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Cheshunt School is a mixed Foundation school for students aged 11 to 16 years at Cheshunt in Hertfordshire. The School has, since 2003, been designated as a Specialist Technology College.
Most pupils transfer to the School from seven main partner primary schools though pupils come from over 30 schools in the south east of Hertfordshire and north Enfield.
Cheshunt Grammar School was built in 1935 in Windmill Lane. Over the years many newer buildings were added around the original building. In 1988 the County Council closed the nearby Bishopslea School in College Road, and distributed the pupils around the other local schools, although Cheshunt Grammar School took most of the pupils and some teachers. In 1990, it was decided to move the entire school to the old Bishopslea School site in College Road. The new school was called Cheshunt School and opened in September 1992. The old Grammar School was demolished and became a housing estate, with street names reflecting the names of past people at the school. Until 2005, the old outdoor pool remained disused and undeveloped, but has since been turned into flats.
Notable former pupils
- Tim Brown, Chief Executive since 2014 of Jersey Post, and Chief Executive from 2008-11 of the Postal Services Commission
- Matt King, comedian, actor, played Super Hans in Peep Show
- Ryan Mason, footballer
Cheshunt Grammar School
- Prof John Brooks, Vice-Chancellor from 2005-15 of Manchester Metropolitan University and from 1998-2005 of the University of Wolverhampton
- Geoffrey Hodgson, academic
- Peter Moules and Tommy Moeller (singer) from Unit 4 + 2
- Robin Plummer Libyan Hostage 1984-85
- Heather Tomlinson, Director of Education from 2001-04 for Nottinghamshire
- Benjamin Travers FRS, surgeon
- Sir David Watson (although later attended Eton), academic, Professor of Higher Education Management from 2005 at the UCL Institute of Education, Vice-Chancellor from 1992-2005 of the University of Brighton, and Director from 1990-92 of Brighton Polytechnic
Cheshunt Secondary Modern School
- John Dalton, bass guitarist in The Kinks (replacing Pete Quaife in 1969)
- Bob Henrit, musician with Unit 4 + 2 and The Kinks
- Buster Meikle and Brian Parker, from 1960s group Unit 4 + 2
- Cliff Richard (Harry Webb), pop singer