The standard of education in Guernsey is high
Nurseries and pre-schools have to be funded privately but from primary school onwards, children can be educated at one of the State-funded local schools (admission depends on residency in the catchment area), or at one of three private colleges. Children with special needs are also well catered for.
Most parishes have a local States primary school, with the exception of St Peter Port, which has 3 (one of which is a Catholic school). Many parents opt to send their children to the local schools.
As of September 2019, The States are delivering a non-selective system and children in future will attend one of three 11 – 16 colleges with a separate Six Form centre providing A-levels. The process of transformation is still going. Further details of this process can be found on the Education Transformation pages.
Guernsey has three private colleges:
The Ladies’ College and Elizabeth College and Blanchelande College currently offer educational provision from pre-school through to 18 years of age. The Ladies College are the only girls school in Guernsey.
From 14 years old, various part time as well as full time courses are available through the College of Further Education as well.
Music Tuition is available via the Schools Music Service. The service will assess State school primary school children to test their aptitude for learning a musical instrument. Children who are given this opportunity effectively receive free musical tuition in their chosen instrument until they leave school at age 18.
To obtain an independent view, guidance and information on the Education options in Guernsey, the application process or school visits, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.