Cranford House School

Cranford House is situated on the Oxfordshire-Berkshire border. Cranford House continues to enjoy a growing national reputation for excellence as one of the UK’s leading small independent day schools.

We offer 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. 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.

The Junior School balances traditional academic skills with the enquiry-based approach of Science, Design Technology and Computing. Juniors benefit from Senior School facilities. Our results are consistently very good. Responsibility is offered at a young age through posts such as Heads of Junior School and Junior House Captains.

In our Senior School, pupils follow a common core curriculum, before choosing their GCSE subjects. Despite our non-selective status, the academic ambition we foster in our pupils has led to Cranford House being ranked in the Top 5 schools in Oxfordshire for our GCSE results. What’s more, we are the only non-selective school within that Top 5. Our pupils belong to a vibrant House system and, on reaching Year 11, enjoy further positions of responsibility and privilege.

September 2020 a new purpose built Sixth Form Centre will open its doors to Year 12 students offering a broad curriculum of A-levels, Enrichment Programme and Careers Centre.

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.

Scholarships and Bursaries are offered for Year 7 and 12 entry to the school – please see our website for more details.


  • Head Dr J Raymond
  • Dr J Raymond
  • Age range 2 - 18
  • Day / Boarding Day
  • Religious affiliation Church of England
  • Exams
  • 14+ GCSE
  • 16+ A Level
  • Fees (per term) September 2020 - August 2021
  • Prep/Junior School
    • £3,650 - £4,910 per term
  • Senior School
    • £5,950 per term
  • Sixth Form
    • £5,950 per term
  • Find out more about fees >

Bursaries & Scholarships

Cranford House School is committed to seeking out and rewarding gifted pupils with Bursaries and Scholarships to ensure the largest number of talented pupils can benefit from a Cranford House education.

In particular, it aims as far as possible to focus its support on pupils for whom the chance of a Cranford House education would be a transformative, life-changing prospect.

If your child would benefit from the educational experience which Cranford House is able to offer, but your family is not in a position to cover the full fees, you may be eligible for a Bursary or Scholarship.

Bursaries and Scholarships are available to any pupil aged 11 and over within the Senior School. Most Bursaries and Scholarships are allocated on entry to Year 7 and 12.

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Scholarships & Bursaries offered
  • Academic scholarships
  • Art scholarships
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Music scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Sport scholarships


2020 Vision
Junior School Days of Discovery

Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, the GSA is not responsible for inaccuracies.

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