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Flying Bull

University of Chichester Academy Trust

The Flying Bull Academy is a proud member of the University of Chichester Academy Trust.

Flying Bull Primary & Nursery School converted to academy status to become The Flying Bull Academy on 1st April 2014. As an academy, The Flying Bull Academy is a state-funded school working with other like-minded schools and the University of Chichester, to provide an exceptional education experience for our pupils. We remain guided by the national education framework but have greater freedom to make choices and share expertise and opportunities. We support the Vision of the Trust ‘for all young people to be inspired by an excellent education that raises their aspirations and enriches their lives’ and it’s mission ‘to create a vibrant, inclusive and aspirational family of academies, transforming life chances for pupils through excellent teaching and learning.'

Our links to the University of Chichester

The University of Chichester Academy Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) and aims to develop a family of c30 academies based on geographical groups in the region. Being part of the Trust provides The Flying Bull Academy with exciting opportunities to share expertise and resources with other academies as well as to access support from the University and from Trust professional staff.

The Flying Bull Academy benefits greatly from a continuing programme of curriculum support and enhancement provided by the Trust and expert colleagues from the University of Chichester. The University’s Institute of Education has a distinguished history of teacher training that goes back over 150 years and is noted for its professional learning programmes for teachers and high quality education research. We provide teacher placements for trainee teachers and students enhance our curriculum offer by supporting art, PE, and music projects among other things.

Academy Governance

The University of Chichester Academy Trust is a single organisation with a Board of Trustees: its members are company directors and charity trustees and neither the Trust nor the University makes any profit from its academies.

The Board delegates day-to-day running of each academy to the Local Governing Body (LGB) which reports back to the Board. The level of delegation may be different for each academy. Enquiries about The Flying Bull Academy governance should be made in the first instance to the Chair of the LGB, Michael Swann.

Contact the Academy Trust

The University of Chichester Academy Trust welcomes your enquiries and comments.

Please get in touch with us at:


T: 01243 816 444

You can visit the University of Chichester Academy Trust website by clicking here which details:

  • The structure and remit of the members, board of trustees, its committees and LGBs, and the full names of the chair of each
  • Current memorandum of association
  • Articles of association
  • Funding agreement
  • Annual accounts 
  • Annual report
  • Register of interests for the accounting officer

The University of Chichester (Multi) Academy Trust is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales.

Company number 8595545. Registered office:

University of Chichester, Bishop Otter Campus, College Lane, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 6PE.