School Life

School Life

School Life

Christ’s Hospital is a remarkable school and offers pupils from all backgrounds the opportunity to achieve their full academic potential and to develop their interests and talents in a caring and supportive environment.

Christ’s Hospital was founded in London in 1552 and moved to Sussex in 1902. It has a rich history which is evident in many facets of school life. The most obvious is the Tudor uniform which is worn with great pride by our pupils. For all that, we have a decidedly modern outlook and our focus is very much on providing our pupils with the best possible preparation for the future.

Academic expectations are high and pupils are given every encouragement to develop their learning and to reach their full academic potential. The School has an impressive history of academic achievement with an average of 10 pupils each year taking up places at Oxford or Cambridge, and 98% of leavers going on to leading universities.

Academic is a word, a theme that threads its way through all aspects of Christ’s Hospital life. We expect a great deal of our pupils. They expect much of Christ’s Hospital in return.

Christ’s Hospital is also extremely well resourced. Our classrooms, libraries and learning resources are state-of-the-art. Everything is designed around delivering the very best education to young people who want to make a difference.

Our impressive campus provides the opportunities for the busy lives that our pupils lead. As you would expect from one of the country’s leading boarding schools, the facilities are first-rate and the huge range of broader curricular activities on offer is second to none.

Although Christ’s Hospital is predominantly boarding, our day pupils enjoy exactly the same routine as the boarders, apart from sleeping at school. The extended boarding week allows pupils to make the most of the vast array of day, evening and weekend activities on offer and helps foster the strong sense of community within the school.

Christ’s Hospital prides itself on the outstanding young people who move on each year. Friendly, forthright and unpretentious, our school leavers take with them the confidence and the skills that they will need to achieve success at university and to make a worthwhile contribution to society in later life.