Chichester High School for Boys 90th Anniversary

Celebrating the Foundation in 1928 of Chichester High School for Boys – Saturday 20th October 2018

Next month it is 90 years since Chichester High School for Boys was founded and so the alumni association, The Old Cicestrians Association, with the support of Chichester High School, is organising a celebration and reunion open to all former students and staff and their partners on Saturday 20th October 2018 at the High School.

The day will begin with a fascinating audio-visual talk tracing the history and achievements of the school, its students and staff through nine decades. The first half will be presented by well-known actor, playwright and Old Boy David Wood followed by former teacher Dave Smith and other colleagues who taught at the school in more recent years. There will be displays of photographs and memorabilia and a celebration of the achievements of past students and tours of the present school. A buffet lunch will be provided with hot and cold drinks available throughout the day and plenty of opportunities to catch up with old friends and note how time has moved on since your first day in a green blazer!

After lunch, there will be displays of gymnastics in the Tim Peake Centre and by the School’s award-winning Combined Cadet Force as well as a visit to the award-winning Chichester Planetarium (which is on the school site) with a talk about the Planetarium and Tim Peake by Dr John Mason, the Education Officer and Trustee, who himself attended the School, where his interest in space was sparked. There will also be plenty of opportunities to catch up with old friends and note how time has moved on since your first day in a green blazer!

The Old Cicestrians Association is still keen to contact more former students and staff whether they left last year or 60+ years ago. Even if you cannot make it on the day, your memories and any photographs, videos or other memorabilia you can lend would be really appreciated. You can get in touch by emailing

If you would prefer updates or to submit material by post please contact:

Alan GreenEsq.

10, Stockbridge Road,


Telephone 01243 784915


How to find us.

If you want to enter a postcode into your satnav, please use PO19 8AE which is the postcode of the Chichester High Schools and this will bring you in to the campus via the correct Kingsham Road entrance.

Please note 🅿 there are two free car parks available.

The South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre is located at the southern end of the Chichester High Schools campus


The South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre

Sir Patrick Moore Building

Kingsham Farm

Kingsham Road


West Sussex
PO19 8AE

By Road:

Turn off the A27 Chichester By-Pass at the roundabout marking the junction with the B2145 Selsey road, but turning north into Whyke Road, towards Chichester City Centre, and after 500 yards turn left into Kingsham Avenue. (If you reach the railway line you have gone too far.)

Travel along Kingsham Avenue until the road narrows, where it becomes Kingsham Road, and the main entrance to the Chichester High Schools is 300 yards further on, to the left. On entering the High School site, follow the road southwards, until it curves to the right, and after another 20 yards turn sharp left just before the Tim Peake Sports & Conference Centre.

Follow the straight single carriage road all the way to the end, into the 🅿 free car park which is situated adjacent to the Planetarium building. Brown and white signs will direct you to the Planetarium from Kingsham Road. Car parking is FREE.

By Train and Bus:

The Planetarium is situated just 5 minutes' walk from both Chichester bus and railway stations. From the bus station, walk southwards across the railway line into Basin Road, passing the police station on your left, then turning immediately left onto a footpath signposted to the Planetarium.

From the railway station enter Basin Road from Stockbridge Road, and after passing the Canal Basin to your right, turn right onto the footpath signposted to the Planetarium. Access to the Planetarium is via a single carriage road leading off to the right from this footpath.