Admissions process

Cranleigh Sixth Form pushes students to be Thinking, Being, Giving individuals and provides the perfect place to find their path in life. A limited number of places are available to pupils who are likely to achieve strong results in their GCSE examinations. Entry is competitive and successful candidates are likely to be predicted 7-9 grades at GCSE or IGCSE.

Stage 1

Welcome Mornings

Pupils looking to join the Sixth Form at Cranleigh School are warmly invited to join a Sixth Form Welcome Morning, the dates of which can be found in the Key Dates below. Please contact Admissions to book a place by email (admissions@cranleigh.org), phone (+44 01483 276377) or online.

 

Key Dates Sixth Form 2025

Stage 2

Initial Enquiry

A limited number of places are available to pupils who are aiming to achieve strong results in their GCSE examinations. Entry is competitive and successful candidates are likely to be predicted mostly grades 9-7 at GCSE or IGCSE.

These Sixth Form guides should answer some of your preliminary questions.

Sixth Form Subject Guide

Cranleigh Excellence Awards 2024

Sixth Form Life

We love welcoming prospective students and their families to Cranleigh, so we encourage you to get in touch and book a personal visit. During your tour, we’ll show you our facilities, including boarding houses, and introduce you to staff and our current Sixth Form students.

Book a visit

 

Stage 3

Registering

Candidates must be over 15 and under 17 years of age on the 1st of September in their year of entry to the School.

If you wish to be considered for a place at Cranleigh, please register online via our Admissions Portal.

Registration for 16+ entry for September 2025 is now open.  For late applications to 2024, please contact The Admissions Team admissions@cranleigh.org

Register Now

Stage 4

Holistic Review

We are not a ruthlessly selective school, but we want to ensure that Cranleigh will be a good match for all candidates. In the majority of cases, we’ll be looking for predicted grades of  7-9 in their GCSEs, but we are also looking for candidates who will throw themselves into the co-curricular life of the school. Our holistic review takes place in the October of Year 11 and allows us to get to know the ‘whole’ candidate.

 

 

Stage 5

Excellence Awards (Scholarships and Exhibitions)

We reward excellence with Scholarships and Exhibitions. To be successful in gaining an award, candidates should demonstrate an exceptional level of performance and potential. We offer Academic, Art, Music and Eric Abbott (Sport) awards. Please let us know that you intend to apply for an Excellence Award when you register.

Scholarships

Stage 6

Offer and Acceptance

We make offers in January of Year 11. We are in the fortunate position of receiving more applications than we have places, so we make offers to those we feel will thrive academically and make a positive contribution to the wider Cranleigh community. Unfortunately, this will mean some miss out, but we are happy to provide individual feedback to all applicants.

On receipt of an offer, confirmation of acceptance must be received by the date given in the Key Dates above.

Places are confirmed subject to candidates achieving the required standard at GCSE.

16+

Process

Meet our admissions staff

Alex Forsdike

Director of Admissions and Registrar

Alex Forsdike

Vivienne Wearn

Assistant Registrar

Vivienne Wearn

Mary Ann Von Radowitz

Admissions Assistant

Mary Ann Von Radowitz

Karrena Carson

Admissions Officer

Karrena Carson

Kate Acton

Admissions Coordinator

Kate Acton

Where next?

Intermediate Years

Visit or Enquire

Our People

Our Campus

Education Choices Award Finalist 2024