Chaucer School, Sheffield

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Chaucer School
Motto Learning Together, Achieving Together
Established 1964
Type Academy
Headteacher Mr Burnside
Location Wordsworth Avenue
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S5 8NH[1]
England
Coordinates: 53°25′35″N 1°29′14″W / 53.42650°N 1.48710°W / 53.42650; -1.48710
Local authority City of Sheffield
Students 900
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Website www.chaucer.sheffield.sch.uk

Chaucer School is a secondary school with academy status located in the Parson Cross area of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. Named after Geoffrey Chaucer, the school became Sheffield's third comprehensive school (after Myers Grove School and Hinde House School) in 1964, located on two sites separated by a field, one newly built.[2] These were made up of the west building (Top) located on Halifax Road and the east building (Bottom) on Wordsworth Avenue.

By 2005, these buildings were old and in need of refurbishment, and all of the staff, students and resources were moved into the "bottom" building which underwent internal and external improvement including the erection of a new sports hall (Loaned to the nearby primary school Parson Cross School who do not have their own) and fully equipped drama and music rooms.

The new school re-opened in September 2006 as Chaucer Business And Enterprise College, one of only 17 English schools formally authorized to adopt Building Schools for the Future (BSF) status. The specialist school, now with over 1000 pupils in the 11 to 16 age-group had undergone a £15 million transformation to upgrade services and infrastructure. It is partnered with Longley Park Sixth Form College and Sheffield College.

Since the opening of the nearby Yewlands School there has always been a strong rivalry between students from the two institutions.

The school has had several visits from David Blunkett who was present to open the new building.

The school is now known as Chaucer School, and has converted to academy status.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.chaucer.sheffield.sch.uk/enquiries
  2. ^ Cornwell, John (2005). King Ted's. King Edward VII School, Sheffield. p. 288. ISBN 0-9526484-0-7. 

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