Course Availability and Booking Procedures
Please make application through the on-line booking system. On receipt of your booking ,we will contact you within 24 to 48 hours, to acknowledge your booking and advise you of the exact cost of your course. You will receive a Booking Confirmation and Invoice with payment details.
We ask that all fees are paid at least 4 weeks prior to your arrival. If you are booking less than 4 weeks before your intended arrival, payment will be required as soon as you have received your Booking Confirmation & Invoice.
Course registration fee of 75.00 applies to all courses. Accommodation Administration fee applies for all accommodation (with the exception of host family).
The Horner School of English reserves the right to cancel course and accommodation bookings for non-payment of fees. All applications received through the on-line booking system are accepted subject to availability of dates and booking confirmation.
How to make payment
Full course payment should be made 4 weeks before your arrival. If you are booking less than 4 weeks before your intended arrival, payment will be required as soon as you have received your Booking Confirmation & Invoice.
Payment can be made by any of the following methods:
Credit Card (Visa / MasterCard)
Please use our Secure On-line Payment Page.
International Bank Transfer
Please make payment to our business account: Account Details as Below:
|Bank Name:||Allied Irish Bank|
|Bank Address:||60 Clonskeagh Road, Clonskeagh, Dublin 14, Ireland|
|Account Name:||The Horner School of English|
|IBAN Number:||IE80 AIBK 9311 8712 7570 85|
|Bank Code:||93 11 87|
Please ensure that your name appears on the bank transfer payment details. Please add EUR €10.00 to your payment to cover the transfer fees that your bank charge and fax or send a copy of the completed bank transfer form to the Horner School.
Absence from school due to Illness and Emergency
The School recommends that all students take appropriate insurance to cover the possibility of having to return home early due to illness or any other circumstance. All clients should have their own appropriate Accident, Medical and Personal Insurance. The Horner School of English cannot refund fees where a student returns home early or terminates their course, for any reason.
Class Size, Levels and Student Age
The maximum class size during summer season (July, Aug & Sept.) is: 14. The maximum class size at all other times is: 12
We guarantee five class levels from Elementary A1 to Advanced C1 on the Standard Course. Your placement in a particular class level will be made on the basis of a written grading test and short interview.
We do not provide a beginner level class, if you believe that you are a beginner, please request a pre test by email before placing your booking. Private individual lessons are available to beginners. See Individual Executive Courses for more details.
The School is closed on public holidays. There is no refund for lessons missed on a public holiday and lessons are not replaced. The starting day for all courses is Monday except when Public Holidays occur on a Monday, then the starting day for all courses will be the Tuesday.
Holidays may be taken by students during long stay courses, that is, full-time courses of 12 weeks or more. Two weeks holiday time is permitted for course bookings of 12 to 24 weeks. Four weeks holiday time is permitted for course bookings of 25 weeks or longer. Holidays must be requested in writing and agreed with the school managers, two weeks prior to the start of the holiday. Student holidays must be taken over the period of a full calendar week i.e. Monday to Friday. Course dates will be extended to make up for the lost tuition time.
Unfortunately no holiday time can be taken on shorter courses.
All accommodation is offered subject to availability. Should a student request to cancel some of their accommodation booked then he/she must give the School 4 weeks notice in writing to the Accommodation Manager.
- In the case of host family accommodation the four week notice period is non-refundable.
- In the case of apartment or university residence or school residence no refund is possible.
- In the case of Hotel or Guesthouse or B&B accommodation any changes will be subject to cancellation charges.
It is not possible to provide Host Family Accommodation over the Christmas and New Year holiday (A 2-week period).
If students wish to extend their accommodation dates (i.e. to stay longer than originally booked), it is first necessary to speak with the accommodation office to check for availability. Accommodation extensions cannot be guaranteed and therefore we recommend that you speak with the accommodation manager as early as possible. This point is especially important where students wish to extend accommodation bookings during the Summer Season or remain with the host family for an extended period.
Please note, it is not possible to provide Host Family Accommodation over the Christmas and New Year holiday (A 2-week period).
Course Change Policy
Course changes requested within 7 days of the commencement date are subject to availability.
No refund is available where a course change is taken to a less intensive course, that is, a request to change from STD+ to STD Course, for example.
Students who request a change from group courses to private individual tuition will be required to pay the full cost of the private lessons. No transfer of course value is available. Course value cannot be transferred from one student to another student.
Other Important Points
The School uses additional premises during peak periods. Horner School cannot take responsibility for the loss or damage of personal property while on premises or in accommodation.
The student is responsible for any damage or injury he/she may cause to buildings, furniture, fittings, individuals’ or host family property, etc., while registered with the Horner School of English.
Refund and Cancellation Policy
Notice of cancellation must be given in writing to the Horner School of English.
- Cancellations received 14 days or more prior to arrival: Full fees refunded (except for Visa Applications, see below)
- Cancellations received 14 – 7 days prior to arrival: Administration charge of 75 euro applies.
- Cancellations received 7 – 4 days prior to arrival: A charge of maximum 30% of fees will apply.
- Cancellations received 3 – 1 days prior to arrival: A charge of maximum 80% of fees will apply.
- Cancellations received on day of arrival: No refund possible.
- Cancellation after arrival date: No refund possible.
Visa Applications and Visa Refusals
Students from outside the European Area, may be required to obtain a visa to enter Ireland. At least 6 weeks are needed to process visa applications. Qualifying medical insurance can be obtained through the school, on request. Visa support documents can be issued by the school (proof of payment, letter of registration etc.). Cancellations are not permitted after the visa supporting documentation has been issued by the school. Students who fail to obtain their visas will be refunded all fees paid, less a school processing fee of 125 euro. Written proof of the visa refusal must be supplied to the School.