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English education at Christ's Hospital School


With a striking resemblance to Harry Potter’s Hogwarts, Christ’s Hospital School in Horsham is a beautifully grand campus with a large historical dining room and boarding houses. The campus is based 3 miles (5km) from the traditional Sussex market town of Horsham which is full of medieval buildings and modern piazzas.
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Key Facts


8 – 17 years


15 contact hours per week




Boarding school




400 max beds per week


  • A historic campus which was the inspiration for the Harry Potter films
  • Explore London and Brighton
  • Extensive outdoor spaces and state-of-the-art facilities
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About the programme

  • English levels: Elementary – Proficiency (programme can be adjusted to lower English levels)
  • Maximum class size: 20*
  • Full day excursions to London & Brighton
  • Amazing on-site facilities & architecture
  • Full Group Leader Programme included. Download Here

*in exceptional circumstances, this maximum may be exceeded


  • Trinity GESE exam**
  • Employability for the 21st Century syllabus: Available for students aged 14+ with minimum English level B1
  • Academic Skills for Higher Education syllabus: Available for students with minimum English level B1. Minimum of 12 students


**subject to demand and minimum student numbers required


Oxford International Junior Programmes understands that occasionally slightly young/older siblings or friends may wish to come in a group. Oxford International Junior Programmes reserves the right to accept students who are slightly younger or older than the advertised minimum/maximum age. These exceptional requests must be approved by our admissions team in advance. Appropriate welfare and safety provisions will apply.

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Turn 1

02 July – 16 July 2024


Turn 2

16 July – 30 July 2024


Turn 3

30 July – 13 August 2024

Christ's Hospital School


Sports: Outdoor tennis courts, expansive sports fields, indoor sports hall and swimming pool

Other: Historical campus with an impressive dining room and a grand hall both of which were an inspiration for the iconic Harry Potter films


  • Traditional boarding house style accommodation
  • Multi-bedded standard rooms are available, with single rooms for group leaders
  • Shared bathroom facilities on every corridor
  • Study bedrooms with desk space for private study
  • Spacious social areas available in every boarding house
  • 24-hour security and CCTV monitoring of all the boarding houses


Rail: Train station on campus with direct trains to Horsham and London every 30 mins.
Bus: There is a direct bus to Horsham from outside the school on Bluecoat Pond Road. The numbers 74, 74A & 75 take less than 10 minutes to Horsham.

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Christ's Hospital School

The Avenue, Horsham RH13, UK

Horsham Train Station

Horsham, Horsham RH12 1RB, UK

Central London

Charing Cross Underground Station, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5DR, UK


31 Meeting House Ln, Brighton BN1 1HB, UK

London Heathrow Airport

Condor Way, Longford, Hounslow TW6, UK

London Gatwick

North Terminal, Departures Rd, Horley, Gatwick RH6 0NP, UK

Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport, Bassingbourn Rd, Stansted CM24 1QW, UK

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Sample Programme

Day 1ArrivalsArrivalsCampus tour and ice-breaker activities
Day 2Onsite ActivitiesPlacement Test and Lesson 1Onsite Activities
Day 3Half day excursion to Horsham by trainLesson 2Welcome Disco
Day 4Full day excursion to London by train with visit to Kensington MuseumsVisit to Hyde Park and shopping on Oxford Street/Regent StreetEvening in London with late return to campus
Day 5Onsite ActivitiesLesson 3British Quiz Night
Day 6Onsite ActivitiesLesson 4Onsite Activities
Day 7Lesson 5FUN DAY - Whole campus activityKaraoke/Lip Sync Battle
Day 8Lesson 6Lesson 7Onsite Activities
Day 9Full day excursion to Brighton by coach with walking tour of the cityEntrance to i360 and free time to explore the beach, city centre and PierTalent Show
Day 10Full day excursion to London with Politics and Royalty walking tourEntrance to the National Gallery and shopping in Covent GardenEvening in London with late return to campus
Day 11Lesson 8Onsite ActivitiesOnsite Activities
Day 12Lesson 9Half day excursion to Arundel by train with entrance to Arundel CastleOnsite Activities
Day 13Lesson 10Onsite ActivitiesFarewell Party
Day 14Optional ExcursionOptional ExcursionOnsite Activities
Day 15DeparturesDeparturesDepartures

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