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Cranleigh School

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Cranleigh School

Address: Horseshoe Lane, Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 8QQ
Website: cranleigh.org
Founded:1865
Number of Pupils: 400 boys, 229 girls
Fees: Boarding: £37,905 annually | Day: £31,170 annually
Ages:13–18
Head Teacher: Mr Martin Reader MA (Oxon), MPhil, MBA
Religious Affiliation: Church of England; School welcomes pupils of all faiths, and none.
Entrance Procedure: To learn about the admissions process for both 13+ and 16+ entry, please contact our admissions team directly.
Contact: Admissions office, 01483 276377
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Cranleigh welcomes visits from prospective parents and pupils. Please visit this page of our website to book a school visit: www.cranleigh.org/admissions/book-a-visit

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The Curriculum

A broad Fourth Form curriculum leads into an options system allowing between nine and ten GCSEs. At Sixth Form pupils take A-levels with the option of adding EPQ and Pre-U. Classes are a good size (approx. ten in sixth form), and extra support is readily available.

Games & The Arts

Outstanding facilities include a huge sports centre, indoor pool, equestrian centre, 31 pitches and a golf course. The music school features a wide range of ensembles and top-class practice/performance facilities; drama has its own modern theatre, while Duke of Edinburgh, CCF and canoeing are popular. The Woodyer Art Studios provide some of the best art facilities in the country, with six large studios providing specialist provision for painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture and ceramics. The Design Engineering department has three design studios and workshops, including 3D printing facilities.

Pastoral Care

Cranleigh’s philosophy is to nurture pupils as individuals, ensuring happy and fulfilling school years while preparing them for the wider world. The Housemasters/Housemistresses, Matrons and personal tutors who closely follow their tutees’ progress, Deputy Heads and Chaplain all play a key part in the pupils’ pastoral care.

University Places

99 per cent go on to higher education, with around 80 per cent getting into their first-choice university (including Oxbridge, Bristol, Durham, LSE, UCL) in recent years. 

Percentage of Oxbridge Candidates

Oxbridge is a focus for many of Cranleigh’s pupils, with impressive results year on year.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

Family values feature strongly at this ‘local boarding school’. A highly regarded school/home partnership enables pupils to remain close to family while participating fully in school life.

Outstanding Characteristics

The 280-acre setting and outstanding facilities offer an enviable environment in which to develop in both academic and co-curricular spheres. The school believes feeling valued within various spheres impacts positively on grades, and results in confident, open-minded individuals who leave with lifelong friends.



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