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.

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 as an enforced period of social isolation takes place;
  • 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.

We have a small number of places still available for September 2020, and will be able to answer any questions you may have about the school and how to apply, set up virtual meetings with key teachers and to send you a virtual tour of the site while the School is closed.

Please get in touch by emailing admissions@stchris.co.uk or by calling +44 (0) 7714 618 233.