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  • Our first Silver DofE expedition

    Our first Silver DofE expedition

    16 April 2018

    Our first ever DofE expedition saw us take seven Year 10 students to the New Forest to complete their Silver award practice trek. Despite a difficult, boggy terrain, which led to more than a few blisters, our students coped well with the challenge which included a night’s camping. The group now look forward to their qualifying expedition during the kinder climate of the summer term.

    A very big thank you must go to Ray Carter and Viv Mace who supported the expedition, it was a thoroughly enjoyable 3 days spent with some first rate students.


  • GCSE timetable

    GCSE timetable

    5 March 2018

  • Our Sports Leaders get off to a great start

    Our Sports Leaders get off to a great start

    23 February 2018

    Our Year 10 Sports Leaders travelled to our North Bersted site where they ran the PE sessions for our Year 5 students. It was a great opportunity for the Year 10s to gain experience in planning and leading the sessions on their own; and It was greatly rewarding to watch the interaction between the different year groups. Both the Year 5s and the Sports Leaders loved every minute.

    We hope to run different Primary Festivals for all the different year groups, which will bridge the gap between Primary and Secondary pupils. Our Sports Leader’s programme offers an amazing opportunity for pupils to gain different leadership skills through working with younger children. It ensures they and stand out against their peers when applying to college, university or the world of work.


  • Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme

    Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme

    7 February 2018

    The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a personal development programme for young people between the ages of 14 and 25. Chichester Free School supports the Scheme and provides support and training as part of its enrichment programme for any students who wish to participate.

    There are three levels of Award: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Bronze can be undertaken from year 9, Silver from year 10 and Gold in the Sixth form.

    At each level there are four sections: Service, Expeditions, Skills and Physical Recreation. At Gold there is a fifth section, the residential Project. Activities in each Section complement each other and provide a balanced programme reflecting different aspects of young peoples development. It is a fun and rewarding journey where the young people grow in confidence and become more independent. Achieving a DofE Award opens doors to education and employment opportunities for any young person. Volunteer, get fit, learn, go on expeditions… it’s one amazing adventure after another that they’ll never forget.

    Further details of the Award can be found on the Award’s website at

    Mr Apsey has been involved in delivering the award for over 15 years, is a qualified mountain leader and now co-ordinates the Award for the school. Please email him if you have any questions about doing your DofE at the school.


  • Our SLT visit the Carmelite Convent

    Our SLT visit the Carmelite Convent

    11 December 2017

    Our Senior Leadership Team recently visited the Carmelite Convent to explore the site as it develops into our wonderful new school campus. The team were very inspired by the design of the spaces in which they will teach and our students will learn. We look forward to sharing more photographs with you as the campus develops.