About CH

At a Glance

A glance at what Christ’s Hospital offers.

CH is an independent co-educational boarding and day school of 900 pupils with an equal mix of boys and girls aged 11-18. The School which is located in West Sussex in the south east of England has a great deal to offer. It is situated in stunning countryside between London and Brighton, 20 miles south of London Gatwick and 38 miles from London Heathrow. The School is fortunate in having its own mainline railway station with regular trains to London, Gatwick Airport and the South Coast.

The distinctive uniform of Christ’s Hospital is offered free to all pupils, who all wear the outer blue coat, breeches (boys), pleated skirts (girls), white shirt with ‘bands’, yellow socks (for all boys and junior girls) and leather belts.

Christ’s Hospital is a unique offering for a UK independent boarding school in that it offers more bursary places than other schools. This stems from our founding charter as a charitable school. School fees are paid on a means tested basis, with substantial subsidies paid by the School, so that pupils from all corners of society are able to have a high quality, independent boarding school education that would otherwise be beyond their means.

Christ’s Hospital also offers its pupils something very rare in UK independent education. The School is one of only four co-educational full boarding senior schools in the country. The advantage of full boarding is that all pupils stay at school twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. On Saturday mornings there are lessons followed by a weekend programme of sport, co-curricular activity and entertainment.

Main entry points are at 11+, 13+ and 16+.  The School offers iGCSE, GCSE and in the Sixth Form, a choice of A Levels, Cambridge Pre U and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses.

The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) has confirmed all-round excellence at Christ’s Hospital.

Simon Reid, Head Teacher was appointed in 2017 previously Principal of Gordonstoun (2011 – 2017)

Visiting Christ’s Hospital
Christ’s Hospital lies just 3 miles south of the thriving market town of Horsham near the M23 and the M25 and is convenient for Gatwick, Heathrow, London and Brighton.

Exam Success
Christ’s Hospital is top in West Sussex for A* at GCSE.

Pupils’ Destinations
Almost all sixth-form leavers go on to a degree course at a top university in this country or abroad, 12% to Oxbridge. Pupils go on to study a range of subjects, particularly sciences, medicine, engineering, economics, maths, classics, history, philosophy and English plus regular entrants to conservatoires, drama schools and art colleges.