Definition of Christ's Hospital from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Christ's Hospital

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an English independent school for boys and girls, started by King Edward VI in 1552 to help poor children in London. Later it split into two schools, one for boys and one for girls, but since 1985 it has been a single school for both again, in Horsham, Sussex. Christ's Hospital is sometimes called 'the Blue-Coat School', because of the traditional long blue coats sometimes worn by the pupils as part of their uniform.