Pupil FAQs

Questions frequently asked by pupils about our school.

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Can I wear anything to School?

Our clothing policy states that pupils may choose what to wear as long as it is clean, mended and non-offensive. It must also be appropriate for a day working in School. The majority of pupils feel most comfortable in jeans and t-shirts. We believe that the freedom to choose their own clothing encourages pupils to take personal responsibility.

Do you have any after-school activities?

There is plenty to get involved with from sports matches and pottery clubs to drama and music groups. Many of the groups meet at lunchtime too, so if you have a long journey home you can still join in. If you want to take part in an evening activity there is always the chance to board for a night. The lovely thing at St Chris is that we value everyone’s contribution so if you want to get involved you will be able to do so.

What is the School Council?

It is your chance to have a say in what happens in your School – it’s as simple as that and it works. All decisions made by Council are discussed in a School Meeting and everyone has a vote. Our pupil magazine is called ‘The Voice’ and that is exactly what you will have if you choose to come to St Chris!

Will I have loads of homework?

You will have homework. However, we try to make sure it is evenly spread and that you are left with some time to follow your own interests in the evening. Every pupil has a homework diary to help them and their parents plan their week.

How hard will I have to work?

You will need to work hard – all of our pupils do – but the important thing is, you will enjoy doing so. As you approach GCSEs we aim to make the timetable as flexible as possible to allow you to follow the optional subjects you’re really interested in (English, Maths and Science are compulsory).

What if I have a problem?

There will be lots of people here to help and ensure you can tackle any problem, whatever it is. The most important thing is that you tell someone at School as soon as you have a problem so that we can give you the advice or support you need.