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.
Wednesday 25th May 2016
Reception children enjoyed a fantastic trip to Willow’s Farm today. The children loved the tractor ride, sing a-long show with one of Peter Rabbit’s friends and meeting Peter himself. Other highlights included a sheepdog and duck show, petting and feeding some animals, an indoor play area and of course lunch! The children behaved really well and showed Chantry’s values; once again, we were really proud of them.
Chantry's Race for Life
This week, our P.E. team organised Chantry's first ever 'Race for Life' event, supporting the fantastic Cancer Resarch charity. Just like the events that take place up and down the country, children and staff ran, walked or jogged around the school grounds, thinking about the effects that cancer can have upon individuals. Everyone took part with their own personal message card, which contained some very heart-warming and touching messages. Between the Race for Life and non-school uniform, we hope to raise around £700 to donate to the charity.
Year 5 Kingswood fun
Saturday 14th May 2016
Some of our older pupils had the opportunity to use up lots of their energy today as they made the short journey to Milton Keynes to visit the terrific 'Bounce' indoor trampoline park. Tonnes of trampolines, dodge ball, basketball and even a huge foam pit to dive into- Bounce had it all! The children had a marvellous time and must've burnt hundreds of calories bouncing around all morning!
Year 6 cinema visit
Friday 13th May 2016
As a special reward for their months of hard work towards their SATs tests, Year Six pupils were treated to a fantastic visit to Cineworld to watch the hilarious new Angry Birds movie. The children had a brilliant time watching 'Red' and the other Angry Birds characters as they had to battle against the evil pigs who were trying to take over the birds' island!
It was wonderful to see the children set a terrific example to other schools who were also visiting the cinema on the same day as us; they really did act as superb role models to everyone around them.
Year 2 Dell Farm fun!
Year 2 had a brilliant time at Dell Farm this weekend, when they visited for their annual overnight stay linked to their current book, 'The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark'. The children took part in a range of exciting activities and were fantastically well behaved throughout their stay (and of course, extremely tired when they got home on Saturday afternoon!).
Year 4 - Quadkids
Newton Class at St Martins