Crescent School Plans Additional Year Four Class In Response To Demand

In response to high demand for primary school places in the local area, the Crescent School on Bawnmore Road, Bilton is planning to add a second Year 4 Class for September 2020. The move echoes one made two years ago when the then Year 4 class was split into two smaller classes, a move that has proven very successful.

Comments, Headmaster, Joe Thackway, “We are seeing an enormous amount of new house building in Bilton and the surrounding area and hope that this extra provision will be well received.

“The two smaller classes of up to 20 pupils each will benefit from reduced class size and tailored input from our experienced class teachers and subject specialists at a key point in their journey towards the 11+ exams and independent school entrance exams. We have seen the educational benefits of this before and plan to replicate it in 2020.”

Prospective parents who would be interested in a Year 4 place for their child in September 2020 are urged to contact Mrs Helen Morley, the Registrar, on 01788 523851 or email to register their interest.

Part of the Princethorpe Foundation, the Crescent is a co-educational independent day school for around 160 children aged 4 to 11 years. Traditionally one form entry, class sizes range from up to 20 pupils for Reception to Year 2 to up to 24 for Years 3 to 6.


Crescent Wear Something Bright For Shine-A-Light

Today we have had a non-uniform day where we wore 'Something bright for Shine-a-Light.'  Everybody wore items of bright or neon clothing, and it was wonderful to see everybody together in assembly in a colourful display.

There was also a 'Guess the Number of Fairy Lights in the Jar' competition, and 'Guess the Superhero.' 

The winners will be announced after half term and there are prizes to be won.

We will let you all know our grand total in the next edition of the Courier and thank you, as always, for all your support. Anything that we can raise for this amazing charity will be greatly received. 

Mrs Monteith & Mrs Stapleton
Class 4M and 3S Form Teachers
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Participatory Theatre Is Always A Hit At Crescent School

Image Musical Theatre visited the Crescent School on Tuesday 15 October to stage a production of Pinocchio to the whole school.  As always, the children got to join in with the super story-telling session and clearly all enjoyed the show.

Image Musical Theatre is a company that perform participatory theatre to primary school audiences.  They believe that bringing a story to life engages children and helps encourage them to read.

The actors, Bethan, Roger and Tonia, began by selecting ten children to take part in the show.  They then worked with the audience teaching them a series of songs, hand actions and responses to accompany the tale.

After a short break to allow the players to get into their costumes the production started.  It was an excellent performance full of comedy and wit and the children sat focused and fully engaged.  The theatre company cleverly brought the classic tale to life and the children really enjoyed singing all the songs.  Well done to Crescent’s budding actors who took to the stage eagerly and delivered their lines with aplomb.

It was another great morning of engaging learning and fantastic fun.

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Year 6 Holiday Work

As Year 6 enter the final phase of preparation for Entrance Exams, we are sending home a wallet of work to provide continued support through the holidays.

All instructions and expectations are on a letter in their folder, that they were given on Wednesday. It is parental choice whether you would like your child to use the work provided. However the book, Clockwork by Phillip Pullman, does need to be read over the half-term.

We do also believe the children should have a rest over the half-term, as they have been working so hard.

Mrs Webb, Mrs Yates and Ms Forth
Class 6 Teachers

Individual And Siblings Photographs - Deadline Wednesday 13 November 2019

Photo proof packs have been sent home today. In order to attain a speedy delivery of the photographs Mr Lloyd (the Photographer) has asked if you can do the following:

  • Complete the information on the envelope with the proof cards.
  • If paying by cheque, please write your child's proof card photo security number and photograph type on the back of the cheque.
  • Place the correct amount of money in the envelopes along with the proof card(s) if you are paying by cash.

The deadline for return of proof cards to school is Wednesday 13 November, in order to receive free delivery.

Please do contact Mr Lloyd if you have any queries, his email address is on the proof.

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School Promise Rule Of The Week

Over the course of the school year we will, in turn, focus on one of the elements of the School Promise. We will talk about it in assembly and in form period. It would be great if you could discuss it with your children at home and support the messages we are emphasising in school.

This week we continue with the category of Good Citizens.

‘We try to keep safe and be responsible’

Mr Webb
Assistant Head

Winter Uniform To Be Worn After Half Term Reminder

Winter uniform is to be worn after the half term break.

The School shop, based at Princethorpe College, will be closed during the half term and will reopen on Monday 4 November.

An email was sent to parents on Tuesday 1 October with links for ordering winter uniform.  Any orders submitted before 4.00pm on Friday 11 October will be delivered to Crescent School before the end of term next Friday.

Nicola Browne
School Uniform Shop Manager