A unique state boarding grammar school for girls and boys in the Kent countryside.

Cranbrook School

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 small number of 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 an objective test, which will be made up of verbal, non verbal and quantitative reasoning tests. Sixth Form entry (for day students and boarders alike) is subject to availability and the attainment of our minimum entry requirements – please see the Sixth Form admissions page for further details.

All applicants for Cranbrook School must hold either a UK or an Irish 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.

PRIORITY AREA:

The Priority 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.

If you are looking to relocate to the area and in particular focusing your property search within the Priority Area, you may double check the postcode using this link on the KCC website: KCC Postcode search.

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