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. 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.