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Cranleigh School

Horseshoe Lane, Cranleigh, GU6 8QQ

Cranleigh is an independent, co-educational day and boarding school for children between the ages of 13-18. Located in Surrey, Cranleigh is but an hour away from London. The School aims to develop ‘Thinking, Being, Giving individuals’. There are 8 single-sex...

Phone: 01483542131

Website: www.cranleigh.org

Head: Mr Martin Reader

Registrar Details:

Mr Alex Forsdike
01483 276377

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Cranleigh is an independent, co-educational day and boarding school for children between the ages of 13-18. Located in Surrey, Cranleigh is but an hour away from London. The School aims to develop ‘Thinking, Being, Giving individuals’.

There are 8 single-sex boarding houses, named North, South, East, West, Cubitt, Loveday, Rhodes and Martlet. Each house is governed by a House Master or House Mistress and their Deputy, alongside a team consisting of two full-time Matrons, a team of Tutors, and even the students themselves. All the Upper Sixth (Year 13) are House Prefects, led by a House Captain, a Deputy, and designated Fourth Form (Y9) Prefects, who look after the youngest students.

Cranleigh has extensive facilities, especially for their sports. For example, the school boasts 12 grass football and rugby pitches, four Astro turfs and 28 tennis courts; not to mention a 9-hole golf course, an equestrian centre, a dance studio and an indoor swimming pool. Cranleigh students have a vast array of opportunities afforded to them in this regard and in others. Music provisions include a 100-seater auditorium, a (sound-insulated) Rock Room, fully-equipped Recording Studio, and three-manual Mander pipe organ and Steinway ‘D’ grand piano within the School Chapel.

The school has an emphasis on developing students’ critical thinking, to help create ‘Global Citizens’. Cranleigh has an initiative of ‘Cranleigh Thinking’, comprising four principles:

  1. Teaching through questioning,
  2. Learning through thinking,
  3. Dialogue not monologue, and
  4. Teaching to think, not teaching to the test.

Leavers head predominantly to Durham, Exeter, Edinburgh and Bristol, though Cranleighians are increasingly applying to Universities in the US and around the world.

Sector: Independent

Type: Senior School, Sixth Form

Day/Boarding: Boarding Only

Setting: City

Total Pupils: 1004

Ages Covered: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Gender: Co-ed

Religious Ethos: Church of England/Christian

Opening Date: 1/1/1920

Sibling Policy: Yes

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