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.

September Place Availability

For families considering applying to St Chris for September 2021, we have a limited number of places available in certain year groups.

Please contact Kate and Sarah in our Admissions team for further information:

Email admissions@stchris.co.uk or call +44 1462 650947.

Online Information Events

We have a number of live online information events taking place this term where you can hear from key staff and pupils, and can ask questions about life at St Chris. Register to attend one of our events by clicking “Book Now” below.

Wednesday 3 March7.00pmSixth Form Online EventBook Now
Tuesday 9 March7.00pmSenior School Online EventBook Now

Virtual Open Day

Click here to explore our Virtual Open Day online, where you can:

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

Tours of St Chris

Once you have attended our Virtual Open Day and attended one of our Online Information Events, we’d be delighted to invite you to come and see St Chris in person once the latest lockdown has lifted.

Until then, we can offer online meetings with the Admissions team and the Head, Emma-Kate Henry, so do get in touch if you would like to book one of these by emailing admissions@stchris.co.uk