Bishop Luffa School

West Sussex, United Kingdom

Location: West Sussex, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Bishop Luffa School

Bishop Luffa Close is a mixed, non-selective, Church of England secondary school with sixth form situated in Chichester, West Sussex. There are approximately 1,400 students at the school between the ages of 11-18.    

Bishop Luffa Close was established in 1963 and converted to academy status in 2013.  


Mr Austen Hindman

Values and vision   

Bishop Luffa Close wants all students to achieve their full potential and discover their strengths and talents. It wants to be: “A community which works hard to widen pupils’ horizons beyond the formal curriculum”. The school works to ensure that everyone in the community is treated equally and doesn’t tolerate discrimination. It is committed to teaching students the Christian values and implementing them into their daily school life. Bishop Luffa Close has been recognised for its teaching in RE and was again awarded a Gold RE Quality Mark in 2018. It also holds a Healthy Schools status and Artsmark Gold Award for its creative opportunities across the arts. A wide range of extra-curricular activities are offered to students across the year groups to allow for them to gain further skills and experiences outside of the classroom. 


"This is an outstanding school. The vast majority of parents are supportive of the school’s work and share this view. Typical comments included, ‘my children are very happy here’, ‘the ethos is shown in every aspect of learning and welfare’, and ‘each child is treated as an individual and feels valued’. The school’s Christian ethos permeates every aspect of its work. Pupils shared their immense pride at being at Bishop Luffa, and said, ‘We’re like a big community: we all work together and take in each other’s views.’ Standards are exceptionally high".      

View Bishop Luffa Close’s latest Ofsted report 


Address: Westgate, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 3HP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1243 787741