Clubs & Societies

Our aim is to offer pupils new interests, to delve more deeply into existing ones and to respond to new challenges, in ways that provide a contrast to their academic pursuits.

Clubs take place during the school week at lunchtime and afterschool and are run mainly by teachers. Several of the clubs, such as Be Green and District Cross-Country training, are run by pupils, giving them organisational and leadership experience in a field that they are interested in.

Some clubs, such as Robotics or Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, work towards a competition or end goal whether others exist just for the joy of self-development and the pursuit of interest.

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s award is a nationally recognised scheme to encourage young people to broaden their horizons by participating in a programme of practical, cultural, and adventurous activities.

It has three progressive levels: bronze, silver, and gold and St Chris offers the silver and gold levels.

For each level, a pupil must complete four separate sections: volunteering, to encourage service to others; expedition, to encourage to a spirit of adventure; skill, to encourage the development of personal interests; and physical recreation, to encourage participation in physical activity. The more advanced the level of the award, the greater the time commitment to each of these sections.

At St Chris we offer the silver and gold levels to pupils from Year 10 onwards. Activities such as expedition training run as part of the Thursday Options programme, with expeditions running at weekends.

Virtual Open Day

For families considering applying to St Chris, our Virtual Open Day is online and can be viewed here:

Virtual Open Day

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

Online Information Events

We are also running a number of online information events this term where you can hear from key staff from the area of the school that you are interested in, and can ask questions about life at St Chris.

Saturday 26 September10.00amSenior School Online Information EventBook Now
Saturday 10 October10.00amJunior School Online Information EventBook Now
Tuesday 13 October7.00pmSixth Form Online Information EventBook Now
Wednesday 4 November7.00pmSenior School Online Information EventBook Now
Wednesday 11 November7.00pmJunior School Online Information EventBook Now

Tours of St Chris

We are currently offering a limited number of socially distanced tours of the school for those families who are considering entry for September 2021.

We would request that families looking at the school for beyond 2021 should please book in for a tour after Christmas.
To book a tour please visit our Admissions portal by clicking here.

Contact Us

If you would like to speak to someone please contact Kate Allan, Registrar or Sarah Davis, Admissions Assistant, at admissions@stchris.co.uk or call +44 1462 650947.