Record Attendance at Crestwood Open Evening


Wednesday 18th September saw Crestwood School host Open Evening 2019. This years event saw a record attendance with hundreds upon hundreds of prospective students visiting the school with their families.

All attendees were wowed by a number of performances from our students and various exhibitions and demonstrations around the school.

Headteacher, Mrs Sutton, and her team would like to thank all of those that attended, our amazing students that were the perfect hosts and tour guides and of course the superb staff who go above and beyond to create such a wonderful event.

A gallery of the evening is available on our school Facebook Page.

Remember, CHOOSE CRESTWOOD!

Early Finish Wednesday 18th September


Dear parents/carers, we will be finishing at 2.35pm on Wednesday 18th September due to Open Evening. If you need your child to remain in school until 3.30pm then they are to go to the hall after registration where they will be supervised until the end of the normal school day.

Thank you for your continued support.

Crestwood Students Receive 2019 GCSE Results!


Crestwood School GCSE Results 2019

Crestwood School would like to congratulate all students on an excellent set of results. There are many incredible individual performances.

In terms of attainment there were outstandingperformances from:

Helen Zheng eight top grades (seven or higher!) including two grade 9s! Our Head Girl Hannah Moore also received eight top grades, Cole Roberts and Nyah Mallen with seven top grades each and Daniel Moriarty with six top grades which included three 9s!

At Crestwood we place a huge emphasis on progress, which is the measure of what a student was expected to achieve when they joined us in Year 7 vs what they achieved in Year 11.

Again, we have so many positive performances in terms of progress:

Daniel Moriarty tops our progress chart scoring 2.93, meaning Dan scored almost 3 grades higher across ALL his subjects! Elif Elma and Simrah Basharat achieved progress scores of 2.22 and 1.86 respectively. Molly Mai Summers (1.71) and Harry Barnes (1.66) complete the top 5 students making the most progress at Crestwood.

Across the board our students received 76 top grades (7 or higher) a stunning figure amongst a relatively small cohort. Over two thirds of our students received a pass or better in English.

Mr Tony Bowles, Invictus Education Trust CEO, added: ‘Another fantastic set of results across the Trust which further confirms our collaborative approach is providing excellent outcomes for the most important people, our students!

Congratulations to each and every one of our students receiving their GCSE results today. There are some incredible performances across our Trust, in terms of both attainment and progress. An area of our results that would like to bring to your attention is the amount of grade 9’s our students have achieved. It is easy to see a grade 9 as an A* equivalent, but it is more than that. Students receiving a grade 9 in any given subject can classify themselves as ‘in the top 2% in the country’! This is a truly remarkable achievement and one of many areas of our results I take great pride in.

Our students always have and always will come first, but I would like to personally thank the staff across our Trust, who go above and beyond on a daily, sometimes hourly, basis to provide outstanding environments for our students to excel in.

I look forward to welcoming many of our students back in September as part of the Invictus Sixth Form’

For anyone that would like to learn more about our Trust please come to visit us at one or more of our open evenings. All details are available on our website www.invictus.education or call to arrange a visit on 01384 686586

Please visit the Invictus Facebook page for a full gallery of the day!

New School Day


Please click for the breakdown of the new school day, starting from September 2019. These changes have been confirmed by our governing body.

NEW SCHOOL DAY

Incredible A Level Results at Invictus 6th Crestwood Campus


Invictus 6th Crestwood Campus

Crestwood is delighted with our A level and AS success this year!

23% of students attained an A/ A* equivalent

75% of students attained an A* – C or equivalent

Our BTEC pass rate was 100%

Our top performing students were Sarah Caswell and  Chloe Downing who have  both been accepted to do a BSc in Psychology at Birmingham City University.

All students who were offered a university place have either accepted or deferred them to Sept 2020. Several students have been accepted onto higher level apprenticeships in accountancy, ICT and science. Well done Year 13 ! We are really proud of you! Good luck for the future!

Director of Invictus 6th, Jane Kendrick added: ‘I am incredibly proud of the tremendous achievements of Invictus Sixth Form students this summer. Building on huge success from last year, 27% of all results achieved in 2019 are at A* or A grade with more than 70% of results at grade C or above.

The hard work and dedication of our wonderful students and committed teachers has resulted in our students gaining places on highly competitive courses at some of the most prestigious universities in the country such as Oxford, Birmingham and Warwick. As they embark on the next chapter of their education, we wish them well and look forward to hearing about their future successes and career plans.

For Year 11 students about to start their final year of GCSEs and who wish to join our success, please call 01384 686558 or email jkendrick@invictus.education for more information. Our Sixth Form open evening will be held at the Copthorne Hotel, Waterfront, Dudley on Wednesday 13th November between 6.00 to 9.00pm. All students and parents/carers are welcome to attend.

Expansion Plans: APPROVED!


We are proud to announce that planning permission has been granted for our extension work! We have been selected for investment from our local authority thanks to our GOOD OFSTED grading AND our popularity with our parents and community! Thank you parents for being so nice to us!!!!

The construction of our new block will begin in September, we will keep you up to date every step of the way!

Click here for the official decision sheet

Year 8 Presentation Morning


On Thursday 11th July Deputy Headteacher, Mr Boerm, hosted our Year 8 presentation morning.

Awards are given for excellent performance across all subjects, for students with 100% attendance , Form Tutor Awards for those who have represented their forms with distinction, a Head of Year Award nominated by Head of Year 8, Mr Chatterley and a Student of the Year Award selected by our Headteacher, Mrs Sutton.

Students with milestone House Points are also recognised along with other outstanding achievement awards.

The presentation morning had a celebratory feel. Parents and carers were invited into to school to share the special moment with their children. Each and everyone of our students, parents and community should be extremely proud of what has been a fantastic year!

A full list of students and awards are shown below, and a gallery from the event can be found on our Facebook Page

Subject Progress & Achievement Awards

  Boys Achievement Girls Achievement Boys Progress Girls Progress
English Bilal Tahir Isabelle Barrington Earp Ashley Oliver Jashante Hutchinson
Maths Bilal Tahir Eleanor Parsons Ben Nee Madison Laurent
Science  Bilal Tahir Ella-Louise Rathbone Callum Deakin Katie Rollason 
RE Faizan Yasin Maddison Perry Shabaz Hussain Armania Davies
Geography Aysar Karim Isabl Barrington Earp Blake Hadley Jade Powers
History Liam Martin Olivia Brain Tom Boyle Lily Icke
Art Bilal Tahir Madison Perry Liam Hickey Faye Burroughs
Drama Oliver Smith Ella-Louise Rathbone Corey Bayes-Hancox Faye Burroughs
Music Thomas Boyle Charlotte Mcaviney Thomas Sheriff Ella Louise Rathbone
PE Regan Toy Madison Mason Ben Nee Katie Rollason
French Reece Washington Nicola Melnika  George Taylor Olivia Felton 
German Bilal Tahir Madison Perry Oliver Smith Katie Lee
Dance Freddie Fletcher Tayah  Morgan Brown George Taylor Faye Burroughs
D and T Corey Bayes-Hancox Isabel Barrington Earp Jak Smith Eleanor Parsons
Computing Reece Washington Armarnia Davies Liam Martin Jade Powers

Outstanding Sporting Achievement

Jersey Lopez

Attendance Awards

Bako, Michaiah8AW
Barrington-Earp, Isabel8LD
Lopez, Jersey8EM
Bennett, Owen8EM
Bishop, Sarah8LD
Brain, Olivia8EM
Coomby, Ashanti8HM
Davies, Brodie8JK
Davies, Millie8HF
Felton, Olivia8EM
Fletcher, Freddie8DH
Geddes, Grace8AW
Gregg, Finley8EM
Hadley, Blake8HM
Hill, Joel8DH
Jenkinson, Ellie8EM
Ledbrook, Ava8JK
Lees, Corey8AW
Manzoor, Iqra8DH
Parsons, Eleanor8HF
Perry, Madison8HF
Peverell, Daniel8AW
Ralph, Evie-Lea8DH
Stock, Isabelle8JK
Toy, Regan8LD
Turner, Charlie-Ann8EM
Wallace, Joseph8HM
Westwood, Evie8LD
Yates, Lauren8LD

Form Tutor Awards

8HM – Blake Hadley
8DH – George Harris
8EM – Charlie-Ann Turner
8LD – Regan Toy
8HF – Abigail Robins
8JK – Maddison Taylor-Clark
8AW – Shaynie-Leigh Fairley

Head of Year Award

Isabel Barrington Earp
Bilal Tahir

Student of the Year Award

Eleanor Parsons

House Point Award

Isabel Barrington Earp
Freddie Fletcher

Year 9 Presentation Morning


On Friday 12th July our Deputy Headteacher, Mr Boerm, hosted our Year 9 presentation morning.

Awards are given for excellent performance across all subjects, for students with 100% attendance , Form Tutor Awards for those who have represented their forms with distinction, a Head of Year Award nominated by Head of Year 9, Mr Fisher and a Student of the Year Award selected by our Headteacher, Mrs Sutton.

Students with milestone House Points are also recognised along with other outstanding achievement awards.

The presentation morning had a celebratory feel. Parents and carers were invited into to school to share the special moment with their children. Each and everyone of our students, parents and community should be extremely proud of what has been a fantastic year!

A full list of students and awards are shown below, and a gallery from the event can be found on our Facebook Page

Subject Progress & Achievement Awards

  Boys Achievement Girls Achievement Boys Progress Girls Progress
English Jamarley Kerby Katie Palmer Charlie Rankovich Sophia Pritchard
Maths Faizaan Rehman Iram Ali Oliver Tonks Maya Bowles
Science Joshua Allen Ella Southall Rasdeep Singh Eva Morris
RE Rasdeep Singh Sophia Pritchard Harrison Toy Kiera Skelding
Geography Joshua Allen Hannah Morris Lewis Hickey Ashley Perks
History Rasdeep Singh Ashley Perks Jake Burden Emily  Lismore
Art Charlie Brookes Chloe Guy Buckland Beresford Sidra Laiba
Drama Daniel Boyce Laura Southall Lewis Hickey Kirsty Bradley-Hughes
Music Daniel Boyce Tean Lloyd Archie Shakespeare Alyssa Glaze
PE Lewis Hickey Maya Bowles Harrison Toy Abbie Grainger
French Steve Zheng Abbey Grainger Jake Burden Sophie Bagley
German James Groucutt Sadie Pickett Charlie Brookes Esme Ledbrook
Dance Steve Zheng Paige Turley Javian Holder Megan Jones
D and T Steve Zheng Faith Dimmock Kevin Hassani Lily Simms
Computing Steve Zheng Hannah Morris Oliver Tonks Megan Doleman

Attendance Awards

Brookes, Charlie
Burden, Jake
Chiradza, Blessing
Groucutt, James
Hassani, Kevin
Hickey, Lewis
Hodson, Holly
Holder, Javian
James, Harvey
Jones, Megan
Lawrence, Bradley
Nicholls, Ellisha
Overton, Wesley
Perks, Ashley
Price, Natasha
Pritchard, Sophia
Rankovic, Charles
Rehman, Mohammed
Southall, Laura
Toy, Harrison
Withers., Katie

Head of Year Award

Maya Bowles
Lewis Hickey

Student of the Year Award

Ashley Perks

House Point Award

Callum Nock
Salya Mahmood

Sports Ties

Harvey James
Lewis Hickey
Charles Rankovic
Harrison Toy
Keelan Rae
Maya Bowles
Libby Ann Davis
Emarny Choudrey
Molly James
Maddie Bradley
Ashley Perks
Ellie Mae Cox
Abbie Grainger
Megan Doleman
Lily Sims
Emily Lismore
Katie Withers

Key Stage Three Sportsman Award

Harrison Toy

Year 7 Presentation Morning


On Tuesday 9th July we hosted our first presentation morning of the year. Tuesday was the turn of the Year 7s, who have started their career at Crestwood amazingly well.

Awards are given for excellent performance across all subjects, for students with 100% attendance , Form Tutor Awards for those who have represented their forms with distinction, a Head of Year Award nominated by Head of Year 7, Mrs Bourne and a Student of the Year Award selected by our Headteacher, Mrs Sutton.

Students with milestone House Points are also recognised along with other outstanding achievement awards.

The presentation morning had a celebratory feel. Parents and carers were invited into to school to share the special moment with their children. Each and everyone of our students, parents and community should be extremely proud of what has been a fantastic year!

A full list of students and awards are shown below, and a gallery from the event can be found on our Facebook Page

Subject Progress & Achievement Awards

Attendance Awards

Form Tutor Awards

Head of Year Award

Leah Lawley
Jaxon Yates

Student of the Year Award

Laiba Batool

House Point Award

Rhys Lees (388)
Milli Shepherd (375)

Key Stage Three Sportswoman Award

Milli Shepherd

Year 8 Student Succeeds in Portugal


Last week we reported that Year 8 Crestwood Student, Jersey Lopez, had earned a spot on Birmingham City FC’s trip to Northern Portugal to compete in the Esposende Cup, an academy tournament that attracts teams from around the globe.

There were 32 teams in Birmingham’s age group meaning a route to the final would consist of 3 group games, a round of 16 game followed by quarter final, semi final and a final, all played over the course of 4 days.

We are excited to report that Jersey and his team mates made it all the way to the Final, eventually winning on penalties after a 1-1 draw which, included an equaliser for Birmingham in the last few seconds of the game.

The final was streamed live on the Esposende Cup Facebook Page and the game is now available to watch on playback.

Jersey flies back to the UK on Monday 8th July and will be back in school the following day sharing his incredible experience with his friends and teachers, before joining the Year 8 boys football team for training on Wednesday!