Open Events for 2021

We are really looking forward to meeting new parents and pupils at our Open Events this autumn.

Our prospective Year 7 Open Evening is taking place on Wednesday 6 October at 1800.  Parents and children are welcome to come along anytime from 1800 to have a look around the school, meet the teachers and pupils and hear our Principal give a short talk. 

The Principal's talk will be at 1800, 1830 and 1900.

The event will close at 8pm.  No booking required. ON SITE PARKING IS LIMITED.

We will also be hosting 2 prospective Year 7 Open Mornings on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 October where parents can book a visit.  Please email admissions@chichesterfreeschool.org.uk to book a timed slot. All events are subject to Covid restrictions being lifted.

Prospective Reception Tours are at 0930 on the following dates:

6th (now full), 14th (now full), 20th October (now full)
4th (now full), 10th (now full), 18th (now full), 24th November
2nd December
5th January

Please email admissions@chichesterfreeschool.org.uk to book a space.

Remember that applications for either a Year 7 or a Reception place must be made directly to West Sussex County Council, not CFS.  Deadline for Year 7 applications is 31st October 2021.  Deadline for Reception is 15th January 2022.

Virtual Open Events for Reception

Virtual events will be live here soon.

Virtual Open Events for Year 7

Whilst we are looking forward to welcoming many of you to CFS for our on-site Open Events, we hope that the variety of videos and information below also give you a taster of all that CFS has to offer. We also welcome any individual questions you have – as outlined below. No question is too small; choosing a Secondary school is an important decision and we want to support you in the process in any way we can.

We do hope you enjoy looking at our virtual Open Event resources:

1.       Virtual Tour of the Schoolvideo guiding you around our fantastic, award winning new facilities.
2.       Principal’s Presentation a presentation from our Principal, Mrs New, outlining key information about the School, including clips from CFS teachers, pupils and parents.
3.       Why Choose CFS? - with so much information from many different schools, here we have provided an overview of what we believe makes CFS special.
4.       Frequently Asked Questionsanswers to some of the questions we are often asked.
5.       Individual Questions – If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to email        admissions@chichesterfreeschool.org.uk , or call the School Office on 01243 792690.  We will ensure that an appropriate member of the team gets back to you within 2 working days of your query.

Further to this, do have a look at the rest of our website for more information about the School, including our Welcome Page from the Principal, and information about how to apply to CFS in the admissions section. The video links above will take you to our CFS You Tube Channel. On here you will find several videos that we created during both Lockdowns, including our Transition resources for our current Year 7s and 8s. Whilst we hope to not have to face such a situation again, these give you a further taste of the CFS community, educational provision and pastoral support.

General Details

Individual Questions – We are keen for you to be able to liaise with the specific members of staff most relevant to your query e.g. our SENCo team for children with special educational needs. Therefore, if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to email admissions@chichesterfreeschool.org.uk, or call the School Office on 01243 792690.  We will ensure that an appropriate member of the team gets back to you within two working days of your query.

Further to this, do have a look at our website for more information about the School, including our Welcome Page from the Principal, and information about how to apply to CFS in the Admissions section. The video links above will take you to our CFS You Tube Channel. On here you will find several videos that we created during the first Lockdown.  These give you a further taste of the CFS community, educational provision and pastoral support.

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