It is our pleasure to welcome you to the Chantry School. We are an incredibly proud, thriving community in the heart of rural Worcestershire.
Here at The Chantry we strive to achieve our very best – no matter what our ability may be – in a wide range of school life, whether that be academically, musically, in sport or in any other aspect you wish to pursue in your school career. We have a fantastic support network for those who struggle academically, including our Special Educational Needs system which provides extra help and support for those who want it, providing Teaching Assistants and extra study lessons to those who think they would benefit from it. Pupil welfare is exceedingly important which is why we also have a large pastoral care support network – from Peer Mentors, who help younger students with their transition into Chantry, to healthy minds champions, who promote emotional wellbeing.
Secondary school should be so much more than the curriculum – we realise this at the Chantry and encourage students to develop not only their learning and knowledge, but also their personalities, social skills and outside experience. We provide an extensive range of extracurricular activities and trips to enable students to facilitate personal progress and to really make their secondary school years memorable. A highlight for many pupils is a trip to China which is offered in Year 9, offering experience of a new country and culture. Some more of our phenomenal trip choices include a World Challenge expedition, yearly opportunities to go skiing and a fantastic outdoor pursuit’s trip to Llanrug in Wales. Some of our older students who wish to challenge themselves sign up for the Duke of Edinburgh bronze award which is an incredibly fulfilling programme to participate in.
In school, we offer the opportunity to participate in sports teams, drama productions, the talent show and digital leaders, along with Rock School and daytime instrument lessons. We love to see students excel both inside and outside the classroom and we believe that offering experiences like these allows students to flourish in all areas of life.
Of course, most pupils joining our school will be coming up from Year 6 and joining a secondary school for the first time – and as we all know that can be a very daunting prospect! One of the things that makes us so proud to be a Chantry pupil is the strong sense of community that you feel around school and this really helps make the transition to secondary school easier. As mentioned previously, we provide some Year 7s who are struggling to make that transition with peer mentors, who are older students that are able to offer help and support, having gone through that transition themselves.
The Chantry School really has a wonderful environment with unbelievably hard working teachers who will not only work their hardest to aid you in reaching your highest aspirations, but also support you in working for your achievements yourself and achieving your full potential.
Emily and Tommy