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 2020: 34 boys and 18 girls boarding places.

Applications for entry in September 2020 will open on the 1 September 2019 until the 31 October 2019.  The Application Form will be available to download once the application period is open.

Entrance Exam Date:  Saturday 16 November 2019

Overseas Students Boarding Interviews:  Friday 15 November 2019

UK Students Boarding Interviews:  Friday 29 November 2019


Applications for Year 9 boy boarders for entry in September 2019 are currently still being accepted.

Please submit the Application Form to Cranbrook School.



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

Applications for Year 10 boy boarders for entry in September 2019 are currently being accepted.


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.

Year 9 (13+) Admission Arrangements, September 2020

The examination arrangements for 13+ entry into Cranbrook School have been amended, so that the examination in November 2019 will consist of a Cognitive Ability Test.

Please refer to the downloads available on this page for further information.

Please refer to our Boarding Admissions Policy  for more details.

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