St Christopher's School
About St Christopher's School
Established in Bahrain, St Christopher's School first opened in the grounds of St Christopher's Church in 1961. The School overcame the many challenges those early days presented; ever growing and ever developing and in 1975 became independent of the Church with a number of companies acting as “Founders”: these ensured the continued advances that St Chris has made to become the excellent home of learning that it is today.Those involved with the School in 1961 could hardly have imagined that a school with an initial roll of thirty would evolve into one with around 2300 students from around 60 nations at any one time; a school with a fine international reputation and widely recognised as one of the world's top British schools overseas, with exceptional facilities and resources.An important aspect of the School is that St Christopher's is a not-for-profit institution. Members of the Board of Governors serve in a voluntary and entirely unpaid capacity and there are no owners and no shareholders - all income from fees is used to run and further develop the School for the benefit of children. This is just one of many features that set St Christopher's School apart as the premier choice for those parents who need and demand the very best British style education for their children in Bahrain.Not only does St Chris have a consistently excellent record of academic success, we also offer a very fine programme of extracurricular activities and personal development opportunities, including many overseas cultural, sporting and academic trips.St Christopher's is a highly successful school, firmly established in the British tradition, yet with an international outlook. We have been inspected under three different inspection regimes:
- British Schools Overseas regulations (recognised by the UK Department for Education) as equivalent to those used to inspect independent schools in England (OFSTED).
- British Schools in the Middle East (BSME) Accreditation Programme
- National Authority of Qualifications and Quality Assurance for Education and Training (QQA – Kingdom of Bahrain) Inspection
In all of these we received a rating of “Outstanding” – not just as an overall assessment but for every aspect of performance as well.Our standing as a prominent overseas British school is further indicated by our acceptance into membership of the prestigious HMC (the organisation of which all the leading UK independent schools are members - http://www.hmc.org.uk/) and IAPS (the top 600 leading independent UK and worldwide prep schools - https://www.iaps.org.uk/.