Victoria (Jersey)

Victoria College, Le Mont Millais, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands JE1 4HT.
Channel Islands
01534 638200
1020, Upper sixth 96
the Headmaster

Founded in 1852 it has an impressive site on a spur overlooking the town of St Helier with fine views over the bay to the south. There are parkland, gardens and playing fields. The original Victorian buildings (including the Great Hall) are still used, and there have been numerous modern additions, including a theatre and a sports complex. The prep school is sited at the south end of the college lawn. A well-run and traditional school, it has high academic standards and gets good examination results. It is strong in music, drama and art. A wide variety of sports and games is available and high standards are achieved (representatives at county and national level). The college has a flourishing CCF and a large number of students take part in a wide range of activities.

Headmaster: Alun Watkins since 2010. Educated at universities of Exeter (BEd) and Oxford (MEd). Previously Deputy Head Pastoral at Abingdon School, Assistant Housemaster, biology teacher and rugby coach at Downside. Also played for Bath Rugby Football Club. Teaching staff: 51 full-time, 3 part-time.
GCSE: 107 pupils in upper fifth, all gaining at least grade C in 5+ subjects. A-levels: 96 in upper sixth passed on average 3.2 subjects.
92% of sixth form leavers go on to a degree course (22% after a gap year). 4% take courses in medicine, dentistry and veterinary science, 22% in science and engineering, 20% in humanities and social sciences, 8% in arts subjects,38% in other vocational subjects eg education, business, finance, journalism, sport science, marketing, hotel management. Others typically go onto foundation courses or employment locally.
Football, hockey, cricket, athletics, swimming compulsory. Optional: tennis, squash, fencing, archery, rugby, cross-country, shooting, sailing, golf. GCSE, RYA, sports leadership and lifeguard exams may be taken. Regular Hampshire hockey representatives, several Jersey rugby reps; 2 in English Schools cross-country team; very strong in swimming, sailing, golf, shooting (recent successes at Bisley). Sports tours to UK and further afield. Pupils take bronze, silver and gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. CCF at age 14 (very popular and a BTEC qualification offered via CCF). Community service compulsory in sixth form. Various expeditions (CCF, World Challenge). Up to 30 clubs, eg music, drama, sailing, flying, chess, theatre, computer, DTP, choir, sports, shooting.
The Old Victorians’ Association, c/o Victoria College Foundation.
Kenneth More (actor); Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Alcock; Ambassadors Sir Martin Le Quesne and Sir Arthur De La Mare; Sir William Haley (Editor, The Times); Sir Peter Crill (Bailiff of Jersey).