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.
Year 6 Leavers' Ball
Our Year 6 pupils had a wonderful time tonight, when on their penultimate day at Chantry, they attended the annual Leavers' Ball...a time for celebration and being able to let their hair down! A whole range of committed staff members helped to organise this special event where there was good food, good music and good company, meaning that this was an event that will stay in the children's memories for a long time to come and leave them with some very special memories indeed.
Newton Class visit Shrek Adventure!
It was an exciting time for Newton Class today, when they were rewarded for having the most Values awards this year, with a visit to London to the breath-taking Shrek's Adventure! It was an amazing experience where the children got to follow the clues around fairy tale land to locate Shrek (whilst bumping into lots of familiar characters along the way). The children were superbly behaved and really 'lived' our values during the day, from beginning to end...well done Newton Class!
Colour Dash 2016
A group of staff and pupils had a terrific time today when they took part in the wonderful Keech Hospice Colour Dash. Everyone had worked extra hard before the event to raise sponsorship in aid of this very worthy charity and had a magnificent time soaking up the super atmosphere whilst getting absolutely caked in tonnes of coloured powder! We certainly looked like walking rainbows after the dash had taken place...
Land and Wave
Well what an adventure Year 6 had this past weekend....bodyboarding, raft-building, hiking, crabbing, orienteering, a steam train ride and bushcraft were all crammed into an amazing weekend at Land and Wave in Swanage! The children had a marvellous time on our first ever visit to this new venue and we were immensely impressed with their determined approach and hard work when attempting the new activities on offer.
Music concert 2016
We were very excited this evening when we held our second ever Summer Music Concert. The event gave us an opportunity to celebrate the fantastic musical ability of the children in our school and we were able to share their brilliant talents with friends and families too who came along to watch. Even though it was an extremely hot day, the children performed superbly and impressed all in attendance!
In the glorious sunshine, a group of Year 3 pupils embarked on a special adventure this past weekend when they were lucky enough to visit Norfolk to have a day in Great Yarmouth before heading off to explore the magical venue that is Bewilderwood. Full of tree-houses, wobbly wires, slippery slides, the Crocklebog River and Swampy the Boggle, Bewilderwood was certainly an amazing place to visit!
"Crocodile at the lake"
Odds Farm Park