Boarding Activities

A Thriving Programme of Activities for Boarders

St Chris has a dedicated programme of activities for boarders in the evenings and at weekends, as well as many opportunities to get involved in the wide range of clubs and activities available to all St Chris pupils as part of the School’s extracurricular programme.

At the weekends, boarders take part in the Saturday activity programme which often involves a trip or activity off campus. A full list of activities is shared with boarders at the beginning of each term. Popular recent trips have included:


We also run weeknight trips to activities such as recent trips to Flip Out trampoline park in London and a Laser Tag evening in Stevenage.

Other weekly evening activities organised within the boarding houses include swimming every Wednesday, weekly cooking nights where boarders cook and eat together with houseparents, arts and craft evenings, football games, Taco Tuesdays (Arunside) and hide and seek (very popular in Arundale!)

There are also seasonal events such as BBQs, pumpkin carving, Christmas meals, Easter Egg hunts and pancake night to name but a few!

“They do a lot of weekend trips that makes boarding as exciting as possible. Every week is different.”

Boarder from Hong Kong, Year 13

“I like everything here but I really enjoy the school trips for example the surf trip. I think it’s really cool that we get the chance to do so many different things.”

Boarder from China, Year 10
Covid-19 Information

Due to the containment measures associated with the COVID-19 outbreak, St Chris is currently physically closed for mainstream schooling. We continue to operate remotely to offer virtual learning for all of our pupils and our top priorities are to:

  • Continue to support and move forward the learning goals of each class or subject;
  • Support our pupils pastorally as an enforced period of social isolation takes place;
  • Support families as they navigate challenges that arise with work schedules and childcare.

Current Parents

Full details of our remote learning arrangements and resources, pastoral care and safeguarding information have been emailed to parents. Please visit our parent portal for updated information. Staff contact details can be found by clicking here.

We have a small number of places still available for September 2020, and will be able to answer any questions you may have about the school and how to apply, set up virtual meetings with key teachers and to send you a virtual tour of the site while the School is closed.

Please get in touch by emailing or by calling +44 (0) 7714 618 233.