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Chancellor’s School

Mathematics, Computing & Languages College

School Prospectus

www.chancellors.herts.sch.uk


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Chancellor’s School Chancellor’s has built up a strong tradition of success in its rich 50-year history, and we are committed to maintaining our journey of continuous improvement. Our primary aim is to inspire students to strive for academic excellence, but we also want them to take an active part in the full and exciting range of extra-curricular activities on offer at Chancellor’s. We firmly believe that pursuing both paths will help students make the most of their school life and prepare them properly for their future challenges. We have an outstanding team of dedicated staff and a comprehensive range of constantly-improving facilities, giving your child every chance to explore their interests both inside and outside the classroom. Our pastoral care provision is widely acknowledged as being of the highest order. We actively foster a culture that enables each individual student to develop knowledge, skills and confidence, as well as respect for themselves and others and a thirst for learning that will last their entire life. Last, but by no means least, we want our students to develop exemplary beliefs and values, so that they and those closest to them can be proud of the person they have become as well as the results they have secured. We are delighted to welcome you to our school so that you can see our positive and purposeful learning environment in action.

ACHIEVE. ENJOY. EXCEL. Our school motto is central to everything we do at Chancellor’s: We want our students to ACHIEVE their full potential both academically and in their extra-curricular activities. We want our students to ENJOY their school life - to feel fulfilled in their work and to have mutually beneficial interactions with other students, staff and the wide Chancellor’s community. We want our students to EXCEL in every aspect of their education, meeting and exceeding all expectations so that they are ready for life after school.

David Croston Headteacher

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‘‘ Behaviour is good. Students are proud of their school and have positive attitudes to learning. ‘‘

OFSTED Sept 14

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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‘‘ Students reach high standards and make good progress - The proportion achieving five A*-C GCSE grades, including English and Mathematics, has been significantly above the national average for several years ‘‘

OFSTED Sept 14

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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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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‘‘ 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 9


‘‘ Teaching is good. Teachers use their strong subject knowledge and enthusiasm to engage students fully

OFSTED Sept 14

in learning ’’

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, please 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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