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St Christophers Letchworth or Northbridge House Senior - ????

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Helloall Sun 04-Mar-12 13:11:55

Looking for a secondary for my son, currently at state primary in year 4. I know its a long way off but am trying to work out the next step. He's probably top of the middle set for ability - doing well - lovely caring and arty nature. He's good fun but a good boy too.

I love the ethos of St Christophers and the grounds. I can't find anyone with anything bad to say about it - so would love to hear some negative comments! I do like how inclusive the school is - but do people consider it a 'specialist' school for dyslexia?

North bridge House is nearer to us in North London but not sure about the Cognita side of it all.

Any advice? No holds barred opinions greatly appreciated.

soonbesailing Tue 08-Jan-13 20:48:59

There are some academic children at St Christophers several got interviews for Oxford and Cambridge this year.
Have you spoken to the school?

Magdalena45 Fri 01-Feb-13 12:54:15

We have visited St Christopher's and really like it. Just a worry, as she is thriving academically elsewhere and you never know which way to go!

Paris7 Sun 31-Mar-13 18:49:24

I was lucky enough to go to St Chris', as did my two brothers. It is a wonderful school, a really special place that concentrates on bringing out the best in each pupil in a particularly friendly way. Academically it does very well indeed, however it is just the place for anyone with artistic aspirations. Many very interesting, artistic and importantly, many really decent human beings went to St Chris, I can't recommend the school highly enough.

As to how it would suit a child who has suffered bullying elsewhere, I did too, but was always happy at St Chris, it isn't a place for bullies. Do see my Bio page at where I talk about The school.

MrsSchadenfreude Wed 10-Apr-13 19:44:54

We are going to visit St Christopher's soon, to look at it as a possibility for DD2 (who is very arty). smile

crisismagnet2 Wed 26-Jun-13 13:37:44

Any ideas on the differences between St Christophers and King Alfreds?

boonsy641 Mon 08-Feb-16 10:59:47

Such an old thread but thought it right that I add my tittle tattle. Son at St Chris, loves it, he is in junior school. I have only my schooling to compare it against but so wish I had the understanding ethos and dedication the teachers and staff have toward pupils at St Chris as I had in my home town school in the north.

He class size is wonderful with a great mix of boys to girls, there respect levels for each other ensure that bullying (although present in all schools at some point) is generally non-existent. The first name approach boosts confidence and their willingness to speak to all on the same level be that adult or student be that head teacher or other staff. They produce well rounded, respectful and highly confident children with a good educational backbone on which to rely.

We feel so happy with the choice we have made in regards schooling, it is such a major decision that can have effects on both you as parents and of course your children. St Chris diminishes that worry. Great school

kerena Sat 07-Oct-17 16:43:24

Hi, we are thinking of sending our daughter to st chris, living in London and would be interested in hearing about London kids' experience of the journey/commuting experience! Thanks!

MrsSchadenfreude Tue 10-Oct-17 23:32:32

Where in London are you? There is a large contingent that commute by train from Finsbury Park, and there is a bus that serves (I think) Highgate.

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