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  • Strictly Come Dancing Star Visits Croxton

    Sun 26 Sep 2021

    Press release: Former Strictly star inspires pupils to keeeeep dancing!  


    As the new series of Strictly Come Dancing begins, lucky pupils from four village primary schools in the Vale of Belvoir have been inspired to ‘Keep dancing!’ by a former Strictly star.   

    Robin Windsor, a professional dancer who previously partnered with Deborah Meaden, Patsy Kensit and Lisa Reilly on the BBC One award-winning programme, has run a series of dance lessons this week for children at: Waltham-on-the-Wolds CE Primary School, Wymondham CE Primary School, Redmile CE Primary School and Croxton Kerrial CE Primary School.


    For the children who attend the schools, which are all part of the Rise Multi-Academy Trust, this was a unique opportunity to learn from an accomplished professional dancer, to enhance their passion for dancing and to keep active throughout their lives.   


    Robin Windsor, professional dancer and former Strictly Coming Dancing star, said: It has been an absolutely amazing couple of days. It's such a rewarding experience, because you get to see the children light up, they learn something new and their confidence builds throughout the day. 

    "I think dancing should be compulsory in schools, there are so many positive benefits!" 


    Julie Hopkins, Executive Headteacher of all four schools, said: “The children were absolutely delighted to take part in a dance lesson with Robin. Many of them have watched Strictly Come Dancing over the years and some have gone to the arena tours, so to learn from one of the former professionals in person is just so thrilling for them.  


    “We already have a strong commitment to dance in our schools, as our specialist dance teacher, Cheryl Lobo, has been inspiring our children for many years. We are passionate about the many benefits to dancing; not only is it an incredible skill in its own right, but the fun and laughter is good for health and well-being. It promotes fitness and supports long-term memory, plus, it is a great opportunity to create lasting memories with friends and family.”  


  • Applications for September 2022 Now Open

    Fri 30 Jul 2021

    Leicestershire County Council have now opened the portal for applications for those children starting school for the first time in September 2022. Click below to take you straight there or visit our admissions page for further information about the process:

    Apply for a place at Croxton here

  • Making the News

    Sun 25 Jul 2021

    Making the local news when a former pupil visits our school to help the children record a special summer performance for their parents. Read the article here:

    Melton Times Article July 2021

  • Our Talented Musicians Shine

    Sun 11 Jul 2021

    We were thrilled to host a summer concert for our young musicians on the evening of 23rd June.


    The weather was glorious so our talented musicians were able to perform their pieces under the branches of our luscious trees on the school field. We were delighted to welcome families through the gates for the first time in a very, very long time...all socially distanced and following Covid guidelines of course.


    The music ranged from traditional to modern, solos and duets and a combination of piano, singing and musical theatre. All children performed brilliantly and demonstrated a high standard of performance and talent.


    Special thanks to teacher, Alison Donnelly, who teaches and inspires our children to reach for the stars!

  • Forest School

    Sun 13 Jun 2021

    We are gaining so many skills at Forest School. Cooking is our favourite...and practising the skill of eating of course!!

  • Year 6 show off their Leavers Hoodies

    Mon 19 Apr 2021

    Each year, we celebrate the primary school journey of our Year 6 children by purchasing a special Leavers Hoodie for each them. They each choose their own colour and feel privileged to wear them throughout the summer term.


    Don't they look FAB-U-LOUS? !

  • Croxton Awarded Gold!

    Sun 07 Mar 2021

    We are thrilled to announce that we have achieved GOLD for Leicestershire's Beyond Bullying Award.


    We are so pleased to be recognised for our whole-school efforts and achievements in embedding effective anti-bullying practice into our school, ensuring that our pupils are equipped to succeed as happy, respectful and tolerant citizens in society.  Through evidence provided across six key areas, we have ensured that diversity, respect and inclusion is evident across all aspects of our school life and beyond.

    These 6 key areas include:

    • Leadership and Policy Development
    • School Culture and Curriculum Planning
    • Pupil Voice
    • Staff Professional Development
    • Partnerships with Parents/Carers/Community
    • Behaviour, Rewards and Recognition


    Ofsted 2019 summarised our school ethos, saying:

    School leaders have established a nurturing ethos which underpins the safeguarding arrangements and the pupils contribute to this by the way they look out for and care for one another.’

  • New Website Launched!

    Sun 07 Feb 2021

    Welcome to our brand new school website! We have created the website to keep parents up to date with school news and notices, and to showcase our love of learning. Enjoy your journey through our pages!

  • Celebrating our Vale Partnership Schools

    Wed 01 Apr 2020
    The children taking part in the '100 Challenge' celebrating the amazing Captain Tom turning 100! The children managed: 100 speed bounces, 100 catches, 100 bounce and catch, 100 tennis keepie upies, 100 basketball dribbles and 100 basketball passes each. Phew!!! Plus we managed to get a quick game of cricket in before the rain.
  • March 2020 visit to Market Overton Free Church

    Tue 17 Mar 2020

    On Thursday 12th March 2020, year 3&4 children visited the Market Overton Free Church to see The Big Story of the Bible: from Creation to the Gospels.

    With excellent storytelling, and engaging  actors playing out scenes, the children were fully immersed into the Bible experience.  

    Afterwards they had the opportunity to try different Bible foods. The honey and raisins were definitely a favourite! 

    The experience ended with children trying on different Bible clothes to become the characters themselves.