Elizabeth College

About Elizabeth College

Elizabeth College, founded in 1563 by Queen Elizabeth I, is a broadly selective day school. One of the earliest members of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC), the College provides a challenging, broad and stimulating academic and extracurricular programme for children between the ages of 2½ and 18.

Elizabeth College Junior School is coeducational. The infant department at Acorn House provides a pre-school and pre-prep education for children aged 2½ through to 7 (Key Stage 1). The Junior department, at Beechwood, provides an education for children aged 7 through to 10 (Key Stage 2) and prepares boys and girls for entry to secondary education at the age of 11. ECJS Acorn House and ECJS Beechwood are co-located on a site approximately half a mile away from the Upper School.

The Upper School became coeducational in September 2021 with girls joining the College in Year 7 and Year 12. This change was made recognising the needs of modern society and builds on both our well-established coeducational offering in the Junior School and the positive impact of our twenty-year Sixth Form partnership with The Ladies’ College. Years 8-11 remain boys only as we take a phased approach to the introduction of the coeducational model.

The Upper School offers a wide variety of subjects with most students taking between nine and eleven GCSEs. At Sixth Form (ages 16-18), we work in an academic partnership with The Ladies’ College in order to offer a broad curriculum and to flexibly accommodate the A level choices of our students.

Beyond the classroom, there are extensive opportunities for students to become involved in Sport, Music, Drama, STEM activities, trips and tours, the Combined Cadet Force (CCF), the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and many other activities.

Elizabeth College is proud of its academic record but we feel strongly that a successful school experience is about much more than examination certificates. We celebrate all of the talents of our students and look to support and guide them as children and young people through to adulthood.


Mrs Jennifer Palmer

Teaching Information

Whilst there is a preference for staff to have Qualified Teacher Status, graduates may be employed who do not hold an accredited teaching qualification.  Such staff would be expected to register for a training programme to attain QTS and would be supported by the College in gaining this qualification.

About Guernsey

Guernsey is a beautiful island situated approximately 70 miles south of Weymouth and 30 miles west of the French coast and has a population of around 63,000.  Quality of life on the island is high, with an absence of many of the problems and threats in evidence in major cities and urban areas.  The incidence of all types of crime is low and this helps to contribute to making Guernsey a safe and happy environment for families.  For further information please visit www.locateguernsey.com.

Please visit our website www.elizabethcollege.gg for further information about the College, including current job vacancies and news.

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