Cranleigh aims to educate young people in a truly holistic sense, providing every opportunity for students to discover and nurture their talents and passions. We want every student in our care to flourish. Above all, we want Cranleighans to go out into the world as Thinking, Being, Giving individuals.

Thinking: reflects our style of teaching which aims to provide pupils with a questioning mindset and the skills to think and problem solve

Being: is who we are and how we are. Our culture aims to nurture in pupils the core human qualities that enable communities to thrive and support one another

Giving: is our hope that Cranleighans grow to recognise their privilege and go out into the world ready to give back and help to create meaningful change

As our footprint across the world grows, I never want us to lose sight of our core values and ethos. A Cranleigh education, wherever it is received, is about nurturing the mind, heart and spirit, and our schools must be dynamic, soulful places that inspire our students to always give their all and to always give back. If we succeed in this endeavour, then we will have played our part in making the world a better place.

— Mr Martin Reader, Headmaster

Our core values of service, leadership, relationships and excellence underpin all elements of boarding life and education. In the classroom, on the sports field, in the rehearsal studios and creative spaces, we uphold a desire to nurture students with a sense of self-belief and a strong moral compass.


We encourage an attitude of service to each other and to our wider community. We recognise our privileges and our responsibility to give back.


We foster strong relationships in our inclusive boarding community. We believe children flourish in safe, supportive environments.


We nurture a spirit of openness, integrity and thoroughness in everything we do, equipping Cranleighans with the knowledge and skills to make a mark on the world. We endeavour to be viewed as leaders in holistic boarding education.


We strive for excellence in everything we do, and aspire to be recognised for our educational vision and the personal qualities of our students.

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