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.
World Book Day - Book Week
Book Week Monday 2nd March - Friday 6th March 2015
World book day is next week and we are celebrating books all week. As you all know, we LOVE books here at Chantry.
We are inviting children to dress as their favourite book character next Friday, 6th March.
It would also be brilliant to celebrate the week by ensuring every child achieves a RED Award, so get reading this week so that your child will achieve their RED by next week.
High Quality Teaching and Support Staff needed at Chantry Primary Academy
Please see the link below for details
Values Day - Rome
Friday 13th February 2015
In Rome we focussed on the value of ‘love’. We really enjoyed having some of our parents in to help us make 'LOVE' bracelets on Values day.
We also decorated biscuits and wrote poems to give to someone we love.
Values Day - Reception
Friday 13th February 2015
In reception we focussed on the value of ‘love’. The children spent time with their parents making collage pictures of things that they love. They took part in a variety of activities throughout the day including making their bracelets, heart shaped pancakes and various love themed arts and crafts.
Valentine's party time!
Thursday 12th February 2015
To end this half-term, our ever-busy PTA arranged a super Valentine's party, involving dancing, games and magic tricks! The evening's fun was provided by 'That's Rich Entertainment' who made sure everyone was kept occupied for the time they were present! Thanks to all the staff and PTA members who stayed to help out supervising, serving food and drinks and tidying up at the end- your help was very much appreciated!
Nursery 'Transport' Visit!
Wednesday 11th February 2015
On Wednesday 11th February 2015 Nursery children went on a trip as part of their topic on Transport. We travelled on a Routemaster Double Decker Bus to Leighton Buzzard, where we continued our journey on a diesel train from Pages Park station. On our return the children had the opportunity to see the other engines in the shed.
Fun in the Snow!
Tuesday 3rd February 2015
Making the most of today's snowy conditions, each class was invited to spend 25 minutes outside taking part in our 'Snowman Building' competition.
Demonstrating the values of determination, humour and harmony, some of the fantastically creative outcomes can be seen above and below.
The winning class were rewarded with hot chocolate and cookies! (Find out who won by clicking Read more)
Young Voices at the O2!
Thursday 29th January 2015
Well it was certainly an amazing experience today when a group of our older choir members travelled to London to sing at the breathtaking O2 Arena! It was all part of the 'Young Voices' singing spectacular event that sees thousands of school children convening to sing their hearts out in front of an enormous audience!
Year 5/6 Writer's Workshop
Tuesday 20th January
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 very spooky writing using some amazing vocabulary.