PUBLISHED: 00:16 18 January 2012 | UPDATED: 20:54 20 February 2013
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THE CURRICULUM: The academic curriculum offers a mix of GCSEs, A Levels, IB and Pre-U qualifications. Academic expectations are high and pupils are given every encouragement to develop a love of learning and to actively pursue academic excellence.
GAMES & THE ARTS: Art, Music, Drama and Sport are all strong and an integral part of school life. Pupils are given the opportunity to participate in an extensive range of activities. These can be enjoyed and played at all levels, from representing the school locally, nationally, internationally to enjoying a game with friends. Pupils are encouraged to have a go and try new things unearthing new talents, hobbies and interests.
PASTORAL CARE: Strong pastoral care, dedicated and attentive staff. Boarders and day pupils feel safe, secure and well looked after within the schools established House system.
UNIVERSITY PLACES: 96% of pupils each year go to University; on average 12% go to Oxford or Cambridge. Sixth form pupils benefit from small classes, highly qualified staff who are passionate about their subjects, one to one tutoring, weekly lectures given by visiting specialist speakers, extensive range of subjects, a choice of exams at sixth form plus individual guidance and support through UCAS the university entry system.
HEAD TEACHERS PHILOSOPY: Christs Hospital is in many ways unique, offering children from all walks of life a first class education in a caring, boarding and day environment. The range of opportunities on offer is second to none and the education our pupils receive leads nearly all to the top universities in either this country or abroad.
At Christs Hospital we believe in the benefits of a rounded and balanced education for our pupils. In practice, this means that as well as a challenging academic programme, pupils will also be involved in music, art, drama, public speaking, community action and sport.
Pupils fees are assessed according to family income, so that it is a childs ability and potential to benefit from a Christs Hospital education that determines their selection. This results in a social and cultural diversity that enriches our school community and offers our pupils unique opportunities as we prepare them to take their place in the modern world.
OUTSTANDING Offering outstanding education to both boys and girls for 460 years
CHARACTERISTICS and life changing opportunities for children from all walks of life.The Tudor uniform, the schools links with the City of London and Band Parade are just a few of its unique characteristics.
ADDRESS: Horsham, West Sussex RH13 0YP
WEBSITE: www.christs-hospital.org.uk FOUNDED: 1552
NUMBER OF PUPILS: 408 boys, 408 girls AGES: 11-18
FEES: Boarding per term: 8,335, Day per term: 4,500-5,665
Scholarships and Bursaries available
HEAD TEACHER: Mr John Franklin
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Church of England, all faiths welcome
ENTRANCE PROCEDURE: Assessment and interview at 11, 13 and 16
CONTACT: Mrs Jane Howard, 01403 247410
SCHOOL VISITS: Open Days are held each term. Personal tours can be arranged by contacting the school, 01403 211293