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As Headteacher of CHSB (Chichester High School for Boys), I would like to welcome you to our website. I hope that you will find it useful and enjoyable. The website is intended to give you a sense and flavour of what CHSB is like as a school, a Business & Enterprise College and as a real community. CHSB is a 11-19 Boys’ school, with a large mixed 6th Form, in the centre of Chichester. We have a broad and balanced curriculum, with a fundamental interest in Business & Enterprise. It is of no surprise that OfSTED acknowledged our specialist curriculum as ‘Outstanding’ in our Inspection of January 2012.

CHSB is a rapidly improving school, well on its way to becoming Good and Outstanding. Our Vertical Tutoring system enables students to be one of five strong and caring communities where everyone can be sure of support and encouragement at all times.

We are proud of our great history and tradition, but the future is also of great importance to us. Examination results are a priority, but other aspects of a rounded education matter too, such as sports, drama, music, Combined Cadet Force (CCF), overseas visits, learning outside the classroom and charity work.

We expect our students to achieve their full potential. Anything is possible in CHSB, as we achieve success through respect, learning and achievement. Our examination results are improving significantly. We have increased our 5+ A*-C GCSE results, including English and Mathematics, by 20% since 2009. This year we achieved a record 66% of young people attaining this important benchmark and I am very confident of greater success in 2014.

My aim as Headteacher is simple – I want CHSB to be one of the best schools in the country! If you would like to know more about CHSB, please contact us.

Gavin Salvesen-Sawh, Headteacher

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Exam Results

Rise in the top grades at Chichester High School for Boys

·       The number of A and A* grades has increased across the school

·       Attainment in English and Maths continues to be higher than other boys nationally

·       A number of subjects including languages and Science have improved on their results in 2013

Gary Potter, Acting Head teacher at Chichester High School for Boys said,

“I am really pleased to see how the ability, endeavour and character of so many boys has been rewarded in the results they have achieved this summer”


*10% rise in the top grades awarded to our students
*Cambridge success for student Hannah Adams

We are delighted with this set of A-Level results and yet again, we have broken records:

  • As a Sixth Form we have increased by the top grades awarded to our students at A-Level.  This bucks the national trend which underlines even more how well our students have done.
  • 53% A*-B grades achieved.
  • Over half of our students gained at least one top grade.
  • Hannah Adams achieved 1-A* and 3-A grades and has been accepted onto a Classics course at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge University.
  • The overall pass rate matches the national average at 98%.
  • We have seen a 7% increase on last year’s results for students achieving A*-B in Facilitating subjects – these subjects help students to gain entry to the top universities.

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“An excellent performance by all our students who have achieved exceptionally well.  This has been our best year ever for numbers of students gaining their first choice of university.” Vickie Smith, Head of Sixth Form.

Nick Brown, Assistant Headteacher at Chichester High School for Boys said, “We are delighted with the great achievements of the boys this year – they are to be congratulated.”

Gary Potter
Acting Headteacher Chichester High School for Boys

Fantastic OfSTED report for English

18th June 2013

Dear Parents / Carers

I have pleasure attaching our recent OfSTED report / letter following a 2 day visit by Christine Raeside HMI to inspect English.

It is a fantastic report, which demonstrates the great progress that CHSB is making, ahead of what we hope to be a second year of record examination results.

Congratulations to the staff and all of our students on a Grade 2 ‘Good’ judgement.

With kind regards

Yours sincerely

Gavin Salvesen-Sawh

Twitter from the Bridge

  • The new 'Richard Hibberd Building' looks great. Staff are moving in and getting ready for September.
    1 week ago
  • Congratulations to our Year 11 students. Our number of A*/A grades has increased across the school.
    1 week ago
  • Excellent Sports Day; great to see all students participating and enjoying all the various sports. Well -done to students and staff today.
    10 weeks ago
  • Had a 'sneak preview' of the new Building today. I was taken aback by the sheer size of the space and classrooms/studios. It will be superb
    15 weeks ago
  • Excellent working lunch recently with CHSB Junior Leadership Team and Student Observers. It is clear they will do fantastic work for CHSB.
    15 weeks ago
  • The 6th Form Fashion Show has moved from hundreds of pounds raised to thousands! Over £2500 for their chosen charities. First class effort
    20 weeks ago

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Chichester High School for Boys, Kingsham Road, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 8AE
Telephone: 01243 787691, Fax: 01243 531584, Email: office@chsb.org.uk