Blanchelande to look into accepting teenage boys
Monday 28th October 2013, 4:00PM GMT.
TEENAGE boys could be allowed to attend Blanchelande College for the first time, following a consultation by the board of governors, it has been announced.
Parents are now being asked for their views from today via an online survey on extending the college’s co-education from primary to secondary years.
Principal Andrew Warren said a definite decision would be made by Easter.
‘One of the reasons why we are considering it is because there is currently no Catholic education provision for boys in Guernsey after the age of 11, whereas it is available for girls up to the age of 16.
‘This is obviously of concern to the local Catholic community,’ he said.
‘The other reason is that we now have boys who have attended our primary department reaching the age of 11.’