I am delighted and proud to present Chaucer School to you.
It is a fantastic place to fulfil your potential, and you will be excited about the many excellent opportunities your child will experience as they join our community.
Chaucer School’s performance is rapidly and continually improving. We place a very strong emphasis on achieving well in the subjects of English, Maths and Science. This is strongly aligned with our achievement at the Children’s University and in sporting environments. In addition, there is real, developing talent in Music, Art, Dance and Drama. This sits alongside our pride in exciting, practical learning in Technology and ICT, and our students’ increasing knowledge of the world – its history and cultures.
Each student is unique and precious to us, and is equally valued for their culture and contribution. Our positive reputation for achievement, care and discipline is well established. High expectations are instilled in all our students from the start. These include hard work, self-discipline, courtesy and respect. Bullying, racism and antisocial behaviour are not tolerated. Any inappropriate behaviour is dealt with promptly and firmly, which enables students to feel safe and secure.
Parental support for Chaucer is extremely important to us, and close partnerships between parents and staff work to help and guide students to healthy, successful lives. These strong relationships, along with our very positive school ethos, enable Chaucer students to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.
Our students are proud of their school – a place of trust and integrity – with many continuing to keep in contact long after they leave us. Indeed, many of our parents and some of our staff are themselves past students.
Chaucer School recently converted to Academy status and moved into a strong partnership with the Tapton School Academy Trust and Tapton School. We also work closely with our family of schools: Meynell, Southey, Parson Cross and Hillsborough primary schools.
We work in direct partnership with Tapton School Sixth Form, Longley Park and Sheffield College, giving excellent opportunities for progression into post-16 learning, and continue to explore other areas to ensure our young people fulfil their dreams.
I very much look forward to welcoming you and your child to Chaucer School, where we are constantly ‘raising the bar’ to be excellent in all that we do.
If you require any further information, or would like to pay us a visit, please get in touch.
Scott Burnside, Headteacher