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St Christopher School

Barrington Road, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, England SG6 3JZ

Private School (Fee Paying) Co-Educational 2 - 18 Years Day & Boarding (Flexi, Full, Weekly)


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Emma-Kate Henry

St Christopher has been co-ed since its foundation in 1915. It has always been noted for its friendly informality, breadth of educational vision and success in developing life-long confidence. There are over 500 pupils from 2½ to 18, with boarders from age 11.

The School provides for children from average to outstanding ability. We seek to challenge and develop mind, body and spirit. We offer 21 courses to AS/A level with excellent facilities for science, technology and the creative and expressive arts.

The library and teaching areas are linked by computer networks. An ICT Centre was opened in 2004. Learning through experience is important for all ages through Outdoor Pursuits, language exchange visits, long-standing international links in Ladakh, Rajasthan and Kosovo, and active self-government. The school holds the DFE International Schools Award, Eco-Schools Award and Arts Council Artsmark Gold award.

We are a tolerant community. There is concern about international and environmental issues; the diet is vegetarian. People of different religions, and of none, feel equally at home.

Our homely boarding houses are co-educational, with a newly refurbished Sixth Form House. Boy and girl boarders are admitted at ages 11-13 and directly into the Sixth Form. We have long experience with children whose parents are overseas.
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    What We Offer

    • GCSE - General Certicicate of Secondary Education
    • Design Technology
    • Drama/Theatre
    • Economics
    • Government/Politics
    • Media/Film studies
    • Photography
    • Psychology
    • English As Foreign/2nd Language
    • French
    • Spanish
    • Athletics
    • Badminton
    • Basketball
    • Cricket
    • Fitness Training
    • Football
    • Gymnastics
    • Hockey
    • Lacrosse
    • Netball
    • Rounders
    • Rugby
    • Squash
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Volleyball
    • Adventure Training
    • Ballet
    • Canoeing
    • Cycling
    • Dance
    • Drama
    • Duke of Edinburgh
    • First Aid/Life Savers
    • Horse Riding & Management
    • Language Club
    • Orienteering
    • Public Speaking
    • Rock Climbing
    • Skiing
    • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
    • Aspergers Syndrome (AS)
    • After School Club
    • Armed Forces Children
    • Before School Club
    • Diplomatic Children
    • Expatriate Children
    • Gifted Children
    • International Students
    • Rail Services
    • School Bus Service
    • Special Diets


    • Assessment
    • Entry test or exam
    • GCSE results
    • Interview
    • Report from previous school
    • Trial day at school
    • Siblings
    • Financial Assistance
    • Sixth Form
    • All denominations welcome
    • Non-denominational
    • English

      Age Range & Fees

      Age Range2 to 18
      Annual Day Fees *£3375 to £14505
      Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£19500 to £19500
      Annual Full Boarding Fees *£19500 to £25470
      * Currency: GB Pound

      Number of Pupils

      9Full Boarding5
      10Weekly Boarding7
      Boys Girls

      Number of Staff

      Full-time: 57
      Part-time: 13

      GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

      Pass Rate - Age 18

      Exams at age 18

      Higher Education

      Pupils who went on to Higher Education