School Profile

SchoolChrist’s Hospital
DofE Number938/6011
Registered Charity Number1120090
West Sussex
RH13 0LJ
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 1403 211293
Head TeacherMr Simon Reid
Chair of GovernorsMr Christopher Steane
Age Range11 to 18
Number of pupils907
Seniors626Sixth form281

About the school                    

Christ’s Hospital is a co-educational boarding school with a minority of day pupils catering for 907 pupils aged from 11 to 18 years.

The school is an independent educational charity governed by its trustees. They are responsible for the charitable foundation, which arranges funding for means-tested bursaries for a large majority of the pupils.

The school was founded in 1552 by the gift to the City of London of the former Greyfriars’ monastery in Newgate Street, to provide a home and education for destitute children living on the stress of London. Now situated in West Sussex, the school’s mission remains largely unchanged. It occupies an extensive site with substantial buildings, some dating from the school’s move to Horsham in 1902 and some reflecting subsequent development. Boarders are accommodated in one of 18 centrally located houses; two of these, for pupils in their final year, are co-educational.

Aims of the school                  

The school aims to enable all pupils to achieve their full academic potential and develop their talents, ideas and interests, in a caring community which fosters respect for others, self-confidence, a sense of service, and a love of learning.

About the pupils                     

Most pupils are boarders; the majority come from maintained school backgrounds. Nationally standardised test data indicates that the ability of the pupils is above average.  The school has identified 86 pupils as having special education needs and/or disabilities (SEND), mostly mild dyslexia; of these, 48 receive specialist help. English is an additional language (EAL) for 82 pupils. The school has identified 140 pupils as being the most able in the school’s population and the curriculum is modified for them.

Quality of Education               

At GCSE, performance has been well above the national average for maintained schools. IGSCE results have been higher than worldwide norms.

In the sixth form, A level results have been above the national average for sixth formers in maintained schools.

The quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent.

Pupils of all ages make rapid progress in relation to their ability.

Pupils develop excellent knowledge, skills and understanding across a broad curriculum and co-curriculum.

Pupils demonstrate outstanding attitudes to learning, showing great initiative and independence when responding to new challenges.

2021 Exam Results                           

A Level Results

30% of all Pre-U and A level grades achieved were equivalent to an A* with 62% of all grades awarded being an A or A*. Out of the cohort of 118 pupils, 50 pupils achieved overall grades equivalent to AAA or higher.

(I)GCSE Results

46% of all the grades awarded were at Level 8 or 9 (equivalent to an A*) and 70% of all grades awarded at a Level 7 or above. Out of all the Level 8-9 grades, 22 % of grades were awarded at the top grade of a Level 9. There was a 98.9% pass rate (Level 4-9). Out of the cohort of 122, 39 pupils achieved 10 or more grades at Level 7 or above with 31 pupils achieving at least 8 grades at Level 8 or higher.


2021 Leavers’ Destinations by University
Aberystwyth1Aston University4
Bath2BIMM Institute2
Brighton MET2Bristol6
Central Lancashire1Central St Martin’s UAL1
Imperial College London1Keele1
Kent1King’s College London6
Manchester Metropolitan1Nottingham3
Oxford4Queen Mary – Malta campus1
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama1Royal Holloway3
Southampton3St Andrews1
St George’s, London1Surrey2
Toronto1UAL Camberwell1
UAL Loughborough1UCL7