Chancellor's School

Coordinates: 51°43′39″N 0°11′01″W / 51.72743°N 0.18362°W / 51.72743; -0.18362

Chancellor's School
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Coordinates51°43′39″N 0°11′01″W / 51.72743°N 0.18362°W / 51.72743; -0.18362
MottoAchieve. Enjoy. Excel.
Religious affiliation(s)None
Local authorityHertfordshire
Department for Education URN147246 Tables
Head teacherDavid Croston
Age8 to 18
Colour(s)Sky Blue  

Chancellor's School is a coeducational secondary school and sixth form located in Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire, England.[1]


The school opened in 1964, marking the end of a campaign by parents and local residents for the village to have its own secondary school. The school was named after Thomas More, though the education authority that named the school, Hertfordshire County Council, mistakenly believed that More previously occupied part of the land on which the school was built.[2] Lilian Caras's book, Chancellor's School - The Background, sets out the circumstances leading up to the building of the school and charts its development.[3] The school became a specialist in mathematics and ICT 2006 with its continued investment in these areas.

Chancellor's School's GCSE standards continued to rise up until 2003-2004 when it reached its record of over 73% of pupils passed GCSE with at least 5 Cs.

Previously a foundation school administered by Hertfordshire County Council, in July 2019 Chancellor's School converted to academy status. The school is now sponsored by the Danes Educational Trust.


The house system was re-introduced in 2012 and made up of six houses, all named after Lord Chancellors: Arundel, Becket, Hailsham, More, Somers and Wolsey. In 2019, Yorke house was added.[4]

House House Colour
Arundel   Purple
Becket   Orange
Hailsham   Blue
More   Red
Somers   Yellow
Wolsey   Green
Yorke   Light Blue


  1. ^ "Chancellor's School - GOV.UK". Retrieved 18 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Chancellor's School - The Background, Chapter 3". Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  3. ^ Chancellor's School. (1989). Chancellor's School : the background : 25th anniversary 1964-1989. Caras, Lilian. Hatfield: Chancellor's School. ISBN 0-9514589-0-6. OCLC 21411763.
  4. ^ "House System". Retrieved 18 July 2020.

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