Chatsmore Catholic High School

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Chatsmore Catholic High School (CCHS)
Type Voluntary Aided School
Religion Roman Catholic
Religious head Michael Madden
Location Goring Street
West Sussex
BN12 5AF
England Coordinates: 50°48′58″N 0°26′01″W / 50.81606°N 0.43361°W / 50.81606; -0.43361
Local authority West Sussex
DfE URN 126096
Students 630
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
  • Saint Bridget
  • Saint Wilfrid
  • Saint Columba
  • Saint Teresa
Colours green, blue, orange and red

Chatsmore Catholic High School is an 11–16, mixed comprehensive school located in Goring-by-Sea, Worthing, West Sussex. The school holds specialist Arts College status.

The head teacher is Mr Michael Madden, NPQH. As of 2013, 632 students are enrolled.[citation needed]


Chatsmore has a canteen, the Learning Resource Centre (library) more commonly known as the LRC by the pupils, a food technology room, an Apple suite, which has many iMacs and Macbooks inside for more creative lessons, a wood tech room, graphics rooms, a drama department, an average-sized[clarification needed] gym, a large sports hall, tennis courts, football pitch and a very large[clarification needed] field.


As of the 2012 - 2013 academic year. The school now has a vertical tutoring system; the pupils are organised into four houses currently named Teresa, Bridget, Columba and Wilfrid. The houses were named after saints the students voted for.

Each house has a Progress Leader who deals with the 120 or so students in their house. The current[when?] progress leaders are:

  • Saint Columba – Mrs J Martin
  • Saint Teresa – Mr D Jenner
  • Saint Wilfrid – Miss C Evans
  • Saint Bridget – Mrs A Gray and Mrs V Allam

The school operates a Senior Ambassador system with head boy and girl and two student house representatives for each house. The student heads of houses are:

The Head Boy and Head Girl for 2013–2014 are Joshua House and Abbi Day.

The school prayer is:

God be in our heads and in our understanding,
God be in our eyes and in our looking,
God be in our mouths and in our speaking,
God be in our hearts and in our caring,
God be with our friends and families,
Be with us now and always.

The school hit the news in the summer of 2008 when it banned the popular drink Red Bull as it believed that the drink had an adverse effect on the behaviour of the pupils.[1]


  1. ^ Clout, Laura (6 June 2008). "School bans Red Bull after bad behaviour rise". (Telegraph Media group). Retrieved 30 April 2009. 

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