I would like to welcome you to the De La Salle Primary School website.
Ours is a happy, thriving school where the boys learn both the academic skills and the personal qualities which will serve them well throughout their life. As a key part of De La Salle College we are proud of our traditions of providing a non-selective all-round education, a clear Christian foundation based on Lasallian values, a curriculum tailored to the needs and talents of boys, and an environment in which we celebrate our boys’ successes in whatever field they excel.Key to the boys’ success is our focus on providing a friendly, supportive environment where they can approach the challenges and opportunities we provide with confidence. With smaller classes and a caring, talented staff team, the boys make good progress and achieve well academically and in sports, music, art and other areas of school and Island life.
We share the same De La Salle College site as the Senior School. This has many benefits, providing the boys with continuity as they move from Primary to Secondary, excellent role-models, and access to the specialist staff and facilities of the Senior School.
As an Old Boy of the College myself (and the son of an Old Boy, and the Dad of a current pupil) I know from experience the benefits of a De La Salle education. Please enjoy the website and feel free to contact the College if you wish to discuss how De La Salle Primary School can contribute to your son’s education.
Headteacher of the Primary School
At De La Salle we take boys of all abilities. There is no entrance exam and we are a non-selective school, unlike some of the schools we are compared to. Within our school there is a range of academic ability. CAT scores for the Year 6 2013-14 cohort indicate an average CAT score of 101 (nationally, an average student = 100).
Assessment is based on a combination of tests and teacher assessment.
Year 6 2013 – 14 Cohort
LEVEL 4+ (Level 4 is expected standard for average student at the end of Year 6)
Reading = 95%
Writing = 87%
English = 91%
Maths = 91%
Progress since Year 2 of 2+ levels (expected progress between Y2-Y6)
Reading = 100%
Writing = 100%
English = 100%
Maths = 98%
Year 2 2013-14
LEVEL 2+ (Level 2 is expected standard for average student at the end of Year 2)
Reading = 95%
Writing = 90%
Maths = 100%