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Christ’s Hospital 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 is located in West Sussex in the south east of England. 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.

Christ’s Hospital is unique 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.

“Whilst other school fee assistance schemes have come and gone, Christ’s Hospital has stuck to its charitable aims since it was founded in 1552: educating the financially, socially and otherwise needy for free, or at a reduced rate, in a caring boarding environment. Today these pupils sit happily alongside the full fee payers and the School’s pupil profile is one of which its royal founder, Edward VI, would have been proud.”  Kate, former parent


“I would encourage you to have a go!
Last year I applied for a Year 7 place at Christ’s Hospital. I had to take some tests and spend a night at the School. It was great fun to stay and helped me learn about the School. It was a bit strange at first but I got used to it very quickly. It was a good experience and I would encourage you to have a go. I thought it would be like Harry Potter, but it really wasn’t!”
Oscar, new CH pupil


Our selection process is designed to determine whether children will flourish in a busy school with a strong academic ethos; enjoy the wide range of opportunities on offer; and feel at home in what is predominantly a boarding environment.

We warmly invite you to visit the School on one of our Open Mornings which are held each term.

For further information please contact us on 01403 246555, or email:

“Thank you so much for Christ’s Hospital’s hospitality and warm welcome. Your Open Morning was extremely well organised and informative and we had a lovely time exploring! Our tour guide Sam was especially charming, polite, confident and helpful. He was passionate about his learning and personal goals and so very proud of his School. We were all impressed and our daughter Maisie, who was originally put off by the uniform, came away excited about the prospect of gaining a place with you. Our application form for her is on its way to you. We would also like to attend the next Open Morning and will book online.”
Kind regards
Caroline, prospective CH parent





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