Headmaster’s Welcome

Dr. John Weeds - Cranbrook School Headmaster

Cranbrook School is proud to be part of a small but select group of schools which are state-funded and which also accommodate significant numbers of boarders.

We are 750 pupils strong, 250 of whom board in one of our six superbly furnished boarding houses. We are also proud of our grammar school status, especially as we have recently changed our year of entry for day pupils from Year 9 (age 13 years) to Year 7 (age 11 years).  We have a strong sense of mission which you can read about in our 500+ Vision Statement (click here to view).  This is focused on the development of our pupils – academically, socially and in terms of their character. We succeed in combining academic rigour with a deep commitment to the individual needs and enthusiasms of each pupil.

We are hugely proud to be celebrating our 500th anniversary in 2018 and to have remained true to that original principle of offering a free, first-class education to both to local children and to a thriving boarding community.

You are most welcome to come and see for yourself and find out more.

I look forward to meeting you.

Dr. John Weeds
Headmaster