At Cranleigh we have always believed that achieving balance in a busy life is key to creating an educational environment where children can flourish. Pupil and staff wellbeing has long been at the centre of every decision we make, and is embedded in the structure of our timetable and the co-curricular and pastoral environment we provide.

Children need to live and work in safe and supportive environments, building healthy relationships and learning to discover their passions in life. Our boarding house structure, with four girls’ and four boys’ affiliated boarding house provides opportunity for everything on campus to take place in a co-educational setting, so that children learn to respect one another and prepare for the world beyond the school gates.

Pupil Leaders

The houses are supported by a robust safeguarding and pastoral system with house staff, Tutors, pastoral leads, societies, medical team, counsellors and vertical pupil groups so there is always someone on hand to help with navigating the complexities of teenage life.

Our academics aim high with a focus on teaching the critical thinking skills that inspire children to take control of their own learning and organisation. Academics are balanced with a co-curricular programme that provides sport, drama, music and a breathtaking range of activities and opportunities so that every child can follow their own journey and find their talent – buoyed by the support of their friends.

By the time pupils leave us they are resilient, balanced and independent young people, ready to go out and make a difference in the world.


Where next?


Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)


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