Recent News

School Life

At Crestwood, all teachers are passionate about developing the literacy skills of all students. Both staff and students understand that good literacy skills form the basis of all learning. Students develop core skills in every lesson because reading, writing and oracy are intrinsic in our curriculum. Please refer to the curriculum of individual subject areas for details on how specific skills are addressed within subjects.


During registration time at Crestwood, students are given a range of activities to improve core skills. Each year group has key foci throughout the year, delivered by their form tutor. Every other week all students are given the opportunity to enter a literacy competition and win an amazing stationery prize.


In literacy intervention lessons, students cover a range of English-based skills and texts that will complement the work they complete in their English lessons. The texts they study are tailored to meet the needs of the specific students within these targeted intervention groups, ensuring all students are able to make good progress through the academic year.