Elizabeth College Guernsey – Founded 1563
Elizabeth College, founded in 1563 by Queen Elizabeth I, is a selective day school located in St Peter Port in Guernsey. One of the earliest members of the Headmasters’ Conference, it provides a challenging and stimulating academic and extra-curricular programme for children from two through to 18 years of age. There are 500 boys and 70 staff at Elizabeth College and 290 boys, 73 girls and 50 staff at Elizabeth College Junior School (ECJS).
Younger children are well-served by the co-educational Elizabeth College Junior School (ECJS), which is located on a site half a mile away from the main Elizabeth College campus. The Pre-School and Pre-Preparatory School are situated at Acorn House. Children from the ages of two and a half through to seven attend these departments of the Junior School. The Preparatory School, Beechwood, prepares pupils for entry to the Upper School or the local girls’ schools, as appropriate, at the age of 11.
Between the ages of 11 and 16, the Upper School is boys only. The school offers a broad variety of subjects and most boys take nine, ten or eleven GCSEs. Beyond the classroom, there are extensive opportunities for pupils to become involved in sport, music, drama, the CCF, the Duke of Edinburgh’s award scheme and a host of other activities. Elizabeth College delivers a sixth form curriculum in partnership with our neighbouring girls’ school, The Ladies’ College, allowing pupils a wide choice of AS and A2 courses in a co-educational environment.
‘The strongly pupil-centred College ethos enables pupils of all ages to achieve high academic standards and develop excellent personal qualities’ ‘The College offers an attractive enrichment programme fulfilling the school’s aims of
encouraging pupils’ participation and developing the whole child strongly.’
‘Excellent pastoral leadership and management oversee comprehensive care and support so pupils develop into confident and well-rounded members of the community’ISI inspection October 2015