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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


Chichester High School for Boys are celebrating its best ever GCSE examination results for the 2nd year in a row.

66% of students have achieved 5+ A*-C grades including English & Maths.  This beats last year’s record by over 5% and not only exceeds our agreed target, but also exceeds the school’s FFT D target which links into the progress made by students in the top 25% of schools.

95% of students achieved 5+ A*-G and over 81% achieved 5+ A*-C grades.



99% A*- E pass rate at A2 level
69% A*-C pass rate at A2 level

We are delighted with this set of A’ Level results with many outstanding individual achievements.

  • As a Sixth Form we have maintained our 41% A*-B Pass rate at A2 level
  • 99% A*-E Pass rate at A2 Level is our best ever
  • Our higher grade (A*-C) pass rates were particularly pleasing and higher than last year at 69%
  • An increase in students gaining A*-B in facilitating subjects that will gain them entry to top universities
  • At AS Level our students have yet again exceeded their A-B target, including 5 students with a clean sweep of A Grades, which suggests that we will have a highly successful set of results next year.


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

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  • Excellent Sports Day; great to see all students participating and enjoying all the various sports. Well -done to students and staff today.
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  • 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
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  • Excellent working lunch recently with CHSB Junior Leadership Team and Student Observers. It is clear they will do fantastic work for CHSB.
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  • The 6th Form Fashion Show has moved from hundreds of pounds raised to thousands! Over £2500 for their chosen charities. First class effort
    16 weeks ago
  • Fantastic first night of our 6th Form Fashion Show. A big cast put on a royal show and raised hundreds of pounds. Well -done to all. Superb.
    16 weeks ago
  • Great achievement for U14 Rugby team in playing today's Final against The Weald. We lost 15-5, but the score was harsh. We are very proud.
    19 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