Applying for a States' school place
How to apply
You must complete and return the admission form below to the Education department.
You must also send copies of:
- proof of address in Jersey
- proof of your child's identity
- proof of both parent's identities
- your child's birth certificate
Download school admission form (size 45kb)
Download formulário-tranferencia portuguese (size 45kb)
Email Education Department
Publicly funded education
To access free education in Jersey you must have the appropriate immigration status. For further information please review the document below.
Download access to publicly funded education (size 196 kb)
Primary school places
Children start school in the September of the school year in which they have their 5th birthday (so they can experience three terms in reception).
How to register
You must register for a reception place at your catchment school by 1 November of the year before your child is due to start school. The registration of interest form below should be used to tell us about children who will be starting reception in 2018 or later.
Download registration of interest in a reception place (size 126kb)
Find your catchment school
If your child is due to start reception in September 2017, you must complete the application form below.
How primary school places are allocated:
Primary school places at non-fee paying schools are allocated by the Education Department.
Priority is given in the following order to pupils who:
1. have a special educational need and must access a specific school / LAC
2. have brothers or sisters in the school (reception - Y5)
3. are living in the primary school catchment area1
4. are living in the secondary school catchment area
5. have brothers or sisters in the school - Y6 (who will have left when the younger sibling starts)
6. have other requests supported by a good educational reason
Applying for a school place out of your catchment area
You can request a school that isn’t in your catchment area. However you must send your registration of interest form to your catchment school.
Places are offered based on admissions criteria and space available.
If you're out of catchment application is not successful then you may be offered a place at a school that is not one of your choices.
Find your catchment school
Fee-paying and private primary schools
Fee-paying and private schools manage their own admissions. You must apply directly to the school.
List of primary schools
Secondary school places
You will automatically be offered a place at your catchment secondary school if your child is at a States' primary school (unless they are going to a fee-paying secondary school).
When you'll find out if you have a place
The offer form will be sent to you at the end of January when your child is in year 6.
You must return this form to the school that sent it to you to accept the place or ask for an out of catchment placement.
If your child attends a fee-paying or private primary school and you want them to attend a non-fee paying secondary school, you need to complete a school admission form. This must be sent to the Education Department by the start of the spring term when your child is in year 6.
Download school admission form (size 226kb)
How secondary school places are allocated
Secondary school places at non-fee paying schools are allocated by the Education Department.
Priority is given in the following order to students who:
- have a special educational need and must attend a specific school
- live in the school catchment area
- have a brother or sister in years 7 to 10
- attend a primary school in the secondary school catchment area
- have parents who live or work in the school catchment area
- have a brother or sister in year 11
- have a good educational reason for attending a non-catchment school
Applying for a fee-paying secondary school
Fee-paying secondary schools manage their own admissions.
To apply, contact the school directly.
List of secondary schools
Applying for Hautlieu school (years 10 to 13)
Hautlieu school manages their own admissions. Contact the school directly to apply for a place.
Students applying for a Y10 place at Hautlieu starting in September 2017 must have:
- a Cognitive Ability Test (CAT) score of 109 or more (mean average)
- an end of Year 8 Level 5b in English, Mathematics and four other subjects (Science can count as two of these other subjects)
Places allocated to students in year 12 (A-Levels and the International Baccalaureate Diploma) will depend on GCSE results.
Hautlieu school website
Appealing against your allocated school place
If you’re not satisfied with your allocated school place, you can appeal the decision.
School admissions appeals process