What A Lovely Ladybird Spectacle Pre Prep Put On

The Pre-Prep children together with youngsters from Pathfinders Nursery performed their Open Morning production, The Selfish Ladybird, in front of a proper audience of the older school children and staff on Tuesday 17 March. 

A lot of hard work had gone into the rehearsals, learning the songs, memorising lines, sorting out costumes, scenery and planning the production, and what a lovely ladybird spectacle it proved to be. Telling the story of Lucinda and her search for advice about sharing and friendship, it showcased the wonderful talents, confidence and stage presence of Crescent School's youngest pupils.

After all the hard work, the school was delighted the FoC were able to film the performance, and the recording has been shared with parents.  It was a really fabulous story full of plenty of terrific songs, so we are sure you all enjoyed flitting and hovering along.

We took plenty of photos which we hope you also enjoy.

Well done Pre-Prep, you were all amazing and really rose to the occasion and you all looked lovely in your insect costumes.

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Wellbeing Wednesday!

This week saw the grand opening of the Wren's Nest, our designated space for wellbeing within Crescent. The space will be open on our return, with an opportunity for students and staff to have somewhere to take a breath, journal, listen to music or read.

Miss Wren opened the Wren's Nest as part of her legacy to Crescent for the last 28 years. She has always advocated for positive mental health and the importance of talking and listening. She is thrilled that this is being adopted by our school community.

Our staff wellbeing was then celebrated with tea and cake to celebrate Miss Wren's time with us, and we presented her with a memory book and vouchers to buy something special for her new home and gave her all our love and best wishes!

Mrs Stapleton
Head of Wellbeing
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Accelerated ReadingĀ 

I will be sharing a link today to families of Years 3-6 so that all children can access Accelerated Reading in the coming weeks. This will allow children to quiz on books they read like they normally do in school.

We will also share the children’s successes in the Courier.

Keep the reading up - it is so important. 

Thank you for your support with this. 

Mrs Webb 
Assistant Head

Times Table Rock Stars

We have subscribed to an excellent resource to support consolidating times and dividing facts. Pupils in Years 1- 6 will be issued with a username and password label and a parent letter too. This will enable children to log on to the website. There is also a free APP that can be downloaded for tablets and phones that links up to school's account.

Pupils can earn coins towards updating their rock star avatar by tackling tables challenges. These challenges are alone or the children can challenge another person in school through Rock Slam on the Play screen.

All children have rockstar names so they may not always know who they are challenging! They can also play festivals and arenas against other pupils in the school, area or around the world who are logged on.

It is early days in the administration of this, but all profiles can be tailored to the age and expectations of the children. This can only be decided and managed by maths teachers. It is a super resource to use at home, which is available now and all through the 'Home Learning' period of course.

The intention is to announce the 'Headline Acts' at the top of the leader board each week or the result of 'Battles!' in The Courier. Many pupils are already loving this website having tried it at school.

When we return, it will also be available in he Computer room before school along with all the other platforms.

Good Luck!

Ms B Forth 
Deputy Head Teacher
Aka Art Frizzmeister
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Crescent School Promise From Home

We are made to feel proud on a daily basis in school by the children's genuine endeavours to keep the Crescent School Promise.  We know that hearing about this significantly and positively impacts on you as families too.

As we potentially enter upon a period of enforced isolation from one another, we would love to hear from you about how your child has continued to upkeep this at home during these difficult times. 

Perhaps this will be just a sentence or two and a photograph if possible, of your child doing something out of the ordinary to exemplify being a good friend, learner or citizen.

Please email this to and and we will aim to put this into the continued weekly Courier to give us all the uplift we will need and to continue to celebrate these extraordinary children.

Best wishes

Mr Webb
Head of Pre-Prep

FoC - Thank You

Thank you to the FoC who funded the cost of the filming of the Selfish Ladybird.  I am sure that for those of you who have watched it, it really brightened up this week!

We really appreciate all you do for the School.

Crescent School

Parenting@Princethorpe Twitter Feed

The Foundation’s senior school Princethorpe College has set up a Twitter account to provide helpful advice and guidance to parents of pupils at the school.  Much of the advice is not specific to secondary aged children so we are inviting all members of our wider school community to follow the account. 

Run by Princethorpe College’s Deputy Head Pastoral Mrs Beth Sharpe it is sharing information and links from a variety of official sources and includes useful learning resources as well as advice to keep us all mentally well and safe.

Search for @Parenting@Princethorpe to follow the Twitter account.


Foundation Schools: In The News

Click on the attachment below to download the latest ‘In the News’ posters featuring some of the Foundation's recent media coverage.

In the News

In the last few months we have had stories in the local press including the Leamington Courier, Kenilworth News, Rugby Advertiser, Rugby and Lutterworth Observer, and the Stratford Herald.  The Foundation has also been featured in the Catholic Universe and the Independent Schools’ magazine Attain.

Glow For Myton - Postponed Until October

Myton Hospice have taken the decision to postpone their upcoming Glow For Myton event.

The fundraising walk was due to take place on Saturday 28 March but due to the uncertainty of the current Coronavirus outbreak the Hospice has decided that it is in the best interest of all their supporters, volunteers, suppliers and staff to postpone the event until later this year.

Myton Hospice needs to raise £9.2 million to continue providing their services free of charge to terminally ill patients and their families. Glow for Myton is their largest fundraising event and was set to raise at least £60,000 so Princethorpe College has offered a new date for the event in the autumn and is now looking forward to hosting the Glow fundraiser on Saturday 17 October.

Rebecca Richards from Myton Hospice comments, “We understand that fundraisers will be disappointed, as are we, and we are really sorry for any inconvenience caused. We hope that they appreciate that this decision has not been an easy one for us, but we do believe it is the right one in light of the current and rapidly-changing situation.”

Myton Hospice will be discussing with fundraisers whether they wish for their registration to be carried forward, converted to a donation or request a refund.