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Student drop off/collection times
Please see the following new staggered start/finish times this term and the drop-off/pick-up points for the different Year Groups:
Year 7 – 8.40am start/3.35pm finish and In-Out car park for drop-off and pick-up (3.15pm finish on Games afternoon – Fridays)
Year 8 – 8.40am start/3.35pm finish and Quaker Lane/Big Side car park for drop-off and pick-up (3.15pm finish on Games afternoon – Fridays)
Year 9: – 8.40am start/3.35pm finish and In-Out car park for drop-off and pick-up (3.15pm finish on Games afternoon – Tuesdays)
Year 10: – 8.30am start/3.25pm finish and In-Out car park for drop-off and pick-up (3.15pm finish on Games afternoon – Thursdays)
Year 11: – 8.20am start/3.30pm finish and Quaker Lane/Big Side car park for drop-off and pick-up (3.15pm finish on Games afternoon – Mondays)
Year 12: – 8.30am start/3.25pm finish and In-Out car park for drop-off and pick-up (3.15pm finish on Games afternoons – Wednesdays)
Year 13: – 8.20am start/3.30pm finish and In-Out car park for drop-off and pick-up (3.15pm finish on Games afternoons – Wednesdays)
When they have a games afternoon any year group boys may be collected from Big Side.
Please can parents time their pick-up journey for later than actual lesson finish time – it always takes a few minutes for pupils to emerge from the school after their last lesson. We have experienced major traffic logjams in the afternoons recently with parents arriving early and waiting for too long in the In/Out car park in particular. It is perfectly possible of course to pick up and drop off your child in Cranbrook town itself.
Please note, the In/Out collection zone and Barham Drive will be closed between 3:15pm and 3:45pm to allow the buses and students on foot to safely exit the site.
The latest reading lists have been released and are available in the Year group sections in the left menu or by using the links below:
Biddenden to Cranbrook minibus service
With enough Cranbrook School students living close to one another in Biddenden and along Cranbrook Road, the Tenterden Social Hub has agreed to run a minibus service to Cranbrook School. This term, the service will only be offered in the morning to school, picking students up door to door, arriving at school for 8:15am. The cost will be £11 per week, per student. There are currently 10 spaces available. If the scheme is successful, a return journey can be offered at 3:45pm for an additional £11 in 2020. For more information, please click the above link or email email@example.com
The Rolvenden Rocket
From September 2019, the Rolvenden Rocket will be operating a school bus service from Rolvenden to Cranbrook School stopping at Benenden en route. There is currently no private bus service from Rolvenden to Cranbrook School or a public bus operating at suitable times. The Rolvenden Rocket aims to be the solution to transport worries for parents who have children attending Cranbrook School. There are 15 available seats. The allocation will be on a first come first serve basis and the price will be competitive with the Young Persons bus pass offered by KCC. Please contact Lee by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to book your seat or ask a question regarding the service.
Monday to Friday, pick-up outside The Bull at 7:50am, Benenden Village Hall at 7:55am and drop-off to Cranbrook School for 8:10am.
Information Evening presentations
The year group information evening presentations are available to download from the Notices tabs above.
Please take a look at the document in the downloads section from the Department of Education that offers parents advice when dealing with social media, and the issues facing today’s young people around cyberbullying.