24,724||$2,444||$27,168|
|Brisbane Girls Grammar School||$26,555||$0||$26,555|
|Anglican Church Grammar School||$23,944||$1,990||$25,934|
|St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School||$24,560||$0||$24,560|
|The Southport School||$24,438||$0||$24,438|
|St Aidan’s Anglican Girls School||$22,120||$1,735||$23,855|
|St Peter’s Lutheran College||$20,360||$516||$20,876|
A 2021 National School Fees Report from Edstart showed that 40 percent of private schools across the country did not increase fees for the incoming school term whilst Queensland’s average school fees increase for 2021 was down to 1.19 percent compared to 1.87 percent for 2020
Despite the annual trend of increasing fees, around 7 percent of Queensland schools also had a minimal increase for 2021 as a relief to families.
Such was the case of St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School. In a statement to enrollees, the administrative officers said that families will receive discounted rates for 2021’s first semester for full payments made before the start of Term 1.
“The effect of this discount is that all families will be issued tuition fees based on 2020 levels for the first half of 2021,” the statement read.
“This does not apply to boarding fees or any other charges. The School has an all-inclusive fee policy. The fee covers the cost of all compulsory activities including tuition, QGSSSA sport, technology, year level camps, class excursions and a range of facilities used in the course of a normal school day.”
However, Edstart CEO Jack Stevens said that non-government schools wouldn’t be able to sustain flat fees or lowered fees in the long run due to mounting expenses like administration compliance, increased staff and facilities upkeep. Mr Stevens said that these factors will more than likely drive school fees up in 2022.
Edstart, launched in 2016, is a payment provider helping families and students manage the cost of education.