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School Life

Daily life at Crescent is immensely rich and varied. As well as offering a stimulating and well resourced curriculum, a glance at our termly calendar shows the wealth of trips, visits and fixtures pupils are involved with as well as the activities on offer at lunchtime and after school.

The school day begins at 8.40am, but to help busy families we are open from 7.45am until 5.45pm. Many children stay on after school for homework, clubs, performing arts or sporting activities.

School Day

The School Day
7.45am to 8.15am Early Birds (chargeable)
8.15am to 8.40am Children go out to the playground
8.40am to 8.45am Enter the building
8.45am to 9.05am Registration/Assembly
9.05am to 10.05am Lesson 1
10.05am to 10.20am Break
10.20am to 11.20am Lesson 2
11.20am to 12.20pm Lesson 3
12.20pm to 1.45pm Lunch (3 sittings)
1.00pm to 2.00pm Lesson 4a (Classes 3, 4, 5 and 6)
(Wednesday and Thursday)
2.00pm to 3.45pm

Sports afternoon (Classes 3, 4, 5 and 6)
(Wednesday and Thursday)

1.45pm to 2.45pm Lesson 4
2.45pm to 3.45pm Lesson 5
3.30pm Home Time - Reception Class
3.45pm Home Time - Classes 1 to 6
3.45pm to 4.45pm Co-curricular Activities
3.45pm to 5.45pm After School club (chargeable)


Each pupil is attached to a “House” and will remain with that House for all their time at the school. The Houses are: Yellow (St David), Red (St George) and Blue (St Andrew), with brothers and sisters usually placed in the same House.

The Houses are in competition and a shield is presented to the House which gets the most house points over the course of a year. House Points can be awarded for good effort or particularly thoughtful behaviour in any context. During the year some Inter-House sporting competitions are held. These include swimming, athletics, football and netball competitions.

The House Point System operates in order to encourage a high level of effort in all areas of the curriculum on a lesson-by-lesson basis. Each pupil from Class I upwards carries a ‘credit card’ bearing name, house name and date of issue. The reverse side is ruled in squares. Members of staff wishing to award a house point sign their initials in one of the squares and may note the subject. A pupil’s total of House Points is recorded on their report. At the final assembly of term prizes are awarded to the two or three pupils in each class for gaining high, or significantly improved totals. At the end of the academic year a house shield is awarded to the house gaining the greatest number of points.

It should be stressed that House Points are awarded for effort and not for achievement related to natural ability. In this way it should be possible, theoretically, for all pupils to compete within the system regardless of ability.



Children can choose a hot or cold food option for lunch and this is included in the fees.

Our catering providers, Olive Catering, work closely with teachers and parents to encourage children to choose a healthy balanced meal. By offering hot meals, fresh breads, fruit and vegetables our menus not only meet, but exceed, the Government’s minimum nutrition standards.

A choice of food is available at lunchtimes with various dietary options catered for.