Availability At Crescent School

We’re now accepting registrations for places in Reception for September 2021.

As a result of us having two Reception classes this year, we do have space in the current Reception for Year 1 in September 2021.

Limited places are available for admission in other years. Contact us to find out more.

Parents who are interested are urged to contact the Registrar, Mrs Helen Morley, on 01788 523851 or by email

Applications for places in the current Reception up are treated on an individual basis and once full we operate waiting groups.


Admissions To Crescent School

Most of our pupils enter at Reception and at Year 3, though pupils are welcome at any age, dependent on a place being available.

Places in other years are limited and in years where there is no place available we operate waiting groups. A meeting with Joe Thackway, the Headmaster, is a key part of the admissions process. We encourage prospective parents and pupils to visit us both formally and informally to get a true flavour of the school. We hold various Open Events throughout the year, including a specific Reception Open Evening in November, which prospective parents and pupils are most welcome to attend. 

Our Registrar, Mrs Helen Morley, will be pleased to talk you through the admissions process and current availability. Please contact her on 01788 523851 or email

To request a prospectus please click here.

For a copy of our Registration Form click here.

To download our current Crescent Information Booklet click here

Reception 2021

External applicants interested in a place in Reception need to register as soon as possible. Once we have received your completed Registration Form and accompanying fee of £50 (non-returnable). Normally pre-school children are visited in their nursery setting by one of our Early Years Team, prior to an offer being made. Currently due to the ongoing Covid restrictions a member of our Early Years Team would have a conversation with a member of staff or key worker at their current setting. If an offer is made you will be asked to complete and return a Confirmation of Acceptance Form with a deposit of £300 by the acceptance deadline.

Current Reception to Year 6

Applications for places in the current Reception to Year 6 will be treated on an individual basis as places are limited. In years where there is no place available we operate waiting groups. Please contact Helen Morley, our Registrar, to discuss current availability.

Should the possibility of a potential place become available you will be invited in to meet with Mr Thackway, the Headmaster, then if appropriate you should complete a Registration Form and return it with the accompanying fee of £50 (non-returnable), after which time your child will be invited in for a brief visit as outlined above.  

Before the offer of a place is made, we will seek a reference from your child’s current school.  Confirmation of a place being offered would be made in writing subject to a satisfactory reference being received.

To secure your place, please return your completed Confirmation of Acceptance Form with a deposit of £300 within 14 days of the date of the offer being made.

The final deadline for applications and completed registration forms for entry in September 2021 is Friday 21 May 2021. All incoming pupils need to have completed the admissions process by Friday 11 June 2021 to enable your child to attend our Induction Morning. (Although a place at Crescent School may become available after this date, and applications will be processed, we cannot guarantee availability of places.)

Note: Deposits are refunded after the end of the final term which the pupil spends at the school provided that the correct amount of notice has been given and the final account is settled in full.


New pupils are given the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the school, staff and fellow pupils when they are invited to our Induction Morning in the Trinity Term.


Princethorpe Admissions Cycle For September 2022 Begins

The Foundation's senior school Princethorpe College is now accepting registrations for September 2022 entry.

The Entrance Exams for Year 7 to 10 entry will take place on Saturday 6 November 2021 and Princethorpe College is hoping to welcome prospective pupils and their parents to an Open Evening on Wednesday 9 June from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. This will be a carefully managed opportunity for prospective pupils and their families to vist the College and for the Headmaster to address visitors. The evening will operate on a appointment only basis.

If you have any questions about the College's admissions process or are interested in coming to visit the school, please contact the Registrars on 01926 634201 or 01926 634262 or by email at