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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Odds Farm Park
Saturday 25th June 2016
The soggy weather couldn't dampen our spirits today when some younger pupils visited Odds Farm Park in Buckinghamshire! There was so much to do there, including the entertaining sheep racing, tractor ride, animal feeding, bunny handling, playgrounds, the giant maze and lots more. It was a brilliant venue where the children had a thoroughly fantastic time, showing lots of friendship, and were eager not to leave at the end of the day (always the sign of a fab day out!).
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Sunday 26th June 2016
Milton Keynes was our destination today when a group of pupils headed to Willen Lake to show great unity and team-work skills to help build a raft and then sail it over the water. Using barrels, planks and rope, the children had to find the best way to construct their vessel, before being brave enough to hop on board and set sail! Luckily, their raft did the job perfectly and the children worked their way across the lake, even managing to play lots of games in the process (whilst 'accidentally' falling in too!).
"Dark Trooper breaks out"
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Science residential weekend
Friday 10th June-Monday 13th June 2016
A scientifically-minded group of Key Stage 2 pupils had an amazing opportunity this past weekend when they made the journey to Skegness to take part in a mind-blowing 'science weekend' at the Butlin's site. It was several days of science based workshops, shows, demonstrations and practical activities that the children absolutely loved taking part in!
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Nursery Sponsored Bounce
Wednesday 15th June 2016
Today the children in nursery had great fun bouncing on the Bouncy Castle, raising money for new resources. Although showers were forecast, the weather was very kind with the sun shining brightly
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Queen's Birthday Celebrations
Friday 10th June 2016
Today we celebrated the Queen's official 90th birthday with an amazing spread of fabulous puddings at lunchtime then a celebratory balloon release in the afternoon. Pupils (plus Pebbles Playgroup) were joined by staff and parents. We all poured outside into the summer sunshine to sing the National Anthem and Happy Birthday and we then released our balloons. Each of the balloons has a tag on it to say where it has come from and what it is commemorating. We wonder how far they will go and how many people will contact us???
Year 5 visit Hazard Alley
Thursday 9th June 2016
It was all about safety in Year 5 today when they headed to Milton Keynes to visit the extremely interesting 'Hazard Alley'. The venue is a purpose-built centre that is designed specifically to teach children about staying safe in a range of different situations. Whilst there, the children toured a selection of interactive scenarios and learnt all about the right ways to behave in order to keep safe and healthy.
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Nursery Wow Woodside Farm
Wednesday 8th June 2016
The nursery children opened up their topic on Animals with a trip to Woodside Farm on Wednesday 8th June and Thursday 9th June.
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Walton on the Naze
Wednesday 8th June 2016
Yesterday (Wednesday 8th June) year 2 went to Walton on the Naze as the WOW to start their learning all about the coast. We had an absolutely amazing day, the weather was glorious and the behaviour of the children was impeccable. After a long journey (well worth it) the children walked down the long pier, had our year group photograph, and then strolled back for the long awaited for ice cream!
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