Ever since its foundation in 1883, St Christopher’s has grown slowly, steadily, and sustainably to continue to provide an exceptional prep school education for generation after generation of girls from age 4 to 11.  

This has been possible thanks to the vision of our Senior Leadership, the prudent financial management of our Board of Governors and the generosity of our school community.  

In 2023 we appointed Kennedy Woods to be architects of the 10-year masterplan for our site.  

After consultations with parents, pupils and staff, the phases of our masterplan were agreed.  

In April 2024 we will break ground on the first phase: the re-build and refurbishment of two classrooms to expand our Reception provision to two forms, housed in a dedicated EYFS area with plenty of free-flowing outdoor learning space.  

Kennedy Woods Playground Design Intent View 2 (1)

Kennedy Woods Playground Design Intent View 1

Plan

Times may change; the lovely Victorian villa we call home has been adapted to keep pace with the times, but our values remain the same as they have always been: Curiosity, Creativity, Community, Change for Good and Challenge. 

For 140 years we have offered an inspiring child-centred education, with pastoral care at the heart of all that we do. 

Everything I have ever loved in life, I first encountered at St Christopher's

We encourage our pupils to become problem finders and solvers; practical, critical and strategic thinkers.  

From September 2024 we will be inviting pupils to bring their problems to our brand-new Tool Shed. Whatever they may be, we will find tools in the shed to resolve them together. 

Garden Room

The Tool Shed will be a whole school wellbeing hub, home to our Deputy Head Pastoral and the Wellbeing team. Hear more below: 

 

The Tool Shed will have room for art therapy, counselling, one-to-one learning support and workshops. It will be a safe and supportive space where pupils can thrive and grow, emotionally, mentally, and physically. 

Equipping our pupils with tools to cope with the stress and adversity they may face in later life is essential. Through workshops and activities, the Tool Shed will empower pupils to build resilience and develop healthy coping mechanisms. 

Through our commitment to wellbeing, we strengthen our school community. The Tool Shed will foster positive connections between pupils, staff, and families, creating a network of support that extends not just beyond the classroom, but beyond St Christopher’s, to senior school and onwards.  

How you can help:  

We can all play a crucial role in bringing our Tool Shed to life. 

Any donations, large or small, will help us build the hub and furnish it with essential resources, to create inviting spaces and establish wellbeing programmes that will benefit pupils throughout the school.  

If you would like to make a donation, please push the button below and become part of the drive to turn our hopes and dreams into a Tool Shed for the future. 

 

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Thank you.