Upper School

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.

Our Upper School comprises around 520 pupils, Elizabeth College Junior School 280 and Pre-School 70 pupils. The Upper School offers a broad variety of subjects and most pupils 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 A level courses in a co-educational environment.

Principal’s Welcome

Jenny, Head Teacher I am delighted to welcome you to the Elizabeth College website.

At Elizabeth College we aim to provide an educational experience that is unique, friendly, supportive and caring and which turns out happy and successful young people. As Principal I want to ensure that we are delivering an all-round education that develops the abilities and enthusiasms of each and every student.

Elizabeth College offers provision from the age of two to 18. Founded in 1563 and one of the original HMC Schools, it is a school full of local character with a fascinating history and a great tradition of scholarship.

Whilst we are always delighted by the GCSE and A level results our students achieve; our main aim is to ensure that as individuals they get the best results that they possibly can, and develop a genuine love of learning.

We deliver a strong, broad education allowing our students to thrive not only in the classroom but wherever they are drawn to, be it the sports field, the science labs, on the stage or in the studio. We nurture each individual focusing on their unique talents and encourage them to grow, to understand themselves and others and to work hard to become confident, effective communicators ready to take the next steps on their own personal adventures.

Jenny Palmer – Principal, Elizabeth College

“The strongly pupil-centred College ethos enables pupils of all ages to achieve high academic standards and develop excellent personal qualities”
ISI inspection October 2015

Upper School


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Elizabeth College 
01481 726544

ECJS Beechwood
01481 722123

ECJS Acorn House
01481 713862 

01481 724993