A selective school for boys and girls aged 11 to 18. Day and Boarding

Cranbrook School - Respect Aspire Achieve

Application Criteria

We admit 60 boys and girls as day students to Year 7.  There are no boarding places available in Year 7 or 8.

We admit 162 boys and girls each year at Year 9 (13+ age group), including 52 boarders. Further entry is also possible at Sixth Form – typically 16 additional day students and a (very) few boarding students.

As a State-funded grammar school for boys and girls, we cater for the top 20 -25% of the academic ability range and places are always oversubscribed. Year 7 entry is via the Kent 11+ exam. Year 9 candidates take a Verbal Reasoning Test set by NFER and the school also sets supplementary papers in Mathematics and English. Sixth Form entry (for day students and boarders alike) is subject to availability and the attainment of a minimum of 40 points at GCSE, or equivalent.  (A* = 8.5, A = 7, B = 5.5, C = 4, D = 3) – please refer to the Admissions Policies for the additional entry requirements.

All applicants for Cranbrook School must hold either a UK or an EU passport, or have the right of abode in the UK. Boarding applicants may live anywhere in the UK or overseas. Day applicants may also apply from anywhere in the UK or overseas.

PREFERRED AREA:

The geographical area is defined as follows:

a.         The civil parishes of Cranbrook, Goudhurst, Staplehurst, Frittenden, Benenden, Sandhurst and Hawkhurst as defined by civil parish boundaries.

b.         Any other property which is not within the civil parish boundaries as outlined above, but is within 8.5 kilometres of the school by straight line.

Please refer to the the Day Admissions Policy in the Admission Policies section of this website for further information.

In association with Fiona Penny Bespoke Homefinders, you can now access a unique App which enables you to type in the postcode of any location/property to check whether it falls within the Cranbrook School Catchment Area.  Please click here to be directed to their website.  Fiona Penny is also able, if necessary, to assist you with finding a property to buy or to rent.

Latest Tweets

We hope that you can come along to the Joe and Freddie Memorial Match on 14/12/19 at Cranbrook School. Please visit https://t.co/l6v4kPI1xG

In this year’s prestigious Sunday Times league table we climbed 36 places on our 2018 position, ranking 129th – well within the top 150 highest performing state secondary schools nationally. Well done to all last year’s GCSE and A Level students!

Load More...