Financial Assistance is available for students whose parents would otherwise, not be able to send their daughter to the College.
We aim to offer an education to all female students in Jersey who meet our academic entry criteria. Financial Assistance, from a number of sources, is available to help pay all or part of the school fees for your family.
People from all backgrounds attend our school and your request will be treated in the strictest confidence.
The administration of financial assistance is handled by the Clerk to the Governing Body and the Principal on behalf of the Governing Body.
Financial Assistance is primarily aimed at families with a total household income of under £62,400, however this figure will vary slightly where a family have more than one child at JCG.
Parents seeking Financial Assistance should complete an application form (available to download from the website or request from the Clerk). All income (including States benefits) must be shown on the form, whether it is taxed in Jersey or not. We require confirmation from the Tax Department of the declared household income. The applicant will therefore be required to provide a copy of their Tax Assessment for the relevant year.
Parents who are proprietors, partners, directors or substantial shareholders in any business undertaking, or trust, or who exercise control over that undertaking should submit a complete copy of the previous year’s certified accounts with their application. As is the case with student awards, any benefit accruing from a business or a trust will be judged as income, whether that benefit is remitted to the person concerned or not.
Where a student’s parents are divorced, parents should also provide a copy of any court orders relating to maintenance and care and control.
Parents applying for short term financial help should write a letter to accompany their form explaining the cause of the alteration in their level of income and submit supporting documentation where it is available.
Parents who have more than one daughter at JCG should complete one form only.
If an application is successful parents must complete a new assessment form each year to confirm that their financial circumstances have not changed.
Parents may apply for short term help at any point during the year. Normally, applications for long term assistance will be considered in February for an award the following September so parents seeking assistance for Year 10 should apply in Year 9. Please note that it may take several weeks for your application to be processed. Completed application forms along with the required Tax Assessment confirmation will need to be returned to the College by the date specified on the form (normally around the beginning of February).
In order to be able to meet the deadline, parents will need to ensure that their income tax return is submitted online to the Tax Office as early as possible in January. Late applications will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.
All assistance is subject to annual review. The size of the award is related to the level of parental income and so may vary from year to year (or cease altogether if there has been a significant increase). Financial Assistance is awarded subject to satisfactory attendance, behaviour and academic performance. Awards may be withdrawn from students who fail to meet these conditions. Awards are decided by the Principal acting on the advice of the Finance Sub-Committee of the Governing Body.
Should you require further details please email the Clerk to the Governing Body ([email protected]) or visit our website https://jerseycollegeforgirls.com/admissions/financialassistance/
Howard Leopold Davis Scholarship Trust
This Scholarship gives assistance to students who must be born in the Island of Jersey or, if not, one of their parents must be so. The student must have attended a school in Jersey for not less than two years to qualify.
The Trustees may decide to meet the full or part of the cost of the student’s attendance based upon the personal circumstances of the applicants.
The Dome Charitable Trust
This Scholarship scheme commenced in September 2011. At the end of the five year period the Scholarship Scheme will be reviewed.
The Scholarship will be available to an able student whose parents, without financial assistance, would not be able to send their daughter to College. The student must show a very high degree of both ability and motivation, as well as the right attitude towards learning, to take advantage of the educational opportunities offered by Jersey College for Girls.
If a suitable candidate is found each year, the Trustees will award a Scholarship and this will cover the period until the year in which she becomes eighteen, subject to continued motivation and the parents’ financial circumstances being similar to those when the Scholarship was awarded.
Awards under the previous schemes will be honoured.
JCG Financial Assistance
Each year the College puts aside funds to provide students with financial assistance of between 10% and 100% which are given following completion of the application form.
This source of Financial Assistance may decide to meet the full or part of the cost of a student’s attendance at the College based on the personal circumstances of the applicants.
Additional assistance is available for students wishing to access the wide range of school trips and extra-curricular activities, or who might need specific equipment or assistance towards the cost of school uniform. The maximum monetary value of additional assistance a student can receive per academic year is £1,000 in total for all trips, equipment and uniform. Assistance is only provided for trips taking place within the same academic year. The award is dependent upon the household income not exceeding the stated threshold. Where a student is not already in receipt of financial assistance towards fees, parents/guardians must complete the Application for Financial Assistance form to apply.
For students already receiving financial assistance towards fees, additional assistance will be granted automatically in proportion to the % of financial assistance granted towards fees (a student receiving 100% assistance towards fees will receive £1000 of additional assistance. A student receiving 50% assistance towards fees will receive £500 of additional assistance). The cost of books ordered by the College for the student will be deducted from this additional assistance.
Complete and return the Additional Assistance form, at the time additional assistance is required (available from the College website or from the Clerk to the Governing Body, Mrs Heidi Delves ([email protected] / Tel: 516208). The application will then be considered by the Principal and the Finance Committee and the Clerk will inform parents/guardians of the decision.