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

Cranbrook School - Respect Aspire Achieve


School notices:

* For the most up-to-date news and information pertaining COVID-19 and school closures, please visit the support page.


Reading lists

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:


Essential gas works

Please be aware that SGN are carrying out essential gas maintenance work in Cranbrook throughout April and May, affecting local traffic. For more information, please click here to read the letter from SGN.


Collecting students at the end of the school day

Please can we kindly remind parents not to arrive early for school pick-up. The In/Out and the road at the front of school regularly becomes very congested. Please drive in, pick up your child and then move off again. Alternatively, you may wish to pick up your child from an agreed location in town. Many thanks for your cooperation in keeping the traffic flowing.


Year 11 intervention and further support sessions

Thank you to all parents and students who attended last night’s parents’ evening. All available support sessions are that Year 11 students may attend are listed here. As we move towards exams, it is important that the students take advantage of these opportunities as a support to their efforts and focus in the classroom. We also remind you that children should continue to partake in out of classroom enrichment, clubs and societies.


Cranbrook Carers Group

This will be held in the Lower School Hub, Barham Drive (formally the old Sixth Form centre) from 7:00pm to 8:30pm on the following dates: 27th January, 24th February, 30th March, 27th April, 18th May and 29th June. This group is for anyone who is concerned for or caring for a young person with depression, anxiety, an eating disorder, self-harming, or any other mental health condition. The group will be facilitated by Kelli Swain-Kowper. Kelli is a BACP registered psychotherapist, with over 25 years experience in child and young people’s mental health.  She has worked both in hospitals and many schools, she is co-author of a handbook for counselling children and youth people, a trainer for Place2Be to name but a few and has had her own private practice in London and now in Tunbridge Wells. It is hoped that Kelli will come each month to the group and facilitate the discussions and offer her expertise so that the group can be guided and feel supported in their thinking. The vision for the group is that everyone will leave the evening with something positive to think about and work with, in your capacity of trying to support your loved one in their struggles with their mental health. The sessions are free and complimentary refreshments will be available. Please contact Michelle West for further details: cranbrookcarersgroup@gmail.com


After school squash coaching

SRC Coaching

Squash coaching at Cranbrook School starts on Monday 13th January, two sessions 3:45pm and 4:30pm. Only 8 spaces are available per session for Years 9-11 boys and girls, each Monday for five weeks. Five sessions are £25. For more information, please contact Tom at Sports Route Coaching on 07921 705279, email tom@sportsroutecoaching.com or visit the website: www.sportsroutecoaching.com


Biddenden to Cranbrook minibus service

Minibus to Cranbrook for Biddenden / Cranbrook Road

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 hub@tsh.org.uk


Information Evening presentations

The year group information evening presentations are available to download from the Notices tabs above.


Student drop off/collection

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 Rovenden 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 leeanfro@gmail.com 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.



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.

Latest Tweets

We are very excited to share the news that Elise in Yr8 has won the International Poetry, Art, Speech & Song Competition. Her piece 'Innocent Blood' was chosen over hundreds in her age catagory from around the world:


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