Christ's Hospital is unique. Founded in 1552 to educate poor and homeless children, it has remained true to its charitable intent of helping children (or families) who are not well off or who have any form of need that could be helped by a generously endowed academic boarding school. The school is co-educational and fully boarding with an age range from 11-18. It blends together all the advantages of independent status with the strengths of an intake drawn from a very wide social base.There is a remarkably high academic achievement and a breadth of educational attainment which may not be quantifiable but can be sensed by any visitor to the school. About 97% go on to University, Art College, Music College or other places of higher education.In Art, Drama and Music: in Community Service, Scouts and Venture Scouts, CCF and Duke of Edinburgh Awards; in all major team games and in a number of minority sports; in hobbies; in the quiet of the chapel or in the hurly-burly of daily life in an ordered boarding school; in all these areas there is a continuous educational process, which binds children together as a community and develops their individual talents to the full.The buildings and facilities are impressive. Most of the site was purpose built in 1902, but subsequent additions of a library extension, a new science block, a 500 seat theatre, a modern Sports and Social Centre have all been 'state of the art' developments. In addition recent programmes of upgrading the boarding facilities, staff accommodation and the art school have all ensured that pupils and staff needs are well met.The traditions of centuries (reflected in the unusual uniform, 'Lunch Parade' and close links with the City of London) create a strong sense of community in the staff and pupils. Though there is a strong historical and traditional aura around the school, its curriculum planning, teaching methods and careers programme are all innovative and forward looking.We have our own railway station, with regular trains to Victoria (an hour away) keeping us within easy reach of London and links with our local town of Horsham are carefully fostered.The pupil roll numbers 831 (including children of staff). There are 440 boys and 391 girls. In 2007, Christ's Hospital achieved excellent GCSE results - 97% gained A-C grades (69% with A and A* grades). Grades at A level were equally successful with 65% of pupils gaining A and B grades.Phone: 01403 252547Fax: 01403 255283E.Mail: email@example.comWebsite: www.christs-hospital.org.ukAddress: Christ's Hospital Horsham West Sussex RH13 OLJJ R Franklin BA Med, Head MasterB A Vessey BA MA, Deputy HeadRegistered Charity No. 1120090
Phase: Secondary Schools
No. of Pupils: 870
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