Kent, United Kingdom
About Cranbrook School
Cranbrook School is a selective, co-educational day and boarding school for pupils aged 11-18 in the market town of Cranbrook, Kent. It converted to academy status in 2012. The school, which dates back to 1518, has around 750 pupils, 250 of whom board. There are six separate boarding houses, catering for boys and girls aged 13-18. Every effort is made to integrate boarders with their day counterparts, ensuring they feel part of the Cranbrook community.
The large sixth form has around 360 students. Every member of the sixth-form community is encouraged to take on extra responsibilities, including mentoring and supporting younger pupils.
Dr John Weeds
Vision and values
Cranbrook School’s mission is to produce happy, fulfilled and confident students. Teachers encourage: respect for learning, the community and each other; aspiration for academic, creative and sporting success; and achievement of personal and professional goals. The school aims to sit at the heart of the local community, remaining supportive and receptive to the ideas and needs of its partner schools, as well as being a flagship for boarding.
“The headteacher’s and governors’ compelling vision for the school is informed by a non-negotiable decision to put ‘first rate’ learning at the top of everyone’s agenda at Cranbrook. At all levels, leaders are committed to developing curiosity and an appetite for learning in students. Where this works best, achievement is outstanding and students’ responses to the daily diet of challenges in their learning are impressive.”