St Christopher's School
Camden, United Kingdom
About St Christopher's School
St Christopher’s School is a non-denominational, independent day school for girls aged 4-11. It is located in Hampstead, North London, and has about 245 pupils.
The primary school was founded in 1883, with the earliest written records appearing in 1889 of a small class begun by an enthusiastic educationalist in her father's drawing room. This small establishment grew into a preparatory school known as the Hampstead Kindergarten and School.
Now known as St Christopher’s, the school changed from private ownership to a charitable educational trust in 1972. The trustees form the school’s board of governors.
Ms Sandrine Paillasse
Values and vision
St Christopher’s School was established on the principle that the creative arts are just as important to a pupil’s education as the study of more academic subjects. This philosophy continues to steer the work of the primary school.
St Christopher’s encourages independent learning by striving to develop a stimulating, child-centred environment where pupils are inspired and challenged. It encourages the values of trust, mutual respect, friendship and tolerance, and cultivates an environment in which pupils can grow into self-confident and responsible young people, ready to embrace the challenges of secondary education.
“Pupils are extremely well educated. A rich, child-centred environment has been created in which pupils from an early age develop a true joy in learning in both academic and creative subjects. The school amply fulfils its aim to achieve high academic standards by inspiring, enthusing and challenging its pupils and encouraging independent learning.”