Boarding at The Prebendal is an extremely rewarding experience where our children become self-sufficient, independent and passionate learners. We are a family-orientated school that caters to every child's individual needs. Boarding can be full, weekly or flexi and we tailor our provision to suit each family whether you are from the UK, overseas or in the Forces.
We believe boarding should be flexible and fun! Boarders live in cosy dormitories and every boarder makes their dorm a home from home by decorating the walls with photographs and posters as well as bringing their own toys. The overall welfare of boarders lies with the House Parents, under the guidance of the Head Master, and they are supported by an enthusiastic team of experienced Boarding Tutors and Matrons.
An Unrivalled Location
We are a city school situated in the heart of Chichester in the South of England. Gatwick Airport is under an hour's drive while travelling by car from Heathrow Airport will take just over an hour and a half. Southampton Airport is also nearby. There are excellent rail links and Chichester Railway Station (with direct trains to London and Brighton) is a few minute's walk from the school.
At the centre of Chichester stands the iconic Cathedral and The Prebendal has been the choir school for the Cathedral for hundreds of years. The Choristers also board and are educated at the school and they sing almost every day in the Cathedral which attracts visitors from around the world.
An Enriched Experience
There are ample opportunities for our boarders to visit many breathtaking city, country and coastal attractions such as the South Downs, the Isle of Wight and beautiful country estates. Head south of Chichester and there are plenty of wonderful seaside beaches for our boarders to go swimming and build sandcastles. While on our doorstep we have Chichester itself which is a small, beautiful and safe city renowned for its heritage and enclosed in ancient city walls.
Activities for Boarders
Our activities programme includes in-house entertainment, such as games evenings, as well as a variety of sporting activities and visits to the cinema or bowling. There are plenty of opportunities for boarders to connect with home either by calling their families in the evenings or video-calling via Skype.
We provide a safe and secure boarding environment for Armed Forces children with first-class pastoral care and a broad and challenging curriculum. Our experienced staff will support families through tours and postings providing the stability of education and familiarity of school when there are changes at home.
Whether you are a family from overseas, from the UK or within the Armed Forces, please contact us today to receive our prospectus, arrange a visit or answer any of your questions.
Our Admissions Secretary, Lesa Burchell, can be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or her direct line is +44 (0) 1243 520970. Our address is The Prebendal School, 52-55 West Street, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1RP, United Kingdom.
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