Formerly an independent preparatory school, St Christopher’s became a Brighton College Prep School in 2003, shortly after it became co-educational. Numbers of girls at the school have risen rapidly, now constituting over 40% of the school’s numbers, a result of the fully co-educational ethos embraced. The majority of pupils go on to achieve considerable success at Brighton College, or at one of the other leading public schools in Sussex.
Established in Sackville Gardens in 1927 in Hove for the sons of naval officers, the school moved to New Church Road, its current site, in 1944. It now enjoys an enviable location in a family friendly part of Hove less than two hundred yards from the lovely Hove seafront. Very much a part of Hove, and of the city of Brighton and Hove, its position gives it easy access to some of the city’s best sports facilities, theatres and venues. The school makes the very most of its location in one of the most vibrant cities in England.
Today, as a Brighton College school, St Christopher’s has very close links with that school, while maintaining strong relations with other leading public schools in the area. It has an enduring reputation for academic excellence, first rate sport and for a fine tradition in the performing and creative arts.
As the new Head, Elizabeth Lyle places a love of learning and the celebration of individuality at the very heart of the school’s ethos and remains committed to the breadth of learning and opportunities on which the school’s pupils thrive.