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.
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.
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Year 6 Visit Dell Farm
Year six recently enjoyed a cold but exciting time visiting Dell Farm. Linking our learning with our current book Kensuke’s Kingdom.
Saturday 17th January 2015
Brrrr! It was a chilly trip today when some Key Stage 2 pupils visited Snozone in Milton Keynes to take part in a super indoor sledging session! After donning their gloves and safety helmets (and wrapping up warm of course!), the children grabbed their sledges and ascended the snow slope before whizzing down at top speeds!
Callum New Horizons
Read Every Day - The RED Award Scheme
Every time your child reads with you at home, they will work towards thier RED Award, when they achieve 5 reads in a week, they will achieve a RED Award Sticker. Once they achieve 6 stickers they will win a prize (e.g. book mark, pencil, rubber, etc).
Reading is an essential skill - help your child by reading with them every day. Reading with your child may involve the child reading whilst you listen, or your could take it in turns to read a page each (older brothers or sisters can read with them too). It may be 5-10 minutes before bed or a longer session if you have time. Whether it's just a few pages or you finish the book, just sign the reading record and make a short comment about what you and your child enjoyed about the story, or words they read well, new sounds they have managed to 'sound out', etc.
Younger children may enjoy you reading to them followed by a chat about the book, whereas older children may prefer to have 20 minutes or so to read silently to themselves - either way, remember to sign their reading records to help them to earn their RED award stickers.
Sky Skills Studio!
Wednesday 14th January 2015
It was a very special day today when thirty lucky pupils from Years 4-6 travelled to Brentford to take part in the Sky Skills experience! The children had the fantastic opportunity to have a tour around the studios, seeing live broadcasts taking place before spending several hours writing, directing, filming and editing their own Sky News report! And if that wasn't enough, we even bumped into Thierry Henry who just happened to be there filming for Sky Sports...WOW!
Netball champs of Luton!
Wednesday 14th January 2015
Our Year 6 netball team are now "officially" the best Year 6 team throughout Luton after winning the annual schools' netball tournament! This was the 'big one' with 25 schools in attendance, but yet again, the girls went through the whole competition without losing one game (winning 9-0, 6-0, 8-1, 5-3) and finally triumphing over Pirton Hill 3-2 in the final! This is an amazing achievement and we are so proud of the girls who took part. Huge thanks to Mr Noel and Mrs Briggs who have helped to train the girls and support them along the way!
Year 5 WOW Hands on Science
Thursday 15th January 2015
Year 5 had their WOW day today, carrying out a range of practical experiments with the fantastic 'Hands on Science' company. In the morning the children looked at water and salt solutions, finding out how much salt was needed to be added to water to make an egg float. We then boiled the water to separate it from the salt and looked at the processes of evaporation and condensation.
Year 4 WOW Hendon Air Museum
Monday 12th January 2015
Today, Year 4 stepped back in time at Hendon Air Museum as part of their World War Two study.The children learnt all about the start of the war and were lucky enough to see some of the aircraft that took part in the Battle of Britain.They got to sit in different aircraft, walk through helicopters and visit 'Bomber Command'. Both Year 4 classes had an amazing time and were beautifully behaved throughout (although Brisbane the Bear was seen in some very peculiar places indeed!).