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

         

 

  • September 17, 2021 Many thanks to for organising a fantastic Year 10 Higher Education Experience Day. The 40 students who attended heard about post-16 options and career planning as well as experiencing a campus tour and taking part in a rocket building challenge. Read more
  • September 15, 2021 following on from Amanda Spielman’s comments on the TES regarding disparity between the home education offering by schools during the first lockdown I would like to respond that did an amazing job and were up and running with a full timetable in days!
  • September 13, 2021 All are welcome at our Open Evening this Thursday, 6-8pm Read more
  • September 3, 2021 Our Open Evening will be on Thursday, 16th September from 6pm to 8pm. Information letters will go out to our feeder schools early next week.
  • August 26, 2021 Our new year 7’s have made a fantastic first impression following their two days of ‘Bootcamp’ at De Lisle. Their manners have been excellent and they have all worked very hard.