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Separated from the beautiful edifice that is Chichester Cathedral by a stone wall and an iron gate, there is little physical division between the two buildings and this is reflected in the spiritual ties that link church and school. Actively sought out by local parents for its strong Christian ethos, this is a friendly, ‘softer round the edges’ place than some cathedral schools. More than half of year 8 leavers have gained a scholarship over the last 10 years and the tally is rising. Parents full of praise for school’s ability to steer children in the right direction. Popular destinations include…

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What the school says...

The Prebendal School is a thriving day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 3-13 in the heart of Chichester and next to Chichester Cathedral. Our Pre-Prep department caters for boys and girls aged three to seven in a new purpose-built building called Highleigh at the back of the site. Our new Science Laboratory opened in September 2016 and Mrs Salmond Smith became Head in September 2017. Visits to see the Head can be arranged by appointment with our Admissions Secretary. We look forward to seeing you. ...Read more

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Since September 2017, Louise Salmond Smith BA MMus PGCE MBA FRSA (40s), previously head of junior school at Tormead School in Guildford and the school's first female head. Read music at University of East Anglia (emphasis on performance - recorder - and electroacoustic composition) then MMus in performance and educational composition at Hull University. A PGCE from Gloucestershire soon followed, as well as an MBA from Keele. Experience in education ranges from being a gap student in a boarding school to working on large-scale educational projects for a music charity. Five years as director of music at The Grange School, Santiago; a stint in the maintained sector; then director of music at Hall Grove. Also loves teaching ICT and English, and has run photography and podcasting clubs as well as musical activities. Always...

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