Our School

The Redditch West Schools Trust ambition for all children at Crabbs Cross Academy is they will be:

  • inspired to learn                                                                ;

  • inspired to excel

  • inspired to be a good friend and person

  • inspired to have clear aspirations in life....

and as a consequence they leave school having made excellent progress, being well prepared for moving to the next stage of their education.  Importantly, not only will they have achieved educational excellence from their starting point but school will have fostered their individual identities as:

  • successful and confident individuals

  • strong team players

  • having an independent outlook

  • being able to express their views

  • being trustworthy

  • positive choice makers about their own actions

  • creative thinkers

  • problem solvers

  • a member of a community who values the support and challenge of others and is able to offer in return support and challenge.

In order to achieve the above, we are driven to provide each pupil with the best opportunities to grow and develop with a tight focus on improving outcomes for each individual. 

This will be carried out through:

  • a curriculum which meets the needs and interests of the children alongside providing the strong foundations in English, mathematical and computing skills they will need for life

  • providing a learning environment that inspires creativity in its widest sense and encourages innovation and enterprise

  • developing motivated children with a sense of self worth

  • understanding and meeting the learning needs of individual students drawing on a range of data from observations, conversations and hard data to focus teaching and interventions

  • having consistently high expectations of children's abilities and behaviours, setting clear standards for behaviours in and out of class so children feel safe and able to learn and play confidently at all times

  • building a staff team who use their expertise to develop reflective learners and who are reflective learners themselves, consistently seeking latest practice to improve their own skills

  • using the capacity across the Trust to ensure excellence through using each other to challenge and support, to grow leaders and provide career opportunities

  • working alongside and supporting our families in partnership

Our Values

The school has core values which are:

  •  Everyone respects themselves, their friends, their teachers and their community.

  •  Everyone treats each other fairly and with consideration.

  •  Everyone listens to each other and acts calmly.

  •  Everyone encourages each other to do their very best.

  •  Everyone always works hard and never gives up.

  •  Everyone thinks carefully and makes the right choices.

Our Community

The Trust aims to continue with the school's strong identity within the community established in 1877. It will work in partnership with parents and other local schools to make the school an outstanding one which is a school of first choice for our community.

Within school, children will be encouraged to take responsibility for their community taking roles within the school council and children's safeguarding board, helping to drive forward change and improvement.