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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Phasel's Wood activity camp
Saturday 23rd May 2015
Today, we made the short journey down the M1 to Phasel's Wood activity camp in Hertfordshire. Whilst there, the lucky group of children took part in abseiling, pot-holing and bungee trampolining! The children were very brave, especially with the heights of the abseiling wall and the darkness of the pot-holing! The weather was great too, which helped to make an awesome day out!
Stuart & Katy's Work Experience - The Outcome
After Stuart and Katy's teaching experience in Discus and Brisbane Class, the children were asked to comment and Mrs Bateman had to judge their efforts.
Click HERE to take a look at the video on Heart FM's website to find out who was the best teacher.
The Great Chantry Reading Challenge
Friday 22nd May 2015
Stuart & Katy Visit!
Wednesday 20th May 2015
Year 4 had some extra special visitors today when they were visited by Stuart and Katy from Heart FM's Breakfast Show! The presenters came into school to accept Mrs Bateman's 'work experience' challenge, where both Stuart and Katy had to spend part of the day teaching Year 4 about Values! It was a fantastic experience for them both and they were naturals at being teachers, receiving rave reviews from the children!
Year 3 Roman Day
This half term Year 3 have been reading 'Down with the Romans', a fantastic book which looks at Boudicca's struggle against the Romans.
Year 4 ICT - Using GarageBand
Monday 18th May 2015
During the second half of the Spring term 2015 Year 4 learnt how to use the GarageBand program as part of their ICT topic.
The children worked in pairs and small groups to create their own jingle about our school. Their task was to come up with a jingle to persuade children to come and learn at Chantry. You can listen to the completed jingles below:
Mead Open Farm
Saturday 16th May 2015
Our most recent weekend visit saw a group of younger children visiting the exciting Mead Open Farm! From animal feeding to crazy golf; tractor rides to indoor play, Mead Open Farm had it all and it certainly wasn't hard to keep everyone entertained during our time there! With the weather being great too, it was a brilliant day out!
Year 6 bowling fun!
Friday 15th May 2015
As a special 'well done' for their months of hard work towards the recent SATs tests, all of our Year 6 pupils headed to Go Bowling in Dunstable for a fun-packed morning of bowling! Everyone had a great time, taking part in 2 games of bowling with their friends...and the staff all joined in too! It was no surprise that the children's behaviour was exemplary and the staff from the venue commented on how excellent the children were! Well done everyone!