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History of the school

Crazies Hill Primary is set in a wonderful rural location in the hamlet of Crazies Hill. It is a small, Church of England school in the Wokingham Local Education Authority and within the Oxford Diocese.

The school has traditionally drawn pupils from a very wide area including: Wargrave, Warren Row, Twyford, Ruscombe, Knowl Hill, Remenham, Aston and Burchetts Green.

Many parents choose Crazies Hill in preference to closer schools for the particular type of education it offers. Visitors to the school often comment on the friendly, welcoming environment.

The school logo is a buttercup since the name ‘Crazies Hill’ is derived from the ‘crazie’, one of the names by which the buttercup was once known.

As well as the four classrooms, the school has a multi-purpose hall, and computer suite, a library, a kitchen used for school meals and pupils' food technology work and administrative areas. We are very proud of our extremely well equipped ICT suite. The school is also fortunate to have four interactive whiteboards - one in the computer suite and one each in three of the classrooms.

Outside there are good-sized grounds with a mixture of grassed and hard playing surfaces. An adventure playground provides good opportunities for physical development and play. A playing field across the road from the school is used for games activities. The school also makes use of Crazies Hill Village Hall, mainly for dramatic productions.

There has been a school on the same site in Crazies Hill since 1861. The original school was built at a cost of £752 and 2d! After the opening ceremony, a local paper praised the ‘musical powers of the children’. In 1961, one hundred years later, the original school was replaced by the current building at a cost of £16,000.

The rising popularity of the school resulted in a new classroom being added in 1989, much of the funding being contributed by the PTA. The school continued to grow and a third classroom was opened in October 1997 at a cost of £80,000, funded by Berkshire LEA. A fourth classroom was opened in September 2001. The new classrooms blend well with the existing building and the school now looks as though it was always designed to have four classrooms.

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