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Cranmore School

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Cranmore School

Address: Epsom Road, West Horsley, Surrey KT24 6AT
Website: cranmoreprep.co.uk
Founded: 1968
Number of Pupils:
 460
Ages: 2½ – 13
Head Teacher: Michael Connolly BSc (Physics)  BA (Philosophy)  MA (Theology) MEd (Leadership in Education)
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Entrance Procedure: 1. Book  a visit for personal tour & meet the Headmaster
2. Submit a registration form.
3. Book an assessment date – for Year 1 entry and above
4. Once a place has been offered and accepted, each child will be invited to taster events
Contact: Mrs Nicky Synnott, Registrar
Email: [email protected]

The Curriculum

With an impressive academic record, underpinned by strong pastoral care, Cranmore School is a community where each individual matters and pupils develop a long-lasting love for learning.

Games & The Arts

Cranmore is regarded as an outstanding school for the provision of sport, at all levels; Competitions, Curriculum, Co-curricular and Clubs. Art in the younger years provides children with the opportunity to explore art materials and projects through structured and play-based sessions. For older pupils, art is taught in our fully equipped Art & Design Studio through demonstration, experimentation and practice.

Music is at the heart of Cranmore life. We have one of the largest prep school music departments in the country, with nearly twenty visiting music teachers offering a wide range of instrumental and vocal tuition.  Our purpose-built Music School houses fantastic facilities including a Steinway Concert Grand and Mander Pipe Organ, enabling a busy extra-curricular music schedule and exposure to many forms of music. Our aim is to foster a love of music which will stay with the pupils for life.

Pastoral Care

Mission Statement: Cranmore’s aim is to be a Catholic School committed to the teachings of the Gospel with the aim to help all children fulfil their potential, by fostering their individual talents and providing for their needs within its caring Christian community.

Pupils thrive in an environment where they are well-known and cared for by staff, and where they feel happy and confident. The welfare and well-being of all pupils is of paramount importance to us.  Our school nurse/matron and team of pastoral staff are available should anyone need to speak in confidence. Our aim is that each pupil not only reaches their academic and extra-curricular potential but is also a happy young individual with good self-esteem.  It is this dedication to pastoral care that helps Cranmore retain its place as one of the leading independent schools in Surrey.

Recent Scholarships

Hampton, St John’s Leatherhead, St George’s College, Reigate Grammar School, RGS Guildford, Reed’s, Tonbridge School, City of London Freemen’s School, Clifton College, Worth

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

Michael appreciates the enormous privilege of leading one of the country’s most flourishing preparatory schools.  Cranmore reflects Michael’s vision of education: high academic standards, exceptional opportunities in sport and music, a diverse extra-curricular programme, and a commitment to nurturing pupils’ social skills and moral values.

Outstanding Characteristics

  • High academic standards
  • Exceptional opportunities in sport
  • Exceptional opportunities in music
  • Diverse extra-curricular programme
  • Commitment to nurturing pupils’ social skills and moral values


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