We are a values-based school focused on empowering our pupils to be the best they can be.  Our ethos is built on Chantry's Values (which incorporate British Values), these include unity, respect, tolerance and friendship.  With our wow-factors and a book based learning experience, we believe that Chantry offers an excellent educational experience for our pupils.

We had an Ofsted inspection in February 2014 which found that Chantry is a good school where teachers have high expectations of pupils.  As a result of these high expectations progress in writing is particularly strong and standards in reading are rapidly improving.  In addition, inspectors said that: "The school promotes pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development exceptionally well through the teaching of the school's values and different subjects, including sports, music and art."

Chantry is a successful school which is a unique and exciting place to be.  Children succeed at Chantry thanks to high quality learning experiences provided by our extensive and dedicated team.  They also enjoy our creative approach to learning and feel secure in our caring school environment.    

About Us

At Chantry Primary School every individual is valued for who they are and what they contribute to the school. Values based Education is intended to support the personal, social and spiritual development of every pupil throughout the school. The whole staff team and all pupils are involved in promoting values and recognising where others are ‘living the values’. The values developed through Values based Education have been selected by pupils, parents, governors and staff, as values which are important within our school community and which will be important throughout life.

Children learn through an innovative book based curriculum, taking part in experiences and activities in our 'wow-factors' which help to create a unique learning experience for our pupils.  We have high expectations of our children and we have excellent relationships with parents and carers to ensure that children are effectively supported in their learning and in their lives.

Chantry has 90 places each September for Reception pupils, with 570 children currently in the main school.  In addition, we have a further 78 places for children aged 3 - 4 in our Nursery and we provide wraparound care provision.  We support children of all abilities and have specialist staff to support up to 12 children with visual impairments.  We also work with local schools to provide support for up to 6 children who have additional behavioural needs.

We work closely with other local schools as part of the West Area Partnership and share the same expectations.  We support one another in a range of ways, including the sharing of good ideas, shared staff training.

Our Aims

  • Promote a set of strong values in order to develop children’s moral understanding and development.
  • Work with ‘the whole child’ to develop children’s understanding of themselves, their values system and their part in the local community and wider society.
  • Be a nurturing, fun environment where every child and adult has an equal opportunity to learn, to reach their full potential and to be recognised and valued as an individual.
  • Provide a rich and exciting curriculum which takes account of children's different stages of development.
  • Meet the needs of every child in an inclusive environment which promotes equal opportunity of access to the curriculum.
  • Work positively with parents, governors and our community to develop a strong partnership in supporting children’s learning

Working for Us

If you're searching for your next teaching post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers.

Benefits of Working with Us

Chantry Primary Academy is an expanding school and as such we are regularly looking for enthusiastic new team members who are up for the challenge of meeting our high expectations in our very successful values-based school.

Our children love learning and respect the adults who work with them. Ofsted found that “Pupils’ good behaviour and attitudes to learning contribute considerably to their achievement and to the school’s harmonious environment.”

Chantry enjoys a supportive relationship with parents and the community and has an excellent reputation within Luton.

To join us, you will be someone who:

  • is enthusiastic, proactive and who loves learning
  • wants to make a difference to children’s lives
  • wants to work as part of a team in a rewarding environment

We can offer you:

  • Children who demonstrate excellent values and work hard
  • A harmonious work environment with colleagues who support one another
  • Excellent access to continuous professional development and further training
  • An excellent range of employee benefits*

*Staff at Chantry benefit from a range of staff benefits including:

Staff Creche Facilities – on site crèche facilities for children from 6 months to 5 years offered at ‘cost price’ to staff.

Perkbox - entitles staff to a huge range of freebies including a Tastecard, mobile phone insurance, breakdown cover and more along with great discounts including £5 cinema tickets, 35% off Champneys breaks, gym memberships, hotels, car hire and many, many more.

AXA Employee Assistance Programme - offering a huge range of advice and services including health support, counselling, financial and legal advice.

Busy Bees – a salary sacrifice childcare voucher scheme entitling parents to tax relief on childcare costs (whether using onsite crèche or private providers).

West Area Partnership

The West Area Partnership is a group of schools of all phases educating children from 0-18.  The Partnership is focused on improving outcomes for children by working together, sharing practice and resources to benefit all schools.

Within our partnership we have two Teaching School Alliances - The Chiltern Teaching School Alliance and The Shared Learning Trust Teaching School.  Schools within the partnership work with the third teaching school in Luton - Luton First Teaching School Alliance.  In addition, one of our schools is a National Support School and other partnership Headteachers and Senior Leaders are actively involved in school to school support work.  The expertise within our partnership is extensive and puts us in an excellent place to support schools within our partnership as well as throughout and beyond Luton.

For further information about the Partnership and its schools please click here.


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