Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour – Headteacher’s Welcome

Hi, my name is Mrs Sutton, and I am very proud to be the headteacher here at Crestwood School, welcome to our virtual tour! Please take a minute to watch my video directly below, enjoy the tour!

Our tour works best with Google Chrome, click here to download for free – https://www.google.co.uk/chrome/

All video clips are embedded directly from our YouTube channel, meaning subtitles are available by selecting ‘turn subtitles on’ in the menu option within each video player.

Once you have had a look around, click here for your digital copy of the Invictus Transition Workbook

Invictus Education Trust Chief Executive Officer

Where we differ from other multi academy trusts is our intention to collaborate, in every way.

This starts with the ‘Invictus Culture’ which has seen all of our schools, and Sixth Form, adopt a shared vision, mission and set of values.

Invictus Vision

Our communities will have access to an outstanding education. Our schools and 6th form cater for the social, economic and cultural diversity that our country is comprised of and deliver opportunities and experiences that celebrate that diversity. We are to be locally based, but nationally important.

Invictus Mission

We exist to provide our schools with the resources to offer independent minded education to their communities.  Our academic focus is on progress. We achieve this with exceptional teaching delivered by outstanding teachers, who are supported by an outstanding team. We provide our students with unique opportunities and elite experiences allowing them to thrive in whatever they pursue.

Invictus Values

Value One – Every day, in every way, our students come first

Our first and most important value.

Value Two – Anything is possible

We focus on the challenge to identify it, our energy is spent finding a solution.

Value Three – Accountability

If it is to be, it is to be me. 

Value Four – Seek and seize opportunities

We aim to deliver ‘WOW’ through opportunities and experiences.

Value Five – Focus on relationships and all else will follow

Open, honest and empathic relationships with clear and simple communication are the foundations of our Trust.

Value Six – Start with the end in mind

We identify our aspiration and put processes in place to exceed expectations. We celebrate our progress throughout the journey.

Value Seven – Think Collaboratively

We always ask ourselves; can we include more students, more of our team or more of our schools in everything we do?

See our culture brought to life with the film below

Welcome to your Virtual Tour & Induction

Mr Lopez

Either dive in to the tabs below to find out more about each area of the school, or if you are a little unsure, watch the video directly above to familiarise yourself with lay out of the induction and tour!

We take great pride in the production level of all media we send out to our communities. We believe in delivering the very best for our parents, carers and students, but we hope you appreciate, during this unprecedented time most of our team’s introduction films have been made on ‘selfie’ mode in their own homes! We believe the content of each video is of a much higher value than risking our team’s well being to create more professional films, we hope you do too!

Welcome to Crestwood School’s Virtual Tour

In this tab you will find short video clips from key members of our team that will help you and your child with the transition from primary to secondary school!

Mr Naujeer – Assistant Headteacher, Primary Transition Lead, Head of Year 7

Mr Naujeer – Year 6 Questions

Mrs Rutter –  Year 7 Tutor

Mrs Jones –  Year 7 Tutor

Miss Lester –  Year 7 Tutor

Miss Read –  Year 7 Tutor

Mr Allsopp –  Year 7 Tutor

Mr Ward –  Year 7 Tutor

Mrs Wood –  Year 7 Tutor

Mr Brookes –  Year 7 Tutor

Miss Parke –  Student Services Officer

Mrs Dudgon – Crestwood School, SEN Coordinator

Miss Baker – Crestwood School, Assistant SEN Coordinator

Welcome to the Main Entrance & Front of School

Each morning you will enter the school grounds through one of side gates either side of the main driveway entrance. Members of the senior leadership team will be on the gates to greet you each morning, please ensure yo uarrive to school with plenty of time to spare, and look out for cars pulling in to the school when arriving, Bromley Lane does get very busy! There is a zebra crossing a few meters down from the school gate outside of Tesco.

Main Entrance & Front of School Virtual Tour

Welcome to Reception

To enter the school in the morning you should use the side gate into the D and T quad. The gate closes promptly as soon as the bell goes. If you arrive (late) and the gate is closed please use the front entrance and our reception team will grant you access. Also, all visitors must report to reception before they gain access to the school, this includes parents.

Reception Virtual Tour

Welcome to the Main School Corridor

Our main corridor is the heart of the school, you will see from the walls that we proudly display wonderful images of our students, along with information about what it means to be a Crestwood student in an Invictus School. When you view the tours below you will see displays showing our vision, mission and values, information on student leadership and enrichment. In terms of navigation, Mrs Sutton’s office, Mr Boerm, Mr Naujeer and Mr Thompson’s offices, students services, finance and attendance offices as well as brand new boys and girls toilets. The main corridor also offers access to Crest Central, the main hall/theatre as well as the rear and main quad

Main Corridor Virtual Tour

Welcome to the Main Hall & Theatre

Our main hall has undergone major work in recent years, once a tired looking dinner hall that held our assemblies, it is now the home of our famous whole school productions. We are lucky to have state of the art seating, sound, lighting and staging ensuring that every school event has maximum impact. During the day the versatile hall doubles up as a teaching space and a quiet dining area.

Main Hall/Theatre Virtual Tour

Welcome to the Student Quad Areas

We are very proud of the our outdoor spaces, over the past few years we have invested heavily to ensure our students have high quality outdoor spaces to play and socialise outside of lessons.

Student Quad Areas Virtual Tour

Welcome to Crest Central

Our school kitchen is open before school, during break and lunch. Our new split lunch system means that there is never too much time spent waiting in the queue for food. Mrs Tarr and her team provide an excellent menu on a daily basis, highly recommended!

Crest Central Virtual Tour

Welcome to the Listen & Learn Centre – Mrs Tingley

Welcome to the Listen & Learn Centre – Mr Naujeer

Welcome to The Hub – Mrs Lopez

The HUB is a great place to come when you need to work independently. It has computers, tables and hundreds of books!

There will always be a member of the HUB team, or myself to help you with anything you need.

The HUB is open –

Before school – 8.30am – 8.47am

During break time – 10.55am – 11.10am

KS4 Lunch time – 12.05pm – 12.35pm

KS3 Lunch time  – 1pm – 1.30pm

After school 3.30pm – 4pm

The Hub Virtual Tour

Welcome to The Muse

The Muse is a versatile area that is used as a student social area, an area for for students to complete homework or research tasks and even a teaching space. Equipped with sofas, PC’s and tables it is a great space to meet with friends or work outside of the classroom.

The Muse Virtual Tour

Welcome to Art & Design – Miss Mitchell

Art is a fun and creative subject. You will learn about different themes and cultures. In Year 7 you are given the opportunities to work with a variety of materials and to develop your own artistic style. You will also develop your knowledge and understanding of the formal elements.

Art Classroom Virtual Tour

Curriculum Intent Statement:

Click on the image below to read the Art & Design Curriculum Intent Statement:

Welcome to Business Studies – Mrs Boddy

Business Studies, Health and Social Care, Psychology and Leisure and Tourism are subjects that can be chosen in Year 10 onwards. Although you don’t learn about these subjects now they show you why Years 7, 8 & 9 are so important. You are developing key skills and learning about the world around you and this will let you study brand new subjects when you get older.

Business Classroom Virtual Tour Coming Soon

Welcome to Computing – Mr Dowd

Computing at the Crestwood School aims to equip you with the skills to participate in a rapidly-changing world through challenging, engaging & local topics. You will develop an understanding of industry standard applications and start to learn about Computer Science by having the opportunity to write programs, design webpages and produce professional digital products.

Computing Classrooms Virtual Tour

Curriculum Intent Statement:

Click on the image below to read the Computing Curriculum Intent Statement:

Activities & Resources:

Year 6 Computing Virtual Induction Task

Welcome to Dance – Miss Canadine

Dance Studio Virtual Tour

Whole School Productions

We host a number of whole school productions each year, you will be encouraged to join in! See below for some examples!

Unique Opportunities and Elite Experiences

Being part of a multi academy trust, the Invictus Education Trust, means that we can offer our students countless opportunities and experiences, see below for some examples, all including students from our school!

Welcome to Drama – Mrs Wood

Drama is an exciting subject that will teach you how to work in a team. Through a whole host of activities you will become more confident and considerate of others. You will learn how to express yourself and gain a deeper understanding of how to perform.

Drama Studio Virtual Tour

Curriculum Intent Statement:

Click on the image below to read the Drama Curriculum Intent Statement:

Whole School Productions

We host a number of whole school productions each year, you will be encouraged to join in! See below for some examples!

Unique Opportunities and Elite Experiences

Being part of a multi academy trust, the Invictus Education Trust, means that we can offer our students countless opportunities and experiences, see below for some examples, all including students from our school!

Welcome to English – Miss Hall

In English you will learn to write about your thoughts, opinions and responses to events that are happening in the world. You will also read texts from a range of different writers and analyse how they create their meaning as well as developing your own writing style.

English Classroom Virtual Tour

Curriculum Intent Statement:

Click on the image below to read the English Curriculum Intent Statement:

Department Activities:

Complete the activities found on the link below:

English Transition Work

Welcome to Food, Nutrition, Design & Technology – Mrs Glews

In Design & Technology you will study Food & Nutrition, Engineering, 3D Design and Textiles Design. The lessons will help you learn about the big changes that are taking place in the 21st Century. In class you will work independently & creatively. It will also be an opportunity for you to learn about new things that you may not have learnt about in primary school.

Food, Nutrition, Design & Technology Virtual Tour

Curriculum Intent Statement:

Click on the image below to read the Food, Nutrition, Design & Technology Curriculum Intent Statement:

Department Activities:

Complete the activities found on the link below:

D & T Transition Work PDF

Welcome to Health and Social Care – Mrs Foy

Business Studies, Health and Social Care, Psychology and Travel and Tourism are subjects that can be chosen in Year 10 onwards. Although you don’t learn about these subjects now they show you why Years 7, 8 & 9 are so important. You are developing key skills and learning about the world around you and this will let you study brand new subjects when you get older.

Health and Social Care Classroom Virtual Tour Coming Soon

Welcome to Humanities – Mr Watts

In Geography you will really engage with the world around you. As well as developing your map skills you will learn about the physical and natural features of the British Isles, population and migration, rivers and lots of other interesting things.

History is a fascinating subject! You will begin to learn about key historic periods such as The Battle of Hastings in 1066, The Industrial Revolution, what life was like for different groups of people in World War 1 and why is Elizabeth remembered as one of England’s greatest monarchs. There will also be a period of time looking at Black History where important people and events will be explored. Finally, you will learn about toilets! Yes toilets!

Religious Studies will inspire fascination amongst you! You will learn about different beliefs and actions in a range of religions. It will give you the opportunity to reflect on your own beliefs and views about philosophical and ethical issues. It will teach you to be tolerant to other people’s beliefs and actions.

Humanities Virtual Tour

History Classroom Virtual Tour

Geography Classroom Virtual Tour

RE Classroom Virtual Tour

Curriculum Intent Statement:

Click on the image below to read the Humanities Curriculum Intent Statement:

Department Activities:

Complete the activities found on the link below:

Geography Transition Work

History Transition Work

Religious Studies Transition Work 

Welcome to Maths – Mrs Jones

Mathematics is one of the most important subjects you will study. In Year 7 we want to give you the confidence to develop your skills and Maths will be a subject that will be with you for your whole life. We want you to love Maths and be enthusiastic about all the benefits it brings.

Maths Classroom Virtual Tour

Curriculum Intent Statement:

Click on the image below to read the Maths Curriculum Intent Statement:

Department Resources and Activities

Maths Transition Work

Welcome to MFL – Mrs Alladyce

In Modern Foreign Languages in Year 7 you will learn either French or German through a variety of fun activities centred around games and speaking.  You will improve your communication skills and also learn about different cultures in French and German speaking countries.

MFL Classroom Virtual Tour

Curriculum Intent Statement:

Click on the image below to read the MFL Curriculum Intent Statement:

Department Activities & Resources

German Transition PDF

French Transition PDF

Welcome to Music – Mr Sweeney

In Music you will be able to explore, develop and express ideas and concepts through different styles of music from around the world. You will learn a range of skills such as solo music making, ensemble music making, the use and impact of music technology and listening and appraising.

Music Block Virtual Tour

Curriculum Intent Statement:

Click on the image below to read the Music Curriculum Intent Statement:

Department Activities:

Complete the activities found on the link below:

Music Transition Work

Unique Opportunities and Elite Experiences

Being part of a multi academy trust, the Invictus Education Trust, means that we can offer our students countless opportunities and experiences, see below for some examples, all including students from our school!

Welcome to PE – Mr Evans

In PE we want students to try lots of sports in varying capacities and roles so that you can recognise how sport can have a positive impact on your physical and mental health.

PE Virtual Tour

Sports Hall

Swimming Pool

Floodlit AstroTurf

Gymnasium

Curriculum Intent Statement:

Click on the image below to read the Art & Design Curriculum Intent Statement:

Department Activities:

Complete the activities found on the link below:

PE Uniform Brochure

PE Transition Guide

PE Label Muscles Task

Crestwood PE Sports Films

Over the past few years we have been lucky enough to be able to create videos of our events, here are a few examples, there are more available on our YouTube channel!

Unique Opportunities and Elite Experiences

Being part of a multi academy trust, the Invictus Education Trust, means that we can offer our students countless opportunities and experiences, see below for some examples, all including students from our school!

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Welcome to PSHE – Mr Naujeer

The aim of PSHE in The Crestwood School is to teach rights, respect and responsibility to all of our pupils.  By teaching you a variety of topics we want you to develop into good adult citizens within British society.

PSHE Virtual Tour Coming Soon

Welcome to Psychology – Miss Dredge

Business Studies, Health and Social Care, Psychology and Travel and Tourism are subjects that can be chosen in Year 10 onwards. Although you don’t learn about these subjects now they show you why Years 7, 8 & 9 are so important. You are developing key skills and learning about the world around you and this will let you study brand new subjects when you get older.

Psychology Classroom Virtual Tour Coming Soon

Welcome to Science – Mrs Willetts

Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future, all pupils are taught essential aspects of Science. By building up your knowledge of key concepts you will be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about the world in which you live in.

Science Classroom Virtual Tour

Curriculum Intent Statement:

Click on the image below to read the Science Curriculum Intent Statement:

Department Activities:

Complete the activities found on the link below:

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Welcome to Travel and Tourism – Mrs Bradley

Business Studies, Health and Social Care, Psychology and Travel and Tourism are subjects that can be chosen in Year 10 onwards. Although you don’t learn about these subjects now they show you why Years 7, 8 & 9 are so important. You are developing key skills and learning about the world around you and this will let you study brand new subjects when you get older.

Travel and Tourism Classroom Virtual Tour Coming Soon

Just for Fun!

At the end of most school terms it has become a tradition that staff create a ‘lip sync’ video to be played in the end of term assembly. They normally go down very well, we have shared a few below, so you know what to expect! Unfortunately….there are many more available on our YouTube channel.