For parents

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

In this section, parents will find information on:

  • admissions
  • fees
  • scholarships and bursaries
  • policies 
  • parent engagement 

Admissions

VCP is an academically successful, fee-paying States school for boys aged 7-11. We offer up to 75 places in each of our four Key Stage 2 year groups.

We hold an assessment day every January that enables us to check a boy’s academic potential and approach to learning. We do everything we can to ensure this is the right school for them. There is a similar system for entry into Years 4 and 5.

For more information, please see our Admissions policy below. If you have any questions, please email Admissions Secretary, Katharine Illing: k.illing@vcp.sch.je 

Register for entry - VCP 

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

Declaration

IN SUBMITTING THIS FORM, I ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:

I agree to pay my son’s school fees by direct debit in full on or before the first day of each term.

I agree to give a full term’s notice of my intention to withdraw my son and I understand the failure to do so will make me liable for payment of the full fees for the following term.

I accept the right of Victoria College Preparatory School to require his withdrawal at anytime, should he:
a) fail to maintain the necessary academic standards
b) commits repeated breaches of discipline.

I agree to co-operate with the Prep in every way to ensure my son abides by all rules and regulations.

I understand that there is an entrance test held approximately eight months before the date of proposed entry to the Victoria College Preparatory School.

Acceptance to Victoria College Preparatory School does not guarantee eventual acceptance at Victoria College (secondary years).

 

Fees

The school fees at VCP are £2,042 per term or £6,126 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 

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. 

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.

To apply for a bursary or find out more, please contact Emily Oldridge, Headmaster's Secretary, on 01534 638217 or complete the following email form.

Email VCP 

 

Policies

These are our 12 key policies. Please contact the school for all other policies of visit the States of Jersey Education website.

If you need to take your son out of school during term time, please submit an ABSENCE REQUEST form here, no later than 10 working days before it required.

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.