Welcome to The Courier, Crescent School's electronic newsletter.

It has been lovely to see the children back in school this week after their half term holiday.  Rehearsals have started for the Pre-Prep nativities bringing a festive feel to the school.

This morning Mr Thackway announced the winner of the school Chrismas card competition in Assembly and Aria's beautiful design is this week's cover photo.  Do read the article for the list of highly commended entries too.

Do read on to see what else the children have been doing this week.

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Headmaster's Message

Headmaster's Message

Dear Parents

I hope you all enjoyed a restful half term break. I managed to keep up with my pledge for Active October and completed my 100km cycling and 50km running, so I feel in better shape for the new term (despite a bit of a bad back). We have all enjoyed having the children back in school this week refreshed and ready for their learning.

Across the country, Thursday saw the onset of a new four-week lockdown and we are delighted to remain open as usual during this time. We have looked carefully at the updated government guidance and it is pleasing to note that we already have in place the safeguards that are highlighted. We are working hard to make the school as safe as it can be for children and staff whilst maintaining as much as we can of our full programme.

We now know that sports fixtures with other schools cannot go ahead, but we had already come to the same conclusion. We have brought in much stricter limits on visitors to the school and all appointments for prospective parents have been rescheduled. As a result, our Early Birds deadline for Reception and Year 3 applicants to start in September has been moved back to Wednesday 9 December.

There has been some debate about extra-curricular club provision, but we are confident that what we are providing is within the acceptable definitions in the new guidance, which includes activities that:

  • support the rebuilding of friendships and social engagement
  • address and equip pupils to respond to issues linked to coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • support pupils with approaches to improving their physical and mental wellbeing

These clubs will continue unchanged, at least for now.

Other than that, it is business as usual and the children have been hard at work throughout the week and enjoying being back with their friends. I have even heard early stirrings of Nativity play rehearsals emanating from the hall earlier in the week which brings a welcome note of normality.

We have talked a lot in school this week about supporting each other through this period and I appreciate all of the support you as parents offer us as a school and a staff. We are into four weeks of a straightforward routine of ‘Eat; sleep; work; repeat’ and I know that if we pull together we can get through it in good shape. Seeing the children getting so much from their school life makes everything worthwhile.

Our Year 6 children this weekend will be taking their 11+ exams and they go with our thoughts and very best wishes. The exams have been significantly delayed but are finally going ahead. The good news is that they will all be sitting the exam together in the same room and this may well allay some of the normal nerves that children feel on the day. They should take considerable confidence in knowing that they go into the exams as well, or better, prepared as any.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Joe Thackway



Year 4 Before School Change Of Drop Off Arrangements

As the autumn has progressed, access to the school playing field before school has become more difficult for the Year 4 children. The ground is often wet and muddy and there is insufficient play space for the children to play.

As a result, we have created a play zone for the Year 4 children on the main playground. As from Monday morning (9 November), parents in this year group should bring your child to the main playground via the car park entrance. The new play zone will be marked clearly and explained to the children on arrival.

This will not affect children in Year 1 and Year 2, who will continue to arrive via the pupil gate next to the school field.

Joe Thackway

School Christmas Card Competition Winner

Thank you to all the children who submitted wonderful entries for the annual Christmas card designing competion.  The results were announced in assembly this morning and the winner was Aria in Year 1 and her winning design is the cover photo of this week's edition.
Highly commended for their designs were:
  • Esme
  • Harriet
  • Grace S
  • Bella A
  • Orla
  • Amy
All received a small prize and the winning design will feature on the school's Christmas card.
Well done everyone.
Joe Thackway
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Whole School Pantomime Fun

We hate the thought of missing out on Christmas fun at Crescent School and many the classes enjoy going to the theatre at this time of year, so we have decided to bring the Pantomime to the children through a company called Panto on-line:

Peter Duncan, a critically acclaimed Panto Dame, Writer and Director, has decided to use his own 'Giant' back garden to film Jack and the Beanstalk - a socially distanced pantomime complete with ingenious sets, fabulous costumes...and even a real beanstalk!

They promise boos, cheers, ‘he’s behind yous', a sing-a-long song and all the classic panto antics that we love.

All classes will have opportunity to get fully involved in the final week of term.

Mrs Webb
Assistant Head

Hope4 Fundraising Update

Harvest 2020
Thank you so much for all your online donations and food dropped off in local supermarkets, to support the Rugby Foodbank this year. It has been fantastic to see out Tree of Thankfulness blooming with leaves from all classes and seeing the ongoing generosity from our Crescent families.  What was also noted, was the number of families who donated online via the giving page - a safe and easy way to support such a worthwhile cause.
Non-Uniform Day
The children all looked fantastic in their Hope4 colours of red, blue and yellow! Thank you again for supporting the fundraising for Hope4 and our ongoing focus of 'Keeping warm this winter'. As the weather turns colder, it is important that we are all aware of those less fortunate than ourselves. From the games arranged by our School Council and the non-uniform donations we have already raised £365!

The School Council will be meeting soon to discuss ways in which we can add to this total before Christmas - so watch this space!

Mrs Stapleton and Mrs Monteith
Class 3Y and 4M Form Tutors
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Panto Online Pantomime Poster Competition

From Panto Online:

We would like you to design a special ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ poster for Panto Online!  We are asking children aged 16 and under to design a poster for ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ with the winning entries receiving a special prize including their poster professionally printed, a live zoom with Dame Trott and a feature in First News.

Use anything you like from colouring pencils, to paint, to glitter, your smart tablet and maybe even some 3D additions - with any characters you want to feature from Jack to the Giant and every bean in-between!

The entries will be entered in to three categories:

  • 6 years and under
  • 7 - 12 years
  • 13 -16 years

You just need to take a picture of your final masterpiece and send it to us on social media (@PantoOnline) or at info@pantoonline.co.uk by 9 November 2020.

All entries will be featured on our Facebook gallery and the winners will be chosen by ex-Blue Peter presenters!

So what are you waiting for…? Get creative!  


Scholastic Book Club

Scholastic Book Club - get your books for Christmas.  Don’t forget that our latest Scholastic Book Club is now online at https://schools.scholastic.co.uk/the-crescent/digital-book-club. There are hundreds of fantastic children’s books to choose from, and every £1 you spend on this month’s Book Club will earn 20p for our school in Scholastic Rewards.

Please place your order online by 1 December 2020. I may be able to get the books to school prior to the closing date if there is a total order of over £30. 

You may wish to look at the brochure for inspiration: 

Scholastic Book Club

Mrs Webb
Assistant Head


Face Coverings On School Grounds

In line with other local schools and Warwickshire County Council’s message below, please wear face coverings on school grounds (if you are able) when dropping off and collecting children. 

Please remember there is plenty of space around school to socially distance.

Many thanks for you for your co-operation.

Joe Thackway

Letter For Parents About COVID-19 Symptoms

Public Health England have produced a letter for schools to distribute to parents which explains when a person requires a coronavirus test and what the symptoms of coronavirus are. They have asked us to share and circulate this letter amongst parents at the school.

The intention of the letter is to help prevent children being taken out of school unnecessarily and answer some of the questions parents may have around testing.

You can view the letter here.

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Covid Symptoms Guidance And School Process

Children or adults with symptoms must not enter school. Parents must check for symptoms each day before bringing their child into school.

The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:

  • a high temperature – please, if you have not already done so, source a thermometer to check temperatures at home
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Any children or adult who develops symptoms will need to leave the building as soon as possible and be tested for Covid-19.

Details on testing can be obtained at www gov uk/get-coronavirus-test or call the Test and Trace Helpdesk on 119.

Hand held thermometers will be used to check the temperature of any individual feeling unwell. Children who develop symptoms during the school day will be taken to the Meeting Room and their parents called to come and collect the child, as well as any siblings of the child.

Other members of the household should self-isolate for 14 days from when the symptomatic person first had symptoms, or until a negative test result is returned.

In the event of a positive test result the full protocols of test and trace will be followed www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works#

Children returning from restricted areas outside UK must self-isolate as advised by the government guidance before returning to school.



Remembrance Service

On Wednesday 11 November, we as a school will be remembering those who gave their lives for their country. We will gather at a safe social distance outside on the playground to hear prayers and readings and show respect through a minute's silence.

All children will need their coat that day.

We are intending to record this and share it with parents so that you as a family can share this time at home too.

Mrs Webb
Assistant Head

Times Table Rockstars - Rock Out 2020

Monday 9 November to Saturday 14 November 2020

As part of our commitment to make Maths exciting and high profile in our school, this November we are taking part in a competition for Maths Week England. It’s called Rock Out 2020 and it’s all done online via play.ttrockstars.com.

For every correct answer to a multiplication or division question, your child will earn their class a point. The Times Tables Rock Stars platform will calculate the class average (the number of correct answers per pupil in the class who play during the competition hours). Winning classes in the school and in the country as a whole will be the ones with the highest average.

All game modes (Gig, Garage, Studio, etc.) will count but only from games played between 7.30am and 7.30pm on Monday 9 - Saturday 14 November 2020.

In the spirit of the competition, please do not play on children's behalf but by all means encourage and support them to the extent that it does not cause high stress levels or impact on family plans. We suggest a limit of half an hour a day outside school hours – some will play more, some will play less.

Thank you for your support.

Stay Calm and Keep Rocking!

Art Frizzmeister aka Ms Forth
Deputy Head

Princethorpe College Virtual Admissions Q&A Session - 2021 Entry

Monday 16 November - 6.30pm to 7.30pm

The Headmaster and the Admissions Team at Princethorpe College will be holding a Virtual Q&A session on Monday 16 November from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

This is a chance for parents to ask any last questions relating to the admissions process and Entrance Examinations Day on Saturday 23 January in an informal forum, before the registration deadline of Friday 4 December.

If you would like to attend this virtual event please click here to register. A link to the Teams event will be sent via email prior to the event.

To access our Revised 2021 Admissions and Entrance Examinations Booklet, and to download the Registration and Scholarship Forms please click here.


Crescent School Virtual Reception Open Evening

Crescent School will be hosting a Virtual Reception Open Evening and Live Q&A on Tuesday 17 November from 7.00pm to 8.00pm.

The evening is designed to give parents an insight into the Early Years at Crescent School and the firm foundation we give our children for their future learning.

During the online event there will be a presentation by our Headmaster, Joe Thackway and Assistant Head (Head of Pre-Prep), Alan Webb. The evening will also feature a short video focusing on life in Reception and prospective parents will have the opportunity to ask questions via a live chat facility. To register for the event please complete the form here.

For more information on admissions or the event please email admissions@crescentschool.co.uk or call 01788 523851 and speak to our Registrar, Helen Morley.

Christmas Art Day

Friday 27 November 2020

Children will be decorating the school for Christmas on Friday 27 November 2020.  They are able to wear a festive accessory with their school uniform such as a Christmas hat, hair accessory or tinsel.

It is a day the children look forward to every year and you will be able to see see their work in the virtual 'open corridors' video which will be circulated to parents in December.

Crescent School



Music Exams

Monday 30 November 2020 - 9.30am to 5.15pm

Music Exams will be held on Monday 30 November 2020 between 9.30am and 5.15pm. Times will be sent out nearer the time.

Good luck to all the children. 

Mrs Barnes
Director of Music

Virtual Open Corridors

Friday 4 December 2020

In the school calendar we had scheduled to have Open Corridors on Friday 4 December 2020, due to current restrictions, this will not be possible. We know how important it is for parents to be involved in their child's learning and the children love to share their work and their school so we are creating a virtual open corridor to enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

This link will be shared via an ISAMS message on Friday 4 December.

Mrs Webb
Assistant Head

Year 6 Parents 11+ Results Consultation On Teams

Wednesday 16 December and Thursday 17 December 2020 (times to be confirmed)

As you are aware Grammar School scores are scheduled to be released mid-December, however, School may have finished for the term by then.

Mr Thackway and I will be available at some point on the days of Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 December to talk to parents about the results that they have received.

We will make bookings times available nearer the time.

Mrs Webb
Assistant Head

Around The Classes

Reception Roundup

Please click on the link below to read all about what the Reception Classes have been learning this week.  Please scroll through the gallery of photos attached to this article.

Reception Round Up - 6 November 2020

Mrs Pullen and Mrs Emery
Reception Class Teachers
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Year 1 Shape Detectives!

This week we have been learning about the properties of 2D shapes and have used them in our maths, our art and we even created a pizza shop! We have been identifying shapes around our classroom and in our everyday routines and homes.

It has been a wh'oval' lot of fun!

Mrs Stapleton
Year 1 Form Teacher
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Year 3 Preposition Hide And Seek

We had a wonderful time in the sunshine this week using prepositions to describe our hide and seek places. 

Some of our favourites included: 'behind the school promise', 'beside the shed', 'under the piano' and even 'on top of the ball'!

Mrs Yates
Year 3 Form Teacher
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Year 3 Orienteering

This week in PE, Year 3 started a brand new unit on orienteering, having a go at some fun activities that require map reading, navigational skills, communication and team work!

Mr Adkins
Head of Digital Learning and Teacher of Boys Games

Year 3 Terrific Tigers

In preparation for our English topic of Stories from other cultures, the children have produced some lovely tiger themed work over the half term. They've enjoyed bringing in thier soft toys, art work and books to share too. I'm sure you'll agree our display looks ggggrrrreat!! 

Mrs Yates
Class 3Y Form Teacher

Year 6 Embracing Roles And Responsibilities

Year 6 were very excited to start some of the roles and responsibilities that we usually do in Year 6 -  you may well have seen Year 6 children greeting you by the gates in the morning. They love this role as it helps build relationships with the other children in the school.

Please say, 'Good morning' to them they will appreciate the interaction.

Mrs Webb
Year 6 Form Teacher


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Co-Curricular Forest School

Class 1S Forest School club had fun with leaves! We made some animals using leaves, acorns and Japanese quinces collected from Madame Tatton’s garden.

We even tried to make the largest leaf firework, but the wind kept hampering our effort to make circular patterns of different colours. Tomisin and Albert played a game of Japanese quince bowling!

Madame Tatton
MFL Teacher
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Co-Curricular Craft Club

This week our creepy craft club was infested with beastly bats. The children had spook-tacular fun choosing just how scary their bat was going to be before the vicious vermin vanished to their new roosts.

Mrs (Growling- Howling) Dowling
Teachine Assistant
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School Promise

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


Junior da Vinci Awards

Congratulations to the following children in becoming JdV students in English this week:

  • Alice 
  • Maisie
  • Orla

Keep up the good work!

Mrs Webb
Assistant Head

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Accelerated Reader Achievements

Alex G, Chloe B and Zara have all read 500,000 words - congratulations.

Dorrit and Drew are our first millionaires of this academic year, well done to them both.

Mrs Webb
Assistant Head
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Times Table Rockstars

Pupils who have reached Level 420 on automatic training mode in the Garage and Gigs are awarded JdVs for Maths Practice:

Class Name
3Y James

Weekly battle 16 October - 5 November:

  • Boys scored 20,317 points
  • Girls scored 13,338 points

Boys are the winners again!

Most Valuable players contributing the most points to their teams are:

  1st 2nd 3rd
Boys Bryson - 4M Shiv - 3Y Matthew - 2W
Girls Eve - 6W Amy - 6W Amelia - 6W
Improve your levels rehearsing in the Garage at least three times a week, before you play your next 'Gig'. The computer will give you bespoke questions depending on your answers and speed.
Go to Arena and play against classmates only - all have to be logged on at the same time at the same Arena.

Each class can have the speediest TT Rock Star and that gets you up the status board on the poster below. To get on this board you must tackle the single player game in the 'Studio', multi-player does not count for these. These also earn more coins than the multiplayer games too. 

Plenty of action so last week's most improved speedsters in each class are:

Class  Name  Title
2W Matthew Rockstar
3Y Alex G Wannabe
3Y Alice Wannabe
3Y Shiv Headliner
5F Harriet Busker
6W Amy Headliner
6W Isaac Rockstar
I have also set up a 'Battle' from Friday 6 - 12 November, 'Girls Vs Boys' for the whole school. 

Battles add up any points at all as you play! I will let you know who wins in the next Courier.

Please note only the children should play on their account or it influences the level appropriate to them.

Stay Calm and Keep Rocking!

Art Frizzmeister 
Deputy Head

Digital Learning

Among Us

‘Among Us’, a game described as “An online and local party game of teamwork and betrayal for 4-10 players…in space!” is the latest big fad in mobile gaming. If you haven’t heard of it yet, then you soon will!

Among Us is essentially a social deduction game, similar to the party games Mafia, Werewolf or Wink Murder, in which the ‘Crew Mates’ must work together to uncover the identity of ‘Imposters’ among them. Although originally released in 2018, it has only recently become a huge hit, in part due to lockdown and in part due to being featured heavily on Switch and Youtube gaming channels. The game is admittedly very fun, especially when played with family and highly addictive, although it does still present a few E-Safety issues that require consideration.

The gameplay itself is fairly child friendly and comes with an age 7+ rating due to very mild cartoon violence, but like with most apps, the main problem lies on the ‘public’ feature of the game. This allows children to play with any other players in the world, the necessary chat feature of the game then opening them to being exposed to inappropriate language etc. This however can be easily circumvented by only playing ‘private’ games, meaning they will only be playing against people they know.

Please have a look at the attached E-Safety guide for more info, and if you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Mr Adkins
Head of Digital Learning


Hockey Fun

Bella and Eden enjoyed putting on the Hockey goal keeper kit for the first time this year.  They were full of enthusiasm, worked hard and cannot wait for their next practice on Tuesday.

Mrs Robinson
Teaching Assistant

FoC Events

FoC Meeting - Monday 9 November 2020 - Cancelled

Monday 9 November 2020 - 8.00pm

This meeting will no longer go ahead as we feel it would be better to have a meeting when we have nominations for the positions in place.

Zara Corbin
FoC Chair

Children's Virtual Bingo - Friday 4 December 2020

Friday 4 December 2020 

This will now take place on Friday 4 December. More details to follow next week.

Zara Corbin
FoC Chair


FoC Changes

After five wonderful years for me as Chair of the FoC and for Amy Sarkies as Secretary, the time has come, with both our children nearly leaving the school, to resign our positions on the committee. We both feel that now would be a great time for a new team to come together to take the Friends of Crescent forward. 

To provide continuity Nick Brosnan will remain on the committee and will be looking for individuals to put themselves forward as either Chair, Secretary or in any other capacity to work alongside him.

So if you would like to get involved or would like further information please email Nick at treasurer@friendsofcrescent.co.uk by Friday 27 November 2020.

We have pulled together lists of what’s involved so even if you’re limited on time and can’t necessarily attend the meetings they will be ways to get involved. 

Both Amy and I will continue in our positions until Christmas and will be on hand to help work with the new team as they transition forward. 

So, please contact Nick if you feel you can help with this amazing committee.

Kind regards

Zara Corbin
FoC Chair

FoC Xmas4schools Cards And Gifts

Thank you to everyone who ordered items from Xmas4Schools. The portal closes at midnight on Friday 6 November so if you haven't already ordered yet, you still have time if you're reading this on Friday.

We currently have raised over £175 for the school which is fantastic. The items should be back at school by the end of November.

Ms Forth
Deputy Head teacher

FoC Active October Sponsorship Money

Thank you to everyone who took part in Active October. I hope you all enjoyed the challenge of getting out especially during the Half Term holidays.

I received some lovely messages from families whose children cycled Draycote for the first time and other children who walked up Mam Tor in the Peak District without complaining.

Please could we request that all sponsorship is sent by bank transfer into the FoC bank account using the following details:

Account Name: Friends of Crescent
Account Number: 01174774
Sort Code: 309717
Reference: Name & Year Group
Zara Corbin
FoC Chair

FoC Active October Activity Update

Thank you for sending in the lovely pictures of pupils enjoying Active October. Here's what some pupils got up to:

  • Kai, Shayla, Grace, Leela and Nimeeta all live near each other they took part in a run on a wet day in half term.  They had a fabulous time.
  • Emily chose to run laps of her Grandad's allotment, which is just less than a mile all the way round. She successfully managed to run 49 laps throughout the month and has raised £95. Excellent work Emily 🤩
  • Esme and Elliott cycled all the way around Draycote Water in 1 hour and 40 minutes. They both slept very well that night!
  • Isla's Active October challenge was to do 100 one-handed pogo stick jumps every day for a week!
  • Annalise, Roisin and Finn got active with lots of outdoor activities in Cornwall: coastal walks, body boarding and cycling among other activities.
  • Sophia D expressed a wish to cycle round Draycote water. So after the rain she set off with her parents on their bicycles in the glorious Autumn sunshine and returned home after 4 hours cycling, coffee and cake in the Draycote café, we clocked 16 miles of cycling and arrived home just as it was turning dark.  Sophia also baked scones and decorated cupcakes to sell at a cake sale in our garden to raise money for Macmillan Cancer support, we managed to raise £200.

  • Harry and Theo decided to challenge themselves for Active October by trying out new activities such as a very high climbing wall and archery.
  • Mya and Kiran completed their Active October challenge by walking around Draycote water. They were very tired by the end!
What a busy half term you had!  Please click through the gallery to view the photos. 

Crescent School

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FoC Fast Facts

Inez (Alex and Lucas' Mum) has kindly pulled together some information to inform parents what the FoC does and what the FoC has purchased from money raised. 

Please click on the photo to see the FoC Fast Facts!

Thank you Inez.

Zara Corbin
FoC Chair

FoC - Contact Information

Below are the details of the FoC Year Group Representatives. These reps will communicate with you on all our events via email, whatsapp or facebook. 

Year Group 1st Rep 2nd Rep
Reception RE Hannah Gowney-Hedges  
Reception RP Zainab Remi-Omosowon  
Year 1 Vicky Morley Lisa Millward
Year 2 Sanda Mocanu Fatima Masood
Year 3 Inez de Koning Karen Williams
Year 4 Emilie Crowfoot Claire Brosnan
Year 5 Semma King Anita Somerset
Year 6 Kal Mistry Amy Sarkies


Chairpnerson Zara Corbin chair@friendsofcrescent.co.uk
Treasurer  Nick Brosnan  treasurer@friendsofcrescent.co.uk
Secretary Amy Sarkies secretary@friendsofcrescent.co.uk
Staff Reps
Ms Forth and
Mrs Webb
FoC  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/friendsofcrescent/
Zara Corbin
FoC Chair


Weekly Calendar

The weekly calendar can be viewed by clicking on the link below.  It details all the clubs, events, fixtures and additional information for the week. 

Weekly Calendar - 9 November 2020 

Please note the following:

  • Class 1S Forest School - please can wellies be sent into school
  • Classes 3Y and 4M Ball Skills - trainers are needed for ball skills
  • Class 4M Times Table Rockstars Practice will now take place on a Thursday morning 0815 - 0840

All the co-curricular clubs can be viewed on SOCS, where you can find details of all the dates the clubs are running.  

SOCS Co-Curricular

Crescent School


Lunch Menu Week Commencing 9 November 2020

Please click on the link below to view the lunch menu for next week: 

Lunch Menu - 9 November 2020

Children are able to have either of the main options.

Crescent School Office


Safeguarding Issues - Pupils Arriving At School And Collection

Please ensure that you wait with your child(ren) at drop off until the school's opening at 8.15am.  It is only at this time that school becomes responsible for all children's safe care. Before this time it is a parental duty.

Please note, however, that all children can be brought to the front door at any time from 7.45am - 8.15am where they will be welcomed and looked after by our Early Bird staff as appropriate for their age. This does not need to be booked in advance.

Also please let the school office and/or your child's form teacher know if someone else will be collecting your child at the end of the day. We cannot release pupils without this information.

Many thanks

Mr Webb
Designated Safeguarding Lead 

Term Dates 2020/21 And 2021/22

Please find below term dates for 2020/21 and 2021/22:

Michaelmas Term
Term starts Tuesday 1 September 2020
Half Term Saturday 17 October to Sunday 1 November 2020
Term ends Tuesday 15 December 2020

Lent Term
Term starts Tuesday 5 January 2021
Half Term Saturday 13 February to Sunday 21 February 2021
Term ends Friday 26 March 2021

Trinity Term
Term starts Monday 19 April 2021
May Bank holiday - Monday 31 May 2021 (no school)
Half Term Saturday 29 May to Sunday 6 June 2021
Term ends Tuesday 6 July 2021

Michaelmas Term
Term starts Monday 6 September 2021
Half Term Saturday 16 October to Sunday 31 October 2021
Term ends Tuesday 14 December 2021

Lent Term
Term starts Wednesday 5 January 2022
Half Term Saturday 19 February to Sunday 27 February 2022
Term ends Tuesday 5 April 2022

Trinity Term
Term starts Monday 25 April 2022
May Bank Holiday Monday 2 May 2022 (no school)
Half Term Saturday 28 May to Sunday 5 June 2022
Term ends Wednesday 6 July 2022

Useful School Contact Information

Please see below for useful school contact information:

Crescent School Office
01788 521595
Postal address: Crescent School, Bawnmore Road, Bilton, Rugby CV22 7QH
After School Club
07467 488440
Bills, Fees and Online Payment
01926 634273
01788 523851
School Shop and Uniform
01926 634272
Princethorpe College General Office
01926 634200
Pathfinders Nursery
01788 813666
twitter:    @CrescentSchRug
facebook: @cres.school


Cyber-crime – please be extra vigilant

Parents are asked to be vigilant when reading emails relating to the payment of school fees and any other items to the Foundation.

We continue to receive reports regarding spam emails.  The latest scam offers a large discount on fees for the coming academic year if paid immediately.

This is probably trying to take advantage of the fact that some independent schools have offered discounts for this term and that parents may therefore be more open to such a suggestion. You can always protect yourselves by only making payments to us in line with our normal, published methods.

As advised, there has been no change to the bank details of either Princethorpe College, Crackley Hall or Crescent and there is no intention to make any changes in the foreseeable future. Any electronic notification that appears to be from any of the Foundation schools changing these details may be fraudulent.  Our bank details are available on the Parent Bills, the Online Payment Portal and in the Information Booklet for each school, and only those details should be used.

Please do not hesitate to contact me or my colleagues in the Bursary if you are have any doubts about the correct details or indeed if anything appears suspicious. 

Eddie Tolcher
Foundation Bursar


The Princethorpe Foundation Employment Opportunities

The Foundation has the following vacancies:

  • Princethorpe College - Teacher of Chemistry Maternity Cover
  • Crackley Hall School - After School Manager 

Full details and information on how to apply are available on the Foundation website here:


Should you know anyone who might be interested in these posts, please do share this information with them.