Chauncy School

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Chauncy School
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Motto Promoting Student Achievement
Type Academy
Headteacher Mr Dennis O'Sullivan
Deputy Headteacher (Curriculum) Mrs Di Carey
Deputy Headteacher (Pastoral) Mr Steven Walton
Clerk to the Governing Body Mrs Susan Browning
Chair of governing body Mr Robert Watson
Location Park Road
SG12 0DP
51°48′53″N 0°02′43″W / 51.8148°N 0.0454°W / 51.8148; -0.0454Coordinates: 51°48′53″N 0°02′43″W / 51.8148°N 0.0454°W / 51.8148; -0.0454
Staff in excess of 100
Students approximately 1000
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Houses Ash      Birch      Elm      Maple      Oak      Pine     
Colours Green and Yellow          
Publication Chauncy News
Website The Chauncy School

The Chauncy School is a secondary school located in Ware, Hertfordshire in the East of England. It is the only mixed secondary school in Ware.[1] The school pride themselves on accepting students of any ability, and has had increasingly improved results for 13 years running.[2] In Jan 2013, OFSTED described Chauncy School as 'an inspiring and exciting place to be.' In 2017, OFSTED rated Chauncy School as outstanding.


The school accept students from any ability and background.[3] Sixth Form requires A*-C grades, but negotiations are permitted.[4] The admissions limit for Year 7 in September 2011 was 160.[5]


65% of year 11s in 2011 stayed in Chauncy for 6th form and 27% went on to further education. 53% of year 13s in 2011 went to University in the UK and 30% went to college.[6]


Chauncy School was formed in 1982 upon the merger of two local comprehensive schools, The Trinity School (first known as Ware C of E Secondary Modern School) opened in 1961) and Fanshawe School. Dwindling class sizes had resulted in a need for the authorities to reassess Ware's schools and despite a long campaign to retain both schools, the decision was made to close the Trinity site and use the Fanshawe site. The decision was made to change the name to Chauncy as a way of unifying the town and erasing local rivalries from the two former schools. As of the beginning of the school year for 1982-83, the Fanshawe School site opened as Chauncy School. Until 1985[7], the old Trinity School site was kept open for pupils in the 5th and 6th forms, and then they too joined the Park Road site.


  1. ^ "Secondary schools in Hertfordshire". Retrieved 2011-12-19. 
  2. ^ "GCSE success for Hertford and Ware students". Hertfordshire Mercury. 2010-08-24. Archived from the original on 2012-06-15. Retrieved 2011-12-19. 
  3. ^ "School Admissions". The Chauncy School. Archived from the original on April 26, 2012. Retrieved 2011-12-19. 
  4. ^ "Chauncy School Sixth Form Admission Policy 2018 – 2019" (PDF). Chauncy School. Retrieved 29 January 2018. 
  5. ^ "Additional Information". The Chauncy School. Archived from the original on April 26, 2012. Retrieved 2011-12-19. 
  6. ^ "Leavers' Destinations". The Chauncy School. Archived from the original on April 26, 2012. Retrieved 2011-12-19. 
  7. ^ "Trinity Farm and School, Ware". Our Hertford and Ware. Retrieved 2018-03-19.