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Funding of private education (FOI)

Funding of private education (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 02 November 2016.



Does the States of Jersey fund / part fund private education?


How much does the States of Jersey fund private education as a whole each year?

Please also break this down in to:

Schools by name.

Amount by year / per school / for last 10 years.


Please state what the funds are allocated to.


Is their an annual review of the amounts?

What is the process.


Do schools have to reapply each year for the funding?

What is the process.



The States of Jersey Education Department have provided grants to the following private schools:

  • Beaulieu Convent
  • De La Salle
  • FCJ
  • St George’s Preparatory School
  • St Michael’s 

However, grants to St George’s Preparatory School, and St. Michael’s have now ceased, as shown in the table below.



Beaulieu Convent ​De La Salle ​FCJ​St George’s Preparatory ​St Michael’s ​Total


All figures are in £.


The primary purpose of the grant is to support the school in delivering the Jersey Curriculum.


The amount provided is calculated each year as it is dependent on the number of pupils within the school as at 15 January. 

The grant provided to private schools, as listed above, is calculated at 50% and 25% of the Age Weighted Pupil Unit (AWPU)* multiplied by the number of pupils for secondary and primary schools respectively.

* The AWPU is based on the number of pupils at an agreed census date, plus a fixed element to cover school overhead costs eg premises. The AWPU is the main variable element of funding and covers costs of leadership, teaching, special needs, support staff, resources, support services, and the costs of running and maintaining the premises. 


Private schools do not need to apply for grant funding each year. 

Grants are part of a service level agreement (SLA) between the Education Department and the school which sets out the requirements and policies in order to receive the grant. The SLAs are negotiated for a period of time, consistent with the Medium Term Financial Plan. No payment is made without a signed agreement in place in accordance with States of Jersey Financial Directions.

By receiving the grant provided by the Education Department, schools are required to adhere to the Education Department policies outlined in the SLA, including those relating to:

  • Activity and Performance Reporting
  • Child Protection
  • Safeguarding
  • Attendance
  • Online Safety
  • Data Protection
  • Records Management
  • Health and Safety

The following is a link to the Education Department policies:

Education policies

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