The Prebendal School, Chichester

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The Prebendal is a thriving day & boarding school providing a first-class education with outstanding pastoral care, extended day support for busy families, small class sizes and tailored flexi-boarding. The School is renowned as a centre for musical excellence with approx 95% of the children learning one or more musical instruments. Our senior school Scholarship success of 82% in 2021 is something of which we are very proud.

Operating as usual

07/12/2023

Our Pre-Prep pupils headed off to Southampton yesterday to learn more about The Great Fire of London! Thanks

06/12/2023

Our Elf has also enjoyed exploring the classrooms and causing mischief!

06/12/2023

Classroom decorating is a tradition at Prebendal!

05/12/2023

Forest School fun

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A great afternoon with - thank you!

05/12/2023

Some rather creative dancing penguins from our Art Department this morning.

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It would not be December without Nativity rehearsals!

04/12/2023

📚 Visit Our School 📚

Join us for a private tour of The Prebendal School, an independent co-ed school for pupils aged 2 - 13 years old. 🎒

Gain an insight into the best school for Music and Performing Arts in West Sussex. Book your visit today by clicking the link below:

www.prebendalschool.org.uk/1999/request-a-visit

04/12/2023

A moonlight evening over our playing fields

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Thank you to for a great WW2 workshop

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It was wonderful to sprinkle some Christmas joy around Chichester at the Christmas Light Switch on!

01/12/2023

Year 8 discussing symbolism and their own interpretations

30/11/2023

As we enter Advent or pupils will participate in a series of reflections on the themes of joy, hope and peace. Every pupil will also participate in our ‘Reverse Advent Calendar’ through donations to 🎄

30/11/2023

Do you know of anyone searching for a school that specialises in music? Share the below with your friends and family!

Join us for an enchanting evening of musical magic at our Christmas Concert on Thursday 14th December from 7pm to 8pm. 🎶

Experience first-hand the musical excellence of our Prep pupils as they showcase their passion for music in the spectacular Chichester Cathedral. 🎻🎺

As the best school for Music and Performing Arts in West Sussex, The Prebendal School for 2 to 13-year-olds has been rated ‘Excellent’ in our latest ISI report (2022). Don’t miss out on this opportunity to discover our thriving community! 🌟

To book your place, please visit our website www.prebendalschool.org.uk/1510/open-days

29/11/2023

Sharing a love of books creates a reading culture

29/11/2023

Another win for the season!

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Beautiful peacocks painted on silk.

29/11/2023

High expectations and kindness radiate through our bright and open EYFS rated ‘Excellent’ by ISI. We are fully booked for our ‘Stay & Play’ this morning and we look forward to welcoming you to Prebendal!

29/11/2023

Year 3 are leaning all about why their skeleton is so important to their overall health

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Cross country training is anything but dull. A clear plan based on pace and controlled speed leads to smiles!

29/11/2023

We a looking forward to a live broadcast of Choral Evensong in Chichester Cathedral later today.

We're looking forward to BBC Radio 3’s live broadcast of Choral Evensong joined by The Rose Consort of Viols tonight at 4.00pm. 🎵

The service will celebrate the music of Thomas Weelkes, who served as the Organist of our Cathedral from 1602 to 1623. This commemoration coincides with the 400th anniversary of his death: https://loom.ly/Yp1Mkos

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Look at our pencil grip!

29/11/2023

Forest School DT. Make it Christmas

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Forest School with some DT tools and a festive twist. Life at Prebendal cultivates confidence and creativity.

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Cheese twists in Year Three today

28/11/2023

All aboard!

28/11/2023

Clay is a wonderful tool for developing children’s motor skills. It also delivers memorable Christmas decorations that are treasured for years to come

26/11/2023

Sprinkling Christmas joy with a touch of Prebendal magic!

25/11/2023

Do you know of anyone searching for the perfect place for their child? Share the below with your friends and family!

Join us for a morning filled with festive delights during Santa’s Festive Fun on Saturday 9th December from 10am to 12pm. 🎅🎁

Rated ‘Excellent’ in our latest ISI report (2022), this is the perfect chance for you to gain an insight into the best school for Music and Performing Arts in West Sussex. 🎶 With limited Reception spaces available for September 2024, you will be able to tour our Pre-Prep and wonderful facilities, meet our team, and meet Santa! 👩‍🏫

Immerse yourself in creative crafts, enjoy some joyful music, engage in lively games, savour delicious treats, and so much more! 🎄

To find out more and to book your place, please visit our website www.prebendalschool.org.uk/1510/open-days

25/11/2023
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A famous Prebendal tradition!

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Cross-country smiles this afternoon

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Anyone would think a special visitor was just around the corner!

23/11/2023

As the city wakes, a mist settles still over our playing fields

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Families continue to choose The Prebendal for its small class sizes, its academic rigour, its unique location in the heart of Chichester and the perfect blend of opportunity and ambition set in a challenging and nurturing environment.

The Prebendal is extremely proud of its place in history as the oldest school in Sussex and equally proud of its modern-day flexibility. The school supports the needs of busy families by providing an extended day so children are able to come into for breakfast and stay through to supper. Flexi boarding has increased in popularity while the school’s unique link with Chichester Cathedral provides the perfect backdrop for assemblies and concerts.

Curriculum Changes
The school has introduced the Pre-Senior Baccalaureate alongside Common Entrance. In schools that have been running a PSB skills-based curriculum it is clear the pupils take far greater ownership of, and interest in, their learning than is the case in a purely knowledge-based curriculum.

Other new curriculum features include the Prebendal Extended Project which enables pupils to focus more on the joy of discovering and investigating things for themselves. Pupils in Years 6-8 are also involved in a new programme of academic excellence called Quadrivium. These sessions are designed to broaden perspectives, raise aspirations and encourage pupils to think and articulate their ideas. Our Year 8 pupils also use iPads as an additional tool to enrich their learning and pupils in Years 6-8 can apply for the position of ‘Digital Leader’.

Outdoor Learning
The school’s Beach School status means our younger children enjoy the advantages of outdoor learning by the sea. Beach School will become embedded in the timetable for our older pupils while the construction of a new outdoor classroom and amphitheatre for all year groups, has consolidated our commitment to outdoor learning.

Ideal Location
Being in the city centre means we benefit from many attractions that are literally on our doorstep. In addition, our spacious playing fields and the Bishop’s Gardens provide further opportunities for outdoor learning and encouraging active imaginations.

Hitting the Right Note
We are considered to be a centre of musical excellence. Nearly all our pupils learn one or more musical instruments while the Choristers of Chichester Cathedral live and learn at The Prebendal. Pupils learn across a wide variety of musical provision including ensembles, Concert Band, 1st Orchestra and by giving individual and group performances in Chichester Cathedral.

The Prebendal is a way of life - where families come together and where children are encouraged to believe in themselves. Come and see for yourself.

Admissions
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01243 520970

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📚 Visit Our School 📚Join us for a private tour of The Prebendal School, an independent co-ed school for pupils aged 2 - ...
Welcome to Christmas at Prebendal. The most magical time of the year.
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Thank you to everyone who joined us tonight for our firework extravaganza. We are lucky to have such a great community. ...
Welcome to our new EYFS. Over the last few weeks we have been busy extending and refurbishing our provision to reflect o...
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Address


52-55 West Street
Chichester
PO191RT

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 7pm
Tuesday 7am - 7pm
Wednesday 7am - 7pm
Thursday 7am - 7pm
Friday 7am - 7pm
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