The Vision



New Free On-Site Primary School Application – Update.

We are delighted to announce that Wave 14 for Free School Applications has now opened and we are in the process of

Writing an application for a Primary School which will be submitted in September 2019.   Please register your interest using this survey

We will be holding an information morning in the very near future.

We will be engaging with our local community in the coming months, but in the meantime if you have any enquiries then please contact Mrs Paulina Kirkpatrick or Mrs Sharon Bailey

The new free primary school aims to give local children access to a world class, academically focused education to prepare them for the demands of a grammar school curriculum and help them aspire to achieve highly in all that they do.  

The new free school will be located on the existing Crypt School campus and will welcome pupils from Reception to Year 6.  The Crypt Primary school will recruit pupils from the immediate and local area and its aim will be to offer them access to an aspirational ethos and specialist teaching.  At the heart of the new primary school curriculum will be a strong focus on maths, English, speaking skills, foreign languages, computing and science

With the new primary school located on the existing campus, pupils will also be able to use existing school facilities – the sports hall, science labs, the dining room and the main hall - and the co-location of the new school will also enable teachers and support staff from the main school and the free school to move freely from one site to another, teaching and supporting children (from Year 4) in their specialist subject areas.  

Our ambition is for all our pupils to make rapid and sustained progress with their academic work.  Through being taught by teachers who also work at the main school, and being educated on the same site, the primary pupils will also develop a strong sense of belonging to a historic institution which has a strong academic and aspirational ethos.  

By the end of Year 6, children leaving the new free school will be confident, critical thinkers, ready to try new things and be aware of how they learn; they will have a growth mind set, will be inspired and enthused and will be ready for the next stage in their educational journey, whether at The Crypt School or elsewhere.


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