A new model for delivering Secondary and Post-16 education in Guernsey is due to be in place by September 2024, having been approved by States of Deliberation in September 2021.
- Alongside Les Voies, Le Murier and St Anne's in Alderney, there will be three main 11-16 schools at Les Varendes (the site of the current Grammar School and Sixth Form Centre), Les Beaucamps and St Sampson's High Schools. This will ensure equal opportunities across three-evenly sized schools.
- Students choosing to continue their education beyond Year 11 will all progress to a new single Post-16 Campus at Les Ozouets (the site of the old St Peter Port School), which will accommodate both The Guernsey Institute and the Sixth Form Centre. This will deliver academic and vocational studies, side-by-side in an adult learning environment, serving the whole community's training, learning and development needs.
The three 11-16 schools and the Sixth Form Centre make up the Secondary School Partnership.
TGI will also bring together the Institute of Health and Social Care and the GTA University Centre on one site.
TGI and the Sixth Form Centre will still remain operationally independent, but will have close links to harness the potential opportunities the co-location brings.
Secondary School Partnership Executive Principal Liz Coffey said: 'This new model reflects the long term ambitions of our collective education strategy in ensuring every student has everything they need to succeed in their chosen path. The Post-16 campus will be a game changer in epitomising that parity of esteem and we are embracing the opportunity to work with the TGI to make this vision a reality. Equity of education is paramount to ensuring all of our students and learners have the opportunity to excel during their years of learning.
'As the island moves away from selection, we had the opportunity to detach the sixth form centre from one of our schools and move it into a new facility at Les Ozouets. The benefits of this are twofold: firstly, we do not end up with a situation where one of our secondary schools is collocated with the sixth form centre, leaving students from the other two schools to have to move across to the third school to begin their Level 3 qualifications. Secondly, we can create a centre of excellence for post-16 learning in Guernsey by bringing together all of the island's post-16 provision in to one place.'
TGI Executive Principal Jacki Hughes said: 'One of the obvious and most prominent benefits of the direction we are going in is for the young people. A joined-up Post-16 campus will be wonderful opportunity for any student. Joined up working in brand-new facilities with equity right the way across our educational provision is something that I firmly believe is in the best interest of our learners. It not only makes technical and vocational learning more accessible, but also allows for more collaboration across the 'Education organisation' than would ever be possible if we were spread across the island.'
The Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts will remain on the site as an integral part of the new campus.
The Music Service, Youth Commission and Sexual Health And Relationships Educators (SHARE) team will be accommodated on the Les Varendes site.
These webpages will be regularly updated to reflect progress towards implementing the new model. The last update was on 13 December 2021.