Victoria College, of which Victoria College Preparatory School
is an integral part, was founded in 1852 and is a member of the
Headmasters' Conference. An Independent School with a distinguished
history and fine traditions, it continues to make a major
contribution to the educational life of the Island of Jersey.
The original Preparatory School was opened in 1922. The
Headmaster, who is a member of the Independent Association of
Preparatory Schools (IAPS), has sole responsibility for
staffing, curriculum and administration. The present
building, completed in 1966, has many specialist rooms including
Music, Art, Dance, ICT and Technology. It was designed and
built specifically for its purpose, being self-contained and
situated at the south end of the College grounds.
Although it is only five minutes walk from the town centre the
building is in a quiet and rural setting with ample
playground space. The College fields, indoor swimming pool
and other sports facilities are used by the Preparatory
As a staff we feel confident in maintaining certain traditions
which have been established at the school. They are considered to
be of value in enhancing the educational development of the pupils.
Most of these traditions are common to Victoria College and a
dialogue is always established during review. The school is proud
of both its heritage and traditions but is not a slave to them. A
balance is sought between tradition, and progress.
The co-educational pre-prep school, for children aged 4 to 7
years, is incorporated within Jersey College Preparatory School.
There are thirty three full time places available for boys who
start in the Reception class in the September following their
fourth birthday. Early registration is recommended as there is a
considerable demand for places.
We take a pride in our school uniform which consists of a
distinctive black blazer with gold braiding, grey trousers/shorts,
white shirt, school socks, tie, cap and black shoes. House colours
are displayed on the cap badge and tie. On school days all pupils
must be correctly and neatly dressed in regulation school
Admission to Victoria College Prep School is by successful
completion of an Entry Procedure, generally conducted in late
January for entry in the following September. Boys normally enter
Prep in the September following their seventh birthday. The
expectation is that successful candidates will have a reading age
on par with their chronological age or above, and that their
academic attainment is at, or above, the national
The 7+ Entry Procedure consists of the following:
Non-verbal reasoning test
Basic Mathematics test
We also request a report from the current school regarding
behaviour, motivation, baseline scores and teacher assessments in
the three core subjects.
If you would like further information, please contact our
Admissions' Secretary Ms Wendy Jenkins on 01534 723468 who will be
able to help you.