Ofsted 'Outstanding'

Bishop Luffa School FINALLY have an OFSTED Inspection – and it’s Outstanding!

OFSTED inspectors visited Bishop Luffa School in Chichester in December and have graded the school ‘Outstanding’. The school was last inspected in 2008, when it was also given an ‘Outstanding’ judgement.

Head Teacher Austen Hindman said: ‘it is important for our community that we have a report that reflects the school as it is now. We are very pleased that the inspection team saw how inclusive we are and that we are living out our school motto: “always our best because everyone matters”. The inspection report says that “this is a school where you can be yourself and have your individual gifts and talents celebrated.”’

Mr Hindman said: ‘The report also talks about “the school’s strong Christian values”. Entry to Bishop Luffa School is based on church attendance: you don’t need to buy a house on a certain road or pass an exam to get in. Churches are open to everyone and close to everyone.’

OFSTED also praised the impact of the Sixth Form on the ethos of the school: “The school buzzes with activity at lunchtimes as pupils enjoy social time together and participate in the vast array of clubs and societies. Many of these are organised by sixth-form students, who play a remarkably important role in the school. Beyond their academic studies, sixth formers lead other pupils in the excellent contribution the school makes to charities and the local community.”

Head of Sixth Form, Jamie Saunders, said: ‘Bishop Luffa Sixth Formers are leaders within the school. This responsibility helps our students to grow in confidence and is one of the main reasons why they go on to study at top universities and pursue rewarding careers.’

‘Our Sixth Form is open to any student who meets the academic qualifications. We have a large number of students from other schools join us in Year 12 and thrive at Bishop Luffa.’

In This Section

Sports Day avoids the rain as the records fallBishop Luffa Golf DayMusic at Graylingwell ChapelFrom Luffa to Hogwarts…Year 6 Induction Day 2023Rumboldswhyke have fun in Art!Chess Club NewsYear 10 Mock InterviewsYear 11 Prom 2023Paris 2023Year 12 RE Day 2023Bletchley Park and the National Museum of ComputingSchools Sailing Week at Itchenor Sailing ClubEnterprise and House Drama Day 2023House Drama 2023Bishop Luffa retains Eco-Schools Green Flag AwardSpanish Exchange Programme and Cultural Visit to TenerifeYear 8 out and about with Humanities!Young Leaders ConferenceSouth Korean Teachers visit Bishop Luffa SchoolFruition 2023Ambassadors for Design & Technology 2023Bishop Luffa youngsters battle hard in the sun against the MCCNews from the Spanish DepartmentStory House Blue DayChess Club SuccessSummer Term Sporting NewsBronze Duke of Edinburgh Qualifier Weekend Iceland 2023Year 10 visit the British Film InstituteClassical Students visit British MuseumWild ReadingCelebrating the King's CoronationBishop Luffa Dancers perform with Mapdance company at the University of ChichesterYear 7 get ‘egg-cited’ about History!Sports Tour 2023Bishop Luffa welcomes Korean visitors to the schoolPE trip to the ‘Home of Cricket’Sporting NewsA fantastic Spanish ExchangeA Grand TourLuffa. Tarantino. Hitchcock.Animal Antics at Marwell ZooAn Insight into the Creative IndustryBilly Elliot: The Musical - What an Amazing ShowYear 10 Work ExperienceEngland vs Italy Rugby TripMemorable Media Magazine ConferenceDance House 2023Eco NewsThe British Synchronised Ice-Skating Championships 2023 – The Britannia CupHarry Potter Night 2023Outstanding Performances at 68th Chichester Festival for Music, Dance & SpeechPool, No Water by Mark RavenhillBishop Luffa marks Holocaust Memorial DayOfsted 'Outstanding'Burns Night 2023History at Hampton CourtOxford University Maths Trip “It All Adds Up!”Making Memories with our Spanish Partner SchoolCharity EventsBishop Luffa Strikes GoldGerman Gingerbread ChallengeNews from Design & TechnologyInternational Christmas VideoConnect Bake-Off Competition: Create a Gingerbread Nativity SceneCareers Fair 2022ESU's Schools' MaceBishop Luffa go to the English Schools National Swimming Finals in LondonComputer Science in ActionA Trip to TwickenhamRemembering the HolocaustBishop Luffa marks Armistice DayA credit to Bishop Luffa SchoolSparxMathsCross Country SuccessStudents support Chichester Food BankGo Green Week 2022Amy's Animal AdventuresBognorphenia 2022Choral Evensong in honour of Queen Elizabeth IIRacing to SuccessAn Exciting Start to the School YearStudents celebrate a sparkling set of GCSE resultsStudents secure excellent A'Level Results