Prebendal School in Chichester celebrates outstanding rating

Prebendal pupils celebrate their  glowing  inspection report by Ofsted on their sports themed day raising money for the Arundel Castle  Crickeet Foundation.Picture by Kate Shemilt. ks1500040-1 SUS-150105-203258008
Prebendal pupils celebrate their glowing inspection report by Ofsted on their sports themed day raising money for the Arundel Castle Crickeet Foundation.Picture by Kate Shemilt. ks1500040-1 SUS-150105-203258008
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THE Prebendal School is going from strength to strength following its recent inspection.

The Chichester school, in West Street, achieved ‘Excellence’ in a number of areas in the Independent Schools Inspectorate report, which has just been released.

Prebendal was awarded excellent in a number of areas, including personal development, welfare, health and safety, governance, pastoral care, social, moral, spiritual and cultural development.

Boarding was also judged to be excellent, as were a significant number of lessons.

Headmaster Tim Cannell said: “We are delighted that inspectors recognised what a wonderful school we have.

We are continuing to attract families both locally and further afield with our first-class all-round education.

“We are proud of the way the school is moving forward.

“We are able to 
also offer a unique extended day programme and flexi boarding that 
suits working families.

“Our offering, right here in the heart of Chichester and with our links to the cathedral, is an attractive one for both parents and children.”

ISI inspectors also gave the school the rare exceptional grade for the choristers and the quality and 
provision of ensemble music.

The report comments that pupils ‘receive excellent care and support which enables them to be 
confident, caring and articulate’.

It adds that ‘the outstanding level of pupils’ musical achievements is a particular strength of the school’.

The Prebendal is 
the oldest school in Sussex and will hold its open afternoon on Monday, May 18.

The report can be read in full online at www.isi.net