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Following their April 2015 visit, Ofsted rated Cranbrook as an “outstanding school” – the highest classification possible. Here are a few extracts from their report:

The headteacher’s and governors’ compelling vision for the school is informed by a non-negotiable decision to put ‘first rate’ learning at the top of everyone’s agenda at Cranbrook.

At all levels, leaders are committed to developing curiosity and an appetite for learning in students. Where this works best, achievement is outstanding and students’ responses to the daily diet of challenges in their learning are impressive.

Excellent teaching is characterised by teachers’ notable command of their subject, coupled with an expectation that all students will excel. Students value, and respect greatly, the skills and knowledge that their teachers bring to bear.

Behaviour is outstanding. Students feel very safe and happy in the school. They express well-founded confidence in the adults in the school to attend properly to their well-being.

Following the February 2016 visit to inspect our Boarding environment we are proud to report that Cranbrook has been recognised as an “Outstanding Boarding Provider”. The school has been notified by the inspection agency that it achieved the highest possible grade in the inspection of its boarding provision.

The full reports can be viewed in the download section.