Beginning of Term UPDATE
The new school term begins on Thursday 3rd September 2015
We have had a number of building projects in school this summer holiday. These have been to support the expansion of the school as we continue to grow to three form entry.
Two new classrooms have now been added to Endeavour so that we can accommodate all of the children in classrooms. The Care Club mobile has been relocated to allow for expansion of the KS2 playground and we have widened the path from the Wedgewood Road gate across the field.
Unfortunately the building work is not complete, so we have some inconvenient but temporary changes for the first week or so:
1. The Wedgewood Road gate will not be open until the work to the fencing and paths is complete. Parents will need to use the Beadlow Road gate and the Tomlinson Avenue pupil access gate. For Key Stage 2 children, the gate which goes directly into the playground will be open from 8:30am until 8:45am but you MUST use the main gate and follow the path across the front of the school. (Do not cross the car park!)
2. Breakfast and after school club will take place in the hall, so please bring children to the main office entrance in the morning for breakfast club and collect from there from after school care club.
3. We currently have no storage for bicycles and scooters, so these will not be able to be left at school.
I apologise for the inconvenience this will cause to the beginning of term and hope to be able to update you with some good news soon.
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.
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Chantry's Summer Reading Challenge
Thursday 27th August 2015
Our pupils and staff have already had some holiday reading adventures which you can see below (and when you click on 'Read More'). Whatever you're doing this summer, have a brilliant time and make sure you do it with a book!
Monday 27th July- Friday 31st July 2015
A group of Year 5 pupils had a brilliant time this week when they attended a week long 'summer school' called SMASH at the University of Bedfordshire! Kindly organised by the charity 'Level Trust', the week's activities were based around the rugby world cup, and included drama, dance, story-telling and singing! There was even a visit to Bedford too where the children trained with England rugby coaches and watched a theatrical performance of 'Fantastic Mr Fox'!
Sunday 19th July 2015
What an amazing experience we had today when we took part in Luton's first ever Colour Dash! The event was in aid of Keech Hospice, so staff and children had been working hard in advance of the event raising sponsorship to help support this terrific cause! Everyone had an excellent time soaking up the super atmosphere whilst getting absolutely caked in tonnes of coloured powder!!
Leavers' Ball 2015
Wednesday 15th July 2015
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 Prince and Princesses theme! The whole evening was great fun and ended with everyone singing the very emotional song from the Leavers' Asembly entitled "Goodbye My Friend"...not many dry eyes left after that!
Reception Graduation Ceremony
Thursday 16th July 2015
Today the reception classes had their graduation ceremonies. They made their own mortarboard graduate caps for the occasion. Each child was matched to a Mr Man or Little Miss and awarded a certificate to celebrate all their hard work and achievement this year. We have had a fun and memorable year and wish the children a wonderful Summer holiday and all the best for year one.
Summer Fun Day 2015
Saturday 11th July 2015
The sun shone down today as we held our annual Summer Fun Day! Stalls galore, soak the teacher, inflatables, face painting, barbeque, rugby, tombolas, cake stalls...the list of exciting attractions went on and on! Hundreds and hundreds of people attended and helped to support the school during this popular event...BIG thanks to the PTA who worked so hard to arrange such a fantastic day for everyone!
Friday 10th July 2015
CONGRATULATIONS to our fabulous sports stars who have excelled this year! We have the Year 6 girls and boys netball champions, the Year 6 basketball champions, came 3rd place in the boys' football league and secured a whole host of medals at the town sports finals this week! Our children have performed magnificentally and should be rightfully proud of their achievements! A special thanks to our fantastic P.E. team who have worked tirelessly with the pupils this year to allow for all our successes to take place!
Luton Town workshop
Thursday 9th July 2015
A group of Year 5 pupils had a very special experience today when they made the short trip down to Luton Town Football Club to take part in a Literacy based 'inspiration' day. The children were treated to a rap & poetry workshop by rapper Karl Nova, had motivational talks by a range of individuals and then even had a tour of the whole Luton stadium (including the changing rooms, pitch and trophy room)...wow!