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Christ's Hospital School

In 2019 - 37% of GCSE students achieved A* score
Address: Christ's Hospital, Horsham RH13 0YP, United Kingdom
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Description Christ's Hospital School

  • Location: Horsham, West Sussex, United Kingdom
  • Established: in 1552
  • Age of students: 11-18 years
  • Total number of students : 850 people (830 at the hostel)
  • Type of study: mixed
  • Accommodation type: guest-house (residence)
  • Language of instruction: English.

Christ's Hospital School was founded in London in 1552. Initially, by the order of King Edward IV, it was a shelter for the care of children from poor families (and it was intended only for girls): in the future, when transformed into a boarding school, the institution managed to stay a male school and only then came to a joint type of training in 1985. In September 2011, the school opened a department for day students (without residence), but the vast majority of students (830 of 850 people) still prefer to study and live within the walls of the campus.

Speaking of famous school graduates, the following names can be noted:

  • Arthur Bowley (economist);
  • Jason Fleming (actor);
  • Cyril Burt (the most popular psychologist in the UK);
  • Samuel Coleridge (poet, representative of the "Lake School");
  • Roger Allam (actor);
  • William Nye (personal secretary to Prince Charles);
  • Chris Steele-Perkins (photographer);
  • John Colborn (Field Marshal);
  • William Burnside (mathematician);
  • Henry Cole (illustrator and painter);
  • Colin Davis (conductor);
  • Percy Pine (president of one of the largest American banks City City Bank).

In total, the school now has about 850 students (boys equally and girls) - both boarders and day students. Approximately 50 students represent foreign countries (many children from Hong Kong and Germany). Classes for classes are formed very small: on the Sixth Form no more than 10 people, in the middle classes no more than 20.

The school differs from other hostels not only in Great Britain but also in the world:

  • Christ's Hospital School is a charity school: to this day talented and stubborn children from poor families can get a quality prestigious education. 16% of pupils study completely free of charge, 95% of students receive permanent material assistance (covers 5% -100% of tuition), 10% of pupils pay only a tenth of the total tuition fee. Only 5% of students pay the full cost of education;
  • Students are given the opportunity to receive one of the numerous scholarships: for achievements in the academic field (general and in separate disciplines), for achievements in art (especially in theatrical prowess), in sports. It is especially valuable that scholarships can be added to the already indicated amount of material support (of course, not exceeding 100%);
  • Clear and strict adherence to traditions. For example, students still wear Tudor-style uniforms: in 2010, even a special student referendum was held, where the majority of students advocated the preservation of the original school uniform. The standard set includes a tie of two white stripes, dark blue long coats with a leather strap, yellow stockings and knee breeches (the latter for girls are replaced by pleated skirts of similar length). By tradition, a student in this uniform can enter the Tower of London for free - and Christ's Hospital School students wear it on a daily basis.

For all its commitment and love for traditions in educational matters, the school actively uses the most modern teaching methods, educational tools and techniques. Each student is unique, teachers know this well and try to make sure that the curriculum is as effective as possible for each student.

For foreign students, admission, of course, is possible only if the level of English is sufficiently high - the remaining requirements for applicants are the same (same as for British subjects). For students from abroad, there is the opportunity to attend English as a foreign language (EAL) lessons, which will help in a short time to improve language skills and skills for the full and effective learning of the curriculum.

The curriculum offered to students is balanced and includes a variety of available subjects - both standard (mathematics, English, natural science courses) and rare enough (archeology). Traditionally, the school is strong in mathematics: once the local mathematical department was called the Royal Mathematical School, and in the 18th century it was even run by Isaac Newton! Sixth Form students can study math at a standard and advanced level, as part of the MEI course (structured combined program - if successful, students receive 3 A-level credits at once); There is an opportunity to pass the specialized exams STEP (Sixth Term Examination Papers) and AEA (Advanced Extention Award).

A-level students have an advanced course in physics.

Much attention is paid to music education - for over 400 years students have been actively involved in the activities of ensembles and orchestras, singing in the choir and playing a variety of musical instruments. Classes can be group and individual (more than half are free), music is available for study and at the GCSE level (4 lessons weekly).

Twice a week, all students attend a local church, main services and masses. Parents can communicate with students via mobile phones, e-mail and Skype (also phones with international communication are installed in residences, but they are paid separately). In addition, the students' families are constantly receiving full reports on the progress, success and behavior of students along with recommendations for further education and development.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Christ's Hospital School

Program name
from 11 950 £ / term

Quick overview of Middle Classes: At the age of 7-8, the training program fully complies with the British national standard - the list of compulsory disciplines includes the following:

  • English;
  • Art;
  • Geography;
  • Natural Sciences;
  • Mathematics;
  • Design and technology;
  • French;
  • Religious studies;
  • Physical culture and sports;
  • History.

Students can supplement the curriculum with useful thematic electives:

  • Second foreign language (minimum one year is studied);
  • Art;
  • Course "Discovery";
  • Latin language (at least 2 years of study);
  • The discipline "Learning for Life" (or PSHE);
  • Special course "Technological roundabout" (classes on technology of food production, information technologies, electronics).

The school year in the school is divided into traditional British trimesters:

  • Autumn (from August 3-4 to December 10), a vacation from October 15 to October 30;
  • Spring (from 8 January to 25 March), holidays from 11 to 19 February;
  • Summer (from April 18 to July 1), vacation from May 27 to June 4.
from 11 950 £ / term

Quick overview: The program of 9-11 classes is the GCSE course (for iinternational students - IGCSE, an international variant), designed for 2 academic years and intended for children of 14-16 years.

The curriculum includes several compulsory general subjects:

  • Mathematics;
  • English and Literature;
  • Biology;
  • Chemistry;
  • Physics.

Also, some non-examination disciplines belong to the list of mandatory ones - students attend classes on them, but do not take exams in the final of the program:

  • Special course "Technological roundabout" (classes on technology of food production, information technologies, electronics);
  • The discipline "Learning for Life" (or PSHE);
  • History of religions and worldviews.

The curriculum of each student is supplemented with a minimum of 4 electives at his own discretion (but there must be at least 1 foreign language and at least 1 humanitarian subject on the list):

  • Theology and Philosophy;
  • Music art;
  • Product design;
  • French;
  • Information and computer technologies;
  • German;
  • Graphic design;
  • Geography;
  • Food technology;
  • Latin language;
  • History;
  • Spanish;
  • Ancient Greek;
  • Theater and drama;
  • Art;
  • Physical culture and sport.

The school year in the school is divided into traditional British trimesters:

  • Autumn (from August 3-4 to December 10), a vacation from October 15 to October 30;
  • Spring (from 8 January to 25 March), holidays from 11 to 19 February;
  • Summer (from April 18 to July 1), vacation from May 27 to June 4.
from 11 950 £ / term

Brief information: in the 12-13 grades, the A-level serves as one of the options for pre-university training (the Sixth Form stage). The program is designed for 2 academic years and is intended for students of 16-18 years.

During the first year 4 subjects are studied, during the first year only 3 of the earlier selected. All disciplines are chosen by the students themselves: this makes it possible to prepare as efficiently as possible for admission to the chosen specialty and faculty, deepen the priority knowledge and acquire valuable practical skills. You can select items from the following list:

  • History;
  • Archeology;
  • Music art;
  • Geography;
  • Design and technology;
  • Spanish;
  • Mathematics;
  • English;
  • Latin language;
  • Biology;
  • Economics;
  • Chinese;
  • Theology and Philosophy;
  • Sport and physical education;
  • Drama and theater studies;
  • Information Technology;
  • French;
  • Higher mathematics;
  • Physics;
  • History of art;
  • Chemistry.

Additionally, students can attend useful non-exam courses (for example, critical thinking).

The school year in the school is divided into traditional British trimesters:

  • Autumn (from August 3-4 to December 10), a vacation from October 15 to October 30;
  • Spring (from 8 January to 25 March), holidays from 11 to 19 February;
  • Summer (from April 18 to July 1), vacation from May 27 to June 4.
from 11 950 £ / term

Quick overview: The pre-university Pre-U training program is available at the school only on the subject "Art". This is a modular full course, designed for 2 academic years.

The school year in the school is divided into traditional British trimesters:

  • Autumn (from August 3-4 to December 10), a vacation from October 15 to October 30;
  • Spring (from 8 January to 25 March), holidays from 11 to 19 February;
  • Summer (from April 18 to July 1), vacation from May 27 to June 4.
from 11 950 £ / term

Brief information: The school is authorized by the IB Diploma program since 2011. IB program is designed for deep, effective pre-university training: the IB certificate is highly valued around the world, which does not restrict students in choosing the future university.

In total, the curriculum of each student includes 6 subjects: 3 are studied at a standard level of complexity, 3 - on a more in-depth level. To simplify the procedure for selecting and reducing the probability of a repetition of the training course, all available subjects are divided into thematic groups - it is enough to select from one block one discipline:

  • German literature (complicated course), English literature;
  • Economics, geography, history, philosophy;
  • Music art, visual arts, theater (can be replaced by an object from other groups);
  • French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Latin (Chinese and Spanish can be learned from scratch);
  • Biology, physics, chemistry, design and technology;
  • Mathematics, mathematical research (basic level).

Additionally, all students attend classes in 3 general disciplines:

  • TOK (general theory of knowledge);
  • CAS (Creativity, Service, Activity);
  • The skill of writing a detailed academic essay.

The school year in the school is divided into traditional British trimesters:

  • Autumn (from August 3-4 to December 10), a vacation from October 15 to October 30;
  • Spring (from 8 January to 25 March), holidays from 11 to 19 February;
  • Summer (from April 18 to July 1), vacation from May 27 to June 4.

Accommodation, housing and food

Out of 850 students 830 schools live on the terms of a boarding house - they are equipped with 16 comfortable residences (separate houses are provided for girls and boys, and the age principle is also observed during resettlement). Each residence accommodates up to 45 people, Sixth Form students (high school graduates) are provided with 2 separate residences for mixed living (the rooms still have gender differences - separate for boys and girls).

All the residences and the housing stock of the campus were recently reconstructed and modernized: teachers, educators, curators and tutors can now live on the territory of the school next to the children. Behind the order, discipline and cleanliness in residences are watched by housekeepers and deputies of the main tutor, on-duty teachers.

A huge dining-hall is designed for children's boarding: its walls are decorated with outstanding large paintings, including Antonio Verrio's painting - its length is more than 26 meters, which gives it the right to be called one of the The biggest paintings in the world. In addition, each residence has a common student kitchen, where children can prepare their own tea or coffee, snacks, sandwiches.

An excellent medical center operates on the territory - qualified nurses are on duty 24 hours a day, and the therapist takes 5 days a week. Scheduled inspections of all students are planned for orthodontists, dentists, specialists for certain categories of students (for example, for asthmatics).

Educators constantly monitor not only the academic progress of children, but also their psychological comfort and health: they eat with them at the same table, gather for a cup of tea, go to the cinema and shop. Each new schoolboy (especially 11-13 years old) receives a personal curator (buddy) from among the senior students: he helps him to join the new school atmosphere, overcome the language and emotional barrier.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Advanced mathematics, art, Art and design, biology, chemistry, Chinese, Civics, Computers, cooking technology, design and technology, drama, economics, English, extended essay, French, geography, german language, graphic design, Greek language, healthy lifestyle, history, Information Technology, Latin language, literature, maths, modern languages, music, Natural Sciences, philosophy, physical Culture, Physical culture and sports sciences, physics, Spanish, technology, theology, theory of knowledge, Visual arts

Events Christ's Hospital School

Among the most popular sports for students are the following:

  • Shooting;
  • Rugby;
  • Rock climbing;
  • American football;
  • Cross country;
  • Swimming;
  • Tennis;
  • Badminton;
  • Cricket;
  • Lapta;
  • Squash;
  • Bike;
  • Football;
  • Basketball;
  • Hockey.

There are numerous thematic circles, communities and clubs of interest - each student will find an option to taste:

  • Museum club;
  • Cooking;
  • Metal-plastic;
  • Sewing;
  • Individual learning to play the musical instruments;
  • Writing;
  • Chess;
  • String Orchestra;
  • Graphics;
  • Gardening;
  • Needlework;
  • Big Band;
  • Wood Plastic;
  • The Wind Orchestra;
  • Drama art;
  • Horse riding;
  • Astronomy;
  • Chamber orchestra;
  • Jazz ensemble;
  • Symphony orchestra;
  • Book club;
  • Debates.

Senior students can compete for the Duke of Edinburgh Prize, take part in the work of the UN Youth Model, engage in the CCF Combined Cadet Corps (Army, Navy and Air Force).

Evening entertainment events (quizzes and intellectual contests, discos, Night of Cinema and joint screenings, talent shows, parties and parties), charitable projects are regularly held at the school.


  • 58th place in the national rating according to the results of the GCSE (The Daily Telegraph, 2012);
  • 164th place in the ranking of British schools according to A-level estimates (The Daily Telegraph, 2012) ;
  • 16th place according to IB results (, 2013).

According to statistics, 98% of school graduates enroll in the best universities in the UK and the world (approximately 10 people each year Become students of Oxford and Cambridge) - among the popular options can be noted:

  • The Royal College of London;
  • The University of Leeds;
  • The University of York;
  • The University of Bristol;
  • University of Manchester;
  • University of Birmingham;
  • University of Sussex.

In 2013, students at GCSE have earned high marks from A * to B in 90% of cases ( and 71% received from a * to a, and 38% - a * is the highest score), and the program a-level graduates received 70% points from a to B. * Average of IB program in the same year was 35: 6 students scored more than 40 points (the highest such result shows only 3% of students around the world!) and 4 graduates were able to demonstrate knowledge of at least 2 foreign languages ​​at the level of the carrier (n luchili bilingual diploma).

Equipment Christ's Hospital School

Christus Hospital Campus is located near the old and cozy town of Horsham (West Sussex) - it is only 20 minutes from Gatwick International Airport, and the train journey to London takes about an hour (the school has its own railway station). The total territory of the campus is huge - it reaches 1200 acres.

The school is superbly equipped: on its campus there is everything for teaching, creative and sporting electives, recreation and accommodation. In each classroom and classroom you can find interactive whiteboards and digital projectors, in 2013 the Scientific School with a variety of practical laboratories, computer and language classes was reconstructed. Separate laboratories and practical classrooms are provided for various subjects: for example, among physical classes there is a special room with blackout (experiments are conducted here that require the highest accuracy).

In 2007, the Doyle School of Design and Technology was founded (named after graduate John Doyle, now a well-known inventor and businessman) - it includes:

  • IT-studio;
  • Design and Graphics Studio;
  • Foundry Workshop;
  • 4 professional workshops;
  • CNC Lasers and Routers;
  • Computer-aided design and programming cabinet (including 3D printer);
  • Laboratory of Electronics and Robotics;
  • Special industrial machines with numerical program control.

The school has a student theater, recognized as one of the most technically advanced in the country (500 seats), its own extensive library, music school and the School of Arts. Sports infrastructure is also excellent:

  • Indoor pool (6 tracks of 25 meters);
  • 15 tennis courts;
  • 6 courts for squash;
  • Two large sports halls;
  • Gyms;
  • 17 fields for rugby;
  • 19 football fields;
  • Cricket grounds;
  • All-weather field for hockey on the grass;
  • 7 fields for netball, etc.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The school year is divided into traditional British trimesters:

  • Autumn (from August 3-4 to December 10), vacation from October 15 to October 30;
  • Spring (from 8 January to March 25), holidays from 11 to 19 February;
  • Summer (from 18 April to 1 July), vacations from 27 May to 4 June.

Some services are not included in tuition fee and paid additionally:

  • Registration fee;
  • Educational deposit (refundable);
  • Training fee;
  • English lessons for foreign students;
  • Guardianship (registration with the agency + guardian services);
  • Compulsory medical insurance;
  • Personal pocket expenses;
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents;
  • Round trip air tickets;
  • Transfer.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 65 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 1200 GBP

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Most children enter school in grades 7-9 or Sixth Form (12-13 grades, A-level and IB courses). It is necessary to register and submit an application in advance, at least one year and a half before the expected enrollment: the school belongs to the category of popular and selective educational institutions.

In addition to the internal subject examinations that entrants pass, they will have to pass a personal interview-interview - on the basis of both stages and decide on the admission of the child. It is necessary to prepare recommendations from the previous place of training (always a report card on academic performance).

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- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
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