Welcome to St Christopher’s School
St Christopher’s is an independent Special School and Children’s Home providing an integrated waking day curriculum for up to 52 weeks encompassing care, education and therapy for children and young people between the ages of 5-19.
Our children and young people have severe and complex learning difficulties which require a high level of staff support. Our guiding values are based on the educational principles of Rudolf Steiner which seek to honour the uniqueness and integrity of each individual human being. St Christopher’s was founded by Catherine Grace OBE in 1945.
Our approach is based upon Rudolf Steiner’s educational principles and his Curative Education theory:
- The needs of the child must be addressed on all levels – physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual.
- The integrity, individuality and potential of each young person we work with is recognised.
- As carers, educators and therapists we must continually develop ourselves and learn from each other. In particular, we should develop our observation skills and our understanding of the conditions that the children and young people present us with, because through those we will begin to formulate the right approach and treatment to support them.
- In practice, this means that we work in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary way to formulate a common understanding of each child and young person.
May Day this year was a beautifully sunny day allowing us to set up the May Pole outside. Spectators from across St Christopher’s (school,...Read more..
'A picture is worth a thousand words...'' that’s why we keep a visual record of the pupils' development. Take a look at our galleries to get a real feel of School life. View Gallery