Academic Excellence 

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The academic progress of all pupils is of paramount importance at Christ Church. The ISI Inspection of February 2017 judged pupil achievement to be 'Excellent'. Small class sizes and the expertise and devotion of our staff allow us to focus on the needs of the individual child to ensure that each achieves his potential.

We set pupils in English and Maths from Year 5, and French and Latin from Year 7, and boys with particular needs benefit from teaching assistants in the classroom and one-to-one sessions with experienced learning support staff.

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Pupils are mainly taught by their form teacher up to Year 4, although they also have specialist teaching in Music and Sport. From Year 5, pupils are taught by specialists in all subjects, including Latin and Ancient Greek. We believe that only specialists can convey both the subject knowledge and passionate enthusiasm which our pupils deserve, and which will instil in them a lifelong love of learning.

Pupils who are sitting academic scholarship exams to their senior school attend extra lessons in order to prepare them, and Christ Church boys have won academic scholarships to MCS, Abingdon and other top schools in recent years.

Christ Church boys not taking academic scholarships are thoroughly prepared for Common Entrance. All our boys gain places at top senior schools, including MCS, Abingdon, Eton, Harrow, Charterhouse, Winchester, Uppingham, Oundle, St Edward's, Haileybury, d'Overbroeck's, Cokethorpe, and Radley.

Our pupils have an enviable and fully merited reputation for academic excellence, courtesy, sociability and commitment at their senior schools.