Welcome

From our foundation in 1959 to the present, De Lisle College exists to serve the Catholic communities of north Leicestershire. As a Catholic school, Christ is very much at the centre of everything we do. Through the integration of Gospel values into the fabric of school life, we strive to nurture young people who respect the dignity of all human life, who are committed to working for the common good, and who are able to find meaning and contentment in their lives, sustained by a deepening sense of spirituality.

We are committed to providing a rigorous liberal arts education for all our students, drawing on the “best that has been thought and said” from across the humanities and sciences. In addition to being fully literate and numerate when they leave school, we believe that all young people have an entitlement to understand the historical events that have shaped society, to appreciate the physical and social geography of our world, to be able to apply the insights of science to the wonders of the universe, and to have a grasp of languages other than English. We believe that an extensive, knowledge-based curriculum, far from being the preserve of an academic elite, is the right of every student at De Lisle College. It is our mission as a Catholic school to provide a stimulating environment in which all students are challenged to uncover their God-given talents and develop them to the full. Our dedicated staff are relentless in supporting students to meet our high expectations of behaviour, work ethic and rates of progress.

Our college motto, “Quod justum, non quod utile”, aptly encapsulates the ethos of De Lisle College. We translate it as: “Do what is right, not what is easy.”

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website, which I hope will provide you with an insight into life at De Lisle College. You are cordially invited to visit the college in person and experience for yourself the friendliness and warmth of our community. I look forward to meeting you.

Dr J F Pye
Headteacher

         

 

  • January 21, 2022 This week, students had the opportunity to take part in teamworking activities and meet representatives from . As well as hearing about transferrable skills, students were able to ask questions & see equipment including a vehicle. Read more at: Read more Read more
  • January 21, 2022 Many thanks to staff and apprentices from - a local civil engineering company - for a very informative presentation earlier this week on the construction sector and studying an apprenticeship. Read more at: Read more Read more
  • January 17, 2022 Tickets for all three performances of 'Little Shop of Horrors' are now available from the Finance Office / via ParentPay. Come along to enjoy this exciting musical and support the students on their return to the stage! Read more
  • January 9, 2022 ***School closure*** Due to a collapsed sewage pipe, school be closed tomorrow, Mon. 10th Jan. to students. Full details have been sent by parent mail including guidance for year 10 students sitting a CNAT exam. Please continue to check the website and emails for updates.
  • December 17, 2021 Many thanks to ex-student Catherine, who left last year, for speaking to Year 11 triple science students about her experience so far of studying at . Students enjoyed hearing about university life, including societies and other opportunities! Read more