Christ's Hospital is a truly unique and totally remarkable<br/><br/>independent school. You've really got to see it to believe it.

THE CURRICULUM: The academic curriculum offers a mix of GCSEs, A Levels, IB and Pre-U qualifications.  Academic expectations are high and pupils are given every encouragement to develop a love of learning and to actively pursue academic excellence.   

GAMES & THE ARTS: Art, Music, Drama and Sport are all strong and an integral part of school life. Pupils are given the opportunity to participate in an extensive range of activities.  These can be enjoyed and played at all levels, from representing the school locally, nationally, internationally to enjoying a game with friends.  Pupils are encouraged to have a go and try new things unearthing new talents, hobbies and interests.

PASTORAL CARE: Strong pastoral care, dedicated and attentive staff. Boarders and day pupils feel safe, secure and well looked after within the school’s established House system.


UNIVERSITY PLACES: Over 96% of pupils each year go to University; on average 12% go to Oxford or Cambridge.  Sixth form pupils benefit from small classes, highly qualified staff who are passionate about their subjects, one to one tutoring, weekly lectures given by visiting specialist speakers, extensive range of subjects, a choice of exams at sixth form  plus individual guidance and support through UCAS the university entry system.

HEAD TEACHER’S PHILOSOPY: Christ’s Hospital is in many ways unique, offering children from all walks of life a first class education in a caring, boarding and day environment.  The range of opportunities on offer is second to none and the education our pupils receive leads nearly all to the top universities in either this country or abroad.

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At Christ’s Hospital we believe in the benefits of a rounded and balanced education for our pupils.  In practice, this means that as well as a challenging academic programme, pupils will also be involved in music, art, drama, public speaking, community action and sport.

Pupils’ fees are assessed according to family income, so that it is a child’s ability and potential to benefit from a Christ’s Hospital education that determines their selection.  This results in a social and cultural diversity that enriches our school community and offers our pupils unique opportunities as we prepare them to take their place in the modern world.


OUTSTANDING  CHARACTERISTICS: Offering outstanding education to both boys and girls for 460 years and life changing opportunities for children from all walks of life.  The Tudor uniform, the school’s links with the City of London and Band Parade are just a few of its unique characteristics.

ADDRESS:                                            Horsham, West Sussex RH13 0YP


FOUNDED:                                          1552

NUMBER OF PUPILS:                      408 boys, 408 girls

AGES:                                                    11-18

FEES:                                                     Boarding per term: �8,335, Day per term: �4,500-�5,665

                                                                Scholarships and Bursaries available

HEAD TEACHER:                                Mr John Franklin

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION:              Church of England, all faiths welcome

ENTRANCE PROCEDURE:               Assessment and interview at 11, 13 and 16

CONTACT:                                           Mrs Jane Howard, 01403 247410


SCHOOL VISITS:                                Open Days are held each term.  Personal tours can be arranged by contacting the school, 01403 211293

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