School News

September 2018 Cohort – News Update

The Crypt School Headmaster, Nicholas Dyer, is delighted that at least 30% of the new 2018 Year 7 entry will be girls.

“I am delighted to confirm that 1/3 of our cohort for 2018 will be girls.  There will be a few changes and appeals in the forthcoming weeks, so more boys and girls will join us.   However, we do not anticipate the gender distribution to change significantly. ”


Full article from the School website.

School Spring Concert






Wednesday March 28th 19:00-21:00 in the School Hall

Upcoming music events




15th March 17:30- 18:30 Gloucester Cathederal Evensong

20th March 18:30-20:30 GCSE/A-Level Recital in the school hall

26th March 13:00 Music for Youth Competition at Cheltenham Town Hall

2017 A Level and GCSE Results

A Levels

85% of A Level grades were awarded at the A*-C level this year, with over 63% of grades awarded to Year 13 students at either grade A*, A or B. 33% of grades were awarded at A*-A, with a record number of students achieving all A*-A grades. The overall pass mark was 99% A*-E.

These grades reflect the hard work and commitment of both the students in Year 13 and their teachers over the course of the last two years.


The Crypt School has recorded an outstanding set of GCSE results. 80.1% of grades were awarded either an A*, A or B (including the new grades 9-7), with 53.4% of grades at the top A*-A level (including the new grades 9-7).  58.9% of students gained 5 or more A*-A grade passes (including the new grades 9-7).

Full details are available at The Crypt School website.

An afternoon at the School

The Headmaster and Chair of Governors would like to invite all Old Cryptians to an afternoon at Podsmead, to celebrate The Past, The Present and The Future of The Crypt School on Friday, 23rd June at 12 noon.  See details here:  OC Afternoon June 2017

The School would like to see as many Old Cryptians as possible – those who left many years ago and those who left a few years ago – all are most welcome.  If you are in contact with other OCs who are not members of the Old Cryptians’ Club – please do pass the message on.

For catering purposes please contact the School Office (01452 530291) if you intend to come to this special event.

School Results 2016

The excellent results achieved by Crypt School pupils in the 2016 Exams can be found here.

Invitation to the Carol Service

The annual Crypt School Carol Service will be held at St. Barnabas Church, Stroud Road, Gloucester on Tuesday, 16th December at 7.00 p.m..  The Headmaster has kindly invited Old Cryptians so if you would like to attend, please email your address to Sue Wales (Headmaster’s Secretary) to receive one or more tickets.   (

Headmaster will move to Plymouth

The Headmaster, Jonathan Standen, has announced that he has accepted the post of Headmaster at Plymouth College.  He will leave the Crypt School at Easter 2015 and will be succeeded by Nick Dyer, the current Deputy Head.  Jonathan will be sadly missed by the whole Crypt Community.  He has been an excellent Head and leaves the School in a commanding position.  The last OFSTED report was brilliant and the Summer GCSE results were the best ever achieved.  An excellent, new £1.8M Science, Mathematics and Engineering block will open next year due, in great measure, to the Headmaster’s efforts.

The Committee of the Old Cryptians’ Club has benefitted from Jonathan’s unstinting support and he has attended many OCC events during his time as Headmaster.  The Club wish him well when he takes up his appointment at Plymouth.

Crypt School Founders’ Day

The Club will shortly be emailing Old Cryptians with arrangements for Founders’ Day – Monday, 30th June.  The format will follow previous years but with the supper held in a rather special place – the Parliament Rooms next to Gloucester Cathedral.  Earlier in the day the annual Golf Competition will be held at Highnam and in late afternoon the Cathedral service commemorating the founding of the School in 1539.

“Macbeth” production in November 2013

In November 2013, ‘MACBETH’ will return to The Crypt School. During rehearsals for this new production a copy of the ‘MACBETH’ brochure from 1963 was found – and we would like to invite as many as possible of the original cast back to the School to see the performance! Read more…