Welcome Back Year 10

During this feature, Mrs Dawkins and Mr Hussey talk you through the changes made at Crestwood Community School for your safety. The aim is to support you and show you what we are doing as a school.

Changes to both campuses feature in the video below: –

Pastoral Structure 2020-21

Click the following link to view the Pastoral Structure for 2020-21:-


A thank you to Hampshire pupils and students

Access to online lessons – Using a mobile phone

Access to online lessons – Using a laptop

Message from Eastleigh College

Support for Year 11 pupils

We recognise that the exam and assessment changes this summer will have caused uncertainty for schools, pupils, their families and future employers. The College is wholly committed to ensuring that no course or apprenticeship applicant will be disadvantaged as a result of the exam and assessment changes and we will work with every individual to ensure transition to College is as smooth as possible.

For those yet to apply or yet to be interviewed, staff will ask to see Year 10 and Year 11 reports, mock results and any GCSE or vocational courses already completed, to inform decisions about all course and apprenticeship offers.

Please note our applications process remains fully operational and interviews will be conducted via phone, or Microsoft Teams. Contact details for any enquiry are available on our website here and applications can be made here.

FSM Food Box Delivery

Dear Parent/Carer,

Please complete the Google Form (link here https://forms.gle/FQkaz2XHChk4opQc6) if you wish to participate in the food parcel scheme delivered from Harvest Fine Foods.

The scheme is for FSM children who are eligible. We feel this is a better way to get food to those children who are entitled, as the food is delivered to the door of your home and you do not need to leave your home. We are hoping deliveries will commence week beginning 6th April for Cherbourg campus parents and week commencing 13th April for Shakespeare campus parents.  Deliveries will be for 2 weeks at a time.

Please complete the form by Thursday 2nd April 2020 at 12 noon at the latest.

If you have any queries, please contact Julia Hughes, Business Manager, at julia.hughes@crestwood.hants.sch.uk

Important Information FSM

Dear Parents/ Carers,

Thank you for all your support this week, I have been completely overwhelmed by your efforts in trying to keep your children focussed! I’d also like to thank you to my staff for all their efforts in keeping the work and activities coming, this is new territory for all of us!


Free School Meal parcels can be collected from CHERBOURG CAMPUS BETWEEN 9AM AND 12PM. These parcels are for the week beginning 30th March and 7th April (2 weeks) We will be observing strict social distancing and only allowing 2 people in the hall at one time, so do be prepared to wait. As well as the prepared food parcels there will be additional food to choose from, kindly donated by the community. Please only take what you need.

Once the 12pm deadline has passed, we will be offering the remaining parcels to anybody in the Crestwood Family as all the food must go by the end of the day. It will be on a first come, first served basis. They will not be delivered and cannot be reserved in advance. Please arrive between 12pm and 3pm.


From 7th April onwards we have arranged for all Free School Meal food parcels to be delivered to your doors by Harvest Foods. These will be sent out every fortnight. If you wish to opt out of this scheme please contact Julia Hughes, Business Manager at julia.hughes@crestwood.hants.sch.uk.

These deliveries will commence the week beginning the 7th April for Cherbourg students and week beginning the 13th for Shakespeare students. Vouchers are not being offered as we do not want parents or students to leave home unnecessarily.

This is an example of what could be in the parcel for each child, for the fortnight: it may vary:

  • 6 Satsumas
  • 4 Bananas
  • 6 Apples
  • 1kg Carrots
  • 1.5kg Potatoes
  • 2 Spanish Onions
  • 1 punnet Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 2 tins of Chopped Tomatoes
  • 2 tins of Baked Beans
  • 500g Linguine Pasta
  • 2 loaves of Bread
  • 1 x 250g Margarine
  • 1 Bottle orange squash 1ltr
  • Packet digestive biscuits
  • 8 portions of mini Baby bel
  • 1kg Bag frozen peas
  • 1kg Bag chicken nuggets

Please remember that if your child needs support for their mental health then they can call Monday to Friday, between 9am – 2pm:

  • Zena Smith 07385 252141
  • Karla Walters 07388 376789
  • Denise Sharp 07385 252049
  • Michaila Dieng 07385 252050
If you need a friendly ear as a parent then call:
Jane Cole, Parent Support Officer, on 07388997380 between 8.30am and 4pm, Monday-Friday.
Stay safe, stay inside, keep in touch
Krista Dawkins

Update to Work Pack

  • Attached is an updated version of the Work Pack sent last week.
  • Please note, most work can be accessed on mobile phones and done on paper.
  • Please ask students to check their school emails and to email staff should they require support.
  • As stated earlier in the week, not all work is to be done immediately.
  • Please check the deadlines set on ClassCharts as these might have been extended.
  • Please see the letter sent by Mrs Dawkins on 25 March 2020 for further clarification.
  • See the school’s Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/crestwoodcommunityschool ) for regular updates


GCSE Examinations Update

On 20 March the government published the following guidance regarding the cancellation of exams this summer.  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-cancellation-of-gcses-as-and-a-levels-in-2020/coronavirus-covid-19-cancellation-of-gcses-as-and-a-levels-in-2020.  We would recommend Year 11 students and parents read this guidance as it answers several of the questions we all have regarding how grades will be awarded.

It does now appear it would not be appropriate to continue to set work for Year 11 students.  However, we would thoroughly recommend students maintain good study and learning habits over the next few months in preparation for the next stage of their education, whether that be ‘A’ levels, college courses, apprenticeships or training.  We would encourage students to research their new courses, read around the subject(s) and make use of the free online resources such as Seneca (https://www.senecalearning.com/).
There is still the slight possibility that coursework and controlled assessment tasks as they stand will be need to be moderated. If we need anything from students, we will contact the parents and students affected as a matter of urgency.  In the meantime, students do not need to continue with coursework.

As far as we know, results day for students is still Thursday 20 August 2020.  However, there has been some discussion although nothing definite about this date being brought forward to July.  As soon as we have more information we will let you know.