On Friday 14 September Crescent School marked the start of its Platinum Anniversary celebrations. The children and staff came to school dressed in fashions from across the decades and spent the day off timetable exploring the history of the past 70 years. In workshops the children studied topics such as playground games, toys, music and comics developing their knowledge of the past and understanding of the differences from the present.

The Crescent School was formally founded back in 1948 to educate the children of Rugby School masters and the school is named after its original town centre location on the corner of Horton Crescent. As well as turning 70 this year the school is also marking 30 years since it moved out of Rugby to Bawnmore Road in Bilton and to celebrate the double anniversary the school is holding a series of events to help share its rich history and reconnect past pupils with the school today.

The school’s first public anniversary event takes place at the end of this month on Saturday 29 September when the school is holding an Open House from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Past pupils, staff and the local community are all invited to come into the school. The Bilton Brass Band will be playing from 2.00pm and the school choir singing at 3.00pm. All the classrooms will be open and plenty of memories from the past will be on display. There will also be refreshments available and family activities to enjoy.

Other events are planned for later in the year including a pub meet and a carol service. For more information on the events please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

All Old Crescentians are encouraged to get back in touch with the school and to come and join in the celebrations. The school has created a Facebook Group the Old Crescentians which can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/oldcrescentians/ to help connect past pupils, where memories and memorabilia can be shared and details of the anniversary celebrations will be published. Details of events will also be posted on the Crescent School’s website www.crescentschool.co.uk/news.