Jersey’s 10 and 11 year olds take their first step towards secondary school this week when parents are asked to confirm their place at one of the four States 11-16 schools.
Parents of children who are currently in Year 6 (the final year) at a States’ primary have been sent a form from the Education, Sport and Culture Department offering them a place in their catchment area secondary school – either Le Rocquier, Grainville, Haute Vallee or Les Quennevais. They are being urged to respond as soon as possible to confirm if they:
1. Accept the place offered
2. Decline the place because a place has been accepted at a fee-paying school
3. Request a place in a different 11-16 school and give a reason(s) for the request.
Parents should return the completed form directly to their catchment school.
If children are currently in a fee-paying school, parents will not routinely be offered a place in one of the 11-16 secondary schools. If they wish their child to go to Le Rocquier, Grainville, Haute Vallee or Les Quennevais, they should contact the ESC Department by 8th February.
Also, to avoid duplication, parents will not be offered a place at a States secondary if they have accepted a place in a fee-paying secondary school.
Requests for out-of-catchment places are considered by the ESC department and parents are usually informed of the outcome around the beginning of March. If necessary, there is an appeals process, which takes place in April. Applications should be sent to the Director of Education, Sport and Culture by 22 March giving a brief outline of the grounds for the appeal.