Admissions & Fees Assistance
Victoria College Preparatory School is a selective boys'
fee-paying school catering for students aged 7-11. Admission to the
Preparatory School in year 3 is by means of an assessment procedure
in late January for entry the following September.
Pupils seeking entry into year groups other than Year 3 will
undergo a similar procedure but the test materials will be age
Victoria College Preparatory School does not admit pupils
during Year 6 unless requested by the Headteacher of Victoria
College as VCP pupils' transition procedure depends on assessments
gathered during the previous years.
The Headteacher of Victoria College Preparatory School can offer
up to 75 places in any one year group if specific standards are
1.Entrance Procedure - Internal Candidates (pupils
from Jersey College Preparatory School)
Admission to Victoria College Preparatory School from Jersey
College Preparatory School will be through a process of continual
assessment and close co-operation and liaison between the two
The expectation for pupils wishing to progress toVCPis that they
reach national age-related expectations in mathematics and English
by the end of KS1, with a good record of attendance, behaviour and
motivation. Good parental support is expected at all
Due to the successful ongoing close relationship and
co-operation between the two schools, all boys in Year 2 at Jersey
College Prep will be offered a place at VCP whether or not they
reach the expected level.
2. Entrance Procedure - External Candidates
The 7+ entry procedure for external candidates consists of the
following but is subject to change:-
Non-verbal Reasoning Test
Independent piece of writing
Report from current school
The first four aspects of the procedure are generally conducted
internally atVictoria College Preparatory School under test
conditions, though it is possible, but not encouraged, to have them
administered by the current school for off-island candidates.
Report from Feeder Schools:
A report for each boy seeking admission will be sought from his
Victoria College Preparatory School aims to educate boys who
have a commitment to their work and will benefit from the ethos
operating at the school. For the benefit of all boys at
Victoria College Preparatory School, therefore, those who have a
poor attendance, behaviour or motivation record will not be
considered for a place. Good parental support is expected at
The previous academic achievement of each boy will be taken into
consideration. Attainment against age-related National
Curriculum standards, standardised scores, along with any other
data collected by their school will be requested and
Following the 7+ test, external candidates will be offered a
place if they meet the academic requirements. If there are
more successful applicants than places available, then priority
will be given to those considered to have the strongest attainment.
It should be noted that admission to VCP does not guarantee
later progression to Victoria College. VCP boys do not have to sit
the 11+ entrance exam that external candidates must sit, but they
still must attain a set academic standard in order to progress as
assessed during their time at VCP. Please see the Victoria College
admissions policy for further details.
3.Waiting List and Re-sit Candidates
Boys who fail the entrance test will have the opportunity to
re-apply should there be a space available on the waiting list, but
not normally until a period of twelve months has elapsed.
A waiting list is open for each year group for up to a maximum
of eight pupils.
Should a place become available, all pupils on the relevant
waiting list will be considered for entry. Those who have been
tested in the recent past will have that test result used for
consideration, and any boy who does not have a recent result will
sit a test in order to allow comparison. The place will be
allocated to the boy who is judged to have performed most strongly
by the Headteacher and satisfies all other aforementioned
Boys who are deemed not to have met the standard required for
entry to VCP in this test, and any boy who declines the available
place (if it is offered to him) will be removed from the waiting
If the waiting list drops below eight, boys may join the waiting
list to replace those who have been removed.
This policy applies only to entry for Years 3, 4 & 5.
Entry into Year 6 will only be on the recommendation of the
Headteacher of Victoria College.
A range of bursaries are available to support students to pursue
their education at Victoria College Preparatory School, but who
could not do so without financial assistance. Bursaries
are available to Victoria College Preparatory School students
through the following schemes:
VC and VCP Bursary Fund
This supports students who would find financial difficulty in
continuing to attend Victoria College or Victoria College
Preparatory School. This Fund is under the control of the Board of
Governors who will, depending on circumstances, offer assistance
for full or partial fees.
The Foundation Bursary
This bursary was set up by The Victoria College Foundation in
September 2015 to ensure that talented and deserving students have
the opportunity to pursue their education at Victoria College
Preparatory School and Victoria College. The assistance is
available to those families who would otherwise experience hardship
if they were to attempt to fully finance their son's education.
Once an offer of a place at Victoria College Preparatory School
has been made, applications for financial support will be
considered. If you would like to apply for a bursary, the
form below should be completed and returned with all necessary
documentation to the attention of:
Mrs Emily Oldridge
Le Mont Millais
It will be at the discretion of The Trustees as to how much
financial support can be provided in any one financial year,
whether this is partial or in full support for that academic year.
Bursaries will be awarded each year to the families who are
most in need, which will be decided by the Headmaster of Victoria
College, the Headteacher of Victoria College Preparatory School and
the Chairman of Trustees for The Victoria College Foundation.
If you are interested in applying for a bursary or require any
further information, please contact Mrs Emily Oldridge on 01534
638217 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Last revised September 2017