Les Gravées, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 1RW
Independent prep school and nursery in St Peter Port.
For pupils aged 2.5 to 11 years.
Not a school of religious character.
Non-selective admissions policy.
Small school with an average of one class per year.
Junior division of The Ladies' College, an all-through school to age 18.
The Ladies' College, Melrose fees are £4,290 per term (2022/23).
Schoolsmith Score®; 77.
One of the best independent prep schools in Guernsey and one of the 3 best primary schools for 3 miles.
On average, 20.3 pupils per class and 14.4 pupils per teacher, from Year 1.
At the end of Year 6, most Melrose pupils move up to The Ladies College Guernsey, the senior school.
School curriculum is based on the English National Curriculum and also includes PSHE, French. Cross-curricular linking of subjects to Year 2. Theme days and weeks for older pupils. Tuesday afternoon Curriculum Enrichment expands the curriculum with activities such as dance, cooking, computing, problem solving, etc. There may be an occasional extra-curricular academic or hobby club.
Specialist teachers for sport, music, drama and dance throughout, and for science from Year 5.
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, and visiting speakers. Residential trip in Year 6. Forest School sessions for all pupils.
School offers PE and up to 10 seasonal sports. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3.
Art and music are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils, as is drama from Year 3. All pupils learn an instrument in class and around a third take extra-curricular instrument lessons from Year 3. Choir and several instrument ensembles. The school offers a handful of extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Wraparound care from 7.45am to 5.45pm.