Jersey College for Girls Preparatory School's name change (FOI)
Jersey College for Girls Preparatory School's name change (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 04 July 2016.
Regarding the change of name of Jersey College for Girls Preparatory School to Jersey College Preparatory School.
The number of formal complaints received from parents of students regarding the name containing the word 'girls'.
How many of the complaints were received in writing?
The estimated cost or budget for rebranding the school to Jersey College Preparatory School.
No formal complaints were received prior to the name change being proposed.
However, informal feedback from students, parents and visitors has been received over a period of time questioning the inclusive nature of the school name.
Within the last few years, the school has also become known as ‘JCG Prep’ which was introduced in part to address this issue.
Over a quarter of the school’s population is made up of boys. The name change will reflect the inclusive, co-educational nature of the provision and the school’s commitment to its core values.
No written complaints were received prior to the name change being proposed.
However, three written complaints were received by Jersey College Preparatory School after the name change was proposed.
|Signage including roadside school name boards, the parents' board at the main entrance and the re-positioning of the school letters above the main door
|Website: new domain and new logo added
The new logo and school name will be added to branded materials at natural points of purchasing. For example, Jersey College Preparatory School headed paper will be rebranded when the current stock runs out.
Further information regarding the change of name can be found in the letter to parents, sent by Jersey College Preparatory School prior to the States debate:
Download Jersey College for Girls Preparatory School change of name letter (size 299kb)
A Ministerial Decision was made on 11 January 2016:
View Ministerial Decision 11 January 2016
The draft Education Regulations for provided schools was lodged au Greffe on 29 February 2016:
Download Draft Education Regulations for Provided Schools (size 182kb)
The matter was debated in the States Assembly on 26 April 2016 (page 100):
View States of Jersey Official Report 26 April 2016