Beaulieu Convent School Trust Charity
Beaulieu, as a Catholic school, has a long tradition of serving the common good. The heart of the Christian faith is love of God and love of neighbour, so the Catholic school has always been committed to the worship and service of God, but also to the service of the wider community, especially the most vulnerable.
The Purpose of Beaulieu Convent School is to deliver a well-rounded, enriching, academically inclusive education for children between the ages of 3 and 19, within the Roman Catholic Tradition. ‘Catholic Education’ involves providing a stimulating learning environment that promotes a focus on learning and knowledge sharing and formation, as well as building the skills, resilience, capabilities, beliefs and values through teaching and learning, debate and research, in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and Canon Law. These two objects form and deliver the two statutory charitable purposes: the advancement of religion and the advancement of education for which Beaulieu seeks charitable status.
We are committed to nurturing talents, aspirations and dreams and our students leave us as confident, articulate and compassionate individuals with a hunger for learning and a passion for life.
Fulfilling our mission to serve the ‘common good’ and to ensure that Beaulieu delivers the public benefit, and not just singularly for the benefit of those students who are able to pay our school fees in full, is critical to Beaulieu and its ethos.
Governance & Leadership
Beaulieu Convent School was established by means of a Charitable Trust and this Trust is governed by a Board of Trustees. The Trustees are appointed to the Board by the orders outlined in the Trust Deed on behalf of the Order of the Immaculate Conception (the School’s Founding Religious Order) and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth (The Local Catholic Diocese).
The Board of Trustees exercises their duties through two operational companies:
St. Meen Properties Limited - the property services company, which owns the land, site and buildings in which the School operates.
Beaulieu Convent School Limited - the business unit that employs staff and manages all the operational aspects of the School. The Directors of this company are the Headmaster, as CEO, and two non-executive Trustees who form the Executive Management Board of the School.
The two operational companies report to the Trustee Board in all matters of compliance and operate under delegated rules established by the Trust.
Beaulieu Convent School Limited also reports to the States of Jersey Department for Education under the Service Level Agreement established by BCSL and DFE in all matters of Child Safety, Educational Performance and Compliance, in accordance with maintaining our registration as a Private Education Provider in Jersey.
Beaulieu Convent School Trust Trustee Board Members:
Mr John Scally – Chairman & Non-Executive Director BCSL
Mr Terry Le Sueur – Trustee, Chair of the Audit & Risk Sub-Committee & Non-Executive Director BCSL
Sr. Geraldine Tisdale – Trustee
Mrs Bernadette Cooper - Trustee, Chair of the Catholic Life Sub-Committee
Mr Alan Hamel – Trustee
Mrs Geraldine Martin – Trustee
Mrs Siobhan O’Sullivan – Trustee
Mr Chris Walters - Trustee
Mrs Debbie Thompson - Trustee, Chair of the Remuneration & Nomination Sub-Committee
Mrs Fiona Lawson - Trustee
Mr Andrew Wignall - Trustee
Mr Alastair Syvret - Trustee
Catholic Dean of Jersey – Trustee - Ex Officio
Mr Chris Beirne – Headmaster, Chief Executive Officer and Director of BCSL
The Beaulieu Convent School Trust was established to meet the following objectives:
- To advance the Christian religion
- To advance education in the Roman Catholic tradition
Click here to access the Beaulieu Convent School Trust Deed
Click here to view the roles and responsibilities of our Trustees.
Beaulieu Convent School Trust intends to achieve its purposes through the delivery of our Strategic Plan 2017 - 2022, which sets out our key activities in detail.
Beaulieu’s Public Benefit was developed and formalised in 2018. To ensure that Beaulieu is being run for the Public Benefit, we adhere to the following guidelines when making decisions:
- We strive to ensure Beaulieu’s purpose provides public benefit
We focus on how our purpose is beneficial and ensure we deliver our purpose in order to provide public benefit. While we are a fee-paying school, we understand, and therefore ensure, that the provision we make available for those of low or modest means must be at an appropriate level and not just a token gesture.
2. We strive to place ‘Children First’ in everything we do.
We achieve this by protecting and supporting the students in our care, helping to improve their educational outcomes by involving and engaging them in the decisions that ultimately impact on their everyday lives. We firmly believe that all students have a right and an equal opportunity to be safe, nurtured, flourish, discover their passion and fulfil their potential.
3. We strive to ensure that our decision making around who benefits from Beaulieu adheres to our purpose.
It is essential that we know, understand and are consistent in our position on who may be able to benefit from Beaulieu’s purpose. We must be able to demonstrate that all possible ways of delivering our purpose have been considered and provision has been made to enable us to achieve this.
To view our full Pubic Benefit policy and its application at School and within the wider community please click here
Beaulieu is committed to broadening access to the School by offering to eligible parents / guardians means-tested financial support with the payment of school fees. Such support is known as a ‘Bursary’ and these bursaries may be awarded in the form of a discount of up to 100% of the cost of fees and in some cases, more on tuition and other related fees payable (lunches, uniform, music tuition), depending on the financial, compassionate or other pertinent circumstances of applicants.
To view our Bursary Policy please click here.