Cranbrook School

Cranbrook is a genuinely unique place. It is a co-educational grammar school in the heart of the glorious Wealden countryside. It is one of only a small number of state boarding schools in the UK. Our students thrive thanks to the breadth and challenge of our curriculum, and our emphasis on growing character as much as minds.


We balance a traditional academic curriculum with a busy co-curriculum of competitive sport, music, drama, CCF, DofE and student-led societies. Academic success at Cranbrook is important, we cater for the top 20-25% of the academic ability range and our leavers head to a variety of top destinations, including Oxbridge and many Russell Group universities. Our 230 boarders give us a rare and special dimension among grammar schools. Their experience in our boarding family is happy and vibrant thanks to the excellent accommodation in our six Houses, our skilled, dedicated House teams, and an extensive programme of activities.


Cranbrook is a beautiful place to live and grow up. With 75 acres of our own green space on the site, we are an integral part of the aerial patchwork of the Weald’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – it’s fantastic for the wellbeing of both students and staff. We are half an hour from the coast, and not much further from London and its airports.

Our aim is to provide an outstanding all-round education with academic fulfilment at its heart.”

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HeadMr David Clark
School TypeState
Senior Age Range11 - 18
AcademicGCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Vocational
Boarding Fees From£5,050.00 per term
Total Students884
Youngest Boarder13
Senior Boarders260
Closest Airport 1London Gatwick (79.1km)
Closest Airport 2London Heathrow (110km)