As a school we aim to create a safe, stimulating and positive environment
which enables each pupil to achieve their full potential.
From its opening in 1906 as the first educational provision for pupils with Special Educational Needs in South East Essex, The St. Christopher School has developed to meet the changing demands placed upon it and aims to meet the individual needs of its current pupils.
From September 2005 The St Christopher School will cater for up to 105 pupils aged 3-11 with a range of learning needs including communication and interaction difficulties, cognition and learning difficulties, autism and some with SEBD. The St Christopher School will also be designated to cater where appropriate for Key Stage 3 pupils (age range 11-14) and Key Stage 4 pupils (ages range 14-16) who have sever autism and/or ADHD.
This recognises the changing nature of the school with regards to the complexity of pupil needs that the school is catering for.
From September 1999, The St. Christopher School became a Foundation Special School. The school was awarded Beacon School Status with effect from September 2001 and was awarded School Achievement Awards for academic years 1999/2000 and 2000/01. This followed an outstanding Ofsted Inspection Report in May 2000, the school attained an equally positive inspection in January 2005.