Welcome to our School
St Christopher’s School is an independent Primary school, which is part of the Inspired Learning Group.
Our school sets out to provide parents with an educational provision which we believe large Independent schools are unable to match.
We are a small, highly resourced one-form entry school; with an average of 12-14 pupils to a class. Our school employs only experienced and highly motivated, qualified teachers as well as a complement of excellent subject specialist teachers. Our Inspection reports and our academic results testify to our success.
Whilst many Independent schools have grown larger with two or three classes to each year group, we have remained faithful to a type of provision which we believe delivers a better, more Primary focussed education. At St Christopher’s, every child knows every fellow student by name. Children in older year groups mentor younger children and teachers are expected to know about the needs and progress of each individual child.
We believe it is our difference from the standard Independent Schools that makes us better. Our system seeks to attain excellence in academic attainment and in pastoral development.
We track progress through termly tests which generate standardised scores and age related grades. We also track reading ages, spelling ages and verbal and non verbal reasoning ability. In doing this, we have made a conscious decision to stick to a more rigorous test-based system which will prepare our students for the competitive academic exams they may face when they reach Year 6. Our students aim to sit exams and tests for Independent Schools and Grammar Schools. Our mission is to prepare them.
However, academic success isn’t enough. It may not even be the most important thing for a Primary school. There’s something far more important. This is the range of life and character skills which provide the foundations for success in life. That’s what coming to school is all about, particularly at Primary level. We’re learning and developing skills which will make us independent and self sufficient in adulthood.
Education doesn’t have to be impersonal. Come and visit St Christopher’s to see what every Primary School should be like.