Lincoln Christ's Hospital School

Lincoln Christ's Hospital School
Educating in Lincoln since 1090


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Congratulations to Sixth Formers Katie O’Dell and Peter Brookes Chambers who have won the prestigious prize for ‘services to the school’ from the Old Lincolnions.

Below is Katie’s acceptance speech.

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen,

Thank you for inviting me here today to not only collect a prize, but to have the opportunity to speak to you about my time at LCHS.

The award I’m collecting is for ‘services to the school’; my main contribution to the school has been through the development to the sixth form mentoring system. I along with many other sixth form students take great pride in being given the chance to support younger members of the school community, and to act as role models for them.

I’d like to talk to you about one of the students I have had the privilege of mentoring. I first met mentee when he offered to assist me when I was lifting something heavy to a meeting after school. As we were talking, he told me how he struggled with his English and had just finished a dyslexia group. Having queried whether or not he had a sixth form mentor, and discovering he had not I had arrangements to become his mentor. We have met every week since. During these meetings alongside helping him with his spellings and literacy, I have been assisting him with emotional and social development in terms of offering him support and guidance with friendship groups. During the time I have spent with him I have clearly seen the impact mentoring has had upon his confidence. This is one example of how a student has been positively impacted through having a sixth form mentor.

My hope for the future is that the programme continues and that sixth form students continue to take ownership and responsibility over the younger members of the school community, in offering them support and guidance. I’d also like to see the introduction of a sixth form prefect system, to further assist the running of the school and to continue students to be role models across other years.

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at LCHS and have been given numerous opportunities beyond the curriculum and I have been especially fortunate to have some teachers who themselves have acted as role models for me, namely Miss Fearns and Mrs Freestone, both of which through their teaching and support have empowered me to achieve not only academic success, but also inspired my desire to act on behalf of others to ensure that every student is given the opportunity to succeed.

Thank you for listening.

Katie O’Dell



Last week the English Department celebrated Shakespeare Week by turning lessons over to the Bard! Students in years 7-9 completed activities in both tutorial and English lessons. This year’s play was ‘The Tempest’ and the week was finished off by a bit of open air theatre along the cloisters. Act II Scene II, for those trying to guess from the picture!

Ms Andrews

Second in English


A group of very talented Year 9 students have been exploring the themes of the Magna Carta through music. This has been particularly exciting as the Magna Carta celebrates its 800th anniversary. The group have been working with Liz Lenten who is an established recording artist from Lincolnshire to compose several songs and they will also have the opportunity to record an album and perform in the Festival 800 later this year.

Mrs Knowles

Head of Year 9



Students at Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School have been out on work experience.  They all nervously looked forward to this and made a huge effort in the preparation in the run up of this important life changing event.

Students had started their planning back in December, this is when they had to decide what type of experience they would like, some students were very proactive and went out and found their own placements.

Staff at LCHS visited each student and were very proud to see them in their individual work places looking smart, conducting themselves in a very mature manner and working hard.  Many of the students enjoyed the experience so much that they would have like to stay for a second week!

Thank you to all of the Lincolnshire and beyond businesses who helped our school and students with work experience, it is not an easy task to have a student in your business, but please keep supporting our local children, as what you do for them is amazing and very much appreciated by us especially, our students and all of the local schools.

Well Done Year 10

Mrs Foley

Work Related Learning Co-ordinator



Year 12 spent the day looking at their future.  This included talks on universities, UCAS, funding, apprenticeships and jobs.  Students were also able to start the UCAS application process on-line and begin the tortuous process of writing their personal statements.  Help and advice are available from any of the Sixth Form team over the next few months, with a 15th December deadline for university application to work towards.

Mr Edgar

Sixth Form Director