About us

St. Christopher’s School is a proprietorial school owned by Mrs Jane Kenyon. Mrs Alexandra Cottell is the Headmistress and is responsible for the day to day running of the school. It is a non-selective school with a Christian ethos.

At St. Christopher’s we treat your son or daughter as an individual, striving to discover their needs and abilities while giving them security and a sense of belonging to the community of the school family. In preparing children not only for the next stage of education, but for the wider world, we aim to provide solid foundations based on a clear Christian ethos, resulting in sound values and the ability to make clear judgements.

Education is a team effort. We need and expect strong support from home. The family atmosphere at St. Christopher’s encourages a happy, co-operative approach including parental access to the teaching staff on an informal basis.

Our formal reporting system lies in providing a short progress report at half term and a full subject-based report twice a year. Formal parents’ evenings are held in the Autumn and Summer Terms.

All pupils are prepared for entrance to Secondary Education and great care is taken to ensure that their transfer to the next stage of education is as smooth and positive as possible.

The School has a long record of successfully preparing pupils for 11+ Entrance Examinations to the excellent local grammar schools and Common Entrance Examinations to Public Schools.

In September 2019 we were inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate and received a rating of Excellent in all areas, we are only one of five schools in Devon to have achieved this.