St Philip Howard Catholic School was founded by the Catholic Church to provide education for children of Catholic families.
The school is conducted by its governing body as part of the Catholic Church in accordance with the trust deed of the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton, its articles of association, and seeks at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ.
As a Catholic school, the governors aim to provide a Catholic education for all pupils.
At a Catholic school, Catholic doctrine and practice permeate every aspect of the school’s activity.
The governors ask all parents applying for a place to respect this ethos and its importance to the school community.
Although Catholic children have priority of admission, this does not affect the right of an applicant who is not Catholic to apply for a place for their child at the school.
The school welcomes applications from those of other denominations and faiths, or of none.
The school was set up primarily to serve the Catholic community in the Cathedral deanery.
This includes the following parishes: Arundel, Bognor Regis with Slindon, Billingshurst with Pulborough, Chichester with the Witterings, Midhurst, Petworth Selsey, Storrington.