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.
The Great Chantry Reading Challenge
Wednesday 6th May 2015
Thankyou to Affinity Water!
Friday 1st May 2015
A HUGE thankyou to our friends from Affinity Water who came in this week to present us with a cheque for £2,500 towards our outdoor project! Paul popped along (with his giant cheque!) and had his photo snapped with Mr Kelly and a selection of the children who have helped out on the project so far. Amongst other things, the funding has helped to move our container to allow us to fit a water drainage system to enable us to water our 500+ plants using recylced rain water! We're very grateful to Affinity Water for their generosity!
A Twist in Time
Thursday 30th April 2015
Everyone in school had a wonderful experience today when they were treated to 'A Twist in Time' theatre production; a play based on the classic children's novel 'Tom's Midnight Garden!' We got to see Tom, who managed to travel back in time everytime his mysterious clock struck 13! Tom had lots of adventures with his friend Hettie in the 'midnight garden', but had trouble persuading the adults that the garden existed! All the children sat mesmerised throughout the play and were a superb audience!
Year 5 WOW - Affinity Water
Tuesday 28th April 2015
This week Year 5 visited Affinity Water Centre in Hertfordshire to find out where the water in our taps comes from. We learnt about rivers, the water cycle and how to conserve water. We took the lunchbox challenge and won a Bronze award for having a low amount of non-recyclable waste, well done Year 5! We were privileged to be able to tour the water treatment centre; Affinity Water is one of the only water providers in the country to allow schools to see what they do. A great day!
Mountain Biking & Caving!
Saturday 25th April 2015
The sun shone down on us today when a group of pupils from Key Stage 2 had the fantastic opportunity to go mountain bking around Whipsnade Village and Dunstable Downs, before heading over to Dell Farm to take part in an exciting caving session!
Year 2 WOW - Owl
Thursday 23rd April 2015
Today Year 2 had a visit from "Teaching Talons". They came with a selection of nocturnal animals for the children to learn about and even touch!
"The Evil Robot and the Evil Thief"
"Stronger than anything"
Year 3/4 Writer's Workshop
Wednesday 22nd April 2015
A group of children from Whitefield Primary School came to Chantry today so that we could all work together with the author, Charlie Carroll. Charlie is an author and ex-teacher who visits schools and leads writing days, centred around different themes. During today's session the children produced some fantastic writing using some amazing vocabulary.
Reception WOW - Cosy Pyjamas
Friday 17th April 2015
Today children and staff in Reception came to school looking like they'd all just got out of bed! It was a cosy pyjama WOW day to kick off their topic for this half-term which is Traditional Stories.