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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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As the first half of this term comes to an end, we had great pleasure in awarding our Year 9 scholars today. Well done! 👏

CSPA Artisan Tasting Evening - Friday 19th November
We'll be highlighting our fabulous local suppliers attending the Artisan Tasting Evening over the next few weeks. First up Cellar Head Brewing Company: https://t.co/IdxdbPwcZf
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A funny thing happened on the way to the forum this am… I saw ACTUAL ROMAN PILLARS coming into Cranbrook on a ute for the Apple Fayre! Town closed but forum well and truly open. Brilliant. See you in Octogas later @SchoolCranbrook apple juice stall.


CPD twilight today: Importance of literacy across the curriculum, courtesy of Ms Eastwood, Head of English. Brilliant T&L ideas. (As if you need reminding: make your children read! Words matter in all subjects.)

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