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Aspinall and Cronin Class - Year 5

Welcome to Year 5 - Aspinall and Cronin Class!
Picture 1 John Aspinall
Picture 2 Alison and Jim Cronin

This year, our classes are named after conservationists: John Aspinall and Jim Cronin.



In 1975, John Aspinall purchased Howletts country house and estate near CanterburyKent. He lived in the house and set up a private zoo, Howletts Zoo, in the grounds. In 1973, because of need for further space for his animal collection, Aspinall bought Port Lympne near Hythe, Kent.

The zoos are committed to conservation, through captive breeding, education and reintroduction. They are working in some of the world’s most fragile environments to save endangered animals and return them to the wild.


James Michael Cronin, MBE (15 November 1951 – 17 March 2007) was the American co-founder in 1987 of Monkey World in Dorset, England, a sanctuary for abused and neglected primates. He was widely acknowledged as an international expert in the rescue and rehabilitation of abused primates, and in the enforcement of international treaties aimed at protecting them from illegal trade and experimentation.

Who are Jim and Alison Cronin?

Meet the Year 5 Team!

Aspinall Class Teacher: Mrs Brown

Cronin Class Teacher: Miss Chambers

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Kesby, Miss Scott and Mrs McVie