We are very proud of the many varied and diverse achievements of our students, but we also encourage them to focus on the wider community, not just personal progress and success.
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.
We have a deep respect for, and love of, Jersey’s unique culture and heritage and this outlook brings out the best in our students. We offer a range of opportunities for students to broaden their interests, challenge themselves and focus on the wider community. Beaulieu is a registered charity and we regularly take part in, and lead, many charitable and cultural events that enrich the community. We undertake extensive fundraising initiatives across the School, supporting charitable work locally, nationally and internationally and these projects are usually student led.
Beaulieu Convent School, having originally been established by the Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, is now under 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).
For details on our Trustees, their duties and the objectives of Beaulieu Convent School Trust, please click here.
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.
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.
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 Public Benefit policy and its application at School and within the wider community please click here.
To view our Narrative Statement evidencing Public Benefit 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.