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;
  • 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.

If you are a prospective family looking for a school for your child, our Admissions Office is open and members of our Admissions Team are available to talk to. They can answer any questions you may have about the school and how to apply, set up virtual meetings with key teachers and can send you a video tour of the site while the School is closed.

As well as offering video tours, we are also organising a small number of socially distanced tours of the School to those families looking for places for September 2020. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more.

Admissions Contact Details

Kate Allan, Registrar.


Tel: +44 (0) 7714 618 233.