Admissions

Start your son's journey to building a successful future

 

We are an academically successful school for boys and welcome applications from all social and cultural backgrounds regardless of ethnicity, culture, religion, or home language. Our registration process has been carefully designed to ensure each boy is in the right place to succeed.

Boys can join us at different stages in their educational journey and they can all be guaranteed that a warm welcome awaits them at Victoria College Preparatory School (VCP.) The main point of entry for our boys is in Year 3, for those aged six to seven when the school year starts in September. We also have occasional places in other year groups. We offer up to 75 places in each year group.

Our aim is to make the transition as smooth as possible for your son, and for the rest of the family. Please do not hesitate to pick the phone up and talk to us at any time. Our Admissions Secretary Mrs. Katharine Illing, k.illing@vcp.sch.je will be very happy to answer any questions you may have about an education with us.

We work closely with Victoria College, our secondary school, where nearly all our students continue their education. This close connection ensures a smooth transition to the next stage of learning.

For further details please review our Admissions Policy.

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Student

Parents/ guardians

Registration fee - payment options

BACS
VCP School Fund
Sort code 40-25-33.
Account number: 61528513
Ref: [your son's name]

CHEQUE
Print the email confirmation of your submission; write a cheque for £50.00 payable to ‘Treasurer of the States’ (reference your son's name on the reverse); and post to: The Headteacher, Victoria College Preparatory School, Pleasant Street, St Helier, Jersey JE2 4RR

Data Protection

The information you provide will be processed as per Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 for the purposes of administering Victoria College admissions. No information will be passed to any other third parties without your prior consent. Please read the Privacy Statement: www.victoriacollege.je/privacy-cookies/

 

Have you already registered and would like to take advantage of our 1-2-1 Admissions meeting with Katharine, our Admissions Secretary? Click on the button below to book your slot. 

 

 A Powerful Partnership

Parents are very much involved in the boys' daily life at Victoria College Preparatory School. The partnership between pupil, parent and school staff is nurtured and supported to ensure the boys get the most out of their time with us. Our aim is for them to leave Prep after Year 6 as confident, capable boys who are raring to go to secondary school.

As a learning institution, we are open to feedback and continuously improving ourselves. In January 2018, the Independent Schools’ Inspectorate (ISI), the UK body that reviews independent British schools worldwide, published a report on Victoria College and Victoria College Preparatory School (VCP).   The report rated student personal development as 'Excellent' at both schools.  The learning and achievement was rated ‘Excellent’ at VCP.  Read the ISI 2018 Report. 

Visiting the School

To be certain that VCP is the right place for your son it must feel right and the only way to get a genuine feel for us, is to visit - you are not committing yourself in any way by visiting us.

Personal Tours

Most families find personal tours the best way to get to know us. A tour normally lasts about 45 minutes and you will have the opportunity to look around VCP, chat with a senior member of staff and meet some of the boys. We recommend visiting during term time as this will enable you to meet staff and boys in lessons.

Click here to book an individual tour.

 

Open Morning

If you prefer a more informal introduction to VCP you are welcome to attend an Open Morning. Held each term, they are a useful way to see the school in action. After coffee and a welcome talk from our Headteacher, you can tour the school with our Head boy/Deputy Head boy before chatting to staff and other parents.

Click here to book to attend an Open Morning.

Fees

The school fees at VCP are £2,144 per term or  £6,432 per annum, for the academic term September 2020 to July 2021. Tuition fees are paid by Direct Debit monthly.  In consultation with the Board of Governors and CYPES, the fees for Victoria College and Victoria college Preparatory School are subject to an annual review each Spring Term in advance of the next academic year.

Monthly Direct Debits are deducted automatically from your nominated account on the first of each month, or the following working day if it falls on a weekend or Public Holiday.

TERM 

PAYMENT 1  

PAYMENT 2  

PAYMENT 3  

PAYMENT 4  

Autumn 

1 June

1 July

1 August

1 September

Spring 

1 October

1 November

1 December

1 January

Summer   

1 February

1 March

1 April

1 May

We are a Government of Jersey school and receive a grant for every student. This contribution makes a VCP education excellent value for money compared to similar schools in the UK and more affordable and accessible for boys from all walks of life.

We are passionate about making a Victoria College education accessible to all of Jersey’s most able and willing boys so we can offer financial support to families if necessary.   The Payment of Fees Policy can be read here.

For all queries related to Tuition fees for either Victoria College or Victoria College Preparatory School, contact Mrs Isabelle Cunningham on fees@vcj.sch.je

Financial Support For Families

If your son has a passion for learning and is motivated to come to VCP and keen to work hard then we will welcome him. This includes helping with fees, if necessary, through our means-tested bursary schemes.

Two bursaries are available specifically to help your family pay all or part of the school fees at VCP, especially if your household income is below £60,000.

  • The VC and VCP Bursary Fund
  • The Foundation Bursary

Applications for financial assistance are considered after a successful applications process and once your son has been offered a place at the school.

For more information please read the Bursary Guide.

To find out more or apply for a bursary, please contact Katharine Illing on 01534 723468 or email k.illing@vcp.sch.je

Parent Engagement

We know the key to a successful education is a strong partnership between parents, students and the school so we warmly welcome both boys and their families. 

We have an open door policy and encourage parents to be involved as much as they would like and are able. Your views, time and skills can really make a difference and further strengthen the school community in a variety of ways.

We encourage parents to:

  • offer feedback via our Parent Community Discussion Groups and online surveys
  • join our parent-teacher association Friends of Prep
  • become an elected parent representative on the school's Board of Governors
  • be a class or year representative, and organise enrichment activities for the boys and social events for parents

As well as parents’ evenings and open days, we run open class sharing sessions where parents can come and see a lesson in their son’s class.  We also have a Parent Community Discussion Group which is held twice a term. Every parent will have an opportunity to take part during their son's time at VCP. 

For more information on Friends of Prep and our Board of Governors, explore Our people and community.