Head Teacher’s welcome

Challenge: a word that has underpinned our approach for 470 years.

My vision for Christ’s Hospital is for it to continue to challenge disadvantage through transformative education.


Christ’s Hospital is widely known in the UK for its outstanding education principle and its diverse breadth of students. It is the mission of Christ’s Hospital to continue to enable those from all corners of society to come together and thrive regardless of their background.

A Christ’s Hospital student’s experience centres on building and strengthening attributes based on resilience, perseverance, compassion, willing service and empathy. These attributes form the pillar-strength principles of the Christ’s Hospital curriculum.

I want students to embrace challenge in all its forms. Students will feel what it is like to be challenged and, having been challenged, will themselves challenge intelligently, and that spirit is quickly realised from the moment the students first enter Christ’s Hospital. ‘To challenge’ is understood to be part of a creative, productive, and transformative process, which helps equip students to shape positively the societies they belong to long after they have left.

The journey our students make from the time they arrive to when they leave is often profoundly rewarding, and along the way we support their growing resilience and success as they move on to university and beyond. We delight in their achievements and welcome them back to inspire and encourage current students.

I look forward to welcoming you to our remarkable School.

Simon Reid, Head Teacher

Our mission

Challenge inequality by providing a nurturing, transformative education for young people from all backgrounds.

The generosity of our benefactors has built up a valuable endowment over the centuries. However, Christ’s Hospital’s commitment to provide more bursary support than any other independent boarding school in the country exceeds the annual income from its endowment assets.

Philanthropy therefore remains central for Christ’s Hospital to continue to transform lives for future generations.

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