School Uniform Update

The temperature is meant to reduce tomorrow, Monday 10th July, therefore students are required to wear their school uniform. However, tomorrow we are stipulating no ties or blazers.

We will update you daily.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Krista Dawkins

SnapChat map addition

Dear Parents / Carers,

Please be aware that a new Map feature is now available as part of the Snapchat app. This allows users to publicly display their location with all Snapchat friends (some of whom may be strangers).


Snap Maps

‘Snap Maps’ use a device’s location information to locate a user on a virtual map. A user is represented by a bitmoji- also known as an avatar- on the map at their precise location. Street names and buildings are visible.

When using Snap Maps for the first time, users are prompted by Snapchat to “Allow Snapchat to access location information”. Next the user is prompted to choose the people they would like to see their location on the map. The options include: My friends, Only me (‘Ghost Mode’), or Selected friends. Dependent on the settings chosen, a user’s precise location will be visible to their selected audience on Snapchat.

It is important that young people understand exactly who can see their location on Snap Maps.

Allowing all Snapchat friends (some of whom may be strangers) to see this information can present a risk to young people, as they will be able to see their exact location in real time. Have a conversation with your child about what they do online, who they share their location with, and ways they can keep themselves safe. If they are meeting a friend in a busy place, encourage them to use a private message app or text to share personal information like location.


Thinkuknow Parent’s and carers guide to Snapchat

Non School Uniform – Friday 6th July

Due to the extreme weather conditions pupils and staff can wear non school uniform tomorrow, Friday 6th July. The same rules apply as last week. Appropriate outfits only please.

Science Geneva Trip – 2018

The Science department is offering an opportunity for next year’s year 11 and 10 to visit Geneva, home of CERN, the research institute which houses the Large Hadron Collider.

This is an exciting and thoroughly educational trip, which involves a day trip to CERN, a visit to the United Nations building, two Museum trips and a chance to take in the culture of the city of Geneva. As year 10 are currently on work experience, we are making the letter available via our website for download. There are only 25 spaces for this trip and if we receive more than this, places will be selected at random.
A small number of letters will be available from reception on both campuses for current year 10 students to collect if you are unable to print from home.
Current year 9 students can collect a letter directly from Mr Neil or Miss Bax.

Uniform at Reduced Prices

We have a limited supply of current uniform, in various sizes, which we are selling at a reduced price.

All Blazers – £10
Ties – £3
All other stock, including jumpers, cardigans & pe kit – £5

Please ring reception to inquire about ordering.

Year 6 Science Induction Day

Today we have hosted our Year 6 Induction Day. We were delighted to welcome the children that will be starting Year 7 with us in September.
We have done a variety of experiments to show how we do things: flame tests, screaming jelly babies, elephant’s toothpaste and whoosh bottles.
We love teaching science and would love our new Year 7s to get involved with science over the summer too.
We have a specially designed challenge pack that we would like all our young scientists to work on over the summer. It can be downloaded from the Crestwood homepage, it’s called, “Get Ready for Science”.
It can be scanned and emailed or it can be given to us in September. We hope it helps to prepare our students for the exciting science that we do in Year 7.
Good luck.

Parent Bulletin

Dear Parents / Carer,

Please find attached this weeks Parent Bulletin week ending 23-06-2017

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Crestwood College Open Days for Year 4 and 5 Parents

Crestwood College will be holding Open Days on both campuses on Tuesday 4th July and Tuesday 11th July for parents of children currently in years 4 and 5.

Tours will be taking place at 9.15am and 12.30pm on both campuses on both days.

The Headteacher and other members of the Senior Leadership Team will conduct the tours on both campuses and will be happy to answer any queries you may have.

To book a place on any of the tours please contact Justine Sayers, PA to the Headteacher, on 02380 684970 or email her on

We look forward to meeting you and showing you round our school.

Public Health Warning: Level 3 Heatwave Alert

The Met Office has today issued a Level 3 Heatwave Alert for the South East Region, which means there is a 90% probability of heatwave conditions between 0900 today (Monday 19 June 2017) and 2100 on Thursday in parts of England. The trigger level for the South East is 31°c on two or more consecutive days and 16°c during the night.

During a heatwave there are a few groups of people who are at higher risk of suffering from severe health effects, these include babies and very young children, older people, people with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart conditions, diabetes, respiratory or renal problem, Parkinson’s disease or severe mental illness. Also, those on medications which affect renal function, sweating or make the skin more sensitive to sunlight. Some housing may also affect people’s ability to keep cool, such as living near the top of high rise flats or being homeless.Read more

Parent Bulletin

Dear Parents / Carer,

Please find attached this weeks Parent Bulletin week ending 19-05-2017

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