This is a very exciting time in the history of the School. In September 2021 we welcomed our first girls into Year 7 at the Upper School, as well as into the Sixth Form (Year 12). Our transition towards becoming fully co-educational means that girls and boys are able to enjoy an Elizabeth College education from the age of 2½ all the way through to 18.

Elizabeth College Junior School’s pupils have been benefitting from a co-educational environment since 2008 and those at the Upper School have enjoyed the positive impact of our twenty-year partnership at Sixth Form with The Ladies’ College. We want to extend these social, cultural and academic advantages to all ages.

We have also welcomed our first means-tested Bursary students, who continue our long-standing tradition of inclusivity. We recognise and embrace the changing world around us and look forward to welcoming future generations of girls and boys to join us in creating this exciting next chapter in our history.

Our entry points are into Pre-School, Reception at the Junior School, Year 7 (aged 11) at the Upper School and Sixth Form. However, there are sometimes vacancies for entry at other ages. Parents are advised to complete the registration form as soon as is practicable, as there can be strong competition to gain places at Elizabeth College.

Offers of places are subject to the admission requirements of the school and further information is available here: Registration FAQs.

Jenny Palmer – Principal, Elizabeth College

Pupils enjoy their learning, think independently and have energy and passion in their drive for success. ISI Inspection Report


Prospective students and their parents are invited to come along to one of Open Days (see below) or to make an appointment to visit the College, Junior School or Pre-School at any time; this will enable them to see the Schools in operation and meet the Principal, Headteacher or Curriculum Leader respectively together with staff. This can also include a 'taster day' for students to experience what life is like as part of our friendly, vibrant community.

  • For the Pre-School, please contact the Pre-School Office Tel: (01481) 724993 or E-mail:
  • For the Junior School, please contact the Headteacher’s Secretary Tel: (01481) 722123 or E-mail:
  • For the Upper School, please contact the Registrar Tel: (01481) 726544 or E-mail:

Pre-school and Junior School Open Week 1 to 5 November 2021

Please book a tour with us to explore what life is like at Elizabeth College for our Pre-School and Junior School children. Parents and prospective students are welcome to spend time with us to see our vibrant school in action, and discover more about our campus, teaching staff, and resources. Our entry points are into Pre-School and Reception, very occasionally places are available in other years.

To book a tour with our Headteacher or Curriculum Leader please use the contact details listed below.

  • Pre-School, please contact the Pre-School Office Tel: (01481) 724993 or E-mail:
  • Junior School, please contact the Headteacher’s Secretary Tel: (01481) 722123 or E-mail:

Elizabeth College Upper School Open Day 2022
Saturday 1st October 2022  from 10am to 12.30pm
Parking available at Perrot Court.

The Principal's welcome is available here.

Everyone is welcome to attend Elizabeth College Open Day to explore the life and work of Elizabeth College. Boys and girls considering entry to Year 7 in 2023 and beyond, Year 11 boys and girls (for entry to Sixth Form), their parents, family and friends are especially welcome to come and see what life is like at our lively, academically stretching, supportive, broadening and enjoyable school.

College students will lead personalised tours of the school and every department is open. There are activities, demonstrations and displays throughout the campus and students and staff will be on-hand to answer any questions about life at Elizabeth College. Refreshments will be served.

The Year 7 Entrance Assessment for entry into Elizabeth College in September 2023 is on Saturday 15th October at 8.45am until approx 11.45am. Registrations will close on Friday 7th October.

Join us for our 'Welcome to Sixth Form Evening 2021' on  Tuesday 19th October 6 - 7.30pm in College Hall to learn more about what life is like in the Sixth Form at Elizabeth College. The evening will give you are real insight into the options available at College as well as the opportunities available to our Sixth Form students. The evening is an excellent introduction for girls and boys currently in Year 11 interested in taking their A Levels at Elizabeth College.

This year, due to Covid-19 considerations, our  'Ladies’ College and Elizabeth College Sixth Forms in Partnership A Level Choices Evening will be held as a virtual event on  Wednesday 3rd November 6 - 9pm. Details of how to access the event will be provided at the Sixth Form Welcome evening. This event enables students to delve deeper into the subject choices they might wish to pursue at Sixth Form. Elizabeth College and The Ladies’ College jointly host the A Level choices evening for any Year 11 students interested in taking their A Levels in the Sixth Form in Partnership.


Catering for boys and girls from the September after their second birthday, our aim is to give our Pre-School children the very best start to their education by providing a full and varied curriculum within a happy, stimulating and secure environment guided by our well-qualified staff.

If you wish to register your child please complete the Registration Form included below.

Children entering Years 1 to 6 are required to spend a morning in School where they will be assessed for entry. There are few vacancies in these year groups and places offered are dependent on the assessments carried out within school. For families moving to the island, arrangement may be made with their child’s current school for assessments to be carried out in situ.

The Year 7 Entrance Assessment for entry into Elizabeth College in September 2023 is on Saturday 15th October at 8.45am until approx 11.45am. 

You are encouraged to register your son or daughter at an early opportunity.

Subject to availability of places, a second sitting of the entrance assessment for entry to Year 7 each September may be held during Lent Term.

The assessment takes the form of a suite of online tests that assess a candidate’s reasoning (thinking) abilities in four key areas of educational development and academic attainment: verbal, non-verbal, numerical and spatial.

These tests provide a standardised measure of cognitive reasoning ability, without reference to curriculum-based material and regardless of previous achievements, with the basic aim of ensuring candidates will be able to cope with the College’s curriculum. It should be noted that there is no expectation that candidates will revise or prepare specifically for the assessment.

Entry into the Sixth Form, at 16, is based upon GCSE results. Candidates are required to gain a minimum of five passes at grade 4 or above including Maths and English, but usually are expected to have superior GCSE grades (grade 6) in the subjects they intend to study in the Sixth Form.

If you are considering Sixth Form entry please contact College before the receipt of GCSE results to discuss available subject choices.

If you wish to register your child for a place at Elizabeth College please complete one of the Registration Forms included below.

A non-refundable fee of £110.00 (£50 for Pre-School Pupils), should be paid using the account details below:

Account name: Elizabeth College
Sort Code: 60 09 20
Account number: 67012833 (Upper School) or 67012825 (Junior School)
Reference: Surname|Reg Fee