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

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Cornwallis (Boys)

Built in 1848, this large Victorian family home provides arguably the most impressive setting of all the boarding Houses of the school. With views over Cornwallis Field on one side and the glorious gardens, Astro-turf and the town’s famous smock mill on the other, the environment is compelling.

The school acquired the premises in 1931 and the House seems to have retained its atmosphere and warmth into the 21st Century. Cornwallis aims to create a homely environment where all the boys feel safe, happy and can do well in all areas of school life. The House has a comfy, traditional feel with the Allen Room’s walls laden with House photographs of past and present generations. Elsewhere, the Osborne Room provides recreational havens while the lovely conservatory boasts greenery and stunning views.

The heart of the House lies in the current bunch of Cornwallisites. They seem to relish the traditional feel of the place and use it as a basis for fostering our legendary house spirit! Features of the Cornwallis year include formal dinners, the grand Lenten Charity Appeal (on Old Cranbrookian Hockey reunion day) and the perennial Christmas Pantomime – a big hit with the whole school!

Head of House – Mr Gavin Turner

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Great to be with our U15 girls’ tennis and cricket sides today for fixtures @Mayfieldgirls. Team spirit and individual skill not dampened by the weather! Well played all.


U15A played some fantastic tennis in a variety of weather conditions beating Kings Canterbury 8 sets to 1. Well done lads! 🎾

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Well done all! These leavers’ fixtures are such a brilliant idea in this year of little competitive sport. Looking forward to 1st & 2nd XV vs @SkinnersRugby tomorrow 🏉 https://t.co/k6nzZj8LEE

Well done to our tennis boys teams. Year 7/8/9/10 all enjoyed their first matches of the season. U14A played Norton Knatchbull U15B in the league and lost 4-8. U13 beat Bethany 10-2 and U15B won 12-0. Well done boys! 🎾🎾

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