Badington House School
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St Christopher School

Barrington Road, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom SG6 3JZ

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

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
306Day201
9Full Board5
10Weekly7
325Total213

Number of Staff

Full-time: 57
Part-time: 13

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Grades A* - C or 9 – 5

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education
Head Photo

Mr Richard Palmer


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

    • 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 productions
    • Duke of Edinburgh Award
    • First aid/life savers
    • Horse riding and management
    • Language club
    • Orienteering
    • Public speaking/Debating
    • Rock climbing
    • Skiing
    • Band/Orchestra
    • Brass
    • Choir
    • Guitar
    • Jazz
    • Keyboard
    • Percussion
    • Singing
    • Strings
    • Woodwind
    • After school club
    • Before school/Breakfast club
    • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
    • Experience of expatriates' children
    • Experience of gifted children
    • Experience of international students
    • Experience of services' children
    • Particular diets
    • Rail/Airport services
    • School bus service
    • Dyslexia
    • Aspergers

    Method of Entry

    • Assessment
    • Entry test or exam
    • GCSE results
    • Interview
    • Report from previous school
    • Registration
    • Trial day at school
    • Visit school
    • Taster days

    Scholarships & Bursaries

    • Siblings
    • Financial need
    • Senior school entry
    • 6th Form

    Accreditations and Affliations:

    • AGBIS
    • AMDIS
    • Artsmark
    • BSA
    • ISBA
    • ISC
    • SHMIS

    Religious Affliations:

    • All denominations welcome
    • Non-denominational


    Teaching Languages:

    • English
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