I am very proud to be the Headteacher of Chantry Primary Academy. We are a values-based school focused on empowering our pupils to be the best they can be. Our ethos is built on Chantry's Values (which incorporate British Values), these include unity, respect, tolerance and friendship. With our wow-factors and a book based learning experience, we believe that Chantry offers an excellent educational experience for our pupils.
We had an Ofsted inspection in February 2014 which found that Chantry is a good school where teachers have high expectations of pupils. As a result of these high expectations progress in writing is particularly strong and standards in reading are rapidly improving. In addition, inspectors said that: "The school promotes pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development exceptionally well through the teaching of the school's values and different subjects, including sports, music and art." We invite you to read the full report by clicking here.
Chantry is a successful school which is a unique and exciting place to be. Children succeed at Chantry thanks to high quality learning experiences provided by our extensive and dedicated team. They also enjoy our creative approach to learning and feel secure in our caring school environment.
Our website aims to keep our school community up to date with events and information about our school. Please take the time to browse the site to learn more about the exciting opportunities that children have here.
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Saturday 23rd April 2016
You may recall that last month, a group of Key Stage 2 children showed real determination to build our first ever Chantry go-kart. Well today saw another first, as the go-kart (named Super Hatter) competed against other vehicles in a schools' competition in Stevenage. The children did themselves proud in their Luton Town themed car and after a day of different events, we managed to come in third place...not bad for our first event!
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The Queen’s Birthday Celebrations
Thursday 21st April 2016
A group of our Key Stage 2 Values Role Models went to Luton Town Centre with Miss Pollard, Mrs Lloyd and Mrs Kiss to take part in some of the celebrations for the Queen’s 90th birthday. We were all very excited to see a beefeater on stilts, processions from Luton’s cubs, scouts and cadets, as well as being entertained by a brass band. At 7.30pm, we heard a message from Prince Charles before Luton’s beacon was lit. Our beacon was one of 260 beacons which were lit nationally for the Queen and we were very proud to be part of the festivities.
Affinity Water visit
Monday 18th April 2016
Year 5 have recently started reading their new book, 'The Wreck of the Zanzibar'. As part of their learning, children have been studying the topic of water, including the water cycle, rivers and how to cut back on how much water they use. To help them with their learning, the children headed to Bushey today to visit the Affinity Water Centre. Here, they were given a private tour of the water treatment works, used a huge river model to discover how humans and animals use rivers and looked at different methods that we can all use to help save water. It was a great learning experience!
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Friday 15th April 2016
This afternoon, an adventerous group of our older pupils caught a train to London to visit the fascinating London Dungeon.
The children had a wonderful experience learning about the history of London and were mesmerised by the superb actors that guided them around the tour. Nothing phased our valiant pupils, who were braver than all of the adults who were there and were very eager to get from one attraction to the next, ready to learn as much as they could! Well done everyone on representing the school so brilliantly
Nocturnal wildlife in Year 2
Wednesday 13th April 2016
Year 2 had some very special visitors today when a whole range of exciting nocturnal animals came to visit them as part of their new topic. We have to give special thanks to 'Teaching Talons', who brought along the different creatures and taught the children lots of information about them. The children were fascinated by the animals and treated them with such wonderful respect.
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Monday 11th April 2016
Year 5 were greeted by a most unusual sight today when they came into school to see a shipwrecked boat on the field! The children were intrigued as to what had happened and soon got to work investigating the wreck and the huge number of items and artefacts that had been strewn around the area. They used great deduction skills to try and work out what had taken place before heading back into their classes to complete some amazing pieces of writing based on the morning's events.
Chantry's new minibus
Thursday 24th March 2016
We were VERY excited today when we were awarded our brand new minibus!
After months and months of patient fundraising from our fabulous PTA, along with a sponsorship donation from the Leeds Building Society, we went along to Stevenage to collect our shiny new bus. The children's charity, The Variety Club, kindly organised the whole event and helped to find our sponsor, which will now enable many more Chantry pupils to access exciting trips and events in the future.
Year 5 Fantastic Finish
Tuesday 22nd March 2016
Pupils in Year 5 enjoyed the company of parents and grandparents today when they visited classrooms to take part in an Ancient Egyptian themed Fantastic Finish. As the children had recently been learning about what the Egyptians believed happened in the afterlife, each group were tasked with the job of creating a mask that rich Egyptians would wear once they had died. It involved lots of papier mache and glue, so as you can imagine, the children had a blast!
Read more: Year 5 Fantastic Finish