Cranmore School

Cranmore School

Day Surrey

Cranmore is one of Surrey’s leading prep schools, with a long history of achievement, breadth and excellence, all provided within our fabulous 25-acre site at West Horsley.

Following the recent merger with St Teresa’s we will be offering a diamond-model all-through education from Nursery to A Levels, with a fully integrated curriculum and a smooth path through the two schools. Cranmore will host the Early Years for both schools, then there will be single-sex prep and senior schools at West Horsley and Effingham. From 2025 the Sixth Form at St Teresa’s will become co-educational, completing the pathway.

Particularly exciting for Cranmore is that there will be substantial investment in opening our new senior school for boys, starting in September 2020. State-of-the-art classrooms and highly qualified specialist teaching will give boys aged 11 to 16 an exceptional education to GCSE and beyond, without the stress of 11+ and 13+ transfer examinations.

Year Founded 1968
Religion Catholic
Inspection Report
Charity Commission

Cranmore School has a total of 361 pupils.

311 Day Boys
(2- 13)
50 Day Girls
(2- 13)

About Cranmore School

Cranmore has exceptional facilities based on the leafy 25-acre site and achieves excellent academic, sporting and musical results. Dedicated staff offer strong pastoral care based on Christian values and encourage every child to reach their full potential. The sport and music-for-all ethos shines through the entire school, plus the wide range of activities and extra-curricular clubs provide every child with the chance to achieve and increase their sense of self-worth. Main entry points are Nursery, Reception, Year 3, Year 7 (academic, sport and music scholarships are available) plus other year groups subject to space. Cranmore Nursery (from 2 years and rated ‘Outstanding’) is the school’s nursery providing term-time care.

Scholarships & Bursaries

  • Year 7 Scholarships
  • Year 3 entry Scholarships
  • Financially Assisted Places


Admissions Process

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.

Admissions Process

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.



News from Cranmore School

Forthcoming Open Days

  • Open Morning

    9:30 -11:30

    Our senior pupils will be delighted to show you around and there is a creche available for those too small to tour. Staff will be available to discuss all aspects of life at Cranmore and the Headmaster will give a short presentation and introduce members of the senior team.