Activities at Boarding School
Boarding School Activities

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
September Place Availability

For families considering applying to St Chris for September 2021, we have a limited number of places available in certain year groups.

Please contact Kate and Sarah in our Admissions team for further information:

Email or call +44 1462 650947.

Virtual Open Day

Click here to explore our Virtual Open Day online, where you can:

  • Hear video messages from senior members of staff
  • View a virtual 360 degree tour of the school
  • Explore an interactive map showing key areas of the campus
  • Find out more about applying by reading our Admissions FAQs

Tours of St Chris

Once you have attended our Virtual Open Day and attended one of our Online Information Events, we’d be delighted to invite you to come and see St Chris in person.

Please contact the Admissions team to book a tour by emailing or by calling +44 (0) 1462 650947.