The Crescent is a co-educational independent day school for children aged 4 to 11 years. Tailoring learning to individual needs, we support all our pupils to achieve great things in a happy and caring environment.
About the school
Crescent School is the only independent primary school in Rugby, serving families from Warwickshire and Northamptonshire, specialising in preparing children for entry to senior schools, both state maintained and independent, at the age of 11 years.
As a school community, Crescent School shares certain core values and beliefs. We seek to foster and develop the qualities of kindness, tolerance and mutual respect in a safe and caring environment, where staff and families work together to deliver an inspiring, challenging and varied curriculum.
We are one of the Princethorpe Foundation’s Junior Schools and share the same ethos, resources and love of learning.
Bursaries are available for pupils wishing to join Crescent School, these are normally awarded to children from Year 3 and above. Application forms are available for the Foundation Bursar’s office and from our website. Completed applications should be forwarded to the Foundation Bursar with supporting documentary evidence.
Applications for bursaries are normally reviewed by external consultants.
Registration fee - £50.00 (non refundable)
Reception including lunch - £3,114 per term Years 1 and 2 including lunch - £3,227 per term Years 3 to 6 including lunch - £3,397 per term
A non-returnable deposit of £300 will be requested at the time of a place being offered, and this will be refunded after the end of the final term which the pupil spends at the school. Please see the School’s Terms and Conditions for information on how and when the acceptance deposit may be refunded.
Fees are due on or before the first day of each term. Parents can view their accounts and bills for each term using the Parent Bills and Online Payment system, please click here. Advice is sent by email when bills become available for a new term.
Crescent School’s U11 boys hockey team have qualified for the IAPS (Independent Association of Preparatory Schools) U11 Boys National Hockey Finals for the fourth year running.
28th January 2020 — Crescent School’s U11 boys hockey team have qualified for the IAPS (Independent Association of Preparatory Schools) U11 Boys National Hockey Finals for the fourth year running.
The boys secured their place last Monday 20 January at Rugby School when they faced school hockey teams from across the Midlands area.
Matt Phillips, Head of PE and Games, commented, “The boys had one goal in mind as they set out last Monday, there was a quiet, steely determination in their eyes and this translated into their play.”
The team sailed through the group stage with four wins without conceding a goal. In the quarter finals, they faced local rivals Bilton Grange. Crescent concentrated on their game, snuffing out counter-attacks and being energetic on the restarts, and finished the match with a good 3-0 win.
Solihull awaited them in the semi-final. It was a closely fought battle and goalkeeper, Josh, who had had little to do up until that point, showed good concentration levels to pull off some great saves when called upon. The match ended 0-0 and went to golden goal extra time. Halfway through, Crescent won a short corner and following a blocked strike at goal, the ball fell to Archie. He hit the ball goal-wards and the shot deflected into the roof of the net. Crescent had reached the final.
Against Moulsford, the boys were on the attack straight away but the teams were evenly matched. With the game heading for extra time again, Archie found space on the left by-line where there seemed to be none. He tiptoed around two sticks and laid it into George in the D. George coolly slotted the ball to the side of the keeper and into the goal. The hooter sounded straight afterwards and Crescent were the Regional Champions.
Matt Phillips continued, "The boys were absolutely delighted but showed great respect towards their worthy opponents. Their Regional Final win means that Crescent qualifies for the National Finals for the fourth year in a row. An amazing achievement for our small school, and a reflection of the commitment our boys have for their sport."
Playing for Crescent were: Thomas Ferguson, Noah Windley, Marco Rodriguez-Hernandez, Archie Dowling, Josh Gorbutt, George Bell, Matthew Thomas and Isaac Nelson.
National Children’s Brass Band Blown Away By Henry
A talented young musician from the Crescent School is celebrating after successfully auditioning for the National Children’s Brass Band of Great Britain.
17th January 2020 — A talented young musician from the Crescent School is celebrating after successfully auditioning for the National Children’s Brass Band of Great Britain.
10-year-old Henry Corbin first picked up the cornet when he was just seven-years-old and has been taking lessons at school ever since. Coached and encouraged by his music teacher, Di Fisher, Henry has made such progression in the intervening three years that he has already achieved Grade 5. Henry auditioned for the prestigious National Children’s Brass Band of Great Britain last October and just before Christmas received the wonderful news that he had been selected.
Henry is a talented player, a stalwart of the school orchestra and brass group and always enjoys taking part in the school's regular concerts and musical co-curricular activities. He practises regularly and outside of school also plays for the local Bilton Silver Training Band. In recent years Henry has been called on to play the Last Post at a number of local Remembrance Services.
Crescent School’s Director of Music, Julie Barnes, said “This is a huge achievement for Henry and we are delighted and very proud of him. Only the very talented are selected to play in the National Children’s Brass Band and it is a wonderful opportunity for him.”
As part of the National Children’s Brass Band, Henry will attend an intensive residential course at Repton School in the summer holidays where he will get to play with the very best brass players in the country.
Michael Thrilled To Meet Triple Paralympian Mandip Sehmi
On Wednesday 27 November Crescent School’s Year 5 pupil, Michael Mercer, took part in Winning on Wheels – a wheelchair sports event organised by Think Active and hosted by Warwickshire College in Henley-in-Arden.
19th December 2019 — On Wednesday 27 November Crescent School’s Year 5 pupil, Michael Mercer, took part in Winning on Wheels – a wheelchair sports event organised by Think Active and hosted by Warwickshire College in Henley-in-Arden.
During the day Michael took part in different wheelchair sports and activities including, basketball, racing, rugby and dance, alongside children with disabilities from across Warwickshire from Year 5 through to Year 11.
Michael had an amazing time trying out and playing all the different sports and had the privilege of meeting Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby Triple Paralympian, Mandip Sehmi. Manni (as he likes to be known) showed the youngsters the basics of wheelchair rugby. They were even all allowed to have a go in the special sports wheelchairs, the ones that allow you to slam into each other!
Michael said, “It was really fantastic to meet Manni and to have a go at all of the wheelchair sports. I really enjoyed the day it was a lot of fun.”
It was a great opportunity for Michael and our thanks go to Think Active for organising the event.
Amy Robinson has just been selected for the Warwickshire’s Development of Excellence Cricket Squad for their U11 Girls. Amy, who is in Year 5 at Crescent School, is only nine-years-old and has been playing cricket since she was six. She currently plays for Oakfield and Rowlands Cricket Club, in their U11 team.
19th December 2019 — Amy Robinson has just been selected for the Warwickshire’s Development of Excellence Cricket Squad for their U11 Girls. Amy, who is in Year 5 at Crescent School, is only nine-years-old and has been playing cricket since she was six. She currently plays for Oakfield and Rowlands Cricket Club, in their U11 team.
Amy took part in a six-week trial with the Warwickshire coaches at Edgbaston during October and November where she showed her hardball batting, bowling and fielding skills. She will now train weekly at Edgbaston through the winter until March honing her cricket skills, with a view to being selected for the summer squad to play matches against other counties.
Amy is a key member of the school’s U11 cricket team and was nominated for the county trials by Head of Sport, Matt Phillips. She is one of only 20 girls selected for the squad. Amy impressed the coaches with her all-round excellent play.
Head of Sport, Matt Phillips comments, “We are very proud of Amy, she is a talented and exciting cricketer and this is a great opportunity for her. We look forward to following her progress over the winter in the Development Squad.”
Amy is thrilled, commenting, “I love playing cricket.” And so she should be, as being selected for the Development Squad is a real achievement and a pathway onto the Regional and National Academy programmes.
U11 Mixed Hockey Team Crowned ISA Midlands Champions
Crescent’s U11 Hockey team were crowned the Independent Schools Association (ISA) Midlands Champions this week after an amazing performance in a thrilling competition at the Nottingham Hockey Centre.
19th December 2019 — Crescent’s U11 Hockey team were crowned the Independent Schools Association (ISA) Midlands Champions after an amazing performance in a thrilling competition at the Nottingham Hockey Centre.
The seven-a-side tournament took place on Wednesday 6 November with 10 teams from across the region taking part.
In the first-round group stage Crescent started well and confidently dispatched three teams with good wins against Salterford House School 3-0, Twycross House School 8-0 and Dixie Grammar School 4-0. With excellent passing and accurate shooting skills the team deserved to qualify for the second stage.
In the afternoon they faced a further four matches in a round robin competition against the top five teams from the first round qualifier. Crescent comfortably won all their matches without conceding a single goal to finish the tournament in first place. The beat Stafford Prep School 1-0, Birchfield School 2-0, Old Vicarage School 2-0 and then Dixie Grammar School again 6-0.
Teaching Assistant, Sally Dowling, was delighted commenting, “It was a great day, the team were amazing, they played a super game, kept hold of the ball, passed confidently and were just on fire. We are incredibly proud of them all.”
Playing for Crescent were George Bell (Captain), Archie Dowling, Eve Ferguson, Josh Gorbutt (Goal Keeper), Harriett Gray, Sienna Moran (Goal Keeper), Amy Robinson, Mathew Thomas and Noah Windley.
Participatory Theatre Is Always A Hit At The 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.
16th October 2019 — 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.
Most of our pupils enter at Reception and at Year 3, though pupils are welcome at any age dependent on a place being available. Places in other years are limited and in years where there are no places available we operate a waiting group.
A meeting with Mr Joe Thackway, the Headmaster, is a key part of the admissions process. We encourage prospective parents and pupils to visit us both formally and informally to get a true flavour of the school. We hold various open events throughout the year, including a specific Reception Open Evening in November, which prospective parents and pupils are most welcome to attend.
Our Registrar, Mrs Helen Morley will be pleased to talk you through the admissions process and current availability, contact her on 01788 523851 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.