I am delighted to be able to welcome you to the St. Crispin's web site.
St Crispin's is highly regarded by student and parents alike as creating an excellent atmosphere for learning. The OFSTED inspectors found that :-
‘the very good relationships in the school provide a supportive context for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development’
The welfare of the student is of paramount importance. A happy student is likely to learn well. We see success as being related to realizing a student’s potential and this is where we place the emphasis when discussing progress with them and with parents. Our highly developed tutor system is designed to support this relationship.
A Specialist School
As a Specialist School in Mathematics and Computing we aim to develop in students the skills needed to use modern technology in a discerning way. We have strong links with major companies, and are proud to be a CISCO Academy and also a Microsoft Academy. Also, part of our goal as a Specialist School is to use our specialism for the benefit of the local community.
We have an enthusiastic, well-qualified staff team and we are committed to bring the best teachers to the school. The quality of teaching here is an acknowledged strength. As a specialist school we aim to equip all staff with the skills needed to use modern technology.
Learning and sports facilities within the school are very good. Our Specialist status has enabled us to develop a state of the art computing centre and also provide departments with computer controlled equipment and interactive whiteboards. In addition all departments have access to ICT equipment in their area of the school. We benefit from the use of the St Crispin’s Sports Centre as well as having a separate gymnasium and large open sports field. Our library is generously stocked with books and research materials and we have a state of the art drama studio.
“ The school provides a caring environment … all pupils are valued and well known by their teachers.”
St Crispin’s is a successful, mixed 11-18 comprehensive school. It offers a full range of opportunities for personal development within a formal setting. We seek to promote the best aspects of traditional education with an emphasis on learning, hard work, good behaviour, respect for oneself and for others. To this is added a curriculum that develops the knowledge, skills and understanding required by students who are living in an increasingly complex technological society. Moreover, as a specialist school in Mathematics and Computing students are able to develop and apply these areas of learning in all parts of the curriculum.
Not only do we stress the importance of acquiring qualifications, but also the development of personal qualities. Students may explore a wide range of moral, social, spiritual and ethical issues through the Personal and Social Education programme, visiting speakers, school assemblies and School Council – and form a set of values with which they can judge the actions of themselves and of others. As a co-educational school, we offer boys and girls the opportunity to work and develop together, enhancing their social skills and confidence. We focus on equal opportunities for all, and have girls and boys achieving outstanding success in sciences, humanities and arts regardless of gender.
The school motto ‘Excellence for All’ underlines our commitment to bring out the best in every student.
In reading this prospectus you will begin to sense the many exciting opportunities afforded to students who attend St Crispin’s. I look forward to meeting you at what I hope is the start of a relationship that will bring success and enjoyment to your child.
About St. Crispin's
Mission and Values
Teaching and Learning
Setting the Standard
Learning Outside the Classroom
The School and the Community
St. Crispin's School Sixth Form
Business & Economics
Work Related Learning
PSHE & Citizenship
St Crispin’s School Library
Book Week - celebrating World Book Day 2007
to design a book cover on the theme of “Fantasy” or “Spies”
(Year 7,8 and 9 Competition)
List of Winners and Runners Up:
Year 7 joint winners:
Yasmin Coutinho 7SSK Emily Harrison 7CMU
Year 7 runners-up:
Ellie Lower 7SSK
Karina Bezman 7IN
Year 8 joint winners:
Christina Bonaserra 8KA Georgia Quaddy 8AR
Year 8 runners-up:
Shayal Amin 8NWE Liam Fuller 8KA
Year 9 joint winners:
Carrie Mathieson 9ASP Laura Webber 9SJO
Year 9 runners-up:
Alex Daykin 9JH Samantha Gaff 9ASP
We were also very lucky to win 3 out of the 4 prizes awarded in the KS3 section of ELS's county-wide Book Cover competition:
First prize: Christina Bonasserra 8KA (Cert plus £20 voucher )
Joint second prize (other one won by a school in Reading) Carrie Mathieson 9ASP (cert. plus £15 voucher)
Third prize: Alex Daykin 9JH (Cert. plus £10 voucher)
Please select the year group that is of interest to you.
St Crispin's Sixth Form
Welcome to the St Crispin's Sixth Form Homepage.
You will find lots of information from the links below.
|Welcome to the area on the school website devoted to school trips. We will do our best to ensure that you have all the current information regarding our visits programme. The school believes that trips play a vital role in students understanding of the curriculum. They provide additional opportunites to show the subject in context and demonstrate how the world works ourside the classroom. All provisional trip dates can be found in the calendar.|
As well as curriculum trips we run a wide range of trips aimed at improving students teambuilding and life skills. The opportunity to spend time away from home and taking responsibility for themselves in a secure environment is an improtant part of a students broader education.
For photos from Aprica 2006 click Here
Hello, and welcome to the PTA section of the web-site.
Our main objective is to raise funds for the school to enable it to purchase items and equipment for the benefit and use of the pupils in general. We need your help to do this by:
Being a member of the PTA is not all hard work. We aim to have FUN and we are always interested in new ways to do this, so your ideas will be welcome - use the contact link on the left.
All parents and guardians of St Crispin's pupils, all St Crispin's teachers and helpers are members of the PTA. The PTA is run by an elected committee, which organises events and fund-raising activities.
In conjunction with the staff and governors we decide exactly what these funds should be used for. These range from donations of prizes at the annual awards ceremony to a complete re-fit of the stage curtains. We have also bought unusual percussion intstruments and computerised the library.
* * Many thanks to our Sponsors! * *
Our sponsors, often household names, provide us with invaluable resources for many of our activities. These have included prizes for raffles and auctions, and provisions for our wine & cheese evening.
Please check out the "Our Sponsors!" section in the column on the left for more information on the sponsorship support that we have gratefully recieved recently.
Existing Sponsors: many thanks for your support
Prospective Sponsors: please contact us (see the Our Sponsors section on the left) - there are many ways in which we need your help!