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

         

 

  • May 13, 2021 We would like to wish all of our Muslim students and staff Eid Mubarak on this most holy of days.
  • April 28, 2021 A Post-16 UCAS and Careers Newsletter for May has been made available to Year 12 students. There a wide range of talks, taster days and summer schools for students to sign up for: Read more Read more
  • April 28, 2021 Massive thanks to the Briars team for coming into De Lisle this morning. The year 7 students loved it and we look forward to seeing you back in soon. Read more
  • April 24, 2021 Arrived early to pick my pair up from choir and what a wonderful treat to be able to watch the rehearsal outside. It sounded beautiful & so many other people coming back and forth were paying them well deserved compliments also.
  • April 5, 2021 Well done and a huge congratulations to former De Lisle student, Ashleigh Plumptre and current student, Rachel Lawrence on your success with Leicester City, gaining promotion to the WSL!!! We are very proud of you both. Read more