I was asked to take promotional photographs of the very unique Christ’s Hospital School in Horsham, West Sussex. The school’s marketing department wanted a series of photographs that showed a more personal and informal side to the school, representing the diversity of the students and the breadth of their curriculum.
Christ’s Hospital call themselves a school like no other and I think they are right. I spent hours photographing students going about their day: in their classrooms; in their dormitories; on the field hockey pitch; in the band that marches 880 pupils into lunch every day across the school’s central quad (a truly impressive sight).
There are many distinctive aspects to this school, not least of which are both the extraordinary Tudor uniform and the fact that admission is determined by a child’s potential, not by their family’s ability to pay the fees. What I admired most, however, was how engaged, happy and calm the students were. Everyone seemed to know where they were going, what was expected of them and how to make the most of the exceptional opportunities that this school has to offer. More information about this shoot can be found here.