Tatler Schools Guide 2017

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The Croft is delighted to appear in the Tatler Schools Guide 2017.  Tatler selected 102 schools which they consider to be the top prep schools in the UK.

In their review Tatler wrote, ‘A motte-and bailey caste in the school grounds, a geology museum with over 2,000 exhibits and a train shed with a model railway……we’re delighted with this gently quirky, family-owned prep.  Head Marcus Cook is a former professional rugby player, so it’s no surprise that the PE department is on the ball:  the girls win regional netball and hockey tournaments and the boys came third in the U9 National Schools Ruby Tournament last year.  With the RSC just down the road, drama is big and the ISI inspectors were bowled over by the ‘outstanding’ music, noting that ‘pupils demonstrate maturity in performance beyond their ages’.  Most leavers head on to local day schools, with 114 scholarships in the past four years (squeezed middle, take note: lots of good secondaries and grammars in these parts).

Picture of the Week Year 2


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Year 2 children have had fun, in Art, using a variety of media to create a collaborative piece depicting a Sea Bed.

U11 Hockey Tournament


Princethorpe Hockey Tournament Congratulations to the U11 Hockey team - runners-up in the annual Princethorpe College Tournament. The team narrowly missed out on first place by a goal difference of one. Well done, girls!

Shape Detectives


The children in Reception have all settled into their new classrooms and routines really well, and are making lots of new friends. This week they have been very busy learning about 2D shapes; they have been shape detectives, searching high and low around school spotting as many different shapes as they can! Rectangles and circles were very popular and triangles were harder to find. 

U9 Tournament Champions



The Year 4 boys began their Croft rugby season with a bang, winning the Crackley Hall Tournament. The boys played some outstanding running rugby, scoring some well-worked team tries, whilst keeping a tight defence and making many try-saving tackles.  

Ratcliffe 20-45 Croft

Crackley Hall 15-55 Croft

Bilton Grange 20-30 Croft

Well done, boys!

Mr. N.Harper

Head of Boys Games & PE

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