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.
Chantry's Wonderful Writing
Friday 3rd July 2015
At Chantry we know that we have some wonderful writers. We are so proud of our writers that every week we upload writing onto the ‘Lend Me Your Literacy’ website which can be seen by teachers, parents and people from all of the world. You can find writing from children at Chantry from Nursery all the way through to Year 6 at lendmeyourliteracy.com/portfolio/bedfordshire/chantry-luton and we would really like it if you could leave a comment on the work.
"The Super race"
"The Amazing magician show"
Woburn Safari Park
Saturday 20th June 2015
Our most recent enrichment visit this weekend took us to Woburn Safari Park! We drove the minibus round, looking at the lots of different animals on the way, before hopping off the bus and making use of the indoor playground, sealion show, park, Australian walkthrough and all the other great animals on offer! (And we were lucky too as the rain held off just long enough so we didn't end up getting soaking wet!).
Friday 15th-Monday 19th June 2015
Well, not long after Year 6 returned from their French adventure, it was Year 5's turn to head away for the week to the fantastic Kingswood site in Kent! Whilst there, the children showed real determination and courage to try lots and lots of new activities, including the giant swing, quad biking, archery and abseiling to name but a few! It was a fantastic week, so click on 'read more' to hear all about it!
The Great Chantry Reading Challenge
Thursday 18th June 2015
Year 3 Harrold-Odell Country Park
Year 3 had a fantastic day at Harrold-Odell Country Park, as part of our learning for Enid Blyton's Secret Island. We did some bird watching and plant identification. We saw ducks, swans, moorhens, coots, grey geese and Canadian geese. Some of us even saw a heron! We were followed by a herd of cattle who thought we might have lunch for them. We enjoyed sketching a lovely water scene with water fowl, by the River Great Ouse.
Friday 5th-Monday 8th June 2015
Going to the top of the Eiffel Tower? Cruising down the River Seine? Enjoying the rides at Parc Asterix? Playing on the beach at Calais? This can only mean one thing....Year 6 have been to France again! Yes, last week, the children enjoyed glorious sunshine as they made their annual trip across the English Channel to France! Everyone had an amazing time and it was unbelieveable how much we squeezed into the 4 days!
Year 2 Walton on the Naze
Last Thursday year 2 went to Walton on the Naze as their 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.
Year 1 Scottish Day
In Year One we enjoyed a Scottish day to explore life in Scotland, just like Katie Morag's experiences. We listened to Scottish music,we found out how to travel there, we ate some popular sweet snacks and took part in many practical and creative activities. We enjoyed our day and our favourite activity was making tartan ties!