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

Today we had Non-Uniform Day and Wonders of the World Culture Day.  Some children dressed up in Traditional Dress which you can see in this edition and on our Cover photo.

Do read on to find out what else has been happening in school this week.

We hope you have a lovely Half Term break.

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Headmaster's Message

Headmaster's Message

Dear Parents

Welcome to our final Courier of the half term and it is a good time to look back on a productive and rewarding six weeks here at school.

After the lockdown which affected us in the Spring Term, it has been great to have had everybody back in school with the children working hard and making lots and lots of progress. I hope you have been reading the reports from Ms Forth in recent newsletters with very positive news about the children's performances in their assessments since their return, giving us every indication that the home learning we provided brought genuine benefits to the children. Of course, as we put in detailed plans for next school year, we will look closely at these results not just across the classes but also individually.

We have all learnt the art of ingenuity and innovation during the pandemic and we had two great examples of that during the week gone by. By combining lessons for our Year 4 children on Tuesday, we were able to create a special afternoon focusing on the experience of evacuees during the Second World War. This really brought the learning to life for the children and it was great to see them all coming to school in their period clothing, many children were able to tell us stories of great aunties, uncles and great grandparents and how they had experienced the war.

On a similar historical theme, Year 1 and 2 really enjoyed their virtual knight experience on Zoom yesterday, once again bringing learning to life and creating genuine engagement with the children. Medieval weapons and armour are a great way to get the historical juices flowing, at least metaphorically.

When we return to school after the half term break, building work will have started on the new Horton Centre, as mentioned in previous newsletters. I have met this week with the contractors and we are all confident that this should go ahead without impinging on the children's school experience. The compound for contractors will now only take a very small part of the playground, which is great news. When we are further into the project we will think about a good date for an official opening and hopefully give parents a chance to come and look around the new facility.

It seems we finally have some warmer weather on the way and on a bank holiday weekend as well, of all unlikely things. I know from the children that many of you have exciting activities planned and I hope you all enjoy a well-earned break.

Best wishes

Joe Thackway
Headmaster

 

Year 1 Teaching Staff

As our current Reception children move into Year 1 next September we will be having two classes in this year group for the first time. 

With this in mind, we have recently appointed a new teaching assistant to work with the team from the beginning of next term. Her name is Beckee Humphries and she is a face some of you will be familiar with from her time working at Pathfinders as a senior leader.

Beckee has recently finished her university training that gives her Level 6 teaching assistant status and also means she will soon gain Early Years Teacher status.

Beckee’s experience and training will be a tremendous asset to us and I have no doubt you will enjoy getting to know her in due course. 

With this final appointment in place, I am now able to announce the full teaching team for Year 1 for September, which is as follows: 

  • 1SS Mrs Stapleton (Teacher) and Miss Humphries (TA) 
  • 1LS Mrs Symons (Teacher) and Miss Hanson (TA) 
Joe Thackway
Headmaster
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Event Planning For The Remainder Of Term

As we look towards the final weeks of this school year, there are number of important events coming into view where we would normally welcome parental attendance.

When planning these events, we need to work alongside the other schools of the Foundation and I think there is a common feeling that, having got this far, we don't want to jeopardise any of the gains we have made in the final weeks of the year. That is not to say we are putting a blanket ban on parental attendance, but we are adopting a cautious approach that I do hope you will understand.

We should know more in June as the government announces details of the final stage of the road map out of lockdown, with 21 June a potentially significant date. It is important to note that although restrictions may (or may not) be relaxed, or completely removed, it is most unlikely that the test and trace system will go.

We are mindful that families are about to go on summer holidays and that a call to isolate following close contact at a school event would be most unwelcome at the end of the term or the beginning of the break.

The first such event is Sports Day at Princethorpe College on the 15 June. This falls before the 21 June date and we are not intending to invite parents to this event, in line with a Foundation-wide agreement on sporting fixtures. In particular, this event would create problems around access to toilets and parking, on what is a normal school day at the College.

In terms of other events that occur later in the term, and after the key date of 21 June, we are hoping for some level of parental attendance in a managed and safe way but can’t make any firm commitments at this stage. There are quite a number of events that this will affect, including Pre-Prep Sports Day, Welcome Evening, Open Book Afternoon and Leavers’ Celebration Assembly. We will share the full details of our final plans with you as early as we can next half term to allow you to make your plans.

Best wishes

Joe Thackway
Headmaster

News

Taster Experience Gives Year 5 An Insight Into Life At Princethorpe

Last Saturday 22 May, Year 5 had the opportunity to take part in a Taster Experience at Princethorpe College. Our youngsters enjoyed a special fun-filled session designed to give them a real insight into life at secondary school. 

As well as experiencing exciting sample lessons the children got to explore the school campus and start to feel at home at the school. There was plenty of impressive and creative work and of course, at break time everyone was treated to a legendary Princethorpe cookie. Parents joined the children at the end of the session for a school tour.

The Year 5 Taster Experience was a great way for the children to get a feel for Princethorpe as they start to think about where they will go to secondary school.

There will be further opportunities for pupils and parents to visit the Foundation's secondary school in September and parents are reminded that the registration deadline for entry into Year 7 in 2022 is Friday 1 October. More information is available here: www.theprincethorpefoundation.co.uk/admissions

 

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Co-Curricular Survey Results

Thank you to everyone who completed the questionnaire concerning co-curricular clubs, it was extremely helpful as I start planning for the future of co-curricular at Crescent School.

It was interesting to see that most of you prefer clubs to be after school. There will be more on offer at this time next term as we will have more accessibility to rooms in school with the hall not being used for after school and the Horton Centre being in use. 

We are intending to give more time to co-curricular activities as we emerge from the pandemic restrictions. These sessions will run before school, after school and at lunchtimes. The after school sessions will be either 45 minutes or 1 hour long.​

I will be inviting external club providers in, many of whom will have a cost payable to them. These sessions will run for 10 or 12 full week blocks, starting from next term. This will then open up opportunities for many of the activities you requested and know your children enjoy.

It has been an interesting year with co-curricular, but I am so pleased we could provide something during these times, I am sure you understand that all our plans are subject to government restrictions at the given time.

Mrs Webb
Assistant Head
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Charlotte Corbin's Musical Success

Over the weekend we heard the exciting news that Charlotte Corbin has won the SWBBA (South West Brass Band Association) 'Under 9 Slow Melody Competition' as well as a special prize for the most promising trombone player - which comes with a lesson with Stephen Sykes, a well-known trombonist!

You can hear Charlotte here https://youtu.be/aCf17v8DvLg (she features at 14:45 approx. and 1hr 30mins

Congratulations to Charlotte - what an achievement!

Mrs Barnes
Director of Music

Faris' Musical Assembly Performance

Our musical treat today in assembly today was provided by Faris in Year 5. Faris played what was a very tricky Grade 5 piece entitled Mr Trombone Man with a combination of gusto and sensitivity.

What talented children we have at Crescent!

Joe Thackway
Headmaster

Ashlawn Prospective Parent Tours And MFL Aptitude Test

Please find attached a letter regarding the Ashlawn School prospective parents' tours that will be held during week commencing 21 June.   

The booking form is included in this letter and also below.

Ashlawn School Prospective Parent Tours

Applications are also open for this year’s Ashlawn MFL aptitude test for current Year 5’s.  All information can be found on the website: www.ashlawn.org.uk/mfl

Please contact Linsey Green with any questions.

Linsey Green
Student Services
greenl@ashlawn.org.uk
01788 573425

Accelerated Reading Quizzing Over Half Term

Quizzing will remain open over half term, this will give opportunity for the children to finish and quiz on their books while they are still fresh in their mind.

Mrs Webb
Assistant Head

COVID-19

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
Headmaster

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 10 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.

 

Events

Class Photographs

Monday 14 June 2021 - 0900 - 1200

Class photos will be taken on Monday 14 June 2021.  Please ensure children are wearing the correct summer uniform with blazers.

Crescent School

Years 3 - 6 Sports Day

Tuesday 15 June 2021 - 10.00am - 11.45am

We are all very much looking forward to our Sports Day for Years 3-6 on Tuesday 15 June. This is being held within the school day so normal drop off and collection times from school apply.

Please note that all pupils are to wear PE kit to school, blazers are not required but tracksuit tops or hoodies are to be worn. Please ensure that your child(ren) comes to school with the following:

  • suncream, applied before school
  • a school sunhat (these can be purchased from the school office)
  • a refillable drinks bottle of water (snacks will be provided)

Sports days are always very much anticipated by the children and really enjoyable for all involved.

Please note, following Mr Thackway's announcement today, we will not be able to invite parents to this year's event.

Mrs McCollin
Head of PE and Games

Music Exams

Friday 18 June 2021 - 9.00am to 5.15pm

Music exams are scheduled for Friday 18 June 2021.  

Music Exams will be held on Friday 18 June 2021 between 9.00am and 5.15pm. The timetable will be circulated to the parents of children involved in due course.

Mrs Barnes
Director of Music

Pre-Prep Sports Day

Friday 25 June 2021 - 10.15am - 11.45am

We are all very much looking forward to our Sports Day for Pre-Prep on Friday 25 June. This is being held within the school day so normal drop off and collection times from school apply.

Please note that all pupils are to wear PE kit to school, blazers are not required but tracksuit tops or hoodies are to be worn. Please ensure that your child(ren) comes to school with the following:

  • sun cream, applied before school
  • a school sunhat (these can be purchased from the school office)
  • a refillable drinks bottle of water (snacks will be provided)

Sports days are always very much anticipated by the children and really enjoyable for all involved.

More details will be provided in due course.

Mrs McCollin
Head of PE and Games

Around The Classes

Wonders Of The World Culture Day

The Wonders of the World celebrations have made for a colourful and informative last day of the half term, and it has provided a really positive way for staff and children to share and develop their appreciation of cultural diversity, both at home and in the wider world.

The event tied in with our annual fund raising for the Bwengu project in Malawi that also allowed the children to empathise with their peers living in another part of the world.

There were many superb costumes, a few of which you can see in the Gallery.

Joe Thackway
Headmaster
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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 - 28 May 2021

Mrs Pullen and Mrs Emery
Reception Class Teachers
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Class 1S Water Fun

Year 1 have been learning about measures this week and part of this was a problem solving activity with water! The children were estimating how many cups of water would fill the buckets and then raced against each other to complete the task.

We had so much fun whilst learning what capacity is and it really helped our learning come to life!

Mrs Stapleton
Class 1S Form Teacher
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Class 1S DT

Class 1S have been learning about linear movements. They have designed and made a creature of their choice to show their understanding. Some chose to adapt them and make them into masks too.

Mrs Byrne
Head of Science and DT

It Was Off To Knight School For Year 1 And Year 2

It was off to Knight school for Year 1 and Year 2 yesterday, with Warwick Castle’s very own Sir Jay. Sir Jay is more used to keeping invaders out of the castle but needs must in COVID times and he is getting a dab hand at virtual Middle Ages Teams lessons.

The children were captivated and entranced as Sir Jay took them through their Knight history lesson and he was surprised and impressed with their knowledge of castles, knights, armour and their weapons. Together they debated the advantages of Motte-and-Bailey castles over Stone Keep castles, then considered the pros and cons of Norman, Crusade, Great Helm and Sallet helmets and finally they investigated the serious business of wicked weapons.

It was fascinating to find out that to be a knight you had to be really, really rich, that knights were great big show offs and that young knights began their training at just six-years-old. The children agreed that the Great Sword was, well, really great and that a Bodkin arrow was really dangerous.

It was a fantastic session and we are really grateful to gallant Sir Jay for joining us!

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Class 4M Explore Life As An Evacuee

Year 4 are studying WW2 in History and on Tuesday the children attended school as evacuees. The class took part in a range of activities including listening to war time music, baking carrot cookies from a ration recipe and planning items to pack in their suitcase.

Esme brought in a book which featured her great-grandma's story of evacuation from Coventry to Warmingham, and this really brought this time in history to life for the class.

They had lots of fun and the children looked just amazing – a huge thank you to the parents for your support!

Mrs Yates
Class 4M History Teacher
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Class 4M Soma Cube Challenge

This week the children are studying measurement in Maths, and they attempted the ‘Soma Cube’ challenge. They created specified 3-D shapes using 2-D representations using connectable cubes and then combined these to create other 3-D shapes.  

They enjoyed using their mathematical reasoning to explore their ideas and improve using trial and error methods. Some pictures are attached here. Well done, Class 4M! 

Mrs Monteith
Class 4M Form Tutor
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Class 5F Geometry

Class 5F have enjoyed applying their geometry skills this week in completing the topic by planning, drawing and constructing a 2D net to make a 3D shape. We had some beautifully accurate angles and edges making me think we have some budding designers, engineers and architects in our class!

Ms Forth 
Class 5F Form Teacher
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Year 6 Emmie And Hattie's Football Success

Emme and Hattie’s football team (Rugby Borough Under 12s) finished second in the league last weekend, narrowly missing out on the top spot. 

Final positions were decided in the last game of the season when the team lost 1-0 to the league leaders sadly.

What an amazing result for their first year as a team in the league!

Thanks to Mrs Edge for sending this in for the Courier.

And a huge well done girls!

Crescent School

 

 

Our School Council Meeting With Chef Stephen

It was good to gather our School Council together again this week, and we had some important business. The councillors had brought some ideas from their classes about how to be safe and sensible in our washroom areas, and together we drew up some guidelines.

Then we welcomed our catering manager, Mr Moore, to the meeting, where he was keen to hear feedback on school lunches. The children discussed their favourite dishes with him and told him which lunches had been popular. Mr Moore was pleased to hear ideas and suggestions for the future too, and we can look forward to more fantastic food over the coming weeks.

There will be another School Council meeting after half term, where we will be able to discuss Bwengu fundraising so far and talk about plans for the Michaelmas Term 2021.

Mrs Monteith and Mrs Stapleton
School Council Teachers
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School Promise

School Promise Rule Of The Week

For a two or three week period this year we will be focusing on one of the sayings in the School Promise. We will talk about this in assembly and in form period. It would be great if you could discuss this with your children at home and support the messages we are emphasising in school.

From now until the end of term we will be looking at a very important idea from the Good Citizens section of the Promise:

"We keep our school tidy and take pride in our clothes and our uniform."

Joe Thackway
Headmaster

Awards

Junior da Vinci Students

This week we need to say well done to these JdV students:

  • Asha, Eva and Kai for Maths
  • Charlie and Harry M for English
  • Amy, Ayla and Orla for Geography
  • Alyssa and Orla for Music

A great achievement by you all.

Mrs Webb
Assistant Head

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Accelerated Reader Achievements

I am so thrilled with the way so many of the children are engaging with their reading, how fabulous to be able to celebrate them week after week. This week we have the following awards:

3,000,000 words:

  • Alex G 
  • Orla

1,000,000 words:

  • Maisie

500,000 words:

  • Shiv and Remi

Amazing achievements all round.

Mrs Webb
Assistant Head
 
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Class 3Y More Pen Licences Awarded

It is always an exciting time for the children when they gain their pen licence, enabling them to make the move from writing in pencil to pen.

For this rite of passage, the children have to show that they can write neatly and consistently in cursive, joined handwriting in all of their work, not just handwriting tasks.

Edward G-H, Harry, Hattie and Remi have shown pride in the presentation of all of their learning tasks and have been awarded a Pen Licence and their first handwriting pen.

Their pens and licences were presented to them in Mr Thackway's assembly this morning.

Well done!

Mrs Yates
Class 3Y Form Tutor

Accelerated Reader Top Quizzers And Word Wizards

Top Quizzers this week are:

  • 3Y   Edwad F
  • 4M  Sam 
  • 5F   Drew
  • 6W  Isaac

Word Wizards this week are:

  • 3Y  Alex T
  • 4M Charlie
  • 5F  Abigail
  • 6W Michael
Mrs Webb
Assistant Head
 
 
 
                

School Promise Certificates Trinity Term

In our Good News Assembly this morning we awarded School Promise certificates to recognise the children’s excellent behaviour as Good Friends, Good Learners or Good Citizens. 

Congratulations go to:

  • Beau
  • Jonny
  • Lucas 
  • Anaya
  • Alfie
  • Theo 
  • Max 
  • Herbie
  • Harry
  • Shiv
  • Charlie
  • Theo
  • Charlotte
  • Harriet
  • Sophie
  • Bella
  • Michael

Keep up the good work.

Joe Thackway
Headmaster
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Pre-Prep Reading Certificates

Pre-Prep reader certificates have this week been awarded to:

  • Alice
  • Aria
  • Lilah
  • Lucas
  • Max
  • Nellie
  • Nora

Well done to you all.

Mr Webb
Head of Pre-Prep

 

Lunchtime Supervisors Top Table TrinityTerm

Unfortunately we cannot celebrate Top Table at the moment in the usual style.  However, we can reward those children who have shown excellent conduct at lunchtimes this half term.

The lunchtime supervisors have chosen the following children and they will be rewarded with a goody bag:

  • RE - Flora
  • RP - Hermione
  • 1S - Theo M
  • 2W - Matthew
  • 3Y - Maggie
  • 4M - Bryson
  • 5F - Drew
  • 6W - Ollie

Well done to all of you.

Joe Thackway
Headmaster

 

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Times Table Rockstars - Weekly Class Battle 20 - 27 May 2021

Winners of the class battle:

Well done Class 4M!

  • 1st place - Class 4M with 9,737 points
  • 2nd place - Class 5F with 7,194 points
  • 3rd place - Class 3Y with  5,474 points

The players contributing the most points to their class were:

  • 1st - Bryson (4M)
  • 2nd - Lewis (2W)
  • 3rd - Timi (3Y)
The most improved speedsters in each class are:
 
Class  Name  Title
3Y Edward G-H Wannabe
3Y Oliver Unsigned Act
3Y Timi Rock Legend
4M Bryson Rock Legend
4M Chloe Rock Star
5F Chloe Rock Star
5F Drew Unsigned Act
5F James Rock Star
5F Rory Garage Rocker
5F Stephanie Rock Legend
 
'Jamming' has now been added to TT Rock Stars. This is where you can choose and practice what you want. It can be the tables, the number of questions and whether you try multiplication or division facts. Have a go - the harder you make it, the more coins you earn.
 
The next battle is Friday 27 May - Thursday 10 June 2021. 

Stay Calm and Rock on!
 
Art Frizzmeister 
Deputy Head

Digital Learning

Using Technology To Get Outside – Geocaching!

If you have never heard of geocaching, it is essentially a massive outdoor treasure hunt, using GPS and a smart device to locate thousands of hidden ‘caches’ or boxes all over the world! It has been around for a little while now, but it has never been more popular.

Technology often gets a bad reputation for putting a stop to children playing and exploring outdoors, but this is certainly a great way to combine both, along with some other fantastic educational and developmental benefits.

To get started all you need is a GPS enabled phone and the (free) Geocaching app. From there it's just a case of scanning your local area for caches, then setting off on a treasure hunt! The caches themselves vary from large boxes, to tiny film canisters and even fake rocks with hidden compartments. Often the caches contain a small trinket to take away and most have log books to sign to record your find. If this all sounds like fun, please have a read of some of the websites linked here for a handy starters guide!

A great guide to geocaching with small children - https://smallerexplorer.co.uk/geocaching-with-kids-a-short-guide
Top tips for getting started - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/lets-go-club-geocaching
The official geocaching website - https://www.geocaching.com/play
The official geocaching app - https://apps.apple.com/app/apple-store/id329541503

If you have any questions about this, or any other aspect of computing, please do not hesitate to get in touch!

Mr Adkins
Head of Digital Learning

FoC Events

Bag2school Collection

We have arranged for Bag2school (www.bag2school.com) to do a school collection on Tuesday 22 June 2021. 

Bag2school is a fundraising scheme which collects unwanted textiles and sells them to importers and textile manufacturers in many countries of Eastern and Western Europe, Africa and Asia - all of benefit to the circular economy. 

This is an excellent way to get rid of all the unwanted clothing etc you have been collecting during lockdowns!  After collecting the items they will weigh them and present FoC with a cheque.

A list of the items they will collect can be found here.

Weather permitting, the playground will be open to drive your vehicle in and unload any clothing bags from 3pm - 5pm on Monday 21 June, the day before the collection.

Friends of Crescent

FoC

Preloved Uniform Wanted

We will happily accept any of the following Crescent pre-loved uniform:

  • School Blazers
  • School Coats
  • School Cardigans and Jumpers
  • School Dresses (winter and summer) and Skirts
  • School T-Shirts/Polo Shirts/PE Shorts/Skorts
  • School Boaters
  • School Bags
  • School Tracksuits

Please do not include anything not on the list above e.g trousers, shirts etc. 

Uniform should be put into carrier bags and left by the box outside the main school entrance.  It will then be removed and kept in quarantine ready to be used when safe to do so.

Preloaded uniform enquiries can be made by emailing Vicky on the link below:

Preloved Uniform

Crescent School 

 

FoC Year Group Reps

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 Nicole Kemp
Year 2 Sanda Mocanu Sally Husbands
Year 3 Inez de Koning Karen Williams
Year 4 Emilie Crowfoot Laynie Osborn
Year 5 Semma King Anita Somerset
Year 6 Kal Mistry Elizabeth Coulson
 
Nick Brosnan
FoC Chair

Calendar

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 - 7 June 2021 

You can log into SOCS here to view your child(ren)'s activities:

SOCS

After School provision can be booked through My School Portal.

MySchoolPortal 

Crescent School

Housekeeping

Lunch Menu Week Commencing 24 May 2021

Please click below to view the lunch menu: 

Lunch Menu - 7 June 2021 

Please note children are able to choose either of the two main lunch options.  

Olive Catering

 

Useful School Contact Information

Please see below for useful school contact information:

Crescent School Office
01788 521595
admin@crescentschool.co.uk
Postal address: Crescent School, Bawnmore Road, Bilton, Rugby CV22 7QH
 
After School Club
Ms Hunte
07741 198978
 
Bills, Fees and Online Payment
01926 634273
georginamalin@princethorpe.co.uk
 
Registrar
01788 523851
admissions@crescentschool.co.uk
 
School Shop and Uniform
01926 634272
uniform@princethorpe.co.uk
 
Princethorpe College General Office
01926 634200
post@princethorpe.co.uk
 
 
twitter:    @CrescentSchRug
facebook: @cres.school

Term Dates 2020/21 And 2021/22

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

2020/21
Trinity Term
Term starts Monday 19 April 2021
May Bank holiday - Monday 3 May 2021 (no school)
Half Term Saturday 29 May to Sunday 6 June 2021
Term ends Tuesday 6 July 2021

2021/22
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

School Uniform Items Stocked At School

The following items are stocked in the School Office and can be added to your account:

  • Winter hats
  • Scarves
  • Gloves
  • Ties
  • Swimming hats
  • Sports socks
  • Hair bands
  • Hair scrunchies
  • Hair clips
  • Sun hats
  • Music group badges - Choir, Orchestra, String, Brass and Wind

Please do contact admin@crescentschool.co.uk in if you need any of the above items.

Crescent School Office

The Princethorpe Foundation Employment Opportunities

The Foundation has the following vacancies:

  • Health and Safety Manager - Princethorpe College
  • IT Infrastructure Engineer - Princethorpe College
  • Teaching Assistant - Princethorpe College
  • Summer Estates Assistants - Princethorpe College

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

www.princethorpe.co.uk/join-us

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

Anti-Fraud - Reminder

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. You can protect yourselves by only making payments to us in line with our normal, published methods. Any email offering a large discount on fees for the coming academic year if paid immediately is fraudulent.

There has been no change to the bank details of 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