Jersey College for Girls
Founded in 1880, JCG has been at the forefront of girls’ education in Jersey for over 125 years and has a well deserved reputation for academic excellence and service to the island community.
Our students thrive on expert teaching, state of the art facilities and a vast range of extra-curricular, enrichment and expedition activities. They are enterprising, friendly and ambitious and they have wonderful purpose, energy and sense of service to others. Our staff care and are dedicated, creative and talented. Our exceptional academic results are a testimony to the personal and collective success of all at JCG. From here, our students go on to study at good universities, both in the United Kingdom and across the world.
Each day we strive to deliver the very best educational experience for our students. This experience should deliver outstanding academic achievement and, more importantly, nurture someone who is happy, well mannered and able to find fulfilment in one’s service to others. We want your daughter’s time at JCG to be a chapter in her life she is able to look back upon with happiness and pride and see how her mind and sensibility evolved to create a person capable of forging a successful and rewarding life. In short, we strive to develop her understanding of herself and the positive impact she can make on the world.
Bursaries & Scholarships
Bursaries are available for students whose parents, without financial assistance, would not be able to send their daughter to the College.
The student must show a very high degree of both ability and motivation, as well as the right attitude towards learning, to take advantage of the educational opportunities offered by Jersey College for Girls.
Bursaries are awarded on a full, half or partial basis.
The administration of the various Bursaries available for students at Jersey College for Girls is handled by the Clerk to the Governing Body and the Principal on behalf of the Governing Body and the Trusts named below. The role of the Principal is to help match demand for financial assistance with supply. The final decision will always remain the Trustees’ in accordance with the terms of their trust instrument and their duties under law.
All applications are treated in the strictest of confidence.
As a guide total parental/household income in excess of £48,000 per annum would not normally enable a student to benefit from a bursary. If your household income exceeds this amount but is less than £54,000 then you will be able to apply for financial assistance for school trips/extra curricular opportunities.
How to Apply for a Bursary
Parents seeking a bursary should complete a form, ask for it to be certified by the tax office and then return it to the College.
Parents who are proprietors, partners, directors or substantial shareholders in any business undertaking, or trust, or who exercise control over that undertaking should submit a complete copy of the previous year’s certified accounts together with the certified form. As is the case with student awards any benefit accruing from a business or a trust will be judged as income, whether that benefit is remitted to the person concerned or not.
Where a student’s parents are divorced, parents should also provide a copy of any court orders relating to maintenance and care and control.
Parents applying for short term financial help should write a letter to accompany their form explaining the cause of the alteration in their level of income and submit supporting documentation where it is available.
Parents who have more than one daughter at JCG should complete one form only.
If an application is successful parents must complete a new assessment form each year to confirm that their financial circumstances have not changed.
When Should I Apply?
Parents may apply for short term help at any point during the year. Normally, applications for long term bursaries will be considered in February for an award the following September so parents seeking assistance for Year 10 should apply in Year 9. Completed application forms, certified by the Tax Office will need to be returned to the College by the third week of February. In order to be able to meet the deadline, parents will need to ensure that their income tax return, showing the previous year’s income and the application form are completed and submitted to the Tax Office as early as possible in January.
Late applications will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.
Terms and Conditions
All bursaries are subject to annual review. The size of the award is related to the level of parental income and so may vary from year to year (or cease altogether if there has been a significant increase). Bursaries are awarded subject to satisfactory attendance, behaviour and academic performance. Awards may be withdrawn from students who fail to meet these conditions. Awards are decided by the Principal acting on the advice of the Finance Sub-Committee of the Governing Body.
Further details about the Bursaries available can be found on the school website