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 include unity, respect 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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The farm visit Nursery!
Wednesday 2nd April 2014
Our younger pupils had a brilliant time this morning when they were paid a visit by the animals from Ark Farm! A whole range of furry and feathery friends were brought along to see the children, which ended the fun time the children have been having looking at animals over in the Nursery! (They certainly knew their facts this morning!!).
MK Dons matchday experience
Saturday 29th March 2014
Continuing our exciting monthly trips schedule, we travelled to Milton Keynes today to take part in an exciting series of activities with the MK Dons football team. The children who participated had a wonderful time taking part in football coaching; a guided tour of Stadium:MK and then having the opportunity to watch the Dons play Wolves in their top of the table clash (which unfortunately MK Dons lost 1-0!).
Last term we celebrated Science Week by producing a film in Year 5. The film shows all the different experiments we planned and conducted during The BFG to investigate solids, liquids and gases. We had lots of fun learning about solids, liquids and gases and hope you enjoy watching us. Maybe you can try some of these at home yourself!
Poppy (Brunel Class) Face raiders get sucked up
Big Bang Science Fair
Friday 14th March 2014
A group of our talented Year 6 'scientists' had a fabulous opportunity today when they travelled to the NEC Arena in Birmingham to visit the annual 'Big Bang' Science Fair! The event was jam-packed full of amazing exhibits, shows and demonstrations. Even though it was really busy, we got to take part in and see some fantastic attractions!
Year 2 Woburn visit
Thursday 6th March 2014
As part of their current unit of work, Year 2 had the fantastic opportunity to visit Woburn Safari Park today to see and learn about all the interesting animals they have there! The children also learnt about endangered animals and what can be done to help save them and our world!
Rome Class Debate
Year 3 are looking at The Iron Man this half term. Based on our work on dilemmas, we have been debating about the dilemma in the story. Will the farmers destroy the giant Iron Man or will they save him? Please watch Rome class having a friendly debate about what they think the farmers should do.
Chantry Book Day
Friday 7th March 2014
What a fantastic end to our 'book week' we had today, when everyone dressed up as characters from their favourite books! From Mr Twit to Wally and from the Gruffalo to a young James Bond, we had a HUGE range of characters walking round school taking part in activities!
The School Council swaps the Pyramid of Learning for The Houses of Parliament!
Tuesday 25th February 2014
Today saw our very own school council visit The Houses of Parliament – it was a fantastic day and the children enjoyed seeing some amazing sights along the way. Whilst in London, the children saw many of our famous attractions, including the London Eye, Big Ben and of course Number 10 Downing Street. However the most exciting part of the day, was walking through the secret passage under Big Ben to view both the House of Lords and the House of Commons.