Chauncy School

Chauncy School
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Park Road

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SG12 0DP

Coordinates51°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
MottoPromoting Student Achievement
Department for Education URN137090 Tables
Chair of governing bodyRobert Watson
HeadteacherDennis O'Sullivan
Staffin excess of 100
Age11 to 18
Chestnut(Y7 Only)
Hazel (up to Y10 Only)  
Rowan (up to Y10 Only)  
Willow ( Y7 Only)
Colour(s)Green and Yellow    
PublicationChauncy News

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.

In 2015 the school filed two planning applications with East Herts District Council. These included the sale of land for housing to fund the development of a new sports facility.[8] The new sports facility was officially opened on Friday 24 February 2017.[9] To provide additional teaching space, 8 new classrooms were included as part of the project.[10]


  1. ^ "Secondary schools in Hertfordshire". Retrieved 19 December 2011.
  2. ^ "GCSE success for Hertford and Ware students". Hertfordshire Mercury. 24 August 2010. Archived from the original on 15 June 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2011.
  3. ^ "School Admissions". The Chauncy School. Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2011.
  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 26 April 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2011.
  6. ^ "Leavers' Destinations". The Chauncy School. Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2011.
  7. ^ "Trinity Farm and School, Ware". Our Hertford and Ware. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Chauncy Community Partnership". 22 September 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  9. ^ "CHAUNCY SPORTS HALL – OFFICIAL OPENING 24TH FEBRUARY 2017". 18 February 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  10. ^ Collinson. "How A Four Court Sports Facility Transformed Chauncy School (Case Study)". Retrieved 24 August 2018.