School Life

School Life

Christ’s Hospital 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, broader curricular activity and entertainment.

The pupils at Christ’s Hospital receive the very best a boarding education can provide. The majority of pupils and teachers live on site, creating a community where pupils are happy and secure, with an extensive range of activities on their doorstep.

“It’s really fun boarding because it’s basically a big sleepover. The food is great and the lessons are exciting. My favourite lessons are Drama, Science, PE and  Maths. In total, we have 18 different lessons. I really like it here and I have lots of responsibilities for myself. It was such a big step coming to CH but it was definitely worth it.” Jack, Year 7 pupil

“Christ’s Hospital has fantastic sports facilities, sports teachers and coaches and you have the opportunity to spend time doing more of the sport you most enjoy. For example, if you want to do well in tennis, there are plenty of courts for you to practise on and highly trained coaches that can help you every step of the way, either in group activities or in one to one coaching sessions. The sports centre and squash courts are available and there is even a spinning room. The swimming pool is open in the evenings for senior pupils if they don’t get the opportunity to swim during the day.” Katherine, Year 10 pupil

“The vastness and availability of the facilities are simply amazing and gives us a lot of flexibility and variety for various forms of exercise. The coaching is very consistent and focused for every kind of pupil, from a sports scholar with seven different sports a week looking for a way to get to a higher level to a D-team member looking for extra practice to move up into a C or B team. The coaches are easy to reach via the sports office and they have a very encouraging and sympathetic approach.” Imani, Year 10 pupil

“The best thing about living at School is the opportunities you have. From Drama to the friendships and everything in between, there is always something to do. There are about 45 pupils in every boarding house. When you start you will be allocated a mentor, someone who looks out for you and makes sure you’re OK. I liked having a mentor as it was someone I could go to and ask questions. In every House there is the Matron who is very caring. If you have any worries about anything or don’t feel so good she is another important go-to person. I feel very lucky being at CH. I’ve made great friends and already have some fantastic memories. Everyone is very enthusiastic about being here!” Jasper, Year 8 pupil