For parents

A powerful partnership

Victoria College is more than just a school, we're a community. A strong partnership between boy, parent and school staff is the key to ensuring students are successful in their learning and make the most of all the opportunities on offer.

We appreciate that teenage years can bring new and, at times, complex challenges for families as boys seek to become more independent. Our strong focus on pastoral care and parent engagement will ensure that you and your son are supported on his secondary school journey. Whether your boy is joining us from our Prep school, another Jersey primary school or is new to the island, we ensure that the transition is smooth for both student and parent.

Our aim is to build on the skills and confidence each boy has developed during their Key Stage 2 years so that they are equipped to take on further challenges and opportunities throughout Key Stages 3 and 4, including GCSEs and A levels. We want our boys to continue to feel confident and capable as they add depth and dimension to their academic and personal development.

 

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 ‘Good’ at Victoria College and ‘Excellent’ at VCP. Read the ISI 2018 Report.

Admissions in Years 7-13

If your son is motivated to learn and achieve at the highest levels, he'll be most welcome at Victoria College. We are a selective school so admission is determined by his academic performance and record of attendance and behaviour. Each applicant sits short tests in core subjects of English and mathematics during a day when he can visit the school and start getting to know it. 

We will also seek a reference and educational attainment data from his previous schools via a standard questionnaire.

The College aims to educate boys who are committed to their work and will benefit from the unique environment of our school. We look carefully at each candidate to ensure that there is a good fit and that he will feel comfortable and able to contribute to the positive learning environment at Victoria College.

Boys wishing to join Victoria College during Years 7 to 11 will be assessed using the College's own entrance procedure.

You can read more about our admissions procedures in the Admissions Policy below. For any further admissions queries, please contact Admissions Secretary, Isabelle Cunningham via email: admissions@vcj.sch.je, or call 01534 638222. 

If you're ready to register your son to join us in Years 7-11, click below to complete the New Student Registration form. 

 

Boys from Victoria College Preparatory School

Boys from our Prep school, VCP, are automatically offered a place in Year 7 at Victoria College without sitting the entrance examination provided that by the end of Year 5 they:

  • are consistently attaining standardised scores of 100 or greater in reading comprehension and mathematics assessments.
  • are consistently attaining age-related expectations in reading, writing and maths.
  • have demonstrated good behaviour and a positive attitude towards learning, as evidenced in their school reports, during their time at VCP.

VCP boys who are not automatically offered a place may be considered for progression to Victoria College via:

  • an interview with the Headmaster of Victoria College, who may admit candidates at his discretion.
  • achieving the requisite results on the entrance exam alongside external candidates.

Entrance examination

To join at Year 7, boys not at VCP sit an entrance examination in the November prior to entry. Here are some sample papers for your son to practice: 

Fees - Value for money secondary education in Jersey

The school fees for Victoria College are currently £2,060 per term (£6,180 per annum). Tuition fees can be paid by Direct Debit monthly or termly. 

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

Termly Direct Debit payments are deducted automatically from your nominated account on the first day of each term. If we don't receive an instruction, we will by default, issue you a cash invoice, which needs to be settled on or before the first day of each term.

TERMS 2019

PAYMENT DATES

Autumn 

5 September 

Spring

6 January 

Summer

20 April 

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

As a States-owned school, we receive a grant from the States of Jersey for every student. This contribution makes a Victoria College education excellent value for money compared to similar schools in the UK.

We are passionate about making a Victoria College education accessible to all of Jersey’s most able and willing boys, and can offer financial support to families. 

Financial help

We offer a range of means-tested bursaries to support students who would like to attend Victoria College but could only do so with some financial assistance. Bursaries are available specifically to help your family pay all or part of the school fees, especially if your household income is below £60,000.

For more information please read the Bursary guide.

 

 

To apply for a bursary or enquire further, please contact Emily Oldridge, Headmaster's Secretary via email: e.oldridge@vcj.sch.je, or call 01534 638217. 

Policies

There are our key school policies. Please contact us for other school policies or find general policies on the education section on the Government of Jersey website.

To request a leave of absence, please complete the following form at least five working days before the start date requested.

 

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 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.

  • join our Parent Association
  • offer feedback via our online surveys
  • become an elected parent representative on the school's Board of Governors

For more information on our Parent Association and Board of Governors, explore Our People & Community

For general information about school life please download our Parents' Handbook.