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

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 Specialist

Mrs Marwood

Senior Admin and Finance Officer

Mrs Russell

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

Mr Crump

Class 2 Teacher (Thursday pm)

Our School Song

Meet our governors

We are fortunate to have a team of eight 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

Name Appointed Type Term Ends Committee Responsibility Link areas Declared Business Interests

Chris Taperell

11/2014 Parent 4yrs 11/2018 FGB – Chair of Gov

TLA -Chair

SFBP – Vice chair


Child protection

Recruitment & selection

H&S and premises

Effectiveness of leadership & management

Taperell Environmental Ltd
Richard Keep 09/2017 Co-opted 4yrs 09/2021 TLA – vice chair

CP- Chair


Quality, Teaching, learning and assessment

Safeguarding and E safety

Suzanne MacDonald 09/2015 Headteacher TLA


Prof. A Burr


09/2016 Foundation 4yrs 10/2020 CP Maths
Rev Anna Burr


Ex officio Foundation Ex/O Ex officio TLA



Personal development and SIAMS

Gov at Hambleton Primary
Rachel Lindley


03/2016 Teacher /staff 4yrs 02/2020 TLA Outcomes
Robert Purdy


02/2016 LA Governor 4yrs 02/2020 CP

SFBF – chair

SEN – pupil premium & support premium


Emily Ducat


07/2017 Co-opted 4yrs 07/2021 EYFS





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.