The Education Department’s responsibility is to develop best value policies for education and lifelong learning which promote equality of educational opportunity and which are directed to ensure the best quality of education is obtained for the individual and the community as a whole, enabling all pupils to develop and equip themselves with the skills, knowledge and personal qualities needed for life and work.
This project is part of the final phase of the States of Guernsey “Education Development Plan Programme 1” for the renewal of all of the Island’s Secondary High Schools, post-16 and Special Education facilities.
The brief is to build a replacement co-educational Secondary High School for approximately 600 pupils aged from 11 to 16 years and a collocated 2-form entry co-educational Primary School and Nursery in the Castel parish in the Island of Guernsey, on a coastal site which currently accommodates the High School and Primary School buildings to be replaced. The present school buildings may need to remain operational during the construction of the new facilities. New indoor and outdoor sports and community facilities will also be provided on the site.
Work is underway to finalise the Island’s pupil population projections and the Education Department may also be consulting on the retention of selective secondary education. This could influence the eventual size of both schools and will require the initial work on scoping the size and location of the facilities to take into account the need for flexible design and consideration of options for the phasing of the construction stages