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 2022: 34 boys and 18 girls boarding places.

Applications for entry in September 2022 will open on the 1 September until the 31 October 2021 and a link to the Application Form will be made available on this page during that period of time.


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


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.

Cranbrook School welcomes boarding applications from Armed Forces families who are in receipt of Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA).  Qualifying for CEA means that you will only pay 8% of the annual boarding fee which is just £384 per term (£1,152 per annum) for the 2021 academic year.

The Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS) provides information and advice to service families and eligible MoD civilians on all aspects of the education of their children in the UK and overseas.  Please call the helpline on 01980 618 244 or 94 344 8244.  Telephones are manned from 8.30am to 3.30pm, Monday to Friday. To enquire by email: DCYP-CEAS-Enquiries@mod.gov.uk.

More information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/the-childrens-education-advisory-service-ceas.

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Sports Day was highly competitive and so much fun for all involved. Events included track, field, fun relays and our favourite event Tug of War. Great way to finish the term! 😃 Photos courtesy of Ali Kittermaster. Gallery will be available from Monday.


Cranbrook 1st beat the OC’s in their last match of the season by 4 runs. What a brilliant game, clearly enjoyed by all. Good luck to the OC’s in your next few games. Well done and thank you to all our Year 13 Leavers, particularly Cam, Piers and The Laver lads. 🏏💪🏆

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