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.
This half term the children in Year 4 have been learning about World War Two. They have learnt about rationing, the Blitz, evacuation and the role women play in the war effort. Having enjoyed the topic SO much they decided to put all their new found learning into a news report, but not any old repot. This video report is set during the war! Press play and you’ll be taken back to England in the 1940s. Enjoy!
World Book Day
Dress Up As Your Favourite Book Character - Friday 4th March
World Book Day is coming soon! With the theme of 'Festival of Imagination' we are inviting children to come dressed imaginatively as characters from one of their class books or stories. We will be celebrating on Friday 4th March.
From Wednesday 24th February we will have a book shop open for children to buy books of their own.
VI - World War II
"World of racing"
The shock on the beach
New VI Equipment
Friday 5th February 2016
Today the children and staff in our visual impairment provision were hugely excited to receive a fantastic piece of equipment called an EyeSolo. This machine reads books and documents out loud when they are placed on the computer’s surface. This brilliant piece of equipment will help to promote independence when choosing books and understanding text, for all of our visually impaired children. It was donated by Chris Long and Tracey Snoxell and it belonged to Chris’ uncle, Mr Arthur Smith. Mr Smith was a very independent man who lived in the 20th floor of flats in Bethnal Green until he reached his late 90’s. We like to think of the donation as part of Mr Smith’s legacy and we know it will be invaluable to our provision. Thank you very much to the family for this amazing donation!
02 Young Voices concert!
Some of our younger pupils had a very exciting time today when they visited the Big Rock Climbing Centre in Milton Keynes! The venue is a huge climbing complex that has a very special 'Crazy Climbing' course that contains lots of wacky and innovative objects and obstacles for the pupils to scale! These ranged from the 'purple blobs' tower to the inflatable cylinder that had to be clambered up!
Indoor surfing fun!
WOW! What a fantastic time some of our pupils had today when the visited the Flow House indoor surfing centre in Bedford! They rode the waves whilst showing amazing determination and resilience!
The Great Chantry Reading Challenge
Friday 15th January 2016