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New Free Primary School Application in Matson - The Crypt Primary School, Matson – 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 two drop-in information coffee mornings where you will be able to find out about our vision and plans and have an opportunity to ask questions and raise any concerns with Mr Nick Dyer, Head and Mrs Paulina Kirkpatrick, Assistant Head.  

The drop-in information coffee mornings are being held on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 3rd July at 11am until 12 noon at The Redwell Centre, Redwell Road, Matson, Gloucester, GL4 6JG

  • Tuesday 9th July at 11am until 12 noon at Matson Baptist Church, Matson Avenue, Matson, Gloucester, GL4 6LA

We are starting to engage with the local community, 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 in Matson and will welcome pupils from Reception to Year 6.  The Crypt Primary School, Matson 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 approx 1 mile away from The Crypt Grammar 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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