Science Lessons at St Chris
Where
achievement
creates
enjoyment
Independent day and boarding school for girls and boys, aged 3 to 18
Science Lessons at St Chris
Where
enjoyment
creates
achievement
Independent day and boarding school for girls and boys, aged 3 to 18

Welcome to St Chris

What every parent wants is for their children to do well in life. And that means finding a school that will set them up for their future.

What do they need for that?

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.

Virtual Open Day

St Chris at a Glance

St Chris is an independent day and boarding school that welcomes girls and boys from the ages of 3 to 18, located in Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire.

Founded in 1915, we treat young people as individuals, encouraging them to develop into capable, imaginative, responsible people with a zest for life.

 

Head’s Welcome

 

2 days ago

In Friday's Morning Talk a group of LGBTQ+ students led by teacher Kirstyn Kedaitis discussed allyship and how we can support those in our community who identify as LGBTQ+.The talk featured one of our Sixth Form students, Jack Hammond, talking about his journey and the artwork that he has created to represent his feelings and those of his peers.Jack and other students in the group spoke incredibly powerfully about what allyship is. An ally is a non-LGBTQ+ person who:👉 believes in equal rights for LGBTQ+ people and👉 stands up for these beliefs when necessary.Allyship is important because:👉 It’s needed to help build an inclusive and informed community.👉 In many contexts, LGBTQ people still are not treated truly equally.They also gave clear examples about what each of us should do:👉 Show acceptance when someone comes out to you👉 Avoid ‘outing’ others without their permission👉 Ask someone’s pronouns if you’re not sure Politely inform or correct people if they make a mistake👉Challenge people when they aren’t respectful👉Keep an open mindIn short… just be respectful!It matters because your words and actions can directly impact other people, whether you realise it or not.Studies by Stonewall and Just Like Us (2021) showed that 50% of LGBTQ+ people had experienced depression and three in five had experienced anxiety (18% general population). They also found that LGBTQ+ people are three times more likely than non-LGBTQ+ people to self-harm or end their lives.The Yale School of Public Health study (2019) found that 83% of LGBTQ+ people feel the need to hide their identity, and that increased allyship could drop that number to 16%.The students concluded by giving information to their peers about where they can find help and support both in school and outside of it, and by agreeing that we need to talk about allyship continuously until our rights are truly equal. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

This morning saw the hustings for this year's Head Boy and Head Girl who lead our team of Major Officials and the School Council.In a change this year, we've separated the Head Boy and Head Girl elections from the other Major Official positions, so that those who are unsuccessful in the first elections can stand for other positions.Kitty, Izzy and Soonu are standing for Head Girl, and Oli, James and Theo for Head Boy.Well done to all the candidates, who spoke about the topics that would be important to them if elected. Topics ranged from mental health, and embedding positive practices in school, to increasing opportunities for the St Chris community to work across year groups - both areas in response to the impact that COVID has had on school communities.As with last year, the hustings were run remotely with pupils voting online this week. Despite COVID restrictions, it's good to see that democracy is alive and well at St Chris! ... See MoreSee Less
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