A very warm welcome to our school’s website. At Chapel Haddlesey we care about each individual child and we are passionate about the education that they receive in our care. We are proud of our child-centred approach to learning, our engaging curriculum and our commitment to our ‘educating the whole child’ ethos, with Christian values at our core. We work hard to give our children a variety of experiences to enable them to develop high aspirations for their future.

At our school we believe that children are better able to reach their full potential when we work in effective partnership with parents and carers. To that end, we actively encourage family engagement in school life, ensuring that our children are challenged academically, inspired creatively and supported and fostered in their emotional development. We believe that with this balance, our pupils develop the self respect and self esteem they need to succeed in life.

Being a part of the Chapel Haddlesey family is a real privilege. Hopefully this website will give you a small window into our school. If you’d like to see more of what Chapel Haddlesey has to offer, we would be delighted to welcome you and to show you around our school.

Suzanne MacDonald – Headteacher

Latest news

First Aiders at work

All the children in Reception to Year 6 had the opportunity to learn some emergency first aid skills this week when a trained First Aider visited.  The children learnt and then put into action how to put patients in the recovery position, how to stop bleeding and fit a simple bandage and for the older […]

New Books for Nursery

Chapel Haddlesey Primary have some new books to share with their pre-school children thanks to a grant from WHSmith.  Every week, the children from Chatatots mother and toddler group are invited into school to visit the school library with the nursery children in school.  Mrs Gina Mason, Library Coordinator, said ‘The grant was used to purchase a selection of new […]

Phoebe attends the ‘500 word’ final in London!

Phoebe was recently lucky enough to attend the ‘BBC Radio 2 500 word’ final in London.  Here is a report from her mum of her exciting day! 134,790 children entered the BBC Radio 2 500 word story competition. Out of these entrants, 3000 were invited to attend the live final at Hampton Court Palace for […]

Meet our teaching staff

Mrs MacDonald


Mr Marshall

Nursery, Reception and Year 1 Teacher

Mrs Lindley

Year 2, 3, 4 Teacher and Senior Teacher

Mrs Lane

Year 5 & 6 Teacher

Mrs Smith

Year 5 & 6 Teacher

Loving life, loving learning, loving God.

Meet our support staff

Mrs Hall

Class 2 Teaching Assistant & PE Instructor

Mrs Harrop

Midday Supervisor

Miss Ducat

Class 1 Teaching Assistant and Early Years Qualified Teacher

Mrs Marwood

Senior Admin and Finance Officer

Mrs Russell

Class 1 Teaching Assistant & Midday Supervisor

Mrs Charlton

School Administrator

Ms Hargreaves

Class 1 Teaching Assistant & Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs Page


Mrs Northway

Class 1 Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs J. Smith

Class 3 Teaching Assistant & Cook

Mrs Collins

Class 3 Teaching Assistant

Mrs Purdy

Midday Supervisor

Our School Song

Meet our governors

We are fortunate to have a team of nine governors making up our Governing Body and their role in school encompasses the following:

  • Setting aims and targets for the school and checking the school’s progress towards attaining these.
  • Monitoring how well the school’s policies and plans are working.
  • Accounting for the performance of the school and Governing Body.
  • Working with the Headteacher to make sure that teaching at school is effective and good quality and the children are making the best possible progress.
  • Taking general responsibility for the school and its budget.
  • Challenging and supporting the Headteacher and taking opportunities to show interest in and appreciation of staff and pupils.
  • Promoting the interests of the school and its pupils in the wider community.

There are several different types of Governor:

Parent Governor

Elected from parents at the school by parents at the school..

Staff Governor

Elected from staff at the school by staff at the school.

Local Authority (LA) Governors

Appointed by the LEA

Co-Opted Governors 

Appointed by members of the governing body. They are intended to be representative of the local community and may add particular kinds of expertise.

Our governors serve for a period of four years and meet every half-term.

School Governors at Chapel Haddlesey Primary for the academic year 2017/18

FGB – Full Governor Body

TLA – Teaching, Learning and Assessment Committee

SFBP – Staffing, Finance, Buildings and Premises Committee

CP – Complaints Panel Committee

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Our School Rules

In our school we:


Use our manners

Are kind and gentle

Respect others

Speak thoughtfully

Are helpful


Use our time well

Talk about our worries

Say sorry when we need to

Agreed by the children of Chapel Haddlesey Church of England Primary School, September 2015.