School profile

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 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


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.

Start and finish times
8.15am to 3.00pm - Flexible

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

Dress code

Business dress, Cover up tattoos

Teacher training

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

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • 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.
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

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


Park Road, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 0DP
Map showing The Chauncy School

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.

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Park Road, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 0DP
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Design and technology
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Maths
  • Media studies
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Physics with maths
  • Psychology