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.

Benefits of registering for Free School Meals

There are 2 types of Free School Meals:

• Universal Free School Meals – every child from the beginning of Reception until the
end of Year 2 is eligible to a hot meal through a government funded scheme
regardless of individual financial circumstances. You do not need to apply for this
your childs school will make the appropriate arrangements for this.

• Income Related Free School Meals – It is still essential that if you are entitled to
income related free school meals you apply, as greater benefits will be
received for your child, your child’s school and yourself.

Please click here for further information.

Book Fair

Just a reminder that the Scholastic book fair is Chantry Monday – Friday this week.

School is Open!

School is open today as normal!  We are currently having problems with our telephone answering message which is saying that school is closed due to a burst water pipe.  This is an historic message that we are having trouble erasing.

KS3 On-site Covid 19 Testing Arrangements – Wednesday 5th January 2022

Following the government’s announcement last week that all students of Secondary school age (Years 7 and 8 in Chantry) should be tested on-site before returning to school after the Christmas holidays, please see below arrangements for testing at our school. Testing will help reduce transmission after a period of social mixing over the school holidays. 

Please click here to read correspondence sent to parents.

Ofsted Inspection

We have the pleasure to inform you that Chantry Middle school has received a “Good” Ofsted rating following it’s two day inspection on 19th and 20th October.  The inspectors have graded the school “Good” in all areas under the Education Inspection Framework. 

Please click here for further information.

Primary Maths Challenge

Earlier this month some of our KS2 children took part in the Primary Maths Challenge. The Primary Mathematics Challenge (PMC) is a fun and exciting mathematical challenge aimed at pupils aged 9 – 11 years old.

The PMC is designed to make pupils think outside the box. The questions are not heavily reliant on formal mathematical knowledge, but can be solved by logical reasoning. It encourages enthusiasm, boosts confidence in mathematics and shows the different way questions can be asked. It incorporates lots of problem solving skills as a means of helping pupils develop their reasoning skills.

Some of our children earned a gold, bronze of silver medal and all children earned a certificate of participation too. Further information will follow if any of our children are lucky enough to get through to the bonus round.

A huge well done to everyone who took part!


Music Partnership North

Music Partnership North have 2 exciting opportunities for your child/ren to join County music groups (see attachments):
TEATIME TUNES – Ceilidh Band workshops (online and in person)

– for students with 1 yrs experience up to grade 4 level – starts next Monday 8th November (6 -6:45pm):

We’re very excited to be running Teatime Tunes again this year and we’d love you to be part of it:

  •  It’s FREE
  •  it’s mostly online Monday’s 6 – 6.45pm (8th Nov, 22nd Nov & 6th Dec)
  •  with an additional ‘in person’ session on Saturday 11th December.
  • aimed at beginners/intermediate instrumentalists (1 yr of playing up to Grade 4 level)
  • short series of 4 sessions running November/December only
  • open to under 18’s

To apply to join the group:

  1. Please complete this parental consent form with a handwritten signature. Sorry, we cannot accept a digital signature. Please then scan and return (if no scanner is available then please photo the completed form and attach it to an email to me)  If you’re an existing member of an MPN ensembleand have already completed a consent form, you don’t need to complete another. Simply reply to this email saying that your child would like to be part of the Teatime Tunes. If your child took part in Teatime Tunes last year, then a new consent form is required for this academic year please
  2. Please confirm your child’s instrument and grade (if any, but no grade required).

To take part in all of the sessions you will need to apply by this Friday 5th November 2021

We will then be in touch, to send you a Microsoft Teams invitation, so that you can join the rehearsals. Please remember that a parent or carer must be present in the room throughout each session. 

 ALSO students are welcome to join our other ‘in person’ MPN Ensembles:
There is a range of groups available, see attached flyer:
    • Northumbrian Ranters – Traditional Music Ensemble – Fiddle – approx. grade 3 or equivalent, Flute – grade 5 or equivalent. (for all other instruments please email me)
    • Northumberland Youth Ensemble – open to any instrument, play a range of popular and classical pieces 
    • The Hoolies – Youth Choir – fun and friendly group
    • Bedlington Community and Youth Brass Band – no grade required
  • MPN Ensembles run for the whole of the academic year
  • Full details of all groups, rehearsal dates and how to join can be found by clicking on MPN Ensemble web page
Students really benefit from playing with others, so please talk to your child about joining one or more of these groups. It’s a fun way to learn new music and meet new friends!