Presentation evening update and commemorative DVD

Hope you and your families are safe and well.

Normally, in November, we would host a Presentation Evening and you would be invited to come along to receive your exam certificates from Mr Burnside, but unfortunately, due to circumstances this year, we are unable to do this. Instead, we will be posting exam certificates via recorded delivery or alternatively, you may call into visitor reception to collect them.

Please complete this survey via the link below to advise us which method you would prefer.

Please note that if you prefer to call into school to collect your exam certificates, you will need to contact Mrs Laycock, Exams Officer, to make an appointment beforehand.

We will also be looking to provide you with a commemorative DVD which will contain speeches from members of staff and information regarding your fellow students about what they are doing now. This will either be available with your certificates or at a later date. If you would like contribute to this, please indicate what you are now studying/ working and where. You will need to tick that you are happy for this information to be shared with other students but it will not be shared elsewhere.

GCSE Exams – Post-results Information

I hope you are all well. 

Following the issue of your exam results last week, I have now received information from Ofqual regarding appeals and the autumn exam series for those students who would like to sit any of their exams in November.  Please read the two letters from Mr Mountford which explains the procedures for either of these options.

Appealing your exam result 

Autumn exam resit 

I have also attached links to the documents mentioned by Mr Mountford in his appeals letter.

Thank you and take care,

Mrs Laycock

Exams Officer


Updates for all Year 11 leavers 2020!

Hello to all Y11 Chaucer Students,

Well, it’s finally official that you have left secondary school! I can’t believe how fast your 5 years have flown and personally how fast the last 2 years of being your Year Leader have gone.

You have come so far in that time, both as a year group and as individuals. I am tremendously proud to say that I was your Year Leader and I owe that all to each and every one of you.

We’ve had so many high points that the low points fall to insignificance. They were tough at the time, but the tower of strength you all are, both together and individually meant there was never anything you couldn’t get through and come out of the other side stronger.

I hope you all realise just how much the staff at Chaucer think of each and every one of you. We welcome visits when such things are allowed and we will certainly be keeping an eye on how you all are getting on with the rest of your journey in life.

I hope to be able to bring us all together for that well deserved prom as soon as I possibly can (safely!) and will be excited to see those of you who are coming into school on August 20th to share in your successes on results day.

I would also like to thank the parents, carers and families of all Y11 students as you have supported, championed and nurtured them into who they are today and that support has been invaluable to them all.

So, this isn’t goodbye, it’s more like see you soon. 

Take care and stay safe all of you

Mr Ayres

Year 11 Head of Year.


2020 Leaver Prom updates. 
Update 16th July 2020 - We want to reassure you all we are still working on a prom for you and we will update you as soon as we have all the information and we have found an amazing venue to suit you all!