Take part in Gloucester’s very first VIRTUAL Santa Fun Run and help a very worthwhile charity.

Take part in Gloucester's very first VIRTUAL Santa Fun Run in aid of the James Hopkins Trust Click To TweetRun, Walk, Stroll or Jog a 5 kilometre course:

The plan was to do the fun run on Saturday 5th December 2020 in the city but obviously due to COVID19 we cannot in all honesty have the fun run and promise to keep everyone safe and lets face it we wouldn’t be doing our job if we weren’t keeping everyone safe.
So this year in line with other runs we have decided to have a virtual fun run; so welcome to the first ever Virtual Glos Santa Fun Run!

The aim is for people to sign up and donate their money to the charity and then choose when and where they do their fun run; all we ask is that you obey the current regulations regarding COVID 19 and respect other people whilst doing the run.

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Dr. Steve Ward – BLACK PERFORMERS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY CIRCUS

Dr. Steve Ward (’63-’70) has published a short article “Black Performers of the 19th Century Circus” for Black History Month and as a precursor to his next book Artistes of Colour; Ethnic Diversity and Representation in the Victorian Circus will be published by the Modern Vaudeville Press in February 2021. Check out  www.modernvaudevillepress.com for further details nearer release date.

Doctor Steve Ward is a social historian and has written several books on aspects of the social and cultural history of the circus.

The Cryptian 2019/20

The latest edition of The Cryptian magazine has been published as an online only magazine and is available to all members and non-members.

This edition is available for download as well as the online presentation but we felt that the logistical and administration burden of sending physical copies to members was too much given the huge additional workload that school office is under during this pandemic period.

We hope you enjoy reading as much as we have enjoyed collating and creating.

The Cryptian 2019/20

We welcome your thoughts about the magazine content and are already collecting articles for next years, hopefully Covid-free edition – please comment here or by email to the President.

 

The Crypt School 2020 A Level Results

Our Year 13 students, whose opportunity to sit their A Level exams in May was abruptly, if understandably cancelled due to Covid-19, should be rightly proud this morning that their tremendous work and effort, over almost two years of study, has been recognised with a very strong set of A Level results.  67% of the grades awarded were the top A*-B grades, with 90% of grades at the A*-C level.  The students should be very proud of their achievements and can now look forward to progressing onto their chosen destinations to start the next phase of their lives.

Teachers and other staff at The Crypt, worked tremendously hard to help support the students over their two years of Advanced Level study, as well as through the difficult period following the closure of all schools on the 20th of March.

NC Dyer – Headmaster

The committee offer their heartiest congratulations to all students, teachers and staff on behalf of all OCC members.

 

The Crypt School tops The Gloucestershire Real Schools Guide 2020

The Crypt School is the best state-funded secondary school in Gloucestershire, according to a comprehensive new guide.

The Real Schools Guide 2020 takes into account 51 different data points – including not just GCSE results and Attainment 8 scores but also factors like Progress 8, pupil-teacher ratios and absence rates.

Nicholas Dyer, Headmaster at The Crypt School in Podsmead, Gloucester, said his teachers strive to instil an intrinsic desire for pupils to think for themselves.  Mr Dyer said: “We have had fantastic response from local families who welcome the choice of a co-ed selective grammar school in Gloucester – now approaching our third year of going co-ed we have over 130 girls in the main school and about 90 in the sixth form”.

Read the full GloucestershireLive article

 

 

Set up Direct Debit membership payments

For many years, the Old Cryptians’ Club has collected membership fees paid by cheque or Standing Order.  Whilst this has mostly worked well in the past, the administrative burden is proving difficult to justify.

To that end, we would like all members to set up a Direct Debit on line.  We have chosen an online direct debit system from GoCardless to provide best value for the club.  The system is fully compliant with the banking direct debit system and offers full protection under the Direct Debit Guarantee.

Signing up now (and remembering to cancel your standing order) will help us, although there is no requirement to just yet.  No money will be taken from your account until 7th January.

Over the next few months, information will be sent out to all members, so please look out for the emails – we’ll not flood your inbox!

The link to sign up is https://pay.gocardless.com/AL00027584CFQ3

We’d be happy to receive any feedback – please email webmaster@oldcryptians.org with any questions.

 

 

A History of the Crypt School

Order A History of the Crypt School A History of the Crypt School @ £18.00