Save the Date: Prom 2020

This years Prom will be held at the Village Hotel on Friday 26th June. We have released the date as we are aware students/parents/carers would like to make bookings as early as possible.

There will be a set of criteria that must be met regarding attendance and behaviour, this criteria will be launched with the students in the coming days.

There will also be more detail to follow, the intention of this post is to give everyone notice of the date.

Arrivals at the venue normally happen from 6.45pm onward.

Former Head Boy to Attend Oxford University

We have great news! Former head boy, Jack Parsons, has received a conditional offer to study at Oxford University. Jack will be studying a degree in mechanical engineering at the most prestigious university in the country, ranked No.1 in the world by Times Higher Education.

This is an outrageously incredible achievement by Jack and something that we at Crestwood are extremely proud of. Jack left us in 2018 with a brilliant set of GCSE results, ranking in the top 3 top achievers in his year group.

Jack achieved six Grade 9s and four Grade 8s (Grade 8 is an A Star equivalent and a Grade 9 is only achieved by the top 2% of students in the country!), we were always aware we had a special young man on our hands.

Jack visited Oxford University through Crestwood’s ‘More Able’ program whilst in year 10, and it seems he took a liking to the place! Jack also successfully applied for an Arkwright Engineering Scholarship whilst at Crestwood thanks to his talent and hardwork.

Assistant headteacher and Jack’s former D & T teacher, Mr Smith added: “I am absolutely over the moon that Jack has achieved so much, however, I cannot say that I am surprised. I saw first hand the amount of hours, commitment and dedication Jack put in to all of his studies here at Crestwood. This proves that the right attitude coupled with hard work means that anything is possible. We hope that Jack is catalyst for all of our students to go on to dream big and aim for the best university in the world”

Apply for Invictus Sixth!

The deadline for applications is FRIDAY 20th DECEMBER!

If you are looking for a Post 16 option that offers a track record of excellent results, a wide range of enrichment activities, unique opportunities & elite experiences, unrivaled academic & pastoral guidance, sports academies and the resources of SIX school campuses APPLY NOW.

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For more information on courses and curriculum click here to see our 2020 Prospectus and Course Guide

We Raised £428 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital

During the month of December we have raised a whopping £428 for our charity, one that is very close to our hearts, the Birmingham Children’s Hospital. We would like to thank everyone involved in the fundraising events (Christmas Jumper, Collections, Bake Sales) and of course to those that donated!

Merry Christmas!

Rotary Young Chef 2019-2020 Champion!

Faizan, Isabel and Madison took part in the first heat of Rotary Young Chef 2019-20 at Dormston on Tuesday. 

All three students were awesome, working under strict guidelines to produce a two course meal within 90 minutes. A professional Chef and senior members of The Rotary formed the judging panel who I have to say had a very difficult job because the dishes produced across both KS3 and KS4 were restaurant standard.

It was a very close call between Faizan and Madison according to the panel but Faizan was the one chosen to go forward to the next heat (District Final) to be held in February at Stafford. Then onto Regional Finals culminating in the National Final held in London. 

All three received a certificate and a Nadia Hussain Cookbook.

Well done guys!

Meet Our Art Ambassadors

Congratulations to our new Art Ambassadors!

Our new Art Ambassadors have been selected from year 7,8 and 9, because they demonstrate a passion for Art and Design in and out of lessons; support other students’ learning and have a very good skills base.  Students had to apply for the role and ensure the application criteria was met and signed by the Head of Art and Design before they were selected.

Our Art Ambassadors will support the staff and students within the Art and Design Department in a number of roles, to ensure the importance of the subject is clearly seen and maintained throughout The Crestwood School.

The staff in Art and Design are looking forward to working with these brilliant and enthusiastic students.