VCJ Admissions

Our World of Opportunity

If your son is motivated to learn and achieve at the highest levels, he'll be most welcome at Victoria College. Our registration for Year 7 entry in September 2023 is now closed. Registration for Year 7 entry in September 2024 is now open.

We are a selective school, but not in the traditional sense. Admission is determined by his performance based on short English and Mathematics tests and a record of good behaviour and attendance. Each applicant is also interviewed by a senior member of staff to hear about his passions, his interests and his talents. 

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.

You can read more in the Admissions to Years 7-11 section below.

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

Admissions to Years 7-11

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. For any further admissions queries, please contact Admissions Registrar, Sharon Joynt or call 01534 638225.

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 mathematics
  • 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 Headteacher of Victoria College, who may admit candidates at his discretion
  • Achieving the requisite results on the entrance exam alongside external candidates

Entrance Examination

Boys wishing to join Victoria College during years 7 to 11 will be assessed using the College's own Entrance Procedure. Commitment, high standards of behaviour and good parental support will be pre-requisites for entry at all ages and in every case, the final decision on admission rests with the Headteacher of Victoria College.

Our ‘admission profile’ comprises four sections for entry at the age of 11, to ensure we obtain the best possible information on the young people that apply to the College from non-VCP schools, to help understand their particular strengths, and to help us make the most informed decision on a place. 

Examinations for entry in September 2023 will take place on 5th November. All registered students will receive details in mid-October 2022.

Admission Tests

For entry at the age of 11, boys will sit the 11+ GL Assessments tests in English and Maths (Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning will not form part of the tests), in the November prior to entry. Details of these processes, together with information on the GL Assessments resources (example papers and Parents Guide), are available on our College Website, and can be accessed on this link.

We do not intend to disclose the assessment results or completed papers to parents or schools, but will use these results as a means to judge academic capability in numeracy and literacy.

School Reference (including CAT score)

The College aims to educate boys who have a commitment to their work and will benefit from the structures operating at Victoria College. For the benefit of all boys at the College, students who have a poor attendance, behaviour, or motivation record will not be considered for a place at College.

  • We ask for an honest and detailed school reference, the format of which is determined by Victoria College, taking into account any learning needs, strengths and weaknesses. The previous academic achievement of each student will be taken into consideration. Educational attainment data will be requested on the Reference form
  • We also ask for the student CAT score

School Report

The most recent Year 6 school report is requested.

Interview

These will be conducted during the Assessment Morning in early November, by a member of our senior staff. This is to help us get to know the applicant a little better and allow the applicant to discuss their individual interests, skills and passions.

Fees

The school fees for Victoria College are currently £2,318 per term or £6,954 per annum, for the academic term September 2022 to July 2023.

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

For all queries related to Tuition fees for either Victoria College or Victoria College Preparatory School, contact Susan Haynes.

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. The Payment of Fees Policy can be read here.

Financial Support for Families

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 £77,000.

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 our Bursary Guide.

Financial Support for Families

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 £77,000.

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 our Bursary Guide.

To apply for a bursary or enquire further, please contact Admissions Registrar, Sharon Joynt or call 01534 638225.

Jersey Premium

Victoria College takes part in the Government's Jersey Premium programme which support certain students. Victoria College: Jersey Premium Evaluation can be viewed here. To find out more, please contact Patrick Crossley, Deputy Headteacher.