The Chauncy School

Our OUTSTANDING school is growing and we are looking ahead to the future. A school experience visit may lead to the opportunity to apply through UCAS to one of our School Direct training programmes and if things go well on the day visit, we can extend the experience and offer direct support with applying for School Direct courses. However - we do urge you to make contact sooner rather than later - Ofsted judged Chauncy School OUTSTANDING in all five areas in our most recent inspection. We have a proud history of training teachers with nearly half of the current teaching team being trained with us as PGCE or School Direct students.

About our school experience

Individual requirements:
  • Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course
  • Must have a degree
  • They must live within 15 miles of the school
  • They must complete and return a questionnaire from Chauncy before a day is offered. This will be emailed after we receive a request. Due to the high volume of requests, not all candidates are successful.

Lesson observations,
activities based on observations,
the opportunity to meet current and recent student teachers and a
meeting with a recruitment expect with the opportunity to ask questions.

Computing, English, History, Maths, Physics, and Religious education


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School phases
  • Secondary (11 to 16)
  • 16 to 18
Park Road
SG12 0DP
Placement availability

We offer experience days from October until June. But, we do urge candidates to book a place early. Visits in later months leave little time for a successful applicant for a September 2021 traineeship. We will try our best to give you the day you have requested. However, all our departments do have preferred days. Virtual days are not available.

School experience type
Both Virtual and In school
DBS check required

No - Candidates will be accompanied at all times when in school

Dress code

Business dress, Cover up tattoos

Start and finish times

8.15am to 3.00pm - Flexible

We are flexible.Let us know if you need to alter the times.


Yes - on site parking provided

The best place to park is in our large carpark at the bottom of the drive. Then please make your way up to reception past the security gate.

Disability and access details

We're happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part of your school experience request.

Teacher training offered

We work in partnership with The University of Hertfordshire and run the School Direct PGCE programme for student teachers.

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