St. Christopher's The Hall School
Independent Preparatory School for Boys and Girls 3-11 in Beckenham

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1. Admission

Entry to the Lower Kindergarten (LKG) takes place at the start of the term in which the child will turn 3 (Sept/Jan/April). The children attend for 3 to 5 mornings. All children will then transfer to Upper Kindergarten (UKG) the following September. Attendance at this stage is 5 full mornings - afternoon attendance is optional. Children entering the LKG in April will spend just one term in LKG before transfer to the UKG the following September.

Places in the Kindergarten are offered following a visit to the school and a meeting with the Headmaster.

A few vacancies also arise for entry to the Reception Class (4+) and Year 3 (7+). Attendance is 5 full days.

Places in the Lower Prep. School are offered following an assessment test and informal interview.

Admission to the school is subject to the standard terms and conditions.

Click here for a registration form (pdf).

2. The School Day

Kindergarten 8.30 - 12.15  mornings only
  8.30 - 3.10  with optional afternoons
 Lower School 8.30 - 3.15  
 Prep. School     8.30 - 3.45  

3. Fees and Withdrawal

Click here for details of fees.  All fees are payable on or before the first day of the term for which they are due. A full term's notice to cancel the acceptance of a place or to withdraw a child from school must be given in writing to the Headmaster. Unless such notice is given, a full term's fees are payable.

A non-refundable deposit is payable on acceptance of a place.  This deposit is deducted from the first term's fees.

4. Contact with Parents

Teachers are available by appointment at the beginning and end of every day if parents need to see them. Parents' evenings are held in the Michaelmas and Summer Term to discuss in more detail a child's progress. Written reports are sent home twice a year.

On joining the school, parents automatically become members of the St Christopher's Association (our parents' association). This Committee is extremely active in organising social events throughout the year for children and parents, and assisting at many school events.

5. Lunch

Kindergarten children who choose to stay for afternoon activities are asked to bring a packed lunch.  From Reception upwards, the children all have a hot school lunch.  The cost for this is included in the fees.


Before and after school supervision from 8.00am – 8.30 am and 3.15 pm until 5.00pm is available for those parents who need it. "SCAMPS" is run by experienced and qualified assistants and the children are kept busy involving themselves in a number of different play, craft or other activities. A daily fee is payable for this scheme. Details can be obtained from the school office.

7. Uniform

School uniform is compulsory for all children.  It is available from the school Uniform Shop. The Parents Association holds a weekly second hand sale of uniform during term time.


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