53 West Street, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1RT
10 reasons to choose The Prebendal School
Main point of differentiation
The Prebendal School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 85, and offers the best value for money among Chichester prep schools. It has a notable arts curriculum (it is also a Choir School) and has the smallest class sizes. (read the area review here)
The Prebendal School is an independent prep day and boarding school for boys and girls (70%/30%) between the ages of 3 and 13 years. It is also a Choir School. Boarding from Year 3 for the 20% of pupils who board. 30% are full boarders and 70% are weekly or flexi boarders. It is a Church of England school, open to all faiths and none. The school has a non-selective admissions policy. It is a standalone prep school, not tied to any one senior school. Day fees at The Prebendal School range from £3,100 (Rec) to £5,780 per term (2023/24). Full boarding fees are £8,355 per term.
Average class size
The Prebendal School has one class per year, and an average class size of 10 pupils.
Destinations for The Prebendal School leavers are one of 15 day and boarding schools but the most popular destinations are Portsmouth Grammar, Seaford College, and Lancing College. 70% of pupils gain awards and scholarships.
The Prebendal School curriculum
School curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and the ISEB Common Entrance curriculum with some additions and variations. It also includes PSHE, French, Spanish, Latin. Though the curriculum is subject based, thinking skills, debate and initiative are encouraged through the Pre Senior Baccalaureate, Prebendal Extended Project, and The Quadrivium (Years 6 to 8). The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers, Beach School to Year 2 and residential trips from Year 6.
Specialist teachers for sport, music and languages throughout, and for all subjects from Year 5.
Sport at The Prebendal School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at The Prebendal School
School educates the choristers of Chichester Cathedral. Art, music and drama are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. All pupils learn an instrument in class and almost all take extra-curricular instrument lessons from Year 3. Three choirs, two orchestras, 2 concert bands and 22 instrument ensembles. The school offers each pupil over 5 different extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Wraparound care from 7.00am to 7.00pm. Facility for occasional boarding.
Find another school near The Prebendal School
St James Church of England Primary School, Emsworth (7.9 miles); St Alban’s Church of England Primary School (10 miles); Langrish Primary School (17.3 miles).
Slindon College (8.7 miles); Seaford College (12.1 miles); The Portsmouth Grammar School (17.7 miles).
Bishop Luffa School, Chichester (0.8 miles); Chichester High School for Girls (1.4 miles); The St Philip Howard Catholic High School (7.4 miles).