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

         

 

  • June 10, 2022 Sports day final standings 1st Clitherow - 873, 2nd Sherwin - 807, 3rd More - 806, 4th Fisher - 768 The following students broke school records - Betty Rennocks, y8 200m, Marcus Godfrey, y8 800m and Chigo Chivunga, y7 Discus Well done to everyone who participated and supported!
  • June 10, 2022 Brilliant Sports day so far at the Loughborough University track. We are half way through and Clitherow House are currently winning. Read more
  • May 17, 2022 Yr 10 students, who are on the STEM pathways were treated to an Esports workshop at They looked at the dashboard behind some of the moves in a Nerf blaster game. The students got to ask careers questions and which career path the team took to get into their career Read more
  • May 16, 2022 Thanks to the Community Champions from Morrisons for bringing in snacks, fruit and water for our year 11 students prior to their first GCSE exam this morning. Good luck to all of them and our year 13 students who begin their A-Level exams as well. Read more
  • May 9, 2022 Last week, Year 10 took part in a 'Careers and Mock Interview Morning'. They met a local employer or business community volunteer and took part in an interview, from which feedback was given. Many thanks to all the volunteers. Read more via: Read more Read more