Following their boarding inspection in May 2018, Ofsted rated Cranbrook as an “outstanding school” – the highest classification possible. Here are a few extracts from their report:
Boarders celebrate and enjoy the diverse and rich mix of backgrounds from which they come. This is an inclusive and welcoming boarding provision.
The diverse choices of enriching activities and opportunities on offer encourage the growth, responsibility and maturity of boarders.
Boarding is seen as a central and much valued part of the school, and all members of staff are passionate about ensuring that the boarding experience is enriching and rewarding.
Boarders’ welfare and safety is given a high priority. The school’s safeguarding team is diligent and works very hard to ensure that all students are safe and protected.
Excellent pastoral support ensures that all students have their emotional wellbeing promoted to a very high standard.
Staff receive up-to-date and relevant training to ensure that they have the skills and knowledge to deliver an excellent standard of care.
Close and very well-organised liaison between boarding staff and staff in the rest of the school ensures that each boarder’s individual needs are known and that effective support packages are put in place where needed.
The full reports can be viewed in the download section.