Welcome to Cressex Community School
High educational achievement and a positive attitude to learning are keys to lifetime success. At the Cressex Community School we firmly believe that high achievement for each and every student is our shared responsibility. As a team of staff, we aim to ensure that everyone in the school is able to achieve to her or his full potential and, we hope, to discover new skills and talents too. We want our learners to be happy, confident and to have high aspirations for themselves. When they leave us to move on to the next stage of education, training or employment, we want the young people educated here to be able to play a full role in society as successful, fulfilled citizens.
To achieve these aims we seek:
- to inspire students through a broad, challenging and stimulating curriculum;
- to extend students’ horizons and provide opportunities for students to learn and succeed within and beyond the classroom;
- to build respect for hard work and achievement within an ordered, purposeful environment;
- to ensure that we identify and meet students’ individual needs;
- to help students to become healthy, confident, enterprising and resilient individuals;
- to provide students and their parents with regular feedback on progress in school;
- to teach good behaviour, decency and respect, and to foster a school ethos that embraces diversity while challenging intolerant or anti-social attitudes; and
- to listen to and incorporate the views of students, staff, parents and other partners in plans for improvement.
At Cressex we have an enthusiastic and effective team of staff who work hard to help students learn and succeed. Our governing body takes a close interest in the school and supports us very well. We benefit enormously from a strong partnership with parents/carers and with the wider community.
The Cressex Sixth Form is a dynamic and friendly environment, judged by Ofsted to be “outstanding”. The quality of teaching and the outcomes gained by students are of the highest standard. Students completing Sixth Form courses are equipped to continue into higher education or to take up employment.
Students currently in Year 12 are studying a one-year course leading to a BTEC Level 3 qualification in Children’s Play, Learning and Development. The course requires students to spend two days a week on work experience in an Early Years setting. Alongside this, students study for a BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Work Skills. Any student who did not achieve a grade C or better in GCSE English or maths in Year 11 has the opportunity to retake the examination.
Each year we review our provision in the light of the likely demand from students and the wider post 16 offer available to them.
Conveniently located just off the M40, minutes from the Chilterns countryside and close to the town centre of High Wycombe, Cressex Community School offers state-of-the-art meeting, business and community facilities.
Our breathtaking atrium, flooded with natural daylight, can be adapted for a wide range of uses – conference and exhibition space, wedding receptions and large-scale community events, all of which can be serviced by the high-tech catering area.
Just off the atrium is our main hall which can be used, as it is, for a large meeting, small conference or community event. Alternatively, it can be easily transformed into a stunning theatre space, with a stage and tiered seating for 336 which can be augmented by chairs at the side and front. Behind the stage is a further drama area for smaller theatre productions and rehearsals. All of this space is equipped with the latest sound and lighting technology, located in a control room overlooking the hall.
Upstairs is the fully equipped sports hall which can host a whole range of sporting activities – badminton, basketball, volleyball, indoor football and table tennis.
If you are looking for a regular or just one-off meeting facility, our bright and airy, modern classrooms and meetings rooms are ideal spaces for break-out activities, small meetings and teaching sessions.
Moving outside, we can provide an exciting outdoor performance space with a central ‘stage’ and permanent tiered seating.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Cressex Community School directly.