About Hugh Christie
Hugh Christie is a co-educational school for children of all needs and abilities. Based in Tonbridge with excellent transport links, the school is housed in brand new buildings on an attractive campus. We have excellent facilities for Sport, Performing Arts, Science, Design Technology and ICT.
We are very proud of the students and staff at Hugh Christie. We are passionate about providing a unique learning experience for your child that will enable them to achieve well, learning new skills, enjoy learning and have a successful and prosperous future.
The Executive Principal
Mr. Jon Barker has been the leader of the school since 2005. He is a consultant Headteacher for the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust as well as being a National College Local Leader for Education.
Mr. Mark Fenn is the Head of School and responsible for the curriculum, behaviour and achievement. He has a Master's Degree in Educational Management and has been at the school since 2002.
Who was Hugh Christie?
Hugh Christie was a pioneer in every way. Born in London and the son of a city merchant, he was a farmer, public servant and educationalist and lived in Quarry Hill, Tonbridge. A founder member of the National Farmers Union and also involved in the formation of the Women‘s Institute, in 1957 during the year in which the College was founded bearing his name, he was awarded the OBE for political and public services in Kent. A man of outstanding character, integrity and courage, he died in 1962.