Chichester Free School

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Chichester Free School
Hunston Road

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PO20 1NP[1]

Coordinates50°49′23″N 0°45′04″W / 50.823°N 0.751°W / 50.823; -0.751Coordinates: 50°49′23″N 0°45′04″W / 50.823°N 0.751°W / 50.823; -0.751
TypeFree school
MottoNurture · Challenge · Inspire[2]
Local authorityWest Sussex
Department for Education URN139668 Tables
Chair of GovernorsStephen King[2]
PrincipalJenny Clough (Interim)[3][4]
Age4 to 19[1]
Enrolment569 [1]

Chichester Free School is a mixed-sex free school located in Chichester, West Sussex, England. It opened in 2013 and caters for students aged 4–19 years.[1] The school is located on the newly-developed Carmelite convent site, which was damaged in a fire in 2009.


In June 2015, the school had its first Ofsted inspection, when the school was adjudged to be "Good".[5] The inspectors noted that the school benefited from several strong senior and middle leaders who were highly committed and were effectively raising standards across the school; other leaders were not as strong and there was no leadership training. Teaching in the primary phase was weaker than in the secondary phase.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d "URN 139668 Chichester Free School". Department for Education - Edubase. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Governors". Chichester Free School. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Free school principal: 'right time for new challenge'". Chichester Observer. 6 September 2017. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Free school principal to move on as it prepares for new home". Chichester Post. 8 September 2017. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  5. ^ a b Ofsted Report Chichester Free School

[1] External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Chichester Free School plans for new home finally set for decision". Retrieved 2 March 2019.