Pupil Wellbeing 

St Christopher's core principles underscore our dedication to nurturing every pupils full potential and ensuring that they are equally appreciated. We prioritise a well-rounded education, placing strong emphasis on balance. Our pupils are joyful, self-assured, enthusiastic learners who actively seek to support their peers and contribute to the community.

Inspection Highlights

The Independent Schools Inspectorate praised the quality of care for the children’s wellbeing and academic success, highlighting it as a particular strength of the school, adding:

“Pupils demonstrate a delight in learning and a very strong desire to produce the best quality of work that they can”.

The inspectors also commented on the way we develop children’s characters in the widest sense, saying:

“Pupils across the school demonstrate notably high levels of self-confidence and self-awareness. Pupils’ exhibit deep spiritual awareness and demonstration of their appreciation of the non-material aspects of life”.

Find our recent Inspection Report here:

Inspection Report

School Life

Our approach is to cherish the individual, to catch them being good and to build on their strengths while supporting them in overcoming areas in which they perform less well. We do this through our weekly ‘Star of the Week’ awards and in our friendly but competitive, House System in which children are allocated to houses (Cornwall, Edinburgh & Kent).

Jigsaw scheme of work (PSHE)

At St Christopher’s school, we follow the Jigsaw PSHE Scheme of Work. Jigsaw PSHE is a comprehensive Scheme of Work for the whole School from Nursery through to Year 6. It brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning. SMSC (Spiritual, Moral Social and Cultural development) and Rights Respecting Schools (learning about United Nations Convention on the Rights of The Child) are also a key part of the scheme. All of these pieces of learning are brought together to form a cohesive picture, helping children to know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in the world.

Jigsaw PSHE is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time. This enables each puzzle to start with an introductory assembly, generating a whole school focus for adults and children alike.

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