A message from the Headmaster
Thank you for your interest in The Crypt School. We pride ourselves on high academic standards, high expectations, strong pastoral care, and a personalised curriculum to tailor sixth form education for the individual. We support and challenge our students to ensure they meet their academic targets and grow personally so that they leave school as well rounded young adults, with the confidence, knowledge and skills required for life in the modern world. Our 13 results in 2016, 2017 and 2018 were the best ever recorded at Crypt, and demonstrated real “value added” for our pupils. The message is clear: students who choose The Crypt for their sixth form studies will achieve as well here and indeed often better, as they would in any other institution. Indeed the progress our students make from the beginning of their studies in Year 12, to the end in Year 13, is amongst the very best in the county. Academic success lies at the heart of every school’s mission, and is based in large part upon a supportive structure in which teachers and tutors make time for each individual. A happy student is likely to be a successful one, and I am proud of our welcoming, friendly environment. Crypt also offers a wide range of extra-curricular enrichment opportunities to support the formal curriculum. Sports, music, trips, the arts and other activities underpin a vibrant and exciting phase in your continued education. There are numerous opportunities for leadership, from formal prefect roles to mentoring younger pupils. Sixth form life is centred on our Sixth Form centre, which houses private study facilities and a common room, where students can relax and socialise. The size of our sixth form has grown in the past three years, and the percentage of female students has increased markedly. With around 300 students in the VI form we retain the advantages of a middle sized school, in which we can get to know each student personally. At the same time that growth has enabled us to develop what we are able to offer to all our students, both in the curriculum and in the range of enrichment activities we can offer. It’s no wonder our Year 13 leavers successfully progress onto a wide variety of university courses and higher level apprenticeships with both local and national companies. Success is judged primarily upon academic results, but a sixth form education at Crypt entails so much more than this.
Please do come and visit the School, where I will look forward to welcoming you.