Our EDI Journey

At the heart of our EDI journey is a commitment to change. Whilst we are proud of our achievements so far, we know there is much to be done in our pursuit of greater social justice. A key aspect of this work is our pupils’ #BeTheChange pledge, whereby pupils agree to engage proactively with EDI issues throughout their time at Cranleigh. During their school life, we hope our pupils grow into advocates for positive change and start to challenge injustice in all its forms, wherever they see it.

In order to prepare students for global citizenship, Cranleigh aims to be more diverse and more representative of wider society. It will also ensure that its policy and practice encourage an inclusive culture that stands against discrimination in all its forms.

Cranleigh School and Cranleigh Prep School will:

  • increase the number of international students to 10% over the next five years;
  • increase the ethnic diversity of students from 7% to a minimum of 10% of the Cranleigh population over the next five years;
  • increase the ethnic diversity of staff in line with the ethnic diversity of pupils;
  • recruit to achieve an equal gender balance in middle and senior leadership positions over the next ten years.

Cranleigh will publish impact statements on the scope and benefit of partnership work and progress towards its equity, diversity and inclusion aims on a biennial basis.

The following organisations partner with the Schools to help us achieve our social purpose and equality, diversity and inclusion aims:

Black Lives in Music, African Caribbean Education Network, Schools Inclusion Alliance, Royal National Children’s Springboard Foundation, Buttle UK, Surrey Virtual School, Beyond Ourselves, West Surrey Schools’ Partnership, Glebelands School, Cranleigh Church of England School, St Joseph’s Specialist Trust, National Literacy Trust, Cranleigh Football Club, Cranleigh Cricket Club, Cranleigh Hockey Club, Surrey Cricket, Surrey Storm Netball.

Our work around anti-racism, anti-sexism and anti-discrimination is all important in building an inclusive environment for pupils when they are here, but discussing it in school means they can go out into the world and they can be the change they want to see.

— Mr David Mulae, Assistant Head (Pastoral) and EDI Lead

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