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

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Boarding Admissions


Cranbrook School will be offering 52 boarding places for Year 9 entry in September 2021: 34 boys and 18 girls boarding places.

Applications for entry in September 2021 are open until the 31 October 2020.  To make an application please click on the link below:



Entrance Exam Date:  Owing to Covid-19 2021 candidates will sit the Entrance Exam remotely and will be contacted individually to advise on arrangements

Overseas Students Boarding Interviews:  Friday 13 November 2020 

UK Students Boarding Interviews:  Friday 27 November 2020

Boarding Suitability Interviews will be held remotely owing to Covid-19 restrictions



Students who wish to make an In-Year Application for a boarding place should contact the Registrar at Cranbrook School.

Applications for Year 9 boy and girl boarders for entry in September 2020 are currently being accepted.  Please contact the Registrar for an Application Form.


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.

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