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Christ’s Hospital is a unique boarding school providing life-changing education for some of the most disadvantaged children in the UK. Around 75% of its students are educated for free or at minimal cost, meaning that those from any background are able to access a high quality independent charitable school education that would otherwise be beyond the means of their parents/carers.

Formed in 1552, Christ’s Hospital is the most ethnically diverse boarding school and nearly 90% of its main intake comes from the State sector. It has approximately 900 students across Years 7 to 13, with a choice of either A Level and Pre-U courses or the IB Diploma programme.

In our current 2019 cohort:
• 13% of our students meet the criteria for free school meals
• 11% of our students receive a 100% bursary to study with us
• A further 61% of our students receive a bursary of up to 90% of their fees
• 52% of our students identify as BAME