Admissions and fees
Blanchelande College, Guernsey's only co-educational independent school, has been educating children for more than a century. Our doors are always open to parents interested in paying us a visit.
What Blanchelande offers
Since its foundation in 1902, Blanchelande College has offered a Catholic education to pupils from a range of backgrounds and beliefs. Blanchelande helps parents to raise confident, joyful and well-rounded children by helping to foster moral responsibility and a sense of a higher purpose alongside an excellent academic education.
Open Morning and visits
Our whole-school open morning is held each year in late September. In addition, we are always pleased to welcome parents and families to Blanchelande for a tour and a meeting with the Principal. Taster days for pupils are arranged throughout the year and are the best way to find out what the school is really like. Our Registrar, Sonia Hollowell, will be delighted to receive your enquiry.
Tel 01481 232 744
When to join
Although there are natural entry points into the College - such as Reception into Infants, Year 3 into Juniors and Year 7 into Seniors - pupils can join the College into any year group (Reception – Year 11) where places are available. Entry into the senior school (Year 7) Pupils in Blanchelande's Junior School transfer automatically from Year 6 into Year 7. External applicants are encouraged to register as early as possible as places in Year 7 are limited.
Although not academically selective, every pupil who is offered a place at the College has to satisfy certain criteria:
- A satisfactory assessment in English and Maths, to ensure that they will find our curriculum accessible
- A satisfactory taster day
- A satisfactory reference from their current school
Parents also meet the Principal to learn about the College and ask any questions that they may have.
For our full Admissions Policy, please click here.
Special place holders
Blanchelande currently offers six Special Places, which are awarded to pupils through the 11+ exam. For further information, please contact the Registrar.
Our termly fees for the academic year 2017/18 are £3,160.
For any further details about places at Blanchelande, please contact our Registrar, Sonia Hollowell.
Tel 01481 232 744