Grindon Hall Christian School

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Grindon Hall Christian School
Motto Fatum Iustum Stultorum
Established 1988
Type Independent Non Paying Fee School
Religion Christian
Founder Cristopher Gray
Location Pennywell Road
Tyne and Wear
 United Kingdom Coordinates: 54°53′45″N 1°26′12″W / 54.89593°N 1.43655°W / 54.89593; -1.43655
Local authority Sunderland
DfE URN 108875
Students 300
Gender Coeducational
Ages 3–18

Grindon Hall Christian School (sometimes shortened to Grindon Hall and occasionally abbreviated as G H C S) is an independent school in Sunderland, In the North East of England. It is non-selective and includes a Nursery, Primary Department and a Secondary department. This arrangement allows the incorporation of students from 2 years old to Sixth Form (16–18 years of age). It is a family run school, based on Christianity, although it welcomes children from other faiths. All in all there are approximately 300 children in the school (200 in the secondary department, 100 in the Primary department).


Grindon Hall was originally a manor house. It became a mental hospital and later Fulwell Grange Christian School which became Grindon Hall Christian School in the year 2000.

Grindon Hall Christian school was created by Elizabeth Gray in 1988. Her son Christopher Gray became head teacher following Gray's retirement.[1] She has since become a school governor.

Buildings and grounds[edit]

The school compromises a number of different buildings. One is the original Grindon Hall building, and this is used for the Secondary department, along with another extension of 2001-2002 called the T-Block. The Grade II listed stable block has been converted[2] and is used as the Primary department, along with 2 modular buildings. The Nursery Department is one modular building.

There is a front field which incorporates a rugby pitch, and in addition to this, there is a back yard, for use in wet weather and before school. The size of the estate is approximately 9 acres (36,000 m2).


  1. ^ "Son inherits mum's job". The Journal. 2003-07-31. p. 15. 
  2. ^ "Stable learning zone for school". The Journal. 2004-11-24. p. 36. 

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