The St Chris boarding house is called Arundale and is located in the heart of the St Chris campus.
Arundale is a family-orientated house for boarders from Year 7 to Year 13. Friendly and informal, yet well-ordered, Arundale is a place where everyone feels at home, comfortable and cared for.
Boarding is co-educational. Boys and girls have separate bedrooms and bathrooms in different areas of the boarding house, with shared communal common rooms and kitchens.
Most boarding rooms are single occupancy, and pupils are based in the same area of the boarding house as others in their year group. Students in lower years will sometimes share a room with another student, with students in upper years having their own room.
Younger pupils have access to a common room, games room and kitchen in one area of the house, with pupils at the top end of the school having access to a separate common room, games room and kitchen.
The houseparents are Chris and Cecilia who live on site on the same floor as the boarding house and have been houseparents since 2001. They have three grown-up children who all attended St Chris but are now living independently. Pupils are also looked after by resident tutors – Kirsty, Angeles and Emma – who also live on site.
All meals are taken in the School’s dining room, however boarders are welcome to make snacks and small meals in the two kitchens, and Cecilia is well known for her baking!