Applying for a States' school place In Year
If your child is of school age you must complete our online school admission form.
You'll be asked to upload:
- proof of your address in Jersey
- proof of your child's identity
- proof of both parent's identities
- your child's birth certificate
School admission form
Email school admissions
How and when places are allocated
Children are allocated places a maximum of one term before their arrival date in Jersey. If your catchment area school is full, a place will be allocated at the closest school that has a space available.
How soon your child can start school
Most children will be in school within five school days after we receive your completed admission forms and required documents.
Applications received within five days before the end of a school term will be processed in the following term.
School transfers won’t be processed during school holidays when schools are closed.
School term dates and holidays
How primary school places are allocated
Register with your catchment school. You'll then be sent an application form in November of the year before your child is due to start school.
Return your application form to your catchment school. They'll forward your details to the Department for Children, Young People, Education and Skills who allocate all school places. You'll receive an offer of a school place by the end of January.
Parents may request up to three schools in order of preference. If a school is oversubscribed, priority will be given, in the following order, to children who:
1. have a special educational need and must access a specific school / are looked after
2. have brothers or sisters in the school (Reception to Year 5)
3. are living in the primary school catchment area
4. are living in the secondary school catchment area
5. have brothers or sisters in the school - Year 6
6. have other requests supported by a good educational reason
Most children start school in the September of the school year that they turn five years of age. This is so that they can experience three terms in reception. If you are considering delaying your child's start date then contact the Department for Children, Young People, Education and Skills.
Publicly funded education
To access free education in Jersey you must have the appropriate immigration status. For further information review the document below.
Access to publicly funded education
Registering for a primary school reception place
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.
Registration of interest in a reception place
Find your catchment school
Applying for a primary 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.
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. We recommend that you include your catchment school as one of your choices.
Find your catchment school
How secondary school places are allocated
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).
Allocations are sent by email in January.
Decisions about out of catchment places will be communicated by the end of February.
If schools are full then priority is given to students who:
1. have a special educational need and must attend a specific school / are looked after
2. live in the school catchment area
3. have a brother or sister in Years 7 to 10
4. attend a primary school in the secondary school catchment area
5. have parents who live or work in the school catchment area
6. have a brother or sister in year 11
7. have a good educational reason for attending a non-catchment school
Applying for Hautlieu school (Years 10 to 13)
Hautlieu school manages their own admissions. Contact the school directly to apply for a place.
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
Fee-paying and private schools
Fee-paying and private schools manage their own admissions. For a place you must apply directly to the school.
List of primary schools
List of secondary schools