Instrumental/Vocal tuition with Music Partnership North Autumn Term 2019

We would like to offer students the opportunity to take part in instrumental / vocal music lessons in school starting in the autumn term.




Northumbrian pipes

Percussion (drum kit)


Guitar (Electric, Acoustic, Bass)




Brass (trumpet, cornet, trombone, tuba, horn, baritone)



Please note that other instruments may be available if viable group sizes can be achieved. If your child wishes to learn an instrument not listed above, then please contact Music Partnership North to discuss further.

Lessons take place weekly, during the school day, either individually or in groups of up to 4 and are of 30 minutes duration. We deliver up to 33 lessons over the academic year.

The cost of tuition equates to £6.25 per lesson for a shared lesson or £17.50 for an individual lesson. We have a limited number of instruments for hire, although we do not hire percussion or keyboards. The cost of instrument hire is £23.00 per term unless your child qualifies for free school meals or is a looked after child in which case hire is free. Additional costs will need to be considered such as the purchase of a tutor book, valve oil for a brass instrument and replacement strings for violins. Please visit our website at, for full terms and conditions and additional information on instrument hire.

Parents wishing to purchase an instrument can do so through us without paying VAT. This is called an Assisted Purchase Scheme and details of this can be found on our website together with links to various organisations who may be able to offer financial assistance.

If you would like to register your child for lessons then please visit Once you have completed the registration process we will allocate your child to a lesson and forward details of the day and time and how lessons can be paid for.  This information will be sent out at the start of the autumn term. Registration must be completed before 7th September 2019.

If you have any questions concerning tuition or registration, please contact Lesley Scott at the office on 01670 624045.

Please note the steel pan lessons are provided by a different supplier and you need to sign up for them separately. Please see Ms Jones if you need further details about this.

‘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.

Welcome to Chantry Year 4!

We are looking forward to having our new Year 4’s join Chantry in September.  You may not be able to come and spend time in school for our usual transition days so we have put together some transition information for you in the form of videos and letters, which can be found below.

We are sharing all information with first and primary schools and will continue to add all information on our website.

We very much look forward to meeting the children soon.

Mrs Brett

(Director of Year 5 Teaching and Learning)


Click on the following link to view our presentation for Chantry Intake 2020



Troubleshooting for Google Classroom

If you are having problems getting onto Google Classroom please can you check the following:

  • You must have an active Internet connection to sign in.
  • The recommended browser for Google Classroom is an up to date version of Google Chrome. We are aware of some issues using Internet Explorer or browsers that haven’t been updated.
  • Make sure that you are signing in via the Chantry Middle School website.
  • Please use your school account username. Personal Google accounts won’t work for Google Classroom as they are not part of our school domain. Examples of how usernames are formatted for each year group are shown below:

Year 5: 19joe.bloggs
Year 6: 18joe.bloggs
Year 7: 17joe.bloggs
Year 8: 16joe.bloggs

  • Your password is the same password that you use in school. Please email if you have forgotten your password (this is usually 8 characters long).
  • The Google Classroom codes for each year group are shown below:

Year 5: kjg66g2
Year 6: qilduik
Year 7: vk5tkik
Year 8: wfyfgdh


Please see this document for further information

This is another link that may help also

Emblematic Ltd

Emblematic Ltd are offering the following options to parents/carers this summer;

  • Free delivery on all orders placed before 1st July.  Following this parents/carers will have the option to pay for delivery to their home address or use the “Click and Collect” option (starting date to be decided), “Delivery to School” will not be an option
  • Measuring videos are available to view on the website, ensuring parents/carers purchase the correct size, using measurements they have taken at home
  • A free returns system is currently being offered allowing parents/carers to use the website to return items.  Parents/carers will then be expected to raise a new order for the correct size (there is no exchange service, as garments must be safely stored (Covid-19) before going back into stock)
  • Emblematic are also offering a “Click and collect” option in the future from their Benton shop only, until mid August (date and times to be decided)

Emblematic have confirmed that their manufacturers are delivering as planned, resulting in all of their uniform stock being available and don’t foresee any shortfalls in supply for returning to school in September.

Could we please stress the need however to order early so that deliveries can be made allowing time, should the need be, for exchanges etc.

Emblematic will continue to follow guidance to allow them to decide if/when their shops can re-open and what other changes can be safely made.