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Arriving a little early, we enjoyed the peace and distant views before becoming aware of a babbling, bubbling sound moving up to a cacophony of laughter, chatter, scraping of tiny wheels, shouting and even some singing. It was break, and the youngest inhabitants were making the most of it, pushing barrows of leaves, riding trikes and tractors, sliding through tunnels and having a whale of a time. We saw wonderfully inventive and detailed teaching going on. It became obvious that children are…

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The Croft is a lively, creative place to be, with impressive facilities and an excellent record of academic success at 11 years. It has a reputation for sound educational values and integrity, as well as a delightful, slightly quirky ethos and characterful atmosphere. A rich curriculum, in which art, music, sport, foreign languages, dance and drama feature, is highly valued. There is a feeling of fun and purpose which resonates throughout the School, and the sound of children singing enhances the lives of everyone who works in this happy, family school. ...Read more

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Since 2012, Mr Marcus Cook, BSc PGCE (late 30s). Started his teaching career at the Robert Smyth School then took a break to become a professional rugby player in England and France. Resumed teaching as a PE teacher at Eastcote Lawn School, Warwick followed by Arden Lawn School, Arden before joining the Croft in 2002 as director of studies, head of boys' games and head of geography. Became deputy head in 2008. Still involved in the games department.

Married with two children who both attend the school. Wife, Gemma, is head of PSHE and a member of the girls' games department. A German short-haired pointer completes the family.

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