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Chancellor’s School

Mathematics, Computing & Languages College

School Prospectus

www.chancellors.herts.sch.uk


Welcome to

Chancellor’s School Chancellor’s School has developed a strong tradition and excellent reputation over its rich 50-year history, serving the communities of Brookmans Park and the surrounding areas. Today more than ever, we have high expectations for our students and strive for academic excellence, as well as providing wide ranging extra-curricular opportunities and outstanding pastoral care. We want to inspire students to take advantage of the breadth of opportunities that we offer, and explore their interests both inside and outside of the classroom. Our dedicated, hard working staff is committed to ensuring the success of every individual student and we are constantly seeking ways of improving our comprehensive facilities. Our School Motto, ‘Achieve. Enjoy. Excel.’ is central to everything we do at Chancellor’s. We want to create and nurture a culture that enables all students

to have the confidence, skills and eagerness to learn, so that they can be happy and successful, both at school and throughout their lives. We want students to develop an enjoyment of learning and a desire to learn that will stay with them for life. We also want students to develop exemplary beliefs and values, so parents can be proud of not only what their child has achieved, but by the sort of person he or she has become. We are delighted to welcome you to our school and look forward to showing you Chancellor’s purposeful and positive learning environment in practice, so that you can see it for yourself.

David Croston Headteacher

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‘‘ I enjoy Chancellor’s because it gives me opportunities to learn new talents and skills ‘‘

Year 8 Student

Achievement Chancellor’s is committed to the highest possible standards of education. Stimulating intellectual curiosity is key to enabling all of our students to achieve their individual academic potential and to acquire the skills to learn for themselves and to think critically. Every student enjoys motivational teaching across a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum, alongside a thorough programme of varied, challenging and enjoyable extra-curricular activities.

Pastoral Care Outstanding pastoral care means that all students receive carefully considered advice and guidance at every stage of their school career, responding to their individual needs and choices. The partnership between the family and the school is central to providing a solid foundation for students to flourish. Every student is valued as a unique individual and all relationships are based on mutual respect. Students are expected to demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour, founded on personal responsibility and self discipline, combined with genuine concern and compassion for others. The core themes of responsibility, respect and relationships are regularly explored to help students develop a moral code and a strong set of values.

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‘‘ Our daughter’s experience at Chancellor’s has been very positive and we are thrilled with her progress ‘‘

Year 7 Parent

Challenge, Support & Learning for All Chancellor’s is a supportive community, in which staff and students alike are valued and respected. The school is known for its happy and friendly atmosphere. Students are encouraged and expected to develop self-discipline, tolerance and understanding, and an awareness of the world around them. The highly qualified and motivated members of staff are valued for their expertise and the contribution they make to students’ education.

Experience Chancellor’s successful curriculum enables a tailored programme of learning that caters for individual talents, needs and interests, motivating students to learn and aspire for excellence. There are wide ranging opportunities at the school, so that all students have the opportunity to discover and develop their talents. We have a well-earned reputation for sporting excellence. Art, music and drama are also considered to be integral to a student’s holistic learning journey.

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‘‘ My Year 7 child has settled in very well and has made lots of new friends. His tutor is so encouraging, which in turn is improving his self-confidence and belief in himself’’

Parent of Year 7 Student

Sporting Excellence The School is very proud of its excellent reputation for sport. Many of our students go on to compete not only locally, but also on the national and international stage. Football, rugby, tennis and cricket are the major sports for boys, whilst for girls they are netball, football and tennis. Our PE staff provide a high standard of coaching, focused on encouraging all students to enjoy sport and be active; working together and competing as teams or individually. Every student, no matter what their ability, is encouraged to participate in and enjoy as wide a range of sports as possible.

Creative Expression Creative expression is a key part of a well rounded education and our Art and Technology departments are very strong, with many students choosing to take these subjects at A Level and beyond. Traditional skills are taught across a range of disciplines including drawing, food technology, graphics, painting, pottery, resistant materials and textiles. We also use the latest technologies so that students are able to design and create work of exacting, professional standards. Drama and music are thriving departments and provide students with a variety of opportunities to practise and perform. The choirs and ensembles are popular with students and have a very good local reputation. The School Musical is a highlight of the academic year.

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‘‘I like Chancellor’s because it encourages me to make independent decisions and guides me in the right direction’’

Sixth Form Student

Sixth Form Our students have achieved excellent examination results at both GCSE and A Level, including many outstanding individual performances. Many progress to secure places at the country’s most prestigious universities. At Chancellor’s, the student leadership is strong. Throughout the school, students have opportunities to make positive contributions to, and play an active part in, the community. This is especially so in the sixth form. Our high profile Head Students and Prefects lead the school council and house system, taking responsibility for organising events and fundraising. Not only do our students have a positive impact locally, but they also have a sense of pride and a wider sense of duty to society.

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ACHIEVE. ENJOY. EXCEL.

For further information, don’t hesitate to contact the school: Chancellor’s School | Pine Grove | Brookmans Park | Hatfield | Herts | AL9 7BN Tel: 01707 650702 | Fax: 01707 663204 | E-mail: admin@chancellors.herts.sch.uk

www.chancellors.herts.sch.uk


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