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Joining our school

We’re really proud of Chaucer School and the first class opportunities we give to the young people in our community.

With around 850 students, we believe we are the perfect size for a secondary school – large enough to have excellent facilities and specialist staffing to support every ambition, but small enough so that no child slips through the net – we know all our students. Whether you are joining Chaucer School as a Year 7 student or later in your school life, you will be supported to quickly feel at home, confident in your potential to be successful, and comfortable that you know your voice can be heard.

At Chaucer School we have three key values that we agree on together:

  • Respect – Be respectful of others, ourselves and our environment.
  • Responsibility – Be responsible for ourselves, our actions and our future.
  • Kindness – Be kind. Always.

Every aspect of life at Chaucer School is built around these three key values. Whether that is through our ambitious curriculum offer, our comprehensive pastoral care, or our drive for aspirational progress for all, we know that students are offered first class opportunities to thrive academically, physically and mentally at Chaucer School.

Each student is unique and precious to us, and is equally valued for their culture and contribution. Our positive reputation for achievement in all forms, for our ambitions for students, and for working with students and families, is well established. Our first class pastoral care was recently described as ‘inspirational’ by a national leader of education. High expectations are instilled in all our students from the start of their time here at Chaucer School, around the key values of respect, responsibility and kindness.

Every student can expect to have a consistent tutor to check in with every day, and who is the first point of contact for any issues that might arise. Students can also expect a specialist team of teachers to lead their academic progress. All students also have a dedicated Year Leader and Engagement Leader, who they can expect to know well, and rely upon for help and support when needed, as well as challenge and drive to aspire to the best version of themselves. That ‘Support For Success’ team are always available during the school day to ensure that students are achieving their best. We’re proud that every child has a range of connected and trusted adults to help guide their development into confident and successful young adults.

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. We aim to lead a growing legacy of respect, responsibility and kindness that spreads across our community as our young people move through each stage of their lives.

Chaucer School is a member of the Tapton School Academy Trust, and we wholly support the trust mission for all schools to provide a safe place to be, provide great teaching and learning, and create an environment where all opportunities are within reach. We’re strong supporters of the Trust belief that we are ‘Better Together,’ and genuinely benefit from close partnership with other schools in the Trust. We work closely with our local family of primary schools: Meynell, Southey Green, Parson Cross and Hillsborough. We also work in direct partnership with Tapton School Sixth Form, Longley Park and Sheffield College, giving excellent opportunities for progression into post-16 learning, and are proud of the increasing levels of aspiration from our students to build successful lives and fulfil their dreams.

We hope our website gives a sense of the pride in what we do together to ensure our students fulfil their life chances and dreams. If you’d like to visit Chaucer School and see how we are constantly developing and moving forward to be truly first class in all that we do, please get in touch.

Joanna Crewe