One of the UK's leading small independent schools, Cranford House is a co-educational all-through school situated on the Oxfordshire-Berkshire border which offers a vibrant education to girls and boys aged 2-18. Rated 'Excellent' in all categories, our school specialises in academic achievement, outstanding pastoral care and extra-curricular opportunities for all.
We have an excellent reputation for providing pupils with a balanced, all-round education within a warmly nurturing environment. At Cranford House, places are not offered due to academic ability alone. Our school is a place where children with a whole host of interests both inside and beyond the classroom thrive. We aim to provide a well-rounded, opportunity-rich education to children ready and willing to make the most of it. Set in over 14 acres of rural South Oxfordshire, our aim is to encourage pupils to achieve their full potential, becoming motivated, confident and happy individuals, recognising the importance of respect and support for others, but ready to seize life's opportunities.
Our newly refurbished and extended Junior School balances traditional academic skills with the enquiry-based approach of Science, Design Technology and Computing. Juniors also benefit from Senior School facilities. Lesson content is based on the National Curriculum but is supplemented to ensure pupils develop their own collaborative, reflective and reasoning skills and abilities. Our results are consistently very good. Responsibility is offered at a young age through a host of leadership posts.
The school has extensive games fields, a brand new Sports Hall, a swimming pool and an all-season astroturf. Dramatic, musical and dance productions are an important aspect of school life and our emphasis is very much on both inclusivity and the celebration of excellence. Our superb extra-curricular provision delivers a wealth of enriching opportunities to students right across the school and pupils have the opportunity to join educational trips, expeditions and excursions. Our own School Minibus service operates over a wide area.