Applications for entry to Cranmore can be made for boys and girls at age 2, 4 or 7 and, for boys at age 11 (from September 2020) or 13 (from September 2022). Places at other ages also, occasionally, become available. The deadline for registration for Year 7 entry is 20th October in the year prior to joining, e.g. if joining in September 2020 the deadline would be 20th October 2019.
The admissions process normally begins at least a year prior to entry, with prospective parents and students attending an Open Morning and / or having an individual tour of the school and a meeting with the Headmaster.
Parents who would like their son or daughter to be considered for a place complete a registration form and are asked to pay a non-refundable registration fee. Formal entry examinations to the Senior School for boys at age 11 take place in early January (prior to entry the following September).
For the Prep School, there are taster sessions for Nursery and Reception entry and assessment mornings for entry into Years 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6. For entry into Year 3 there is an assessment day for all candidates in early November in the year prior to entry.