Our News items

Our MacMillan Coffee Morning

Date: 16th Oct 2015 @ 1:03pm

On Friday 9th October the Friends of Crowton School organised a MacMillan Coffee Morning. We had generous donations of cakes and enthusiastic children who volunteered to help. The event was an overwhelming success thanks to those who baked, supported and helped.

Together we raised £366.10p for MacMillan


Thank you to all involved.


Crowton Girls Football Team - WINNERS!

Date: 8th Oct 2015 @ 10:03am

Congratulations to our Yr5/6 Girls Football team who were the winners of the Vale Royal School Sports Partnership competition held at Weaverham High School on Monday 5th October. The girls will now go on to represent Vale Royal in the School Sports Partnership finals in November.

A fantastic achievement- well done, girls!

Little Crows

Date: 15th Sep 2015 @ 2:49pm

The Queen's Reign

Date: 10th Sep 2015 @ 10:14am

We had flags and bunting out on Wednesday 9th September out as we celebrated our Queen becoming Britain's longest-reigning Monarch EVER,  succeededing the previous record set by her Great-Great Grandmother Queen Victoria.  The children joined together for a special assembly in school where they learned all about the Queen's reign - from her ascension to the throne in 1952 following King George VI's death, her Coronation, her duties, her silver, gold and diamond jubilee, and also her family and homes. We watched video clips, saw lots of pictures and all sang the National Anthem.


Getting to know each other

Date: 7th Sep 2015 @ 4:19pm

Class 1 are having fun getting to know each other and what we can explore around our classroom.

End of Term Fun Cake Decorating

Date: 13th Jul 2015 @ 3:48pm

Class 1 designed their own cake and biscuit decorations, then really enjoyed icing thier designs on to the cakes and biscuits.

Class 1 Visit to Christ Church Crowton

Date: 19th May 2015 @ 8:39am

Class 1 had a visit to church. We asked Vicar Pete lots or questions and learned about how old our church is and why it has pictures in the stained glass windows.

We explored the font and lectern and felt the pine pews and oak pulpit.

Spaceport Day Visit

Date: 19th Mar 2015 @ 11:13am

Class 1 had a very exciting day out at Spaceport. They learned what it would be like to be an astronaut, rode a space ride simulator, launched a rocket and explored facts about planets, robots and Dr Who. There was even a chance to make a clay alien.

All of class 1 made us so proud with thier excellent behaviour.

Have a look at our photos.

Red Nose Day 2015

Date: 22nd Mar 2015 @ 10:10pm

We had lots of fun fundraising for Comic Relief. The say started with a coffee morning organised by The Friends of Crowton School. Parents, friends and family attended and donated lots of scrumptious cakes. The School Council arranged a Face Painting Stall and a Red Nose Sweepstake competition. The children all wore wacky clothes to school and pulled funny faces for a donation to the charity. By themed of the day we had raised a fabulous £247 for Comic a Relief. Well done everyone! 

Rachael Lindsay - Author Visit Crowton Book Day

Date: 11th Mar 2015 @ 8:25am

Class one enjoyed the workshop with Rachael and her troll friends.

Class 4 Design and Technology day

Date: 21st Jan 2015 @ 11:40am

Class 4 had an amazing Design and Technology day with two dedicated  D.T. professionals. They made some wonderful morse coders.


Date: 19th Jan 2015 @ 9:03am

On Friday all classes enjoyed a Stomp session with Pete. Class 4 put on a great show at the end of the for us all to see.

Thank you to the FOCS for supporting this event.


A Visitor from the North Pole!

Date: 19th Dec 2014 @ 1:55pm

Today we had a very special vistor in school!

 News had reached Father Christmas at the North Pole of just how fantastically well behaved, hard working and well mannered the girls and boys at Crowton Primary School have been this year and so he took time out of his busy schedule to pay them all a visit. He had a little Christmas gift for all the children too!

Thank You Father Christmas!

MacMillan Coffee Morning Success

Date: 24th Oct 2014 @ 2:13pm

On Friday 24th October we held a coffee morning to raise funds for MacMillan Cancer Support.

The response from children, parents, grandparents, family, friends, neighbours and the wider community, who all attended, was AMAZING!

Together we raised a whopping £406 for MacMillan Cancer Support.


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Date: 15th Feb 2013 @ 7:00pm




Crowton Football Team in Winning Form

Date: 24th Oct 2014 @ 3:17pm

Crowton PrimarySchool  Football Team enjoyed a great match against Great Budworth on Thursday evening.

In a game that saw 15 players take part in a match of 4 quarters,  the team ran out 7-6 winners, although no one really took any notice of the score, as they delighted in seeing some fantastic sporting behaviour.

The match was played 6 -a-side due to Great Budworth's numbers, so the team was changed on a regular basis with all players given lots of opportunities to show their skills and enjoy some excellent team play. Joe  started as goalkeeper but tried his hand at defender too with Riley, Matty and Ellie A also performing well between the posts!

The team even had the chance to play a period as an all girls team (apart from Joe who took up his place in goal) and never conceded a goal against a strong team. Pamela,  Ellie T, Ellie A, Lily J and Lily F doing an excellent job during that passage of play.

Ben scored a fabulous hat trick in the game, but it was Louie who scored ' goal of the day' with a superb header!  Bobby was solid all over the pitch, and Alex was excellent in midfield with some surging runs.  Beau, Jude and Frank defended soundly throughout and were strong at the back.

We look forward to the return game, which we hope will be as evenly contested next half term.


Roberts Bakery Visit Class 1

Date: 22nd Oct 2014 @ 8:16pm

Keith from Roberts Bakery came to visit Class 1. He showed us a film about the bakery and how they make bread. We never knew that robots helped! We were bakers for the session and wore our special hats as we decorated gingerbread men. We took a gingerbread man home and made one each to be sold at the Macmillan coffee morning in school on Friday 24th October.

Photos will follow.

Parent Text Message Service

Date: 14th Jul 2014 @ 3:39pm

Communicating with parents is an important part of what we do and we endeavour to ensure that our parent's receive information on all school events and activities. We do this by sending letters, flyers etc. home with our children and also by providing information on our website.

With effect from September we will also be using ParentMail, a text message service, to communicate urgent/emergency information e.g. school closures, cancelled clubs etc. and reminders to our parents.


Please be assured that ParentMail is registered with the Information Commissioner and guarantees that all information you provide will be kept private and will not be passed on to any other organisation.

The Friends of Crowton School NEED YOU!

Date: 22nd May 2014 @ 11:47am


The Friends of Crowton School

             NEED YOU!

The Friends of Crowton School are desperately in need of new recruits.

The Friends of Crowton School meet socially once a term, in a relaxed environment, to plan and organise various fundraising events throughout the year. Money raised goes to support the school and our children’s education. It doesn't matter if you can't make every meeting or offer help on every occassion, just do what you can, when you can!

All parents, friends and family are welcome to attend any of FOCS meetings and contribute ideas as well as hands on help.

The next meeting is on THURSDAY 6th NOVEMBER, 8pm, at THE HAZEL PEAR, Acton Bridge.


Class 1 celebrate Ernie's 1st birthday

Date: 2nd May 2014 @ 8:44am

Class 1 celebrated Ernie's 1st birthday. We wrote him invitations, made cards, decorated cakes and designed him a new house.

We played party games and had cakes.

Ernie was very spoilt.

Mrs Mac's Easter Bonnet Parade

Date: 24th Mar 2014 @ 1:16pm

Wednesday 23rd April

Mrs MacDonald's Easter Bonnet Parade Lunch was a huge success! Lot's of children entered the Easter Bonnet competition- choosing a winner was extremely difficult as they were all so good!


Our Ice Cream Day

Date: 18th Mar 2014 @ 8:42am

Class one made vanilla ice cream and strawberry frozen yoghurt but the best bit was eating it.

Class 1 Caterpillars

Date: 11th Mar 2014 @ 3:51pm

Class 1 are watching our caterpillars grow. They will become painted lady butterflies.

14.3.14 They are getting bigger.

20.3.14 Huge!

Our butterflies were released on the Wednesday of the Easter holidays, 6 days after we had broke up.

A Special Visitor In School

Date: 19th Dec 2013 @ 2:36pm

Today we had a very special visitor in school!

The children sang Christmas songs for him and as they had been good all year round he gave them each a little present!

Skye's the Limit

Date: 6th Dec 2013 @ 2:30pm

Last weekend Acton Bridge Dad’s Group completed the Liverpool Santa Dash. The group, which consists of Paul Higgins, Dan Berrisford, Trevor Cording, Rik Deakin, Mark Latimer, Stuard Lea Swain and Mark Thomas took to the streets of Liverpool to complete the 5km run in memory of Skye and to raise funds for Alder Hey Hospital.

You can help Acton Bridge raise money for this great cause by donating directly to their fundraising page -


JustGiving sends your donation straight to Alder Hey Children's Charity and automatically reclaims Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer, so your donation is worth even more.

Thank you for your support!


We would like to share with you the Acton Bridge Dad’s Group Story

2nd December update:

What a great day in Liverpool yesterday! Up to 10,000 Santas took part in the Dash through Liverpool including the gang of 7 from Acton Bridge.


We were spurred on by our crazy band of supporters who wielded the biggest and best banner in town. Five of Acton Bridge's finest weaved their way through the masses of slow moving Santas, skipping around the debris of discarded Santa beards and belts, resisting the charms of a 10am pint in the Vauxhall pub, bravely avoiding the distraction of a bare footed (male) runner wearing just a thong and arrived at the finish line in a new village record time of 33 minutes. Bringing up the rear were the injured duo of former professional tennis star Paul Higgins, ably assisted by the very overweight and unfit triathlete Mark Latimer and recently co-opted member of the team Erika.


At the time of writing we have raised more than double our target of £1,000 in aid of the Alder Hey Children's Charity and wish to thank everybody who has been kind enough to donate their hard earned money to this wonderful cause. Your support and encouragement has been appreciated by all of us and made an enjoyable event even more worthwhile. Thank you!!




A group of Dads from Acton Bridge in Cheshire are running the Liverpool Santa Dash on Sunday December 1st. In October, on one of the very rare occasions we Dads get to drink beer together in our local pub, the Hazel Pear, we talked about raising some money as a way of giving something back to Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool. Many people have been touched by the generosity of their care and we have been affected close to home this last year as one of our own, Skye Higgins and her family, spent so much time there. Below, Skye's father, Paul, tells Skye's story:

 Skye lived with love, fun and courage from April 30th 2008 to August 31 2013.

Skye was diagnosed in May 2012 with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia; notwithstanding the challenges of her treatment she was a happy, loving, polite little girl throughout.

Despite early knowledge that we would lose Skye the team at Alder Hey in Liverpool worked tirelessly to ensure she survived for long enough to meet her new born sister Clover who was born on June 25th this year. During the brief time that they knew each other Skye and Clover forged the beginnings of a relationship before Skye sadly passed away, without pain or fear and surrounded by the love of her parents who were with her when she left us.

Skye is deeply missed by us all, not least by her three sisters Eve, Willow and Clover.

Skye touched all who knew her and we had her for longer than we had expected thanks to the magnificent work of the team at Alder Hey..... they gave us one more summer with our beautiful little girl. Who can put a price on that ?

In the interests of funding further research to help children like Skye survive, please give what you can.


Skye’s the limit.


Paul Higgins

Skye’s Father

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Crowton Christ Church C.E. Primary

Kingsley Road, Crowton,

Cheshire, CW8 2RW

Main Contact: Heather Harris (Head Teacher)

Tel: 01928 788230