Upper School


CURIOSITY, COMPASSION, COURAGE


Elizabeth College is more than just a school, it is a community. A strong partnership between student, parent and school staff is the key to ensuring our students are successful in their learning and make the most of all the opportunities on offer.

The School encourages the development of well-rounded and confident individuals ready to enter an increasingly complex world, able to exercise responsibility and good judgement, with the skills to lead and work effectively with others. 

The School offers a broad and innovative curriculum which has been designed to be tailored to individual needs. Beyond the classroom, there are extensive opportunities for all pupils to become involved in sport, music, drama, the CCF, the Duke of Edinburgh’s award scheme, trips and visits and a host of other activities.

Our Sixth Form curriculum is delivered in partnership with our neighbouring school, The Ladies’ College. This gives students a very wide choice of A level courses and provides an excellent preparation for university and their future careers.

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AN ELIZABETH COLLEGE EDUCATION


• Value-added statistics place us in the top 17% of all British schools.
• 9 out of 10 leavers reaching their first choice UK universities.
• 26 subjects offered at A level in collaboration with the Ladies College.

• ‘Outstanding’ pastoral care through tutors and Heads of Year (ISI Inspection 2015).
• ‘Outstanding’ cultural, moral and social development of pupils (ISI Inspection 2015).
• First-rate specialist support for students with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia.
• Small class sizes (maximum 24 per class in Years 7-9, 16 on average at GCSE, 10 on average at A level).

• More than 200+ students in the Combined Cadet Force and over 100 in the Duke of Edinburgh programme.
• Excellence in football, hockey, cricket, fencing (UK national champions), shooting and swimming.
• Over 100 off-island trips and expeditions for pupils to choose from each year.
• Major drama productions every year.
• 60 pupils in the College choir, over 40 in the College orchestra performing two major musical concerts a year.
• Over 30 clubs and societies including climbing, modelling, film, life saving, science and Saravia.

• All students involved in service activities for the local community.
• An outstanding tradition of fund-raising and charity work.
• A strong emphasis on manners and courteous conduct.
• Pride in our Christian foundation and heritage.

KEY INFORMATION 


Elizabeth College Open Day is held annually in October and is an excellent opportunity to explore the life and work of the College. Boys and girls considering entry and their parents, family and friends are welcome to come and see what life is like at our lively, academically stretching, supportive, broadening and enjoyable school.

Prospective pupils and their parents are invited to visit the College at any time to see the School in operation and meet the Principal. For further information on Open Day or to book a visit further information can be found here.

The Foundation Bursary Scheme offers free or subsidised places to boys or girls entering Year 7 or Year 12 (Lower Sixth). Five (or more) Foundation Bursary places will be available each year for Year 7 entry and three for entry to Year 12.

Foundation Bursaries range from 25% to 100% of fees. The Bursaries are means tested and are dependent on individual circumstances. Those awarded a full bursary may also get help to meet the cost of uniforms and other school related costs.

For further information please visit our Bursaries page.

Building on the success of our co-educational Junior School and Sixth Form partnership with The Ladies’ College, we are moving to full co-education from the age of 11. We look forward to welcoming girls into Year 7 and Year 12 in September 2021.

The world of work is changing profoundly and at great speed. We believe the best preparation for a rewarding and fulfilling life in this exciting future is a first class education for boys and girls learning together as partners and equals – just as they will work together as adults to take on opportunities and tackle challenges.

For further information please visit our Co-Education page.