Christ's College, Guildford

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Christ's College, Guildford
Motto Discimus et Servimus
Established 2003
Type Voluntary Aided School
Religion Church of England
Headteacher Canon Stephen Green
Religious deputy head Maria O'Shaughnessy and Steven Knight
Chair Colin Henry OBE
Specialism Arts (Designated)
Location Larch Avenue
Guildford
Surrey
GU1 1JY
England Coordinates: 51°15′20″N 0°34′52″W / 51.25559°N 0.58106°W / 51.25559; -0.58106
Local authority Surrey
DfE URN 134120
Ofsted Reports
Staff 107
Students 649
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–19
Houses Austin, Redgrave, Turner, Sibley
Colours Red, Green, Blue, Yellow/White
Website www.christscollege.surrey.sch.uk

Christ's College is a Church of England[1] comprehensive school school in Guildford, Surrey, England, in the Bellfields neighbourhood.

The school was previously called Larch Avenue School, later being renamed Bishop Reindorp School, and took its current name in 2003. The school has a Sixth Form and the students range in age from 11 years to 19 years.[2]

The main intake of students is from the area surrounding the school, but the school attracts students from as far as Woking and Ash.[1]

The new building[edit]

In 2008 the college moved into a new, purpose built building, with the old 1970s style buildings being knocked down to make way for new rugby pitches. The new building allowed the school to be up-to-date with each classroom being fully equipped with Smart Boards and wireless technology. The new building cost in the region of £20million pounds and allowed the college to move away from its bad reputation perhaps associated with the dilapidated old buildings which once stood on the site. The new building was short-listed for the RIBA Stirling Prize in early 2010 being described as allowing the school to be a 'small city' with the main atrium being the 'town square'[3]

Ofsted[edit]

The College received a positive report from Ofsted in 2008 with the School having a 17% improvement in th maths department . January 2009 saw the opening of a new campus for Christ's College which would also be home to a ski centre. In February 2010, the Department for Education reported that the school had 516 students.[4] In 2013, the number of pupils was 649, showing the growing popularity and reputation of the school.[5]

In 2013 the College was inspected by Ofsted again and got a very positive report with it being graded as 'Good'. This is a vast improvement on the college's previous grading of 'satisfactory' with the Inspectors being impressed with the pupils progress from Year 7 and the whole ethos of the college which 'promotes learning'. The exam results from the summer exams were also impressive with the average value added score for pupils being one of the best in the county.[5]

House system[edit]

The college has four houses; Austen, Redgrave, Turner and Sibley. Each house is led by a member of the Sixth Form Head Prefect Team and a member of staff. The children are assigned a house when they start in Year 7 and generally stay in that house for the remainder of their school life. There are many inter-house competitions including inter-house drama in the form of the Drama Festival and inter-house Dance and Music in the form of the Dance and Music Festivals. There is also lots of inter-house sports that continue throughout the school year.

Sixth form[edit]

Christ's College has always had quite a small Sixth Form which allows for a very personal experience for the student. Classes are small, allowing for lots of one to one contact and personalised learning. In 2012 the Sixth Form moved into a new Sixth Form centre on the College's campus which allows for a rise in uptake of places in the coming years. The new building has fully equipped classrooms and seminar rooms with a common room and study room with computers for the students to use. The A-Level results from the Sixth Form are good with 100% students attaining at least a pass.

Prefect team[edit]

The prefect team consists of eight students from year thirteen, the oldest year group. These sixth formers are in control of inter-house events such as the annual drama, dance and music festivals as well as sports day and sixth form only events such as the freshers and the going down ball.

The prefect team for 2012– 2013 consisted of; Head Boy – John Hoslett, Head Girl – Amy Daniell, Head of Austen – Megan Beecroft, Head of Redgrave – Rebecca Green, Head of Turner – Calum Wild, Head of Sibley – Jessica Rogers.

The prefect team for 2013 – 2014 consisted of; Head Boy – Konrad Lichtenberg, Head Girl – Emma Wade, Head of Austen – Ryan Peacock, Head of Redgrave – Megan Hoslett, Head of Turner – Tomi Dunstan, Head of Sibley – Jamie Barlow.

The prefect team for 2014 – 2015 consists of; Head Boy – Joe Lambert, Deputy Head Boy – Matthew Funnell, Head Girl – Emily Cuthbert, Deputy Head Girl – Ellen Hawksworth, Head of Austen – Jack Spencer, Head of Redgrave – Khuda Bee, Head of Turner – Curtis Smith, Head of Sibley – Gemma Brock.

Charity work[edit]

The college does work for charity, with it regularly holding fundraisers to help charities in the UK or across the world. Money collected from mufti days is often given to a variety of charities and money raised by Sixth Form events and RAG WEEK often gets donated to 'Starfish Malawi'. The school is linked with another school in Malawi in the hope that it can provide a two way learning experience for both colleges, each being able to teach the other something new.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Christ's College Website". Christscollege.surrey.sch.uk. Retrieved 9 February 2007. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ McGuirk, Tony (30 September 2010). "Christ's College Guildford by DSDHA | Building study". Architects Journal. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  4. ^ [2][dead link]
  5. ^ a b "2013 OFSTED Report". Christscollege.surrey.sch.uk. Retrieved 7 August 2013.