St George's Preparatory School is a fee paying school in Jersey, and is located in the Parish of St Peter. The School is wholly owned by The Jersey Educational Trust 2015, a charitable Trust established in Jersey.
To our pupils to provide each of you with the best possible education in a happy and caring environment. To recognise individual potential and to nurture confidence in your specific abilities. To promote independence of thought and to ensure every facet of your development is encouraged - from the academic, social and cultural to the physical, emotional, spiritual and moral. To motivate and enthuse you to aim high, whilst setting targets consonant with your individual abilities.
To the parents and guardians of our pupils to develop and maintain a close partnership with you for the benefit of your child and to encourage open and wide-ranging communication. To provide guidance and leadership, and to encourage the highest standards of personal conduct, tolerance, individual responsibility and self-discipline.
To our staff to provide an environment in which you can develop your skills and where you can best achieve the School's objectives.
. Skiing is a great passsion of mine and whilst living in Switzerland I also taught skiing for Ecole de Ski Suisse. After several years I returned to Jersey, gained a position teaching languages at St George’s and met my husband Nigel, through sailing, my other great passion. I left to have our three beautiful girls and have now returned to teaching French and Spanish part time at St George’s. I am a qualified primary school swimming teacher. I also teach Latin up to GCSE privately as well as help my husband with our business Go-Sail.je.
If you have any questions or concerns that we can help you with you can contact the governors via the school office.
My involvement with St George’s began in 1994 when my son and daughter joined the school. I was Chairman of the GA for 3 years helping to raise funds for equipping the Sports Hall when it was first built and I joined the Board of Directors in 2003, becoming a Trustee of The Jersey Educational Trust, which owned the School, in 2007. Following the recent reorganisation I am now Chairman of the Board of Directors of the School and Chairman of the Board of Trustee of the Jersey Educational Trust 2015, the new charitable Trust which now owns the School and the Manor. I am committed to enhancing the facilities and learning experience at School whilst ensuring it remains a great place to work for the staff. Away from School I run my own Accountancy practice and enjoy wining and dining, travel and sport.
As with the other directors I am a past parent and joined the Board of Directors in 2006. I have recently become a Trustee of the Jersey Educational Trust 2015 which owns the School and Manor. As a director my role is to ensure the smooth running of the School in accordance with its policies and procedures and I am particularly interested in the exciting projects the Board is planning which will enhance the facilities we are able to offer. I will be heavily involved in bringing these to fruition and in raising the necessary funds to ensure their completion. I have a background in Finance and am Global Head of Citibank’s Trust Companies. Outside of school I enjoy travelling, family life and boating when I have an opportunity!
Before joining St George's I worked for Jersey Post for 37 years, held a number of senior management positions including General Manager, Head of Major Projects, and Head of Sales. For the last five years I held the position of Operations Director with responsibly for the Island Postal operation, the Logistics operation and the businesses facilities. I was also Non-Executive Chairman of Fraser Freight a European logistics company based in Portsmouth and owned by Jersey Post until December 2017
"I was honoured to be made Head Girl at Speech Day in Summer 2017. I am trying to be a good role model, and to help everyone be successful and enjoy their time at St George's. As Head Girl, I know I am representing the School, leading other prefects in their duties and helping to form a link between pupils and staff. I made a presentation to the Board of Directors and am looking forward to delivering a Christmas message at the end of the Carol Concert at the end of term."
The School purchased the Manor and the 35 acres of landscaped gardens in 2011 and as owner and Seigneur of one of the Island’s major fiefs, is each year required to re-affirm its allegiance to the Queen at the annual Assise d’heritage, possibly the oldest land court in Europe. The School was delighted to receive confirmation in 2015 that the Manor has been listed as a Grade II building recognising its importance to the Island’s built heritage and fully intends to maintain and enhance the Manor and grounds for future generations of schoolchildren and the Jersey public at large.
Following the death of Mr Goodwin, St. George’s was purchased by Pat Job, who was considered to be a far-sighted educationalist, and it continued to prosper, moving to new premises, St Ewolds, on Trinity Hill in 1956. This large, colonial-style house on the outskirts of St. Helier provided an ideal location with its extensive grounds and greatly improved opportunities for sport. In 1965, girls were admitted for the first time (apart from the solitary teacher’s daughter in the mid-fifties) and by the mid-seventies the school was a thriving, co-educational, day and boarding establishment with an excellent reputation throughout the Channel Islands and beyond. The original ethos of the school survives, academic and extra-curricular excellence combined with high expectations and strong moral leadership.
By 1979, with 104 boys and girls in the school it became clear that St. George’s was in need of larger premises yet again. This coincided with the handing over of the running of the School by Pat Job to his son Jonathon who purchased the substantial property, La Hague Manor, which houses St. George’s to this day. The old Manor House provides a fabulous environment for the nurturing of children, being blessed with stunning grounds extending to over thirty acres. At this time an educational charity, The Jersey Education Trust, was established to take ownership of the school and to administer it for the benefit of the pupils as a non-profit making organisation. Unfortunately, the 1980’s were not kind to St. George’s and pupil numbers collapsed from a high of 145 to only 35 in 1989. Although still maintaining its high educational and pastoral standards, the School faced closure but was saved by the remarkable efforts of a small group of parents led by Advocate Richard Michel and Mrs Jackie Collins.