Elizabeth College

Elizabeth College
School Type:
Elizabeth College, The Grange, St Peter’s Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands GY1 2PY
Channel Islands
01481 726544
825, Upper sixth 60
the Principal’s PA

Founded in 1563 by royal charter of Queen Elizabeth, it is one of the original HMC schools. The upper school lies on a hill overlooking the town and harbour of St Peter Port. The playing fields are on 2 sites of about 20 acres. A well-equipped establishment with plentiful modern resources including astroturf pitches, an art and technology centre, drama studio, sports hall and an outdoor swimming pool. A sound basic education is given and examination results are very good. A sixth-form partnership with the nearby Ladies’ College allows a broad choice of A-levels to be taught in a co-educational environment. A good range of games, sports and activities is provided, and high standards are achieved in football, hockey, cricket, fencing and shooting, including success in national competitions. It is strong in music and drama. It has an active community service unit, a voluntary CCF and takes part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

School Head:
Principal: George Hartley, in post from 2009. Educated at Cranbrook School, Kent, and at Cambridge University (Geography) and Imperial College (MSc Environmental Technology).
GCSE: 75 pupils in Year 11, of whom 95% gain at least grade C in 5+ subjects including English & maths (average of 9.6 subjects). A-Levels: 68 pupils in upper sixth, gaining an average final points score of 349.
Almost all sixth-form leavers go on to a degree course or vocational training.
Music: 40% of pupils learn a musical instrument; instrumental exams can be taken. Some 7 musical groups including orchestra, band, chamber, jazz, choir. Drama and dance: Drama offered. Some pupils are involved in school productions and other productions. Art and design: On average, 25 take GCSE, 10 A-level. Design, pottery, textiles, photography also offered.
Some 15+ sports offered, including cricket, tennis, athletics, fencing, golf, sailing, shooting. Also CCF (optional); community service in sixth form. Some 30 clubs, including debating, theatre studies, orienteering, photography, video, skiing, kayaking, coding.
The Old Elizabethan Association, run by J Bell oea@elizabethcollege.gg or c/o the college.
Air Chief Marshal Sir Peter Le Cheminant (former Lt Governor of the Bailiwick of Guernsey); PG Wodehouse (author); Robert Morley (actor); Carl Hester (Olympic medallist, dressage); 4 Victoria Crosses.