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 two 11 – 18 colleges. The process of transformation will last for a couple of years and if all goes to plan, the aim is to have it all in place by 2023. Further details of this process please refer to the Education Transformation pages.
Guernsey has three private colleges:
The Ladies’ College and Elizabeth College currently offer educational provision from pre-school through to 18 years of age and Blanchelande College currently offers education up to and including GCSE’s, but will offer A-levels again from September 2020.
After GCSE’s, pupils have the option to study for A-Levels or other qualifications, at the College of Further Education
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.