Cranleigh School

Surrey, United Kingdom

Cranleigh is a leading co-educational weekly boarding and day school set in a stunning rural location in more than 240 acres on the edge of the Surrey Hills.

Ages taught:

13 — 18

School size:

400 boys, 229 girls

School type:



  • Day
  • Flexi Boarding
  • Weekly Boarding
  • Full Boarding


  • English National Curriculum



Accreditations and memberships:

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School Website

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It is a genuine privilege to be Headmaster of such a special school. I continue to be struck by the warmth and inclusiveness of a family atmosphere that comes from a boarding school which is large enough for diverse opportunities and small enough for everyone to be known, supported and encouraged. The Cranleigh way is to uphold a vision for flourishing young people, where busy pupils lead fulfilled lives now while developing the personal skills and qualities that will enhance their adult lives. Rooted in the School’s Christian foundation in 1865, our guiding values and principles are summarised in four words: service, relationships, leadership and excellence.

Cranleigh School. A Dedicated Community

Senior management

Mr Martin Reader - Headmaster

School description

Cranleigh is a leading co-educational weekly boarding and day school set in a stunning rural location in more than 280 acres on the edge of the Surrey Hills. In 2015 the School celebrated its 150th anniversary; it has come a long way since its establishment as a school to support the local farming community in 1865. 

Cranleigh’s beautiful campus is exceptionally well equipped, with outstanding classrooms, studio, performance and sports facilities, including three theatres, twelve rehearsal and performance spaces, competition pitches, equestrian centre, sports centres, golf course, outdoor education centre and swimming pool. 

There are strong links between the School and nearby Cranleigh Preparatory School and pupils also join from a wide variety of other prep schools across London and the home counties, creating a lively, House-based community of young people who are drawn together by their inherent love of life and getting involved in everything Cranleigh has to offer. 

In 2015 the newest addition to the Cranleigh family also celebrated a birthday. Cranleigh Abu Dhabi, situated at the heart of Saadiyat Island, the Emirates’ island of culture, opened its doors to the first pupils at the Junior School in 2014. Like the other Schools in the Cranleigh family, Cranleigh Abu Dhabi shares the motto Ex Cultu Robur (from Culture comes Strength), an ethos which celebrates co-curricular success alongside academic excellence with remarkable results for every pupil, year on year.

Class sizes

Secondary average class size:


Secondary teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 6

Academic information

Curriculum followed:

  • English National Curriculum

University destinations:

Almost all pupils achieve three A2 Levels (with a record number of A*s in 2015), and in recent years more than 99% have gone on to university, with 80% to their first-choice university, including Oxbridge & Russell Group

Sports and extra-curricular activities


Athletics, Climbing, Badminton, Cricket, Cross Country, Fives, Football, Golf, Hockey, Netball, Riding, Rounders, Rugby, Swimming, Squash, Tennis, Waterpolo, Diet & Nutrition, Strength & Conditioning
‘Sport for All’ is a key philosophy. With up to 40 teams in action most weeks and House Competitions in an incredible range of sports it's no exaggeration to say that everyone at Cranleigh is part of the team.

Extra-curricular activities:

Outdoor Education, Cadets Field trips and Expeditions overseas, community service, Duke of Edinburgh, several clubs and societies with active lecture programmes from guest speakers, canoeing, gardening
Our full programme of extra-curricular activities caters for every interest and stimulates pupils to learn new skills or take on new challenges.


Admission process:

We welcome visits from prospective parents and pupils. To arrange a personal appointment or to request to join a Saturday morning Small Group Appointment, please call the Admissions Office on 01483 276377. For detailed information please visit

Bursaries and scholarships


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Fees (Annual)

Secondary Day:



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School news & events


United Kingdom


Horseshoe Lane, Cranleigh



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