‘World of Work’ conference for Year 8

On Wednesday the 23rd of May students visited Kirkley Hall for our ‘World of Work’ conference as part of our whole school Careers Education, Information & Guidance (CEIAG) programme. Students got the opportunity to take part in some of the workshops below:



Tax Facts

Student Life

Preferred Learning Styles & Personality Types

Trust Expansion Consultation

Over the course of the last year the Board of The Three Rivers Learning Trust and the Governing Bodies of schools within the Morpeth Education Partnership have been exploring the most beneficial way forward for schools that have expressed an interest in joining the Learning Trust.

Please click here to see the letter to parents/carers.

You can also find a Frequently Asked Questions document here.

Consultation begins today, Monday 9 October until Monday 13 November at 4pm.

Year 6 in Kingswood

Enterprise Day & ‘The Wedding’

IMG_2604The whole school took part in an Enterprise Day on Friday the 7th of April. The theme for the day was ‘The Wedding’.

All classes worked in six teams to tackle the challenge of attracting a couple to celebrate their wedding at a hotel.

Students had to consider everything from the food, entertainment costs, cake, decorations, stationary, room hire and photography. All students had a role in their group and the Financial Wizards of the group worked on the final customer quote by working out total costs, price per person and profit.

The activity was run in collaboration with Northumberland Education Business Partnership and local Business Ambassadors. Student feedback from the day was extremely positive and the Business Ambassadors were complimentary about the school and said that it had been a pleasure to work with our students.

Careers Day 2019

On Wednesday 13th February, Chantry Middle School held their annual Careers Afternoon. This is an opportunity for business ambassadors to visit the school and take the opportunity to educate the young people about jobs that exist.

This year we had 19 visitors in the school with a range of business expertise and advice including Civil Service, Intelligence, Fire & Rescue, Banking, Tourism, Engineering and Music. All of which provided a wealth of knowledge to the students and shared their stories about how they have become involved in their line of work.

Students gained a lot out of the afternoon with feedback being really positive:

“It was great to hear about some cool jobs when you leave school”

“The intelligence lady sounded like she worked with James Bond”

“I never knew how many different roles there were in some of these jobs”

“I have always wanted to help people so if was great to listen to people from the fire service and midwife talk”

“I want to be a travel agent because you might get to go on free holidays”


¿Te gusta el español? íMe gusta mucho!

Language classes have been practising their French and Spanish question and answer skills by participating in the ‘ball game’.  The aim of the game is for everyone in the class to answer a variety of questions as accurately and as quickly as possible, with classes competing against one another.

“It is one of my favourite activities to do as I enjoy the competitive element.”  Emma, 8T

“Playing the game throughout the topic helps you remember key phrases, even under pressure.”  Felicity, 8T

“Having fun is a good way of learning, and when you get a Spanish question correct quickly, you feel like a matador!”  Jack, 8T

Well done to 5S, 7H, 7R and 8T who were all victorious in their efforts.


The students of Newminster and Chantry Middle Schools have been learning songs to sign and sing in their Music lessons for their Sign2Sing event which took place on Tuesday 5th February 2019. This was performed as a whole school which involved over 530 pupils for each school and took place in the Chantry School hall during the day. They performed Take That’s ‘Greatest Day’ and ‘A Thousand Years’ by Christina Perri.

Charlotte Jones, Curriculum Leader of Creative Arts at Newminster and Chantry Middle Schools said, “We think this is a terrific initiative which has taught the children a new and valuable skill as well as raising awareness of deaf issues. The students and staff performed brilliantly. The staff at the Three Rivers Learning Trust also produced a film of some of the signs they had learnt as a surprise for the students at the event.”

SignHealth, which is a national charity, dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of deaf people, are behind the event.

Students at Newminster and Chantry Middle Schools raised money for SignHealth on the day by wearing non uniform day. All money raised will go towards helping SignHealth transform the lives of thousands of people living in the UK and Africa.

We thank everyone for their hard work and donations.


School Disco

Don’t forget our Spring Disco on Tuesday 12th February doors will open 6.30 pm – 8.00 pm.

Entry is £2.00 payable at the door (exact money would be great!)

Refreshments will be sold throughout the evening.

Safer Internet Day 2019

Safer Internet Day gets hundreds of organisations involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community.

It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policy makers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet.

At Chantry we take always Internet Safety seriously throughout the year. We have been using resources from from the Safer Internet Centre in Computing lessons this week to contribute towards the national event which takes place on 5th February.


Tuesday 5th February – Sign2Sign.  Please remember it is a non-school uniform day for students, but also please don’t forget your donation for Sign Health!!!

Thank you.