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

Letter from the Headmaster Print E-mail

8th November 2018

I take this opportunity to welcome you back to the second half of the Michaelmas Term.

On site the completion of the resurfacing of the netball courts is ‘inching’ toward the finishing line. Almost complete with just two fence panels to be installed, the new surface will undoubtedly be a very positive addition to the facilities at the school. Fingers and toes crossed that we will be using the courts for both games lessons and playtime by the end of the week.

It gives me pleasure to announce the marriage over the holiday of Mr Graeme and his ever patient partner Alison, now wife. They ‘tied the knot’ in Florida following 37 years of considering an official union! Now with a rekindled twinkle in the eye and skip in his step, Mr Graeme is no longer an eligible batchelor!

I am equally pleased to inform you that following the process of application, review and visit, St. Christopher’s is now a fully accredited member of the Independent Schools Association (ISA). This association boasts 474 schools and colleges within its federation and provides high quality information, advice and relevant professional development courses. The ISA also offers extensive enrichment opportunities for its members in area and national competition for Sport, Drama and the Arts.

St. Christopher’s will, similar to Ofsted, now be inspected by the Independent School Inspection team (ISI) with findings being published as before. Hopefully this union, similar to Mr Graeme, will be productive and fulfilling.

For further information on ISA, go to

Important diary dates:

Carol Service Rec – Y6               Thursday 6th December 2 p.m. at St. George’s Church, Beckenham

Kindergarten Nativity                  Wednesday 5th December

Lower School Nativity                  Thursday 29th November

                                                  09.15 am      (RC, 1J, 2O)

                                                  11.00 am      (RCH, 1D, 2W)