The top year of pupils at Cranleigh achieved the best ever set of A-level grades in the history of the school. 55% of all the A-levels taken were passed at A grade, with over 80% at A or B grade – and a record-breaking 18% passed at the top A* grade. Well over half of the year group of 118 achieved at least 2 A grades, nearly 40 pupils managed at least 3, and some managed significantly more than that: 12 pupils managed at least two A* grades, and some exceeded that, with Henry Harrod, Jonny Pullar and Peter Thompson scoring three A*s, George Colgan four, and Peter’s twin brother James carrying off a remarkable five A* grades.

Cranleigh’s Headmaster Guy Waller said, “It is a real credit to the splendid work-ethic and the friendly and mutually-supportive approach of this year group that they have achieved in some ways our best ever A-level results at Cranleigh. It is naturally always very pleasing to note the raw statistics, and to remember what they mean in terms of league tables – for what league tables are worth – but all that’s very much of secondary significance. The key thing is what these grades mean individually for each pupil, for his or her prospects of success at university, or in the world of work: and these results certainly provide our younger pupils plenty to live up to in the coming years.”

“In two weeks’ time we’ll be back for the new school year really encouraged by what last year’s leavers achieved. They were a tremendous group of pupils – not just academically but in all the other ways we emphasise at Cranleigh – and we will certainly miss them.”