Welcome to our new website!

The new website was launched on Tuesday October the 14th. We hope you like the new look, but if there’s anything missing that you’d like to see, please let us know. Chantry is also now on Twitter and the number of parents, students, staff and other organisations following us is increasing on a daily basis.

Refurbished Art Room

SAM_0566Pupils are enjoying the newly refurbished art room at Chantry. After a little wait for the tables, the room now has a new non-slip floor, new furniture and freshly painted walls. Everyone has remarked on how light, clean and colourful it all looks and the pupils are taking pride in looking after it.

Morpeth Partnership training day at Chantry

learn_resizeOn Friday the 24th of October, Chantry hosted a partnership training day about the changing landscape of ‘Life Without Levels’.

The Learning Trust Curriculum and Assessment working parties presented their work on assessment and showcased assessment systems that have been trialled across Chantry and Newminster Middle Schools.

The Assessment and Data group demonstrated how one of the systems that has been trialled would be able to be recorded, tracked and reported to parents through our management information system (SIMS). Many thanks to all of the feeder First Schools that attended, we were really pleased that so many colleagues could join us.

Please see the links below for some of the presentations from the day:

Assessment training day & SIMS tracking and reporting

Cragside 2014

IMG_0135[1]Year 5 have recently visited Cragside as part of their Victorians topic in History. Pupils were treated to workshops in butter making, Victorian toys and clothes.

All workshops were hands on experiences with pupils making butter in Lord Armstrong’s kitchen, playing with toys in the Billiard Room and having the opportunity to dress up as Victorian lords and ladies!

Newminster and Chantry Ceilidh Band

ceilidh The Newminster and Chantry Ceilidh band, led by Mrs Hedley, have made fantastic progress since beginning in September. On 21st October they were joined by the Kevi Ceilidh band and after half term, pupils from Rothbury will also be joining them.

We wish all pupils who are participating in the Ceilidh band at the Sage concert on November 25th the best of luck!


Geography Enrichment October 2014

highland-cow-druridge-bay-northumberlandSome of our Year 6 students visited Druridge Bay to start an environmental project.

The children went on a woodland trail and in the afternoon got to see some different types of highland cattle (in between the rain showers!)

Further visits are planned in the spring and summer next year.

FutureChef 2015


Our annual FutureChef competition was hosted this year on the 1st October during Open Evening.

Eight students took part on the night, creating a meal suitable for two people in one hour and all under the budget of £5.00.

The meals created were of an excellent standard, comparable to that seen at
GCSE level, demonstrating outstanding skills.

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Student Voice need your help

At Chantry Middle School, one of the Student Voice’s objectives is to become involved with our community and strive to help those less fortunate than ourselves.  Pupils regularly contribute towards charities through fund-raising activities but we would like to ask for your help through a donation of a different kind.

Food bankAt the time of Harvest, the Chantry Student Voice would like to help The Wansbeck Food project – a new charity based in the Wansbeck and Morpeth districts for which Chantry is one of the first schools to become involved with.

Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. The Food Bank will provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to such people in our region.

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Blue Peter Badge

Blue PeterWell done to Frankie Lane in Year 6 who was recently awarded a Blue Peter badge for sending in a collage of the Blue Peter ship.