Open Events for 2021

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

Our Year 7 Open Evening is planned to take place on Wednesday 6 October at 1800.  Parents and children are welcome to come along anytime from 6pm to have a look around the school, meet the teachers and pupils and hear our Principal give a short talk.  The event will close at 8pm.  No booking required. 

We will also be hosting 2 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.

Reception Tours are at 0930 on the following dates:

6th, 14th, 20th October
4th, 10th, 18th, 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

We hope that the variety of videos and information below give you a taster of all that CFS has to offer.  These were put together when the school was closed during lockdown but they are still useful for all families interested in life here at CFS. We also welcome any individual questions you have – as outlined below. No question is too small; choosing a 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; whilst they have been designed for you to peruse and dip in and out of at your leisure, we recommend that you view them in the order listed.

1.       Welcome Video from Principal, Mrs Louise New
2.       Virtual Tour of the Schoolvideo guiding you around our fantastic, award winning new facilities.
3.       Head of Primary’s Presentationvideo of Mr Hanna’s presentation for parents, outlining key information about the School
4.        Why Choose CFS? - with so much information from many different schools, here we have provided an overview of what we believe makes CFS special.
5.       Frequently Asked Questionsanswers to some of the questions we are often asked.
 

Virtual Open Events for Year 7

We hope that the variety of videos and information below give you a taster of all that CFS has to offer.  These were put together when the school was closed during lockdown but they are still useful for all families interested in life here at CFS. 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; whilst they have been designed for you to peruse and dip in and out of at your leisure, we recommend that you view them in the order listed.

1.       Welcome Video from Principal, Mrs Louise New – short welcome from Mrs New, introducing the Open Event Resources.
2.       Virtual Tour of the Schoolvideo guiding you around our fantastic, award winning new facilities.
3.       Principal’s Presentationvideo of Mrs New’s presentation for parents, outlining key information about the School. This is the presentation that would have been given on the Open Evening itself, and includes clips from CFS teachers, pupils and parents.
4.       Why Choose CFS? - with so much information from many different schools, here we have provided an overview of what we believe makes CFS special.
5.       Frequently Asked Questionsanswers to some of the questions we are often asked.
 

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.

That's my girl, Head Girl!!!! https://t.co/Q0Hfq7zO8n
We're so excited for Oliver in Year 8, who has published his first book! The book is about 2 friends who run a mini... https://t.co/CdvWkQPsKh
After a rigorous selection process, we're pleased to announce our first ever Year 11 Head Girl: Hope Robinson, and... https://t.co/kAIWe6ZPuQ
🎉 We're delighted to announce the winners of our first House Festival! The quality of all the acts was fantastic; a... https://t.co/UKw1MSJogg
Our 6th-Formers enjoyed their leavers' meal at Fenwicks Café last week, where the pizza and ice cream flowed! We'r... https://t.co/2TVqkxjWeX
We're excited to be celebrating our second CFS 'Colour Week' this week; sharing house point totals, subject area pr... https://t.co/pHAxk5pP4N
Week 4 Athletics: Shot-put and javelin. Despite another strong week for Pegasus House, they haven't quite closed th... https://t.co/R7ZhVjCIBJ
Sunday is #NationalThankYouDay, and this week across the whole school we've been exploring Gratitude and Being Than... https://t.co/EOEB4aXixR
Years 5 & 6 have been out enjoying some wonderful activities this week. Despite being unable to take part in the us... https://t.co/dvi8lWHoWn