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Our principles, purpose & philosophy

Principles and purpose


We encourage:

  • Respect – for learning, for our community, for each other
  • Aspiration – for academic, creative and sporting success
  • Achievement – of personal and professional goals


We produce:

  • Happy
  • Fulfilled
  • Confident

….. learners


We envisage being:

  • True to our founders’ vision
  • At the heart of our community
  • A flagship for boarding
  • Supportive and receptive to the ideas and needs of our partner schools


Teaching and Learning:  Cranbrook Learning is our unique way of encouraging resilience and self-reliance through academic rigour and challenge

Growing:  School-wide enrichment is our way of building confidence through participation and leadership in our diverse co-curriculum

Building:  As we continue to develop, we are investing in fundraising schemes such as Cranbrook Together, and a strategy for developing our whole school site