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The Ladies' College

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Nurturing young minds

Melrose, a beautiful Georgian building on the same campus as the Senior School, has been home to our warm and friendly Preparatory and Junior Departments since 1949.

Our pupils embrace The Ladies' College ethos to be the best they can be, and are well prepared for a smooth transition up to Senior School in Year 7 (Remove).

In Lower, Middle and Upper Preparatory (Years R, 1 and 2) we take only 20 girls per year and have both a teacher and a Learning Support Assistant allocated to each class, ensuring your daughter gets every chance to grow and shine as the individual she is.

In the Junior Department (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6) we take up to 24 girls per year. In these year groups the girls are often taught by subject specialist teachers. In addition the girls benefit from two Learning Support Assistants who work throughout the department.  


Meet our Head Teacher, Mrs OzanneHeadteacher Elaine

“Melrose pupils feel motivated enough to aim high, question ideas, take risks and develop as independent learners, driven by their own self-belief. Above all, they enjoy school and relish in all the opportunities that our broad and exciting curriculum has to offer.”

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Melrose Vision Statement

At Melrose we commit to developing positive wellbeing for our pupils and staff. We promote mental and emotional resilience to embrace and navigate the challenges of everyday life. We put wellbeing at the heart of our school to create an environment which nurtures and develops balanced, happy individuals."


Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) Report 2013

The quality of teaching is excellent. This contributes to pupils' rapid progress and high achievement across a wide range of subjects and activities.” 

The judgements on Melrose and the Pre-School are as follows:

The quality of pupils' achievements and learning. Excellent
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The contribution of curricular and extra-curricular provision. Excellent
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The quality of teaching. Excellent
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The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the pupils. Excellent
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The quality of pastoral care and the pupils' welfare, health and safety. Excellent
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The quality of leadership and management. Excellent
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The quality of links with parents, carers and guardians. Excellent
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The quality of governance. Good

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Our Departments

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Other Information

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Contact Us

Call Melrose reception on 01481 721338, or email Miss Anders at


Handbook Golden Rules

Parents should refer to their relevant handbook for all information concerning medicines, illness and other important matters. For your ease, the Melrose handbook can also be viewed here.  

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Please see the Melrose Information section below for other relevant information and newsletters.





Diary Dates

  • The Rotary Guernesiais 2021 Shoebox Appeal - Please bring in any shoe box donations by Thursday 4th November. Please remember to include £1.50 on the box to cover transport costs. Thank you.

  • Parents’ Meetings booking closes at 16.00

  • Le Hechet Farm trip - Pre Preparatory and Lower Preparatory

  • Parent Meetings

    17:00 to 19:00, Melrose Classrooms

  • Melrose PTA - Uniform Sale

  • Victorian Day

  • Lower Preparatory ‘Dress like a Princess’ Day

  • Trip to Folk Museum for Victorian Day - Form III (girls to please come to school in Victorian style costume)

  • Parent Meetings

    15:00 to 18:00, Melrose Classrooms

  • Melrose PTA - Uniform Sale


Junior School Hours

Lower Preparatory Department

08.40 to 14.45

Upper Preparatory Department

08.40 to 14.55

Junior Department

08.40 to 15.30

Morning break 10.10 to 10.30

Lunch break 11.55 to 13.05

Where to find us View our convenient St. Peter Port location on the map...