General News

OCC Committee meeting online

The committee once again met online for the latest meeting on October 13th.  We were pleased to include the current head boy and head girl to the meeting and enjoyed their reports from the school.

A wide range of topics was discussed, the minutes of which are available here.

 

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.

 

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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

 

 

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An historic meeting

The OCC Committee met on 12th May without contravening any lockdown guidance – embracing the 21st century we met by Skype.  This marks a new beginning for the committee and will make it easier in the future to welcome committee members wherever they live.

Also historically, but not a first, the President was elected for a second term due to the cancellation of many of our annual events caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The minutes of the meeting are available from the meetings page.

 

 

Ben Brown – Istanbul Challenge

It is with great sadness we learn of the loss of former Cryptian Ben Brown.

Ben left the school about 6 years ago to go to Welbeck College and then on into the Army. Sadly, Ben took his own life two weeks ago. He had hidden his struggle with mental illness from everyone and it came as a great shock to all his family and friends. He was always an outgoing person and had a likeable cheekiness in his approach to life, so it is hard to believe that he has passed.

Following this tragic loss, Ben’s family and friends have joined together to honour his life and raise awareness about the issues surrounding mental health, neuro-diversity and the prevention of young suicide.

Ben was a big part of Typhoon Squadron in the Army and one exercise he was extremely fond of and could not wait to see come to fruition was ‘Trans-Europe’, a summer long exercise covering the majority of Europe in four stages. Starting in Loughborough, the Squadron planned to travel all the way to Istanbul and back again; however, due to the Coronavirus pandemic the exercise could not go ahead. Typhoon Squadron have now decided the best way to honour Ben is to complete the journey he had originally planned and have set up a team challenge to run the 4600 miles to Istanbul and back.

You can follow the progress of the “race” to Istanbul and back at the Challenge website.

Read more…