Dear Parent / Carer,
I am absolutely privileged to be Head of School at Chantry Middle School and a member of the Leadership Team of the Three Rivers Learning Trust. I have been in post at Chantry since September 2011 and I can honestly say that the students continue to amaze me every day and that is why Chantry is such a special and vibrant place to work and learn. Our dedicated and talented staff ensure that students are challenged to meet their potential, in a supportive environment. We have a holistic view of education, delivering a broad and balanced curriculum and cater for a wide range of interests through an extensive enrichment and extra-curricular programme. We believe there is something here for everyone and we are a high achieving school, with a reputation for academic excellence for all.
Chantry is part of the Three Rivers Learning Trust, along with The King Edward VI High School, Newminster Middle School and Abbeyfields First School. The schools work closely together, under the Executive Leadership of Mr Simon Taylor and the Board of Directors, to provide the best possible learning experience for our young people.
Chantry Middle School, is a very popular and oversubscribed 9-13 school situated in Morpeth, Northumberland, with currently 525 students on role. It has a wide catchment area which includes the market town of Morpeth and the surrounding area. The vast majority of our students join us from our seven feeder schools : Morpeth All Saints, Cambo, Longhorsley, St Robert’s, Stannington, Morpeth Stohillgate and Trtilington.
Chantry are very proud to be part of the Morpeth Partnership of Schools who are at the heart of the local community. We all promote a collective ethos of fulfillment, individual value and enjoyment, we acknowledge that our young people are individuals who possess differing strengths but who have a common entitlement. It is our aim to ensure these individual strengths have every opportunity to flourish and thrive.
The vision, principles and expectations of Chantry Middle School are reinforced through our ‘core values’ which stand at the very heart of all that we do. These values are woven through all aspects of school life.
Children at Chantry Middle School enjoy a rich and varied programme of activities which extends their experience across many aspects of the curriculum. This wider enrichment provision is an important part of the learning experience that we provide for students and we are proud of both the breadth of this offer and the way that the students engage with all opportunities that are provided for them. Throughout their time at Chantry, there will be numerous opportunities for all young people to be involved in a wide range of enrichment activities which include:
- Careers Education, Advice and Guidance
- Science and Engineering
- Health and Wellbeing
- Sport and Physical Activity
- Creative Arts
We hope you find our website both useful and informative. We strive to continually keep the information on this site as up to date as possible and welcome any feedback that you may have.
We are rightly proud of our school and all that we achieve together and we look forward to meeting and working with you.
If you have any further questions or wish to visit our school, please do not hesitate to contact my PA, Mrs Sarah Hall to make an appointment and I will be delighted to give you a tour of the school
Mr Steven Johnson
Head of School