A unique state boarding grammar school for girls and boys in the Kent countryside.

Cranbrook School


School notices:

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Student drop off/collection times

8:00 – 8:30am: In/Out Car park is open, but exit is left-turn only. This eases congestion on Waterloo Road into Cranbrook. This will be signposted. Cars can turn left again up the hill to get onto Angley Road – access to Cranbrook and Hawkhurst is easy from here.

3:00 – 4:00 pm: In/Out Car park is closed. This eases congestion on Waterloo Road in and out of Cranbrook. There will be a barrier preventing entry at this time. Parents will be able to pick children up from here as usual after 4pm.

Alternative venues for pick-up:

  • Big Side parking area (on Quaker Lane). Students can walk through Bull Field and wait at the Big Side pavilion, under cover.
  • Co-Op car park (High Street)
  • Tanyard car park (The Hill)
  • Jockey Lane car park (Carriers Road)
  • The High Street itself

Please do not use Barham Drive as an alternative drop-off/pick-up area: this is always busy with students getting off buses, and so is not safe for lots of cars. It is also used by coaches and minibuses at those peak times. This does not affect staff usage of this drive.

At all other times, the In/Out car park will be open as normal, with no restrictions on turning out from it.


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:


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 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.


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.

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