- Student FAQs
What support is available for new students finding their way around our campus?
Students tend to worry about being late for lessons when they first come to the College. The reality is that teachers are understanding and students help each other. Students quickly get to know their way around the campus as the layout and room numbering is easy to understand once you are here.
What are the school day times?
Students in year 7 to 11 are able to arrive at College from 7.30am. However, we ask that they remain in the Dome or our Library until 8.15am when they can access their lockers in all other buildings. After school there are a variety of extra-curricular activities for your child to join. In addition to this, they are welcome to stay in College and work in the Library until 5pm.
Sixth form students have full use of the Sixth Form Centre from 7.30am until 5pm.
|8:25 – 8:35||Registration|
|8:35 – 9:35||Period 1|
|9:40 – 10:40||Period 2|
|10:40 – 11:00||Break|
|11:00 – 12:00||Period 3|
|12:05 – 13:05||Period 4|
|13:05 – 14:00||Lunch|
|14:00 – 14:20||Tutor/Assembly Time|
|14:25 – 15:25||Period 5|
How do students get to and from school?
College Bus Service
There is a regular College bus service provided by Liberty Bus for students from JCG and Victoria College (on some routes, they are also joined by students from other schools). Information and timetables are available from the States of Jersey website
The school buses are timetabled to arrive at College well before 8.25am to allow a prompt start to registration and morning lessons.
For more information you can visit the Liberty Bus website.
Parking – Drop Off & Collection of Students
- There is a designated drop-off for students in the top car park on the lower level, which is managed by site staff between 8.00am and 8.30am.
- Designated pick-up is managed by site staff from 2.45pm (Prep School) until 3.45pm when the buses leave.
- Parents should not pick up or drop off on the main road or in the visitors’ car park outside College House or at Langford Sports Centre, as this is unsafe and gives rise to many Health and Safety issues.
Where can I find when the school holidays are?
All term dates are available on the government website
Which subjects are taught at JCG?
You can view all of the subjects we offer here.
What is academic mentoring?
Academic mentoring is an integral part of the tutorial system and academic mentoring sessions are an opportunity for a conversation between a mentor and student related to learning. Academic mentoring enhances the ethos of tracking student progress to ensure that each student knows where they are with their learning, where they have made progress, what they need to do to improve and what targets they need to set in order to further their progress.
What extra-curricular activities does JCG offer?
At JCG we have students with a variety of talents and interests and we aim to give them a large range of activities to choose from. These do change on a termly basis so please refer here.
What off island trips does the College offer?
To see information about our off-island trips, please click here:
Can students do the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at JCG?
JCG is an approved centre for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and students are encouraged to complete Bronze, Silver and Gold awards from Year 9 to Year 13.
What facilities are available for music at JCG?
We have a Band Room and another music room as well as practice rooms within our Music Department. We also have a designated area for students to store their instrument. Students are able to access lessons with the Jersey Instrumental Service or through Polyphony.
What facilities are available for sports at JCG?
JCG shares Langford Sports Centre with Victoria College. The centre has a gymnasium, sports hall, dance studio, climbing wall, swimming pool and gym equipment. We also have an astroturf used for hockey and tennis, two external netball courts and a playing field.
What facilities are available for creative subjects like art, Design & Technology, Textiles and Food & Nutrition?
Our Creativity Faculty is housed in purpose-built facilities. The well-equipped Design Centre was designed to provide a harmonious and integrated working relationship between creative subjects.
Does JCG have a library?
The JCG library is situated at the heart of the College and is a bright and welcoming area for students and staff to visit.
What help is at hand to support progress and wellbeing?
Students can talk to any adult member of staff if they are worried about something and their tutor is the first point of contact for them and you. More information on progress and wellbeing.
What other equipment is required?
As part of the standard JCG requirement for all new starters, JCG arrange the provision of ‘Starter’ bundle, which includes House T-Shirt (large youth), Maths calculator and Maths geometry set.
- 1 x Calculator
- 1 x Geometry set
The Maths Department has a stock of calculators and geometry sets that are ideal for use by students, especially because there is software available which allows the teacher to demonstrate the use of specific functions on the calculator to the class. Calculators and geometry sets can be purchased from the Maths Department in September. Cash or cheque will be accepted.
Food and Nutrition:
- 1 x Cooking Basket
Aprons will be provided by the school
- 1 x Scientific Calculator
- 1 x pack of colouring pencils
- 1 x Pencil Case
- 2 x HB Pencil
- 1 x Eraser 1 x 30cm Ruler
- 1 x Sharpener
- 2 x Black Pens
- 2 x Blue Pens
- 1 x Glue stick
- 1 x Notepad
Additional items are allowed.
- 1 x School Bag
Please note all items need to be clearly labelled.
Does JCG have a house system?
Yes we do and house activities are very important in the College. More information about the school houses is available here.
Are students given the opportunity to contribute their opinions on the running of the College?
Yes. One of the main vehicles for doing this is JCG Voice which allows many ways for students to express opinions. As part of this each form has a representative on Student Council.
What is the JCG Foundation?
The JCG Foundation was launched in February 2011 as a Charitable Trust to support current and past students and education in Jersey. The Foundation raises awareness of our College within the local, national and international community. The Foundation is run as a separate entity to the College itself and provides an overarching organisation for all aspects of the alumni both now and in the future. The Foundation currently supports six bursaries and one international university bursary. The JCG Foundation incorporates the JCGA Old Girls' Association - The Jersey College Alumnae. The JCG Foundation supports not just initiatives for JCG but other local schools including: The Equiom Debate, Rathbone’s Revision Academy, KPMG Cyber Champ Programme.
The Foundation's five key areas of focus:
- Alumnae - To strengthen long-term connections with the JCG Alumnae, creating a sustainable network of support and advocacy for the JCG community and increasing the sense of belonging.
- Student Support - To substantially increase funding available for scholarships and needs-based financial support for students, to enable any student offered a place to be able to accept irrespective of their financial background.
- Capital Projects - To invest in state-of-the-art facilities that inspire and enable our students, staff and other local students the opportunity to flourish and excel.
- Learning and Curriculum Development - To ensure JCG remains at the forefront of educational innovation and learning by extending students' range of skills to meet the challenges and opportunities of living and working in today's dynamic world.
- Island-wide Learning - The JCG Foundation is committed to provide innovative educational projects and events that benefit all Jersey students.
Does the College have social media that I can follow?
Yes. This is a good way to keep up with what is going on in the College. You can see our page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JerseyCollegeForGirls/, follow us on Twitter @jcg_live or on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jcgjersey/
How do I find out about events taking place in the College?
The College usually has a busy schedule of events. Please refer to our calendar.
When did JCG open?
JCG opened on 20th September 1880. Find out more about the College’s history.
Is there a list of the College’s policies?
Please find all policies and procedures here.