The school believes that a close home-school relationship, and regular communication, is crucial to the successful and happy education of the girls.
We value our relationships with the girls' parents, encouraging them to support their children’s learning. Parents may contact their daughter's form teacher by email, attend one of their weekly drop-in sessions or arrange a meeting at a mutually convenient time. Girls read at home with their parents or carers every evening and we ask that a record is kept daily. The reading journal, or homework diary higher up the school, is also an important channel of communication.
Parents are invited to visit the school on open mornings and to attend drama productions, concerts and Friday morning assemblies when their daughter is performing. Parents evenings are held in the autumn and spring terms. They are also invited to meet members of staff to discuss their daughter’s curriculum at an informal gathering held at the beginning of the autumn term.
All parents become members of the Friends of St Christopher’s from which a committee is elected. FOSC organises regular events, such as the summer fair, a quiz, bake sales, second hand uniform sales and charity collections at Christmas. Funds raised are used to benefit the girls, for example, by funding the visit of a mobile farm.
For one and a half days at the end of spring term Special Studies takes over the timetable and parents come in to deliver a themed programme of work throughout the school. Recent themes have included 'balance' and 'reflection'.