Admissions and fees
Blanchelande College, Guernsey's only fully 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. We have now opened both a new Pre-School (for under 4s) and a new Sixth Form, adding Years 12 and 13, meaning that we now offer the full educational provision.
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.
Academic results are outstanding: in 2019 Blanchelande topped the island with 97% of students achieving five or more Grade 9-4 (A*-C) grades at GCSE, with 42% of grades at 9-7 (A*-A). Value added data, based on baseline test predictions, shows that Blanchelande pupils on average far exceed their expected outcomes, due to excellent teaching and individual support available to students of all abilities.
Rated 'excellent' across the board by ISI
Blanchelande was inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) in October 2018. The College was rated 'excellent' overall and fully compliant with all regulations set by the British Government. For the report, click here.
Open Morning and visits
Our whole-school open morning is held each year in late September. In addition, we are always pleased to welcome by appointment 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.
Email [email protected]
Tel 01481 232 744
When to join
Pupils can join the College into any year group (Pre-School – Sixth Form) where places are available. Pre-School children have the option of reserving a place in Reception. Just contact our Registrar if you'd like to enquire about whether a space if available in your child's year group.
Entry into the senior school (Year 7)
Pupils in Blanchelande's Junior School transfer automatically from Year 6 into Year 7, with no additional acceptance form required. Should a pupil from Year 6 not be transitioning to Year 7 at Blanchelande, a term's notice is required as per the College terms and conditions.
External applicants are advised to register as early as possible as places in Year 7 are limited.
Entry into the Sixth Form (Year 12-13)
Blanchelande's Sixth Form offers outstanding A-Level provision in a small, seminar-style learning environment with access to a superb library and a comfortable, well-appointed Common Room. If your son or daughter is currently at another school and you are considering a Sixth Form place with us, we would be delighted to hear from you. For information about our Sixth Form, and a simple online enquiry form, click here.
Entrance criteria (Infants - Y12)
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.
Sixth Form places are offered on the basis of fulfilling an offer at GCSE (and, if an external applicant, a sound reference).
Our termly fees for the academic year 2021/22 are £3,780. Fees are one rate throughout the Primary, Senior and Sixth Form phases of the school (except for Pre-School). Please click here our fees page.
How to register
To register, just complete the online form below and we will send you further details on our admissions process.
For any further details about places at Blanchelande, please contact our Registrar, Sonia Hollowell.