The School badge was designed by two of the founder members of staff, Mr I Davies and Mr L Walmsley. The spline shaft symbolises power or driving force, the callipers the precision of science and engineering.
The ground on which the School was built was, during the Middle Ages, part of the Hundred of Ruxley owned by John de Rokesley, Lord of the Manor in the reign of Edward III. He had a rook on his coat of arms so the rook on the badge represents history.
The lettering on the badge was changed from CVTS to CVTHS in 1962 when the School was designated a Technical High School. It is believed that this badge remained unchanged when the name of the School changed to just Cray Valley School in September 1968. A different badge was worn by prefects.
When Norman Baldwin visited ex woodwork master Reg Wincott to interview him at his Sussex home in 2015, Reg donated this magnificently carved shield which clearly shows the badge in 3D.
You can listen to Norman's interview HERE