Where
achievement
creates
enjoyment
Independent day and boarding school for girls and boys, aged 3 to 18
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.

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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.

 

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Yesterday marked the start of the Summer Term for staff members; staff from across the whole School came back to work yesterday to take part in our INSET day.The focus of this INSET day was our long-term strategy. Over the past few months, the Senior Leadership Team have been working with David Boddy developing our whole school strategy to sustain St Chris' growth and progression into the future.Throughout workshop sessions, mixed groups of colleagues from teaching and professional services discussed and debated a number of key questions aligned with the strategy's objectives, including:"What does individualised learning look like in practice?""What do we do that is brilliant, and what can we improve?""How do we develop our founding principle of "education as service?"๐Ÿ—จ The groups then nominated a reporter from each group to deliver a summary of their discussions to the whole staff community. Staff members across different areas gave insightful feedback on the questions contributing to the development of our strategy. Staff remarked that it was an engaging session and valued the opportunity to share and discuss ideas with peers that they may not have necessarily worked with before.After several presentations from Richard Jones, Head, on the future of St Chris, Lizzie Hedderson, Assistant Head (Pupil Development and Wellbeing), on Microaggressions using research from the University of Bristol and the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, and Emma Roskilly, Assistant Head (Co-Curricular), on the St Chris calendar and upcoming co-curricular activities, staff members enjoyed a variety of wellbeing activities.These included:๐Ÿ‘— A stitching workshop for clothes repair๐ŸŽจ Mindful colouring๐Ÿ“ Table tennis (some very competitive games were played!)๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿณ Cooking chilli paneer๐Ÿก Lego creations๐Ÿธ Badmintonโ˜€ A local walk in the sunshineA huge thank you to Zoe Weaver (Director of People) and Helen Quinn (People Coordinator) for organising these highly popular activities. It was a brilliant way to end the INSET session and to start a busy term! ... See MoreSee Less
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What a term it's been! The spring ๐ŸŒฑ has thrown lots of opportunities our students' way. From digging things up in Forest School to scoring winning goals across a number of sports, it's been a busy term! Here's the roundup:1. We've been busy in Forest School in the Junior School, adjusting to the changing seasons, building dens and making food for Ewoks! ๐ŸŒฟ2. ๐ŸŒณ Animal Care club has been in full swing; students of all ages have been making several visits to our Arunwood Ecocentre, petting the rabbits, chincillas, degus and walking with the alpacas!3. World Book Day was a hoot in the Junior School this year and the theme was biographies! Here, two students are dressed as Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson and Rosa Parks.4. We invited Reception class (K group) parents to Mummies' tea where they enjoyed hot cross buns and a conversation with some of our youngest learners! ๐Ÿด5. The Junior School has been full of life yet again this term. Students have been enjoying making space-themed stop-motion films, delivering Morning Talks, singing songs, and playing games to bring their topics to life! ๐ŸŒ6. This term, we took part in our democratic election process for our Head Student roles and Major Officials! Students enjoyed taking part in an election process that mimicked a general election in the UK.7. St Chris has continued its sporting prowess this term in basketball, football, and has recently made its return to the rugby scene! โšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿˆโšพ๏ธ๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ‘8. We celebrated Lunar New Year across the whole school, which saw starting conversations about the celebration from the Nursery (Monte) all the way up to the Sixth Form!9. We've been working with David Boddy to consult about our school to carve out our strategy for the next 3-5 years. Our students have been an integral part of this process, meeting with David to share their opinions about St Chris.10. Jessica Meserve, children's book illustrator and author, delivered a workshop to our Year 8 (II Group) students about storyboarding and allowed our students to come up with original children's story ideas of their own!๐Ÿ‘‰ What's been your highlight this term? It's hard for us to pick just one thing... ... See MoreSee Less
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