A Love of Learning in the Heart of Hove
An outstanding prep school for boys and girls aged 4-13

The Head’s Welcome

Welcome to St Christopher’s Prep, part of the Brighton College family of schools, located just minutes from the sea in Hove.

St Christopher’s Prep is known for its excellent academic teaching and learning, with a track record of Scholarships to Brighton College – United Kingdom School of the Decade, and other top senior schools in the UK.

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Hove's Secret Garden

Hove's Secret Garden

Saturday 2nd March | 9:30 to 11am
Come and explore our Reception site.
To book your place please contact Natasha Everard
registrar@stchristophershove.org.uk
01273 735404
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Alongside a high-achieving academic programme, our outstanding co-curricular programme includes first-rate sport and a strong tradition in the creative and performing arts.
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St Christopher's Prep School

St Christopher's Prep School

St Christopher’s is an exceptional co-educational Prep School in the heart of Hove. As part of the Brighton
College family of schools, we enjoy a long-held reputation for academic excellence, in a warm family
environment.

Glebe Villas

Glebe Villas

St Christopher’s journey begins at our Glebe Villas site, where our Early Years Foundation Stage (Reception
class) children enjoy a large green field site with plenty of opportunities for outdoor learning and play. Our
sports fields are also located here. The whole school community makes use of the site for events like our
annual Sports Day and Prize Giving.

Brighton College

Brighton College

Brighton College is the top co-educational school in the country and was named the United Kingdom’s School
of the Decade by The Sunday Times in November 2020. The Times named the College as “one of the hottest
tickets in independent education”. Brighton College focuses on creating an environment of kindness and
inclusivity, where everyone looks out for one another, enabling pupils to flourish personally, academically and
spiritually. St Christopher’s is very proud to be part of the Brighton College Family of Schools.

Southwick Leisure Centre

Southwick Leisure Centre

Our Games Department makes use of the best sports facilities across the city, such as Southwick’s indoor
courts and astroturf, as well as Withdean, the King Alfred, and Brighton Rugby Club, to enable training and
matches in all weather conditions. Hockey, Netball, Football, Rugby, and Cricket are St Christopher’s main
sports, and we have a long tradition of sporting success against much larger schools.

The Barn Theatre

The Barn Theatre

Drama at St Christopher’s takes you on a journey from the Reception Nativity play to the stage of The Barn
Theatre, where Upper School present a full scale production at the end of the Summer Term. Every year
group takes part in a Drama production over the course of the school year, and we are regular participants in
the Schools’ Shakespeare Festival at The Old Market, Hove.

Preston Nomads Cricket Club

Preston Nomads Cricket Club

The Club, founded in 1927, has one of the most picturesque grounds in the country, enjoying spectacular
views of the famous Devil’s Dyke and the South Downs. Cricket at St Christopher’s is a sport for boys and
girls, and they make use of this fabulous local venue for training and matches.

All Saints Church

All Saints Church

The magnificent setting of All Saints plays host to our annual Carol Service, an event that involves our whole
community; children, staff, parents, and grandparents. St Christopher’s observes Harvest Festival,
Remembrance, and a service for Leavers in their final term.

The Royal Pavilion

The Royal Pavilion

The Pavilion is just one of the many historic buildings, museums, and locations across Sussex explored by
our children to enhance their classroom learning. Topics come alive as we explore castles, galleries, and
everything from rockpooling at Beach School to a Science trip at the observatory science centre.

Hove Lagoon

Hove Lagoon

Hove Lagoon is one of many facilities in the city we use for co-curricular activities, with our children enjoying
wind-surfing and paddleboarding sessions. Other popular activities include Beach Volleyball at YelloWave at
the Marina.

Hove Lawns

Hove Lawns

Perhaps our most visual annual event is our Sponsored Run along Hove seafront, with the city’s trademark
beach huts as a backdrop. Our four Houses each support a local charity, with the pupils competing to raise

the most money. St Christopher’s is also on the route of the Brighton Marathon, acting as a Water Station with
children and parents volunteering.

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Hove's Secret Garden

 

Reception pupils playing

Joining us in Reception? Please register to come along to explore Hove’s Secret Garden on Saturday 2nd March, from 9.30am-11am.

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