Blanchelande College is an independent, coeducational Catholic school for boys and girls aged 4-18, and is Guernsey’s only provider of Catholic education at secondary level. The College is widely recognised for the outstanding quality of its all-round education, offering excellent academic standards alongside the highest level of pastoral care in a Catholic environment.
The College is set on a beautiful rural estate, Les Vauxbelets, once the site of a De La Salle school for boys. Blanchelande itself is the successor of the convent school of the same name. The College is now lay run. The Little Chapel – dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes – is within the Vauxbelets estate.
While being fully inclusive of Catholic and non-Catholic students, Blanchelande maintains a strong Catholic identity and mission:
Students study Religious Education as a core subject to GCSE, and study the Catholic Christianity and Judaism paper. Throughout the school students are given an awareness of, and respect for, people of different religious beliefs.
Five Golden Rules:
Our philosophy of education is a simple one and recognises that as a school we must always place the needs of our children at the heart of what we do. Every child is a unique individual with different talents and aptitudes. Our job as educators therefore is to fully develop their potential both academically, culturally, athletically and spiritually within a caring and supportive environment. This helps to build confidence and self-esteem which is essential for their happiness and well being.
For this reason we have ‘Five Golden Rules’ in the school which we expect all of our pupils and staff to follow. These reflect what we believe to be essential for their education and development:
The school website is at www.blanchelande.co.uk
Families seeking a Catholic education for their son or daugher should contact the Registrar.
Tel: 01481 237200