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This Saturday’s cross country meet at Charlecote Park has been cancelled, due to the strong winds.

Tatler Schools Guide 2018

Once again, The Croft has been selected to appear in the prestigious ‘Tatler Schools Guide’.   The school guide highlights the top prep and public schools in the UK; the selection process is entirely down to the Tatler -  they can’t be swayed with expensive advertising!    

The Tatler wrote:


‘Difficult to find!’ declared our researcher.  But when you do get to the Croft, what a treat.  It’s a gem of a prep school, free from airs and graces and full of character and quirks.  Head Marcus Cook (‘very nice – and very tall,’ says a pupil) wants his pupils to be able to ‘work collaboratively and be articulate and confident’. Pupils stride on to the Warwickshire grammars, as well as Bromsgrove, Malvern and others – Mr Cook gives shrewd advice on whether children are up to the highly selective grammar-school exams. Lots of sport on the 32-acre site (no Astro); eight former pupils – representing their senior schools – played in the England Rugby Natwest Schools Cup final last year.  Music is ‘absolutely amazing’, as is its head of department Mr Shortman, and there’s a large modern theatre. ‘I would recommend The Croft to anyone,’ says our insider.