About our School

The ‘new’ Eastergate School was built in 1970. It is set in rural surroundings and is approximately six miles from the cathedral city of Chichester.It presently comprises of seven purpose built classrooms together with a separate room called the ‘Rainbow Room’ for small teaching groups, an ICT Suite equipped with 15 computers, a Meeting room, a DT (Design Technology) Area, a Hall, a Staff room and Offices for Administration.

The School is Church of England Controlled, which means that Religious Education is provided in accordance with the West Sussex Agreed Syllabus. Daily Collective Worship is broadly of Christian Character. Education in the Christian Faith does not exclude other faiths and children are taught that religion is important in the lives of many people. We feel that Faith and Belief matters.We have close links with St. George's Church, Eastergate, the Parish Priest Martin Powell together with Tony Brant who are regular visitors to the school. The Headteacher, a member of Staff, a Class or a Visitor, leads Collective Worship each day. We all enjoy celebrations and special assemblies throughout the school year and we actively encourage your participation in these. Parents or guardians have a legal right to withdraw their child from Collective Worship and/or RE. Should you wish to do this please contact the Headteacher.

We extend an open invitation for all parents/guardians to become involved in the life of the school. We hope all parents/guardians will take every opportunity to keep in close contact with the Class Teacher, who will be happy to arrange a mutually convenient time to discuss any issues or worries. In addition termly Consultation Evenings are held and written reports are given at the end of each academic year. We believe that a home/school partnership will enhance the child's understanding of life long learning. We feel that education does not solely happen at school. It is the responsibility of the whole community in which the child is being nurtured. We ask all pupils, parents/guardians and staff to sign our Home/School Agreement. This helps all involved to keep in mind a unity of purpose.Many parents and members of the local community share their talents with the children. We place great importance on the fact that all adults involved in guiding and teaching the children should share a common aim.

The History of our School