Archived News for September 2015

Charity Netball & Football Matches
September 29, 2015
By Claire Dean and Kuran Phull, Year 13 Students
The Year 13 girls took on the Year 12 girls in our annual charity netball match.

It’s a great event for the sixth form, which is popular with the whole school to spectate. This year the match raised money for Unseen UK, a great charity that is working towards a world without slavery. I am happy to announce that the Year 13s won, although it was a tight game ending in a score of 7-6.

The boys also hosted a charity match which was available to spectate. The Year 13 vs Year 12 football ended with the Year 12s winning by a large margin of 6-0. We are looking forward to holding more matches like these later on this year.
Cake Sale
September 24, 2015
By Claire Dean, Year 13 Student
On Friday 18th October, the Sixth Form hosted a cake sale for the whole school.

It was held in the hall where there was a large area to display all the beautiful cakes bought in by the Sixth Form. The event was a huge success and the lower school supported us greatly by buying all the cakes, we would like to thank them for their support.

We hope our future events will be as successful as this one.
Gardening Club
September 23, 2015
By Mrs J Wise, School Business Manager
A huge, huge thank you to everyone that came along on Saturday 12 September to dig, plant, tend, weed and sow. You were all magnificent!

An enormous thank you too to everyone that has donated and has pledged to donate towards our first gardening project. You are all totally wonderful.

I think you will all agree that the hard work has been well worth it and the school, staff and students are reaping (sorry) the benefits already.

As at time of printing this Newsletter we would like to thank the following individuals:

Mr Andy BullMrs Siobhan FisherMiss Eleanor Fisher
Mr Douglas BadgerMr Clive SoppMrs Susannah Spelman
Mrs Michele TylerMiss Emily TylerMiss Chloe Tyler
Mrs Jill ChadwellMrs Atika HattrellMrs Barbara Hartley
Miss Stephanie MabbuttMr David CrostonMr John Whitelock

For your kind and generous donations:

The Ford FamilyThe Spelman FamilyThe Garey Family
The Clayton FamilyThe Chadwell FamilyThe Mabbutt Family
The Karameros FamilyThe Clayton FamilyThe Tilley Family
The Fisher FamilyThe Salih FamilyThe Howell Family
The Brest FamilyThe Christofi FamilyThe Bryant Family
The Lee FamilyThe Lee FamilyThe Mbagbu Family
The Yang Family   

However, we are not throwing in the trowel (sorry) yet … we are very excited and committed to our quest of improving the environment throughout the school; so to this end we will be introducing a gardening club.

Naturally your future donations are extremely welcome to help our Club flourish (sorry again) and our grounds bloom.

Year 12 Welcome Party
September 23, 2015
By Kieran Bett, Year 13 Student
On 19th September, at North Mymms Memorial Hall, the Sixth Form held their annual welcome party for the newcomers to meet the existing Sixth Formers in a more relaxed social setting. Everyone who took part had a fantastic time, dancing to the music suggested by Sixth Formers, and mingling with both new and familiar faces. Despite a couple of technical difficulties, regarding the music playlist, the night went off without a hitch and there were many smiling faces at the end of the party as people headed home. Many thanks to all of the people that contributed to setting up and running the event. It was a memorable evening and we look forward to the coming year together.
Year 10 Information Evening
September 16, 2015
By Mr J Huddleston, Deputy Headteacher
All parents and carers of students in Year 10 are invited to the Year 10 Information Evening on Tuesday 22nd September.

The evening will commence at 6.00pm in the Hall. It is an opportunity to find out all about the courses being studied and their examination requirements, to meet subject teachers and to understand how best to support our students through Key Stage 4. A running order for the event can be downloaded here to help you plan your evening.

The running order for the evening can be viewed here.
Chancellor’s Prize Giving 2015 (4th September 2015)
September 15, 2015
By Mrs S Reilly, Assistant Headteacher
Parents, governors, staff and students celebrated the efforts and achievements of Chancellor’s pupils at the annual Prize Giving ceremony on Friday evening.

2014-15 was a very successful year for Chancellor’s students with a record number of A Level students going on to study at Russell Group universities and the school achieving an impressive set of GCSE results. The highest achieving students at A Level were Aaron Ferrucci, Emily Heath and Thomas Price who each achieved A*A*A.

At GCSE, nearly a quarter of students achieved five or more A* or A grades and a third of all grades attained were A or A*. There were a large number of notable individual results including Stephanie Mabbutt, Julia Kal, Sam Price, Maddie Runagall and Jazz Wood, all of whom achieved at least eight A*s. Councillor Annie Brewster (former mayor of St Albans) presented the awards and attendees were entertained by performances including a stunning piano recital by Joseph Spinoza, who is going on to study music at the prestigious Birmingham Conservatoire.

Picture 1 – Aaron Ferrucci and Emily Heath, who both achieved A*A*A, receiving their award for the highest achievement at A Level from Councillor Annie Brewster.

Picture 2 – Stephanie Mabbutt, who achieved 11 A*s at GCSE, receiving her award for the highest achievement at GCSE from Councillor Annie Brewster.

(Photographs by Paul Whyatt)
PE Fixtures September - April 2015 -2016
September 09, 2015
By Mr D Welch, Mrs N Seabrook
We have published our calendar of fixtures today on our website in the Extra-Curricular Sport Section.

The girls fixtures are in red and boys in blue. The cross country involves both boys and girls. This is not a final list as more matches will be added as the season progresses.

Please note down any ones that are relevant, but be mindful that due to varying circumstances eg weather/pitch conditions, some fixtures may not run to plan. Students will be informed as soon as possible should this happen. They will also be informed of the venue for those which are not confirmed yet.

Finally with regard to the calendar, you will see we have an amazing amount of fixtures this year, some on the same nights and along with our meeting commitments, this may result in transport issues for us. We welcome any volunteers to help on these nights rather than cancel important games, so will be in touch as and when necessary.

Thank you

Mr D Welch (Head of PE Faculty)
Mrs N Seabrook (2nd in Faculty/Head of Girls)
Mary Glasgow Magazines go on sale in September!
September 01, 2015
By Mrs S Zeal, Head of MFL
“Covers the newest music, sports stars and celebrities. Students connect to language through games and quizzes, with exercises and vocabulary at every stage to deepen their understanding and practise the four language-learning skills.” (

They will be an invaluable resource to all students and will provide them with the in depth cultural knowledge and familiarity with authentic resources required under the new curriculum. The magazines are available in French and German at different levels to suit all learners.

We encourage you to order the magazines once they are launched in order to maximise the resources available to our students.