National Team Swimming Championships
November 24, 2015
By Mr D Welch and Mrs N Seabrook
On Saturday 21st November, Thomas Stanbury (Year 9), Ben Harrison, Anthony Smith and James Blount (Year 10) represented Chancellor’s School in the Annual National Team Swimming Championships held at the London Aquatic Centre (home to the 2012 London Olympics).

This was the third successive year a Chancellor’s School team had qualified for the national finals which, in itself, is a fantastic achievement. The four boys qualified for both the 200m Medley and 200m Freestyle team events through competing in the divisional qualifiers back in October.

Each event consisted of thirty competing schools, with the ten fastest teams from the three heats qualifying for the finals. A fantastic swim by the team in both the Medley and Freestyle heats saw them qualify for both finals. The Freestyle heat was a particularly impressive performance.

The final, which consisted of the highest achieving swimming schools in the country and showcased the next generation of Olympic hopefuls, proved to be a hotly contested race. All four boys swam their individual legs with outstanding determination and effort, resulting in a fantastic 8th place finish in the Medley final and an 8th place finish in the Freestyle final.

It was a real credit to the boys’ talent and hard work to see them lined up against the likes of Plymouth College and Millfield School, from which Olympic champions have been nurtured.

A special mention must also go to the parents of the boys, who demonstrate great dedication in ensuring the boys are able to train and compete across the whole country and whose support is simply outstanding. Thank you to Mrs Harrison who was poolside throughout the entire competition passing on her expertise as team manager to the boys and providing them with excellent guidance enabling them to perform at their very best.

Chancellor’s School is very proud of these four very talented and hardworking young athletes.

District Rounders Winners
June 18, 2015
By Mrs N Seabrook, Head of Girls PE
On Thursday June 11th, the year 9 and 10 girls went to Monks Walk School to compete in this year’s rounders tournament.

The year 10's played 3 matches in their pool group, winning one and losing two which meant unfortunately they did not make it through to the knockout stages.

However, it turned into a very long evening for the year 9's who played and beat SFO and Monks Walk in the pool games, drew against Yavneh and narrowly lost to Owens. All this meant they finished second in the group and therefore qualified for the semi-finals, where they came up against Bishops Hatfield. With the bit between their teeth again after their brilliant start, the girls were focussed and went on to defeat them for a place in the final, where they met Dame Alice Owens again.

Having made some simple mistakes in the pool game, the Year 9 girls were determined to be disciplined and at their best for this final match. They played an extremely hard fought match and went on to win with a margin of only half a rounder!

Congratulations go to Olivia Bacon, Scarlett Rowe, Rosy Vella, Louise Rogers, Mia Dunsmuir, Caragh Heskith, Mia Bracher, Chloe Price and Shannon Helina. Particular applause must go to Rebecca Evans who was on brilliant form and scored many of the rounders as well as bowling at a consistently high standard, a thoroughly deserving Player of the Match (es!) winner.
Hertfordshire Secondary Schools' Gala
February 11, 2015
By Mrs L Moore, Head of Year 8

On Friday 6th February 2015, several students from Chancellor's School were selected to represent Mid Hertfordshire at the Annual Secondary Schools' Swimming Gala.
This event has teams selected for each district in Hertfordshire and therefore it is an achievement to be selected for the team. Ten student from Chancellor's were chosen from all the schools in Mid Herts to represent the district at this event.
All students performed incredibly well, with some particularly outstanding results. Ben Harrison broke the Gala record in the 4x50m Individual Medley, a fantastic achievement, well done Ben.

Other excellent achievements can be seen below:

Junior Girls Results

50m Butterfly - Katie Harrison - 4th - 34:59
4x50m Medley Relay including Katie Harrison - 4th - 2:29:09
4x50m Freestyle Relay including Amy Mason - 5th

Junior Boys Results

50m Backstroke - Thomas Stanbury - 2nd - 35:26
4x25m Individual Medley - Thomas Stanbury - 4th - 1:16:49
4x50m Medley Relay - including Thomas Stanbury - 3rd

Intermediate Girls Results

4x50m Medley Relay - including Amelia Hardy - 6th - 2:25:48
4x50m Freestyle Relay - including Amelia Hardy - 3rd - 2:06:45

Intermediate Boys Results

50m Backstroke - Ben Harrison - 1st - 29:48
50m Breaststroke - James Woodward - 2nd - 33:05
50m Butterfly - James Blount - 2nd - 29:03
50m Freestlye - David Shipman - 1st - 25:93
4x25m Individual Medley - Ben Harrison - 1st - 1:02:00
4x50m Medley Relay - including James Woodward, Ben Harrsion and Adam Gill - 1st - 2:03:72
4x50m Freestyle Relay - including James Blount, Adam Gill and David Shipman - 1st - 1:51:55

Well done to the students who represented Mid Herts in this event.

Year 9 Netball Success
February 02, 2015
By Mrs L Moore, Head of Year 8
Congratulations to our Year 9 County Netball Squad who performed outstandingly well on Saturday at the East Regional Round of the National Netball Championships.

(Evie Herrick, Lucy Millbery, Georgia Lee, Louise Rogers, Scarlett Rowe, Mia Dunsmuir, Olivia Bacon, Rosy Vella.)

The girls were unbeaten in their pool and the results were:
  • Chancellor's 15 v Ipswich High 2
  • Chancellor's 8 v King John 5
  • Chancellor's 9 v Sharnbrook 3
  • Chancellor's 11 v Norwich 6
  • Chancellor's 8 v Kimbolton 1
  • Chancellor's 15 v St Clere's 2
With this fantastic result they went through to the semi final and ended up playing the other Hertfordshire representing School, Goffs. In what was an incredibly tight game our girls narrowly lost 8 - 5, they played a phenomenal second half to pull the score back but missed out by the final whistle.

Well done girls, you all played outstandingly well in such terrible weather conditions! I am still trying to warm up myself!

Good luck in your next County League game which is Monday 2nd March v Sandringham School.
Year 7 Rugby team win the Herts Trophy tournament
March 21, 2014
By Mr D Welch
On Friday 21st March the Year 7 rugby team played in the finals of the Hertfordshire Schools Trophy tournament at St Albans Boys' School. The invitation to the event was a result of their very successful season in the league having played four and won four games, therefore finishing top of their division.

At the tournament finals, Chancellor's played schools who won their respec-tive divisions within the county in both the group stages and finals. Four games in total were played at the tournament and Chancellor's were crowned county champions after winning both of their group games, the semi-finals and the final, an amazing achievement.

The team played some excellent rugby and should be commended on their teamwork and dedication. Every player in the squad played their part in beating some high quality opponents.

Supporters and staff from a number of other schools commented on Chancellor's sportsmanlike performances on the pitch and their exemplary behaviour off it. The team did themselves and the school proud and were deserved winners. Throughout the season the team have demon-strated a superb willingness to learn and develop their skills and under-standing of the game. This was evident in the final in which they comfortably beat strong opposition with free flowing, structured running rugby.

Members of the winning squad were; Jay White, Natwange Chapeshammano, George Riches, Finlay Titchmarsh, Colby Lawson, Jonathan Palmer, Owen Millard, Josh Over, Sam Putman, Kelsey Clifford, Antonio Mendez-Hasani, Lewis Lake, Oliver Jeffery, James Pinto, Aaron Mays, Ben Cooper, Austen Hayes & Dennis Ruschkin.

Rounders District Champions!
July 07, 2013
By Mrs L Moore, Head of Girls PE
Congratulations to the Year 7 Rounder’s team who have been unbeaten this season and were crowned District Rounder’s Champions last night beating Yavneh 14.5 - 11.5. It was an extremely hot evening but the girls played incredibly well. Players Player was awarded to Rebecca Evans.

Well Done girls a fantastic end to a brilliant season.
District Rounder’s Tournament Success!
June 21, 2013
By Mrs L Moore - PE Teacher
Year 9 and Year 10 Rounder’s teams competed in the Mid Herts District Rounder’s tournament on Thursday 6th June 2013 held at Monks Walk School.

Both teams played fantastically well which was reflected in the overall results. Year 9 came runner’s up in their tournament, narrowly missing out on first by one point. Well done girls, a brilliant achievement. Year 9 team was made up by Kate Moody, Charlotte Christoforou, Emily Willcocks, Steph Mabbutt, Neha Santhosh, Charlotte Poulton, Rioko Moscardini, Grace Rowe and Chloe Webb.

Year 10 put on an outstanding performance to win the tournament! They won five of their six games and drew in one, making them overall winners. This is in addition to their continuing success in the district league where they are currently unbeaten!

Scores were:

Win 3-2 v Monks Walk School
Draw 4.5-4.5 v Mount Grace
Win 4-1 v Bishops
Win 4.5-2.5 v Onslow
Win 6-2 v SFO
Win 5-2.5 v Yavneh.

Year 10 team was made up by Mollie Whitley, Katie Smith,Saffy Lamrhari, Claire Dean, Annie Thorn, Sam Over, Justine Arif, Amber Wood, Grace Gear, Jess Waterhouse.

Well done girls.
Netball End of Season Review
May 31, 2013
By Mrs L Moore - PE Teacher
7 'A' finished in 3rd position - Players Player Olivia Bacon.
8 'A' District Champions - Players Player Charlie Brennan.
9 'A' finished in 3rd position - Players Player Grace Rowe.
10 'A' narrowly missed out on 1st place to Owens based on goal difference. An outstanding performance girls, well done. Players Player Katie Smith.

7 'B' again narrowly missed out on 1st place to Owens by goal difference, finished in runner up position. Players Player Mia Bracher.
8 'B' placed 3rd - Players Player Erin Murphy.
9 'B' league was incomplete with games from various schools missing.
10 'B' were runner's up in the district league, missing out on 1st place by one game. Players Player Claire Dean.

A fantastic season for Chancellor's netball teams, with 8 A finishing as District Champions, 10A, 7B and 10B finishing as runner's up and all other teams in 3rd. An excellent result in what was a very competitive league. Well done girls......... Bring on the rounders!!!!
Year 8 'A' Netball team are District Champions!
May 31, 2013
By Mrs L Moore - PE Teacher
Congratulations to girls in the 8A netball team who are now the Mid Herts District League Champions, following a very successful season winning all of their games. Overall players’ player is awarded to Charlie Brennan for the most nominations in the games played.

Chancellor's other netball teams also did extremely well with many teams finishing as runners up in the district league.