De La Salle College is known throughout Jersey for its strong community values, the friendly atmosphere that pervades the school and the excellence of its all-round education. Our boys achieve academically, develop life-long friendships and learn to provide service to all who need our help. In addition to young Catholics we have boys here who belong to other Christian traditions, and other faiths, and we encourage all of them to play a full part in the spiritual life of the school.
We achieve high academic results and provide exceptional pastoral care. The school’s thriving academic life stretches the exceptional students and provides structured support for the less able. We are proud of our success. Our boys do well academically, excel on the games field, create inspiring music, provocative art and develop in many different ways through the enormous variety of activities we provide for them.
However, we are interested in more than success that can be measured through certificates and trophies. A Lasallian education provides our boys with the moral principles and the generosity of spirit that guides and supports them through life in a world filled with moral uncertainty.
Unique amongst other schools in the Channel Islands we are part of the International De La Salle Order which provides Christian education to over a million boys worldwide. Our boys travel widely on sports tours and educational visits to our communities in Malta, Canada, Europe and the USA.
We are very proud of our Lasallian family here in Jersey and I hope that as you browse through this site you will develop an understanding of our special Island school.
Headteacher of the Senior School
The curriculum at De La Salle Senior School is designed to provide a broad and balanced education for boys, where all are given an opportunity to study a wide range of subjects. All students follow a broad, extended and enriched curriculum using the National (Jersey) Curriculum as a base. Through high quality teaching and resources, we aim to provide an inspiring experience to our boys and to encourage in them a love of life-long independent learning. Cultural activity and tours, which includes sport, music and Art are an important part of the curriculum and all boys have extensive opportunities to participate.
The study of Religious Education is central to the curriculum at De La Salle College. Respecting the beliefs of non Catholic boys and the consciences of all, we aim to communicate and share a lively, articulate and critically aware Christian faith. To this end, all boys take public examination courses in Religious Studies, a knowledge and understanding of Catholic belief is supported by all aspects of the curriculum.
At De La Salle we take boys of all abilities. Of 77 students in the cohort, only 27 had the CAT score to have gained entry to Hautlieu or VCJ. That means 65% of our boys would not be accepted into VCJ or Hautlieu. As such our results have a much wider spectrum of ability being shown than the schools we are most often compared to. To allow this comparison to be made we have divided our cohort. The De La Salle SSC (Selective School Comparator) cohort is composed of boys at De La Salle who could have gained entry to Hautlieu at 14+. For the first time I have also included a comparator with the 11-16 schools (11/16SC) which excludes all students who met the criteria to attend Hautlieu. The De La Salle WS (whole school) cohort includes our full ability range, that is students who meet the 14+ entry criteria and those who would not have gained entry to the Island Selective schools. Overall 77% of boys gained 5 A* to C, and 73% gained 5 A*-C including English and Maths. It should also be noted that all of our boys take GCSE’s, often 11-16 schools include BTEC examinations (which have no final exams) as GCSE’s. This has the impact of artificially raising the 5+ A*-C pass grade. This is the final year in which this practise will be allowed.
De La Salle Selective School Comparator
100% achieved a pass at grade C
100% achieved 5+ A*-C grades
100% achieved 5+ A* - C grades including En & Ma
De La Salle Whole School
97% achieved a pass at grade C
77% achieved 5+ A*-C grades
73% achieved 5+ A* - C grades including En & Ma
De La Salle 11-16 Comparator
96% achieved a pass at grade C
64% achieved 5+ A*-C grades
58% achieved 5+ A* - C grades including En & Ma
A Level Results
De La Salle is unusual amongst Sixth Form A level providers because we have lower entrance criteria. we accept boys who do not meet the entry requirements of other sixth forms to study for A levels. To provide a method of comparison I have once again added the Sixth form comparator data below. It should also be noted that we entered boys for the BTEC examinations for the first time last year. These results can no longer be counted as A levels, as they used to be, and so are not included in the above figures. However, the results were excellent, two boys achieving the highest grades possible straight D* (Distinction star), based upon the old formula this would have been equivalent to three A* at A level. Using the same comparator 40% of the grades were A*-A; 70% were A*-C and 100% were A*-E.
De La Salle Sixth Form Comparator
34% of pass grades at A level were A* or A
86% of pass grades at A level were A* to C
100% of pass grades at A level were A* to E
De La Salle Whole School
20% of pass grades at A level were A* or A
77% of pass grades at A level were A* to C
97% of pass grades at A level were A* to E
The Lower School curriculum is for boys in Years 7 & 8. We offer boys a curriculum of considerable breadth that includes: Art; Music; Mathematics; Physical Education; Swimming; Competitive Team Sports (Games); Religious Studies; English; Library & Reading; History; Geography; French; Information Technology; Science and Design & Technology. At the end of Year 8 boys select the subjects that they will continue to study at GCSE level.
The Upper School curriculum begins at the end of Year 8. All boys take a core curriculum of seven subjects together with five options. All boys study English Language; English Literature; Mathematics, Core & Additional Science; Religious Studies and ICT. They can opt for a further five GCSE subjects from Art; Design and Technology; Music; Sports Science; French; History and Geography. In addition the academically able will join an ‘Express Programme’ which replaces Core & Additional Science with the three sciences taken as separate GCSE subjects and adds GCSE Statistics; Economics and A level Ethics & Philosophy. This broad academic base prepares boys to select from a wide range of A level subjects.
In Years 12 & 13 we offer a programme of AS and A levels in the belief that such a curriculum will best serve the interests of the whole student body, bearing in mind the ability range of our boys. A broad range of subjects are available, mostly delivered at De La Salle but some delivered by our Consortia partners at Victoria College, Jersey; Jersey College for Girls and Beaulieu Convent School. Boys may specialise in a maximum of five AS levels and this normally reduces to three or four at A level. This allows the boys to develop a depth of knowledge which, combined with our enrichment programme, provides a good preparation for University life.
We expect 90% of our A level students to progress to higher education and we aim to prepare them for this, as well as helping them to achieve the grades necessary to gain entry to their chosen University. Advice is also provided to those who choose not to follow this path.
De La Salle College has a fine reputation for its sporting achievements at county, regional and national level and the school takes great pride in offering a broad range of sporting opportunities for all pupils, irrespective of their abilities. The most important aim of our sports programme is to cover the needs of all the boys, giving the opportunity to unlock potential and maximise performance.
This is achieved by providing the time, the best facilities and equipment, expert coaching and a highly competitive internal and external annual fixture programme including our overseas sporting tours.
Business suit, shirt and tie.
School blazer and grey trousers.
White shirt and school tie.
V-necked school pullover.
Dark coloured socks.
Black leather shoes (not boots or black leather trainers but a traditional school shoe).
Outdoor coat and school scarf.
(Summer Term: boys are not required to wear a blazer but they CANNOT wear a school jumper as an alternative.
House coloured polo shirt and white shorts.
White socks and trainers.
Blue or black swimming shorts, goggles and towel.
Blue school tracksuit and sports trainers.
Blue rugby shirt (House couloured stripe) and blue shorts.
Blue football socks, shin pads and mouth guard.
Football boots (Only moulded studs permitted).