We are an academically successful 11-18 school, compromising approximately 1,500 students. The campus is located within in the beautiful city of Chichester and is set in large and pleasant grounds. The sixth form is judged to be outstanding and is located on the site.

Ours is a friendly, caring school with a reputation for high academic achievement – our results at GCSE and A-Level place us in the top performing schools in west Sussex. Our results are well above the national average and we are very pleased with the number of students leaving to go on to university. Each year we have students gaining places at Oxford and Cambridge along with other leading higher education institutions. Sixth Form students receive outstanding guidance on how to make successful applications.

Our students in Years 7-11 follow the National Curriculum in their lessons and also have a wide range of excellent extra-curricular experiences to choose from within the local, national and international community.

Our students come from a wide range of primary schools and therefore it is vital that we ensure each student’s transition is carefully and thoughtfully managed. we are proud of how quickly and successfully our new Year 7 students make the move to the High School and settle in very well. we have a dedicated transition team which ensures that every student has the best chance of an excellent start at CHS.


We are a close and supportive community, working hard to achieve the best for all our students.  Every individual is valued in the school and we ensure that everyone has the opportunity to develop their talents whatever they may be.  We recognise that every student has his/her own starting point, understanding the person and charting the right educational course is essential to that student’s success.

Encouraging our students to be confident, caring and capable of taking on life’s challenges is at the heart of what we do.  We set high standards and nurture our students so that they are able to meet and exceed our expectations.  We want all our students to feel safe and happy in the CHS environment, their wellbeing is vital to their success.

Our values and aims are summed up in the following way:

  • Respect for each other and for learning
  • Equality of opportunity and experience for all
  • A Community that supports and nurtures all its members
  • Achievement for all

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If you're searching for your next teaching post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers - send us your CV now and say what sort of role you're looking for. 

Our Vision

"We are a forward-thinking school aiming to prepare our children and students for a rapidly changing world be equipping them with critical thinking skills, global perspective, and respect for core values of honesty, loyalty and compassion. Developing these skills is the corner stone of the education we offer.

Students will have success for today and be prepared for tomorrow."

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