Introduction

It is a privilege to lead a high achieving and over-subscribed ‘outstanding’ (SIAMS 2016-17) school.

We strive to provide a genuinely holistic education, preparing boys and girls to tackle the ever greater demands facing young people in the 21st century. The talented and able teaching staff are dedicated to combining academic excellence with a richness of opportunity beyond the classroom. We are hugely ambitious academically for our pupils, ensuring that they secure the results to continue their education at the best universities or on training courses which will prepare them for careers of significance and worth.

St Christopher’s opened in 1958 and is an outstanding 11 - 18 Church of England Academy. Our caring community is based on a close partnership between staff, parents, pupils and governors and we foster strong links with local parishes and clergy, six of whom serve as School Chaplains. We emphasise pupils’ whole development, offering high standards of teaching in a range of courses to cater for all abilities, a wide extracurriculum and making a priority of spiritual nurture, with religious worship and teaching at the centre of school life. High academic achievement over the last four years resulted in national recognition with nearly 80% of our Year 11 pupils gaining at least five higher grades with English and Mathematics. Our Most recent Ofsted Inspection Report (2016) judged pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare as ‘Outstanding’.

R.D. Jones Headmaster