School Friends’ Benefits

Advance notice by email on new workshops and special events, such as our very popular Enrichment and Taster Days. Do keep us up to date with direct email addresses for each relevant teacher.

10% discount on all school visits.

Close link to the Learning & Engagement Department, with opportunities to pilot new workshops and work collaboratively. We can tailor our programme to meet your needs.  Please get in touch to let us know about your teaching objectives to help us plan how the Cathedral could be used as a place to inspire your pupils’ learning. We are also happy to visit your school and speak with your teachers in person (in a staff meeting for instance), if that helps with your schedule.

A School Friends’ certificate personally signed by the Dean of Chichester.

A School Friends’ prayer card for use in acts of worship at school.

Invitations to complimentary School Friends’ events such as the annual School Friends’ Service (in the Autumn term) and Teacher Twilight CPD sessions.

Loan of the popular Diosesan REsource Boxes based at Chichester Cathedral, free of charge. Designed to support KS1/2 RE. Include world religion boxes plus more.  Usual charge £50 for schools without a Diocesan Partnership Agreement.    

Teaching resources including one class set of trails per year.

A termly School Friends’ e-newsletter keeping you up to date on all new activities, special offers as well as a place for recording schools’ achievements at the Cathedral.  We welcome your school’s contributions. Our special School Friends’ events are always advertised here.

Complimentary use of the Eastern Arm as an area for breaks and/or lunch when booked in advance for self-guided visits to the Cathedral. The Eastern Arm of the Cloisters is heated and glazed with stone and wooden benches.   It can seat about 70 people and has direct access to the Cathedral.

Greatly reduced room hire rates at the former Archdeaconry, 4 Canon Lane, offering the ideal setting for staff away-days, meetings, quiet days and conferences for up to 40 people.