Welcome to our news page where you can keep up to date with everything of interest with Chichester Free School.

  • 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.

  • We were Top of the Bench in Chemistry

    We were Top of the Bench in Chemistry

    27 November 2017

    A team of four Year 9, 10 and 11 Chemistry students were chosen to take part in the Top of the Bench Mid Southern Counties 2017 competition at Portsmouth Grammar School, which was funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

    The students carried out two experiments where they had to work collaboratively in order to complete the experiments on time and with good results. They then had to draw up a results table and draw a graph independently. The students also had to complete a quiz and they attended a lecture by a University of Southampton lecturer where they learnt how Chemistry is important for a sustainable future, as well as watching how dry ice and liquid nitrogen change the properties of different substances.

    Towards the end of our full day out, our CFS team were presented with an award for ‘Innovation’ as they were recognised for working effectively and efficiently as a team; they split up the different jobs they had to complete during the experiments between them in order to work quickly and well.

  • Our vision for the CFS Sixth Form

    Our vision for the CFS Sixth Form

    18 September 2017

    We aim to provide an environment for a rigorous, disciplined and inspirational Sixth Form. A Level study will be balanced with an enrichment activity programme designed to develop the character and leadership qualities required by our young people to meet life’s challenges and secure progression to university or the world of work.

  • Our Sixth Form admissions requirement

    Our Sixth Form admissions requirement

    17 September 2017

    Our general requirement will be five good GCSE passes at A* – C, or at grade 5 or above. The minimum subject grade which must be achieved at GCSE in order to continue to study that subject at A Level will be a grade B or a level 6.