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 include unity, respect 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 4 Caribbean WOW!
Thursday 11th September 2014
Another day, another WOW! This time it was Year 4's turn, who had a brilliant Caribbean day to tie in with their current book, the Caribbean Dozen! The smooth sounds of steel pan drums filled the corridors; the sweet smells of Caribbean food wafted throughout the classrooms and bright and colouful artwork was completed by all! It was certainly a day to remember for the pupils!
Jonny the 'Didgeridoo Man' visits!
Monday 8th September 2014
What a great way to start the week for Year 3 today...a visit from Jonny (affectionately known as the didgeridoo man!). Jonny came in to speak to the children about Australian life, tell them lots of fascinating stories, teach them all about the didgeridoo and there was even time for a bit of dancing too! Our eager learners were engrossed throughout and we're sure they learnt lots of new information to help them with their new book, Bunda's Dreaming!
Leavers' Ball 2014
Thursday 17th July 2014
Well...this was definitely a wonderful way for the Year Sixes to end their time at Chantry! Eating, drinking, dancing and all round merriness at the Leavers' Ball! The hall looked superb, decorated in a Hollywood theme, which was suitable, considering our Year 6 pupils are real stars! The whole evening was great fun and ended with everyone singing the very emotional song from the Leavers' Asembly entitled, 'We'll Shine'...not many dry eyes left after that!
Aerial Xtreme (round 2!)
Sunday 13th July 2014
We had another afternoon out in Milton Keynes today, when a group of Year 2 and 3 pupils visited the Aerial Xtreme high ropes course set wiithin the scenic setting of Willen Lake! Once again, we had a very brave selection of pupils who showed no fear at tackling the wide range of obstacles that were thrown their way!
Super Summer Fun Day!
Saturday 12th July 2014
Thankfully, the sun was blazing today as we held our annual Summer Fun Day! Bouncy castles, pony rides, Minions, face painting, tombolas and a tasty BBQ were just some of the fantastic attractions on offer to the hundreds of people that turned up! The day was an overwhelming success and we'd like to thank everyone who turned up to make the day so special!
Alfie Says thank you Chantry (Banneker)
The Last race By Alfie (Banneker)
Saturday 5th-Sunday 6th July 2014
What a magical weekend some of our Year 3 pupils had! A lucky group of children had the chance to visit Norfolk to take part in a once in a life-time 'sleepover' at the wonderful Bewilderwood site! The children spent their evening taking part in storytelling, 'whizzy' windmill making, a camp-fire, and playing on the tree-top play equipment before spending the night sleeping in the fantastic 'yummy' yurts! And not just this, before the children had even got to Bewilderwood, they had spent the morning in Great Yarmouth, playing crazy golf, eating ice-cream and having a great time on the beach...a truly memorable weekend indeed!
Ultimate Frisbee champions!
Wednesday 2nd July 2014
For the second year running, our Year 5 & 6 team won the Luton Ultimate Frisbee competition! The Year 6 pupils were eager to defend the 'crown' they claimed last year and the new Year 5 pupils fitted in perfectly and were an asset to the team.
We managed to go through the whole tournament without losing a single game, and racked up some hefty scores along the way, even winning the final 6-1!
The team-work shown throughout was superb and the children supported each other splendidly all the way through! Well done to everyone...here's to the deserved champs!
A number of our Year 6 children had the time of their lives on a week long trip to France. During the week they visited the iconic Eiffel Tower, went on a boat trip along the Seine, saw a real Chateau, rode the rides in Parc Asterix and visited a local town market... they even found the time to go to the seaside to build sandcastles. Watch the video to see for yourselves and visit our facebook page for more pics and information.