Enterprise at Chantry

ent_25B & 5C have been taking part in an enterprise activity led by Business Ambassador, Carole Richards. Mrs Finney from Northumberland County Council and Mrs Toward (parent) from HMRC supported the session.

Students worked in teams of 6 to design and manufacture products and agreed their roles within each company group. Students experienced being a Sales Executive, General Manager, Buyer, Production Worker, Accountant or Quality Controller.

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Chantry Students Scoop Top Science Prize

Science 2 Two Chantry Middle School students are celebrating after winning aprestigious prize for work they exhibited at the Big Bang North East Science Fair.

Ben Waugh and Harrison Smart, who are both in Year 8, fought off competition from students across the North East to win the University of Bradford Robotic Telescope Prize for Practical Science.

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Girls Go Digital North East

imageWell done to all of the year 8 girls that took part in the ‘Girls Go Digital’ event at the Sage Gateshead on Friday the 16th of January.

All girls got the chance to work with industry experts and got hands on experience with a diverse range of digital technologies.

It was a great opportunity to develop their skills and be inspired by ground-breaking women from this exciting sector.

Interactive sessions covered; App and web development, 3D printing, Forensic science and Coding

All girls got a goody bag at the end of the event. Well done to Monet Wendt who won the latest Kindle Fire HD tablet! The group she was working with won the overall prize for web development.

Magistrates’ Court Mock Trial Competition

lawWe have begun the process to find our Year 8 team for this excellent competition which takes place at South East Northumberland Law Courts on Saturday 7th March 2015.

There will be an assembly by our last year’s regional winners, now at King Edward VI High School, who will explain what is involved and share the experience they had as well as giving us tips.

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First Head of School Blog

Hello – this is the first of my Head of School blogs which will be published on the website on a regular basis.

I do hope that you have taken the time over the weekend to read the January newsletter which celebrates the wonderful achievements at Chantry in the run up to the Christmas holiday. Once again I would like to thank the staff and students for all their fantastic work.

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School Lunch price increase

School-lunchThe cost of a school lunch is going up from Monday 13th April 2015

They will go up 15p per day, from £2.10 to £2.25.

We have tried to keep our prices low, whilst ensuring that we provide the highest quality food that we can. We have managed to keep prices the same for the last 5 years, despite food costs having risen considerably.

We hope you agree that this increase is reasonable and we will continue to provide the best service we can.

We have the School Games Silver Mark

Copy of logo School Games 2015 (Small)We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been awarded Silver Level of Sainsbury’s School Games.

A Silver level mark is a great achievement and shows our school’s outstanding commitment to school sport.

The Sainsbury’s School Games is a unique opportunity to motivate and inspire millions of young people across the country to take part in more competitive school sport.


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Chantry Christmas Bake Off

DSCN8283Following in the footsteps of the BBC, Chantry Middle held their own Christmas Bake Off on Wednesday the 10th December 2014.

The pupils were given two hours to prepare their own signature Christmas product.

An amazing range of baked goods were laid before the judges eyes, they in turn had a very difficult job of tasting and selecting first place.

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Happy New Year!

NY_2015_2Happy New Year and welcome back to all of our students and staff. We hope everyone has had a great Christmas holiday and we wish everyone a very happy 2015! Please look out for our first newsletter of 2015 on Friday the 9th of January.