Year 9 Boarding Admissions


Cranbrook School will be offering 52 boarding places for Year 9 entry in September 2018: 34 boys and 18 girls boarding places

Applications for entry in September 2018 open on the 1 September until the 31 October 2017.

Please download and complete the Application Form and submit to Kent County Council.  The address is at the bottom of the form. Please also submit a copy of the Application Form to Cranbrook School.


Please download and complete the form for your child if they have Additional Educational Needs or Special Educational Needs which may require exceptional arrangements to be made.

Boarding Suitability Interviews for OVERSEAS students will be held on Friday 17 November 2017.

Boarding Suitability Interviews for UK students will be held on Friday 1 December 2017.

The Entrance Examination will be held on Saturday 18 November 2017.

Academic Scholarship examinations will also be held on the same date as the entrance examination.  Music Scholarships will be held on Friday 17 November from 2pm.  Please refer to the Scholarships Page for further information and to download the Registration Form.


It is very unusual for the school to have any places available for students applying outside of the normal round of admissions (i.e. entry to Year 7, Year 9 or Year 12). Students who wish to make an In-Year Application for a day place should contact the Registrar at Cranbrook School.


As one of the country’s few State Boarding Schools, the education provided by Cranbrook School is free to day students and boarders alike. The only charges levied by the Governors go towards boarders’ accommodation and live-in costs – far lower than Independent Sector fees.


Please refer to our Boarding Admissions Policy  for more details.