Government grants for private schools (FOI)
Government grants for private schools (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 17 June 2020.
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What government funding is available each year for fee-paying “private” schools like FCJ, Beaulieu and De La Salle, both at a Primary and Secondary level?
How is this funding allocated within the school?
Do they have a requirement to inform the Government how they utilise these funds and is this information available to the public?
The Government of Jersey publish the grants provided to private schools in the Annual report and accounts which can be found at the link below:
Historic annual report and accounts for the States of Jersey
The Government of Jersey maintained schools are allocated funding using a formula. The private schools are allocated a proportion of the amount calculated. The primary schools Beaulieu, De La Salle and FCJ are funded at 22% of the amount the formula calculates. The secondary schools Beaulieu and De La Salle are funded at 47% of the amount the formula calculates.
The amount given to schools is a grant to support the operation of the schools in delivering the Jersey Curriculum to its students. It is up to the individual schools to decide how the money is distributed. The private schools that receive a grant are required to provide their audited accounts each year.
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