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February 2018

Reception children really enjoyed the Balance Bike day today in the main hall. Careful instruction and small groups enabled the children to grow in confidence throughout the session. During an assembly at the end of each day, certificates were presented by Phil Bateman to a Star Rider from each session.


January 2018

Year 5 Go Into Space!

As part of their entry point, Year 5 had a Space Camp Day learning what it might be like to be an astronaut.


December 2017

We had a Very Special Visitor to the Infants Today!


The Infants had a Lovely Time at Their Christmas Lunch.

It was lovely to see so many of the children having the lunch and really enjoying themselves. 


Classes 15, 17 and 19 have had their rehearsal too.

Just a few more photos of the dress rehearsal.   We are getting so excited for the performances!


Reception Classes 14, 16 and 18 have their Dress Rehearsal

The dress rehearsals are well under way,and everything is looking very good for the performances.  We will have photos of classes 15,17 and 19 later today.  Thank you so much for helping with the costumes - don't they all look lovely!

November 2017

The Nativity Scenes are Well Under Way - Thanks to Our Lovely Volunteers!

Many thanks to all the volunteers who came to help this afternoon with props…we are now very excited for the nativity performances.


Reception Children love their new Books and Authors Topic!

The children in Reception had an enjoyable Entry Point day for their new topic of Books and Authors. They listened to stories including The Stickman, The Gruffalo, The Bear Hunt and Giraffes Can’t Dance then took part in a variety of activities throughout the day.



Year 6 go back to Victorian Times

Year 6 children are experiencing how a day might have been for school children back in Victorian times. The classrooms have been set up as they would have been, and the teachers have really entered into the spirit of the day, taking their roles very seriously!  They all look great, as do the children in their Victorian inspired clothes.


October 2017

Reception Meet the Fire Brigade. 

Reception had a visit from the Fire Brigade today. The children used the hose and climbed into the fire engine spending time talking to the fire fighters. Thank you to the Orpington Fire Station for our visit today!


Harvest Assembly

In Junior assembly today, the children looked at pizzas and investigated the countries that the ingredients are from.   They then went on to make a pizza which was cooked for them in the kitchens.   They really enjoyed eating it!


Romans Invade Crofton!

Having learned about Roman times when they visited the Roman Villa in Orpington, Year 3 came to school dressed in their best Roman outfits.   Don't they look great!


Year 6 London Day

For their London topic, Year 6 have been Art Detectives, looking at paintings of the capital from different times and creating their own skylines.


They produced concept maps to demonstrate their knowledge of London.


They also learned about rhyming slang, and even had a go at the Lambeth Walk!


Year 3 Educational Visit to Crofton Roman Villa

As part of their topic, year 3 went on a trip to the Roman Villa.


The Vet comes to Crofton!

As part of the topic in Reception, the children enjoyed a visit from a veterinary nurse. She explained how she helped animals and then showed the children her theatre outfit. Each child was then given the opportunity to find the microchip in a very patient dog!


Year 3 went on their travels.

Year 3 went to Crofton Airport recently, all ready for their flights on Crofton Airlines!  They were packed ready to go, and were ably assisted by our lovely cabin crew!


Reception go to the Library!

Reception have enjoyed a trip to Petts Wood Library. The children learned how the library works, listened to a story and had time to share books with parents and carers.


Investigating Cress Seed Germination

Year 5 have been growing cress from seeds to find what the seeds need to be able to germinate.


Year 5 Entry Point - Natural Disasters

Year 5 had great fun replicating their own natural disasters!


Fun in Forest School!

Year 4 also had a chance to show off their teamwork skills in Forest School with Mrs Bisley. The children worked in pairs and took turns to help their blind-folded partner to navigate safely around the woodland.


Year 4 Chocolatiers!

As part of their chocolate entry point, Year 4 have had a chocolate maker come in and talk to them all about how chocolate is made.  They got a chance to taste it too!


Crofton Children have Green Fingers!

Our gardening club. led by Mrs Alvey, has been awarded the Shewell-Cooper award by the London Children's Flower Society for growing great vegetables!  Representatives of the club went to a trophy award ceremony at The Guildhall today with Mrs Alvey and Miss King.  The trophy was presented to the children by Floella Benjamin.

September 2017

Year 5 Educational Visit to Horton Kirby

Here are some pictures of the children on their visit to Horton Kirby where they had a chance to learn even more about rivers.


Our Newest Recruits!

Our new Reception children have settled in really well!   Take a look at all the different things they have been doing since they started at Crofton.

The children went on a Shape treasure hunt, and drew shapes in their classroom.

The children have enjoyed visits from the school lollipop lady and a paramedic. They have used role play areas and the outside classroom to develop their language skills.

The children have been learning to share and work with their class friends in the outside learning space.

During PE sessions children have been developing their fine and gross motor skills.


Last Year (2016/2017)

St Olave's Science/Maths Day

Y5 children enjoyed taking part in the St Olave's Science & Maths Challenge Day on 28 June.  The day offered them the opportunity to take part in a variety of maths and science challenges and activities.


The Y6 children are looking forward to their residential trip on 26 June to Norfolk.

April 2017

We are delighted to inform you that our free school application has been approved. We believe that the most likely date for the opening of CSAT Northern Gateway will be September 2019.  Updates will be posted on the website as more information becomes available.


Year 1 Production - The Goblin Next Door

Year 1 thrilled their audiences with confident singing and performances of the Goblin Next Door.

They told the story of a bad Goblin who disturbed the woodland creatures before realising that having friends is

very important. As with the best stories, all was well in the woodland when the Goblin realised the

error of his ways. The Goblin was given a fresh start and the children sang with enthusiasm to close the show.

A big thank you to all staff involved in the performances .

World Book Day

It was amazing to see the effort that went in to costumes for World Book Day and the children had lots of fun with book-related activities.

Number Day

On 3 February the children supported the NSPCC Number Day by wearing number themed clothing.

Crofton Infant School - Year 2 Entry Point Day - Super Heroes 

Crofton Junior School Year 4 Music Concert

Year 4 showed off their cello, singing and flute skills

Crofton Junior School Year 3 Music Concert

Year 3 showed off their recorder and singing skills


Christmas Celebrations at Crofton Schools Academy Trust

Crofton Junior School Year 5 performed a Christmas Concert

The Busy Bees children performed a Christmas Concert to their parents


Father Christmas made a surprise visit to children at the Infant School

Crofton Junior School Year 3 children celebrated with a beautiful Christingle service held at Crofton Baptist Church


Crofton Infant School children were excited to watch the  pantomine Aladdin being performed -and some even took part!!


Reception children performed "Whoops a Daisy Angel"


Year 4 children performed "Angels Up High"

Crofton Junior School - Class 6N Assembly - I Didn't Think


Crofton Junior School - Class 6T Assembly - Anti-bullying


Children from Crofton Junior School took part in the annual Crofton's Got Talent competition and the winners were.......

In 3rd place were our talented tap dancers            1st place went to our fantastic singers                  2nd place were our amazing gymnasts

As part of the topic on Chocolate the children in Year 4 enjoyed a visit from Martha Boadu, daughter of a cocoa farmer in Ashanti Region of Ghana

Crofton Junior School supported the Ashanti Development Charity during their Charity week in May 2016

Year 3 children from Crofton Junior School enjoyed a visit from the Rainbow Theatre who performed "Child in Roman Britain"

The children learnt about food, family traditions, education before being transported to a Roman Town to visit its market and a gladiator school.

Children from Crofton Infant and Crofton Junior Schools enjoyed the fun of dressing up to support Children in Need and raised a grand total of £1139.89


A huge thank you to everyone who bought in a Love in a Box.  We collected a total of 140 boxes.  

Children from Crofton Junior School showing off some of the Love in a Boxes collected

Crofton Junior School - Class 6F Assembly - Museum of Victorian Childhood

Meet Clucky, Flappy and Cookie- the Crofton Infant School resident hens  

The children love looking after the hens and feeding them during their break times

Year 6 children from Crofton Junior School enjoyed a visit from the Rainbow Theatre who performed "Victorian Children"

The children learnt about life in Victorian Schools, work in Factories, a day in the life of a chimney sweep and working down the mines

Crofton Infant School - EYFS Entry Point Day - Authors

Reception children dressed up as their favourite book characters

Crofton Junior School - Class 5C Assembly - The Story of Guy Fawkes

Crofton Infant School children enjoying a game of football - one of the wide range of sporting activities that the Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) is used for


Year 5 children from Crofton Junior School enjoyed a visit from the Rainbow Theatre who performed "Moses and the Egyptians" 


The children enjoyed watching and participating in the thrilling and fascinating story of Moses and his fight with Pharaoh.  The production is linked with their topic on Rivers.

Year 2 children from Crofton Infant School enjoyed a visit to Petts Wood Library

Crofton Infant School Harvest Festival

The children at the Infant School donated items to the Bromley Food Bank - a local charity who help local people in crisis

Crofton Infant School children enjoyed a visit from fire fighters stationed at Orpington Fire Station


Crofton Junior School Harvest Festival

The children at the Junior School donated items to the Hope Foundation - a local charity distributing goods to those who are less fortunate, in the Orpington and Bromley areas.


Year 6 children at Crofton Junior School enjoyed learning dances from around the world at a Dance Workshop


Crofton Junior School - Class 60 assembly - Celebrating Differences


Crofton Junior School children enjoyed a visit from Roots to Food

Darren Tinkler, from Roots to Food, delivered a healthy eating and nutrition workshop to all Year Groups.

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Year 3 children visited the Crofton Roman Villa as part of their Roman topic

The children learnt how to make a mosaic The children dressed up as Roman soldiers


Crofton Infant School - Year 1 Entry Point Day

During entry point day children in Year 1 found out about different jobs in construction Class 9 was set up as a hospital


Year 3 children at Crofton Junior School enjoyed Airport Day

Year 3 children experienced what is like to spend a day at an airport

Crofton Airways even took the the air 


Crofton Junior School - Year 4 Chocolate Workshop


Crofton Junior School - Year 6 children enjoyed a trip down the River Thames and a visit to the London Eye


Crofton Junior School - Year 6 Holiday Show

Year 6 children enjoyed dressing in traditional costumes from around the world and sampling different foods

Crofton Infant School - Year 2 children enjoyed a trip to the Natural History Museum in London as part of their topic on Dinosaurs

The children were introduced to a world of fossils and amazing dinosaurs


  Crofton Junior School - Year 5 children enjoyed a trip to the Horton Kirby Environmental Education Centre as part of their Geography River Topic


 Crofton Junior School Year 6 pupils took part in an African Drumming Workshop  by Rich Rhythms

The children  took part in a fun and dynamic workshop, learning to play the African Drums/Djembe with a professional percussionist