Student Life



Everyone at Cranleigh is part of something special, in the boarding house, with our paired houses, in sports teams, classes and societies. There are always events to watch and everyone loves cheering on friends in house competitions.

Butts is our Sixth Form social space for movie nights and catch-ups and there are groups like Cranleigh Alliance and Cranleigh Being that bring together students in an inclusive and supportive environment. All of the majority and minority sports have a House competition during the year for juniors and seniors and as far as possible the houses compete together as one affiliated house boy/girl team.

Sixth Form boarding offers the perfect transition between school and university, fostering the independence that young people need as they move on to the next stage of their lives. The length of the day means that activities often take place well into the evening and this enables boarders, in particular, to make the most of all that is on offer.


Everyone needs a release from the stress of A Levels, mine is Drama as it allows you to relax and find an alternative focus to work.

                – Theo, Sixth Form Student


Highlights of boarding as listed by our Sixth Formers include: better relationships with their parents; quality family time at weekends; the value of being part of a community and of learning the importance of routines and structure; the chances to develop leadership skills; and the fact that they make friends for life. Pupils leave school fully equipped to take on any of the challenges that will face them in the workplace and beyond.


The last two years of school life can go by in a flash, but we feel the values that drive Sixth form life at Cranleigh School can have an impact for a lifetime and therefore, although it may be a brief time, for every pupil it is both a fundamental and exciting one.


– Mr Nick Drake, Senior Tutor