Independent school for boys and girls aged 3-18
Every parent wants is for their children to do well in life and it starts by finding a school that will set them up for their future. They need to start with good grades, of course, and as strong an academic attainment as possible. But they need something arguably more important too. They need a core confidence in themselves as young people, a sense of their own worth and responsibility. So come and visit St Chris and find out what your children are capable of.
St Chris Junior School, for children aged 3 to 11, is comprised of a Nursery, a Reception class, and Years 1 to 6. The Junior School is a special place. We are proud of our children’s academic progress, their confidence, their love of learning, their care for themselves and each other and their insatiable capacity for fun. Two Nursery classes (Half Monte for children from the term they turn three, Top Monte the following year) and our Reception class are located in a dedicated Early Years Centre. From Years 1 to 6 children are taught in the main Junior School building.
There is one class in each year until Year 4, where the year divides into two. Small classes are supported by a teaching assistant in each year group and the maximum class size is 20. The teaching and learning provision is embedded with an ethos of unconditional positive regard that sees teachers respond to children with kindness and authenticity. The St Chris Junior School provides children with the opportunities to flourish.
The Senior School begins at Year 7 and continues to Year 11, crucial years in the journey from childhood to adulthood, with children progressing on to the St Chris Sixth Form. Senior School is a journey to independence, and the transition is an exciting time. For some, it can also be a little bit daunting, but at St Chris we have a team of highly skilled and experienced teachers ready to help and ensure that it is an enjoyable, successful and rewarding experience for everyone. We provide a close-knit, supportive environment that creates a rich and rewarding educational experience. All within the School are called by their first names and there is no uniform. This helps to build relationships based on trust, mutual respect and co-operation.
St Chris Sixth Form is an inspiring and challenging place to learn. During the two years of Sixth Form pupils grow and develop both academically and socially, making the most of the unique environment and many opportunities available at St Chris. As well as following a rigorous academic programme, we encourage pupils to play an active part in wider aspects of school life – whether that be through a position of responsibility on the School Council or by taking part in the wide range of extracurricular activities on offer. The St Chris Sixth Form is based in its own Sixth Form Centre, which includes common rooms for Year 12 and Year 13, study areas, a garden, kitchen area and classrooms for specific A-level courses. The Centre is the hub of Sixth Form life with registration and tutorials held there, and it’s the place where students can study, socialise and seek support.
St Chris has been a boarding school since it was founded in 1915, and has a thriving, friendly boarding community which feels like a home away from home. Pupils can board from the age of 10, and our boarders come from all over the world, creating a diverse and welcoming community where friendships are made that will last for many years. We offer full boarding, where pupils stay every evening of the week, and weekly boarding, where pupils board for five nights a week – usually from Sunday night to Thursday night, going home on Friday evenings. We also offer occasional boarding, where pupils stay up to two nights a week, and day boarding, which extends the school day from 7.30 am to 7.30pm and includes breakfast, dinner and prep time, to support busy family life or those day pupils who have a longer commute.
See further details on the school website.
- Mon 7.30am - 7.30pm
- Tue 7.30am - 7.30pm
- Wed 7.30am - 7.30pm
- Thur 7.30am - 7.30pm
- Fri 7.30am - 6.15pm