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St Christopher School Letchworth School

In 2018 - 20% of A Level students achieved A* score
Address: Barrington Rd, Letchworth Garden City SG6 3JZ,
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Description St Christopher School Letchworth School

  • Location: Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, England
  • Educational programs: pre-school education, middle school (KS1-3), high school (GCSE, A-Level )
  • Age of students: 3 to 18 years
  • Type of accommodation: full-time form and boarding house (residence)
  • Total number of students: 500 people
  • Type of education: mixed.

The independent private school of St Christopher School Letchworth is created for the quality education of boys and girls. Programs for children aged 3 to 18 are offered here, and the total number of students reaches 500 people. An educational institution is located in Hertfordshire county, in the small town of Letworth Garden City - you can get to the center of London in just an hour: students are actively using it during walks and weekend excursions, and it facilitates the transfer from the capital airport.

Year of foundation of St Christopher School Letchworth is 1915: the total campus area reaches 15 hectares. It is located in a park town known to all the English: it is a well-groomed, green and cozy place, ideal for walks, living and outdoor activities.

St Christophers School Letchworth differs from other British educational institutions in many ways, primarily by its informal approach and the maximum level of tolerance to the students. For example, there is no school uniform, freedom of speech is encouraged, student referenda, discussions and voting for the adoption of new school rules are conducted. The director has a personal right of veto, but even in this case he must publicly prove his decision and his expediency. Voting is also chosen by school leaders, and all teachers and students address each other exclusively by name. In general, the atmosphere inside the campus is more in line with the American school - it's hard to believe that this is a respected and prestigious British educational institution, so there is no traditional strictness and some stiffness here.

Students of all religions are accepted, no faith is considered to be the main one and is not imposed as the main one.

St Christopher School Campus Letchworth is one of the few in England that provides roller skating and skate grounds with a special "climbing tree". For students 3-5 years old the Montessori system is used. For children of all ages the all-round development of the individual, the disclosure of personal talents and abilities are widely promoted, and teachers use an individual approach to give each child maximum attention. Despite the high level of freedom, children demonstrate excellent academic results, especially in the fine arts and the natural sciences:

  • According to data for 2014, 100% of graduates passed the A-level exams: 33% received the highest A-A* scores, and 85% - scores from A* to C;
  • According to the statistics of 2014, 100% of schoolchildren passed the GCSE exams: 35% received the highest A-A* scores, and the majority - 90% - passed the exams for grades from A* to C.

The St. Christopher School Letchworth has a special International Studying Center, which effectively prepares students for entry into a complex, advanced A-level course: the educational program includes intensive lessons of English and academic subjects at the main course.

The Independent and prestigious directory of The Good Schools Guide indicates the following: "Unconventional school in which they take care of their students. Students demonstrate good academic performance. The emphasis in the school is put on the natural sciences and the arts."

The institution is regularly inspected and evaluated - for the last time (2010), the independent commission Schools Inspectorate (ISI) has produced the following results and estimates:

  • Quality of school leadership, working with parents, learning conditions, childcare and safety, quality of childcare, quality of teaching - "Excellent"
  • Academic successes of children, accommodation in the guesthouse - "Good"
  • The level of childbearing and development of children is "Great."

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in St Christopher School Letchworth School

Program name
from 11 335 £ / term

To obtain a certificate of secondary education of the British model, students study 3-4 compulsory subjects (such as English and mathematics) and 4-5 electives of their choice. You can choose disciplines from a broad list, based on your own interests and inclinations:

  • English Language and Literature
  • French
  • Physical Education and Sports
  • Business course
  • Travel and tourism
  • Music
  • German
  • Geography
  • Textiles and the art of modeling, cutting fabrics
  • Design
  • Food production technologies
  • Natural sciences (physics + chemistry + biology)
  • Theatrical and dramatic skills
  • Communication technologies and informatics
  • Religious Studies
  • History
  • Spanish
  • Mathematics
  • Art.
from 11 335 £ / term

The "golden standard" of British education, known throughout the world, is distinguished by the depth and thoroughness of studying selected subjects (3-4 disciplines). The subjects are chosen independently - the students are guided not only by their own tastes and interests, but also by the demands of the future profession and the chosen institution. Available directions of study are the following:

  • English Language and Literature
  • English as a Foreign Language
  • Economy
  • French
  • Informatics, communication technologies
  • Food production technologies
  • Business course
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • The photo
  • Higher Mathematics
  • Geography
  • Ethics and Philosophy
  • History
  • Theater and drama
  • Spanish
  • Art
  • Classical Civilizations
  • Physical culture and sport
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Textiles and the art of modeling, cutting fabrics
  • Music
  • Theatrical studies
  • Psychology
  • German.

Accommodation and food

When studying on boarding basis, children live in comfortable residences right on the campus. During the resettlement, the gender of the children is taken into account (for boys and girls, separate houses are prepared), as well as age (schoolchildren live with their peers). Together with the children there are experienced teachers who control the cleanliness and discipline, guarantee the full safety of the wards, help them to solve administrative and everyday issues.

Vegetarianism is officially accepted here - but if desired, students can exclude themselves from the list and eat meat and fish dishes.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: art, design, drama, English, English literature, French, geography, history, maths, music, Natural Sciences, physical Culture, Spanish
Events list: canoe in the pool, Canoeing, Club of philosophers, fitness, rock climbing, self-defense, yoga

Events St Christopher School Letchworth School

St. Christopher School Letchworth employs a huge number of various clubs, sections of interest in different directions - each student will be able to find an activity for himself during extra-curricular time. Popular sports activities and directions are the following:

  • Chess
  • Choreography
  • Cricket
  • Roller skates and skateboarding
  • Table tennis
  • Martial arts
  • Cricket
  • Tennis
  • Badminton
  • General fitness
  • Canoeing
  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming
  • Basketball
  • Squash
  • Football
  • Rugby.

You can attend music lessons or engage in acting and theatrical skill, master photography or fine arts, join a club of astronomers or movie lovers. There is a section of debates, computers, you can design and technology, sing in the school choir.

Equipment St Christopher School Letchworth School

St. Christopher School Letchworth has excellent technological equipment - on campus there is everything that can be needed for teaching, living and extra-curricular activities. The territory is occupied by educational buildings and residences, own library and a large research center, its own observatory is built. There are various studios and mugs: theater, culinary, art and creativity. The infrastructure is rich and for sports:

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Climbing wall
  • Functional sports complex
  • Numerous fields and playgrounds
  • Special slides for roller skates and skate.

Term dates and fees

The cost of studying is (per person in term, 1 academic year = 3 terms):

  • Pre-preparatory school, day form = 3390 £
  • Preparatory school (3 -6 classes), day form = 4220 £
  • Senior classes (7-11), board = 9935 £
  • Sixth Form, board = 11500 £.

The cost of courses is not included and is paid additionally:

  • registration fee = 100 £
  • visa fees and services = from £ 100
  • deposit confirming the place on the course = 1000 £
  • contribution to the development of the school
  • examination fees
  • tuition fee (semester cost)
  • additional lessons, excursions and activities (if necessary and desired)
  • transfer in both directions (the cost depends on the chosen airport)
  • guardianship
  • medical insurance.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 100 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 3000 GBP

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

The exact admission rules and dates of admission may vary depending on the age of the students - we recommend that this question is always clarified in advance; St Christopher School Letchworth is famous for its loyal attitude towards foreign students.



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