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.
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.