During the last 150 years, from its beginnings as the Surrey County School, Cranleigh has continued to evolve, adapt and develop: it has been the ability of the School to do this which has helped us to provide such an outstanding educational environment.
Having completed our sesquicentennial anniversary year we are already looking forward to the next 150 years. Many Old Cranleighans and other supporters of Cranleigh joined us to celebrate the School’s many achievements and, more importantly, are committed to supporting the School and its pupils in the future, maintaining the extraordinary loyalty that we have always attracted, not only from pupils, past and present, but from the local community.
The Foundation stepped in to help my daughter at what was a very difficult time in her life. She realises how lucky she is and that without their support, and the School’s, she would not have succeeded as she has done.
Why We Need Your Help
The Cranleigh Foundation is a fund which over the coming decades will build to a substantial endowment sufficient to secure and underwrite the development of the school in uncertain times ahead. It will additionally support bursaries to provide a Cranleigh education for Foundationer pupils who have lost the support of one or both parents through exceptional or tragic circumstances, and who would benefit from a nurturing boarding environment.
The Fund is still in its infancy, but by 2020 it would like to be supporting at least 14 Foundationers from the age of 11 up to 18. Although some parents might be in a position to make a financial contribution towards their child’s education, most will not, and the Foundation needs to build its funds on the assumption that it will be totally supporting all Foundationers.
Executive Foundation Director
Chris Allison is Deputy Head of Admissions, responsible for admissions of pupils to Sixth Form, as well as being a core member of the English department and Head of Riding. She was previously Housemistress of West House for nine years.
Chris is also responsible for Foundation applications and has a wealth of experience in many areas of school life. She is passionate about all aspects of her pupils education and extra-curricular activity. Both her daughters are Old Cranleighans.