At St Christopher’s School , we pride ourselves on being an Independent Preparatory School. We are a member of ISA (the Independent Schools Association) and our last ISI Inspection (2019) found us to be excellent in all areas of academic achievement and pastoral development. This is the highest standard of achievement for a Prep School and is testament to our teachers and our organisation. Furthermore, St Christopher’s has been serving the local community for nearly 90 years and September 2018 marked our 90th anniversary. A key to this success is the 11+ system.
As an independent Preparatory school, we prepare each student for the opportunities and challenges to be faced in some of the best Secondary schools in London, including Independent and Grammar schools. We have an outstanding track record of achievements at 11+ exams, with half of our students getting offers of places at Grammar Schools or gaining Scholarships in 2019. The 11+ system allows our students to gain multiple offers from different Senior Independent Schools and than make their choice. Unlike a large Independent School, we do not channel students to just one Senior School, whether or not that school is right for them. Our students and our parents have choice. Furthermore, we challenge our students with an advanced curriculum which allows pupils to perform far in advance of age-related expectations.
We also need to equip our students with the social skills and values they will need in these future high-performing Secondary schools. These values include:
These are values and aptitudes that become hard wired by adulthood and give our students the ability to succeed in life.
That’s our secret. We don’t only want to be measured by our academic success for its own sake. At St Christopher’s School, we aim to develop the foundations and skills for all the eventualities and opportunities life will bring.