Cranbrook School

Type Secondary
Age Range 11-18
Religion Christian
Address Waterloo Road
TN17 3JD
Phone 01580711800
Reference Number 137739



Cranbrook School is a unique state-funded grammar school nestled in the heart of Kent, England, at the address Waterloo Road, Cranbrook, TN17 3JD. Founded initially as Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Cranbrook School caters for students aged 11 to 18, with a focus on academic excellence. It is the only state grammar school that is both 11+ co-educational and accepts boarders in the county.

The school's curriculum is built around values such as kindness, integrity, curiosity, aspiration, and individuality, and the institution prides itself on its strong tradition of innovation and excellence. Cranbrook School is also a prominent name in the region, boasting significant performance in the academic field, as evidenced by the success of its graduates.

The 70-acre campus hosts impressive facilities, including boarding houses, a performing arts center, Queen's Hall Theatre, a newly refurbished Sixth Form Center, extensive playing fields, and a modern gymnasium. The school's vast array of extra-curricular activities, such as the CCF, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, and a varied program of school trips, contribute to its vibrant learning environment.

Mr David Clark serves as the Headteacher of the co-educational boarding and day school, which operates within the Kent Local Education Authority. Cranbrook School is an Academy Converter and is part of the Cranbrook School Academy Trust.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 884
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 58.26%
Girls: 41.74%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
7 60
8 63
9 145
10 152
11 153
12 165
13 146

Ofsted Rating Good
Last Inspection Date 2022-05-19
Date Description Report
2022-03-22 School inspection: School inspection:
2015-04-28 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2012-02-14 Academy conversion letter Academy conversion letter
Previously as Cranbrook School
2011-07-06 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2007-11-22 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2003-03-17 Full inspection Full inspection

Attainment 8 Score

Attaimenment 8 is a measure of a pupil's average grade across a set of 8 subjects. The 8 subjects which make up Attainment 8 are:

  • English
  • Maths
  • 3 subjects from qualifications that count towards the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), like sciences, language and history
  • 3 more GCSE qualifications (including EBacc subjects) or technical awards from a list approved by the Department for Education
Each grade a pupil gets is assigned a point score from 9 (the highest) to 1 (the lowest). These scores are added up, with English and maths counted twice.

School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
65.7 Upgrade Upgrade

GCSE Results

Metric School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Grade 5 or above in English and maths 82% Upgrade Upgrade
5 or more GCSEs at grade 9-4 (or A-C) 95% Upgrade Upgrade

Attainment 8 Score

Attaimenment 8 is a measure of a pupil's average grade across a set of 8 subjects. The 8 subjects which make up Attainment 8 are:

GCSE Results

2024 Admissions

Number of Applications Number of Offers
First Preference Upgrade Upgrade
Second Preference 47 2
Third Preference 47 1
From another Local Authority 27 2

Previous Years



Age Range

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Key Stage 2 Attainment

Students Meeting expected standard

Students Meeting higher standard

GCSE Attainment

Attainment 8 score percentile

Students getting 5 or more GCSE's at grade 9-4 (A-C)