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A traditional prep school with an outdoorsy, sporty feel. The great outdoors is what defines Cranleigh: acres of grassy pitches, Astro, tennis courts and netball courts. Lovely play area for the youngest Cranleighans. The school even has its own little woods: the Copse. The buildings are a mix of Edwardian and...

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Set in 40 acres of stunning Surrey countryside, just 50 minutes from London, Cranleigh Prep offers a uniquely warm and welcoming educational environment for children aged 7-13. Although a top, high-achieving independent school in its own right, pupils benefit from sharing an exceptional 7-18 programme with Cranleigh School (just across the road) for sports, music and computing. This is reflected in our many county and national achievements in sport and music in recent years. From academics and musicians to sports stars and artists, the experience of each individual is at the heart of everything the School does. Pupils have won over 200 scholarships over the last five years to some of the country's leading schools, including: Cranleigh, Brighton College, Charterhouse, Eton, KCS Wimbledon, Marlborough, RGS Guildford, Tonbridge, Wellington and Winchester. ...Read more

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Since September 2018, Neil Brooks BA QTS. Read geography and PE at Warwick University. Unusually (to say the least) for a head, he spent his 20s as a ‘soldier’ - a British army officer serving in an airborne unit in Northern Ireland and Bosnia. Plunged into the world of education by becoming a housemaster, and then headmaster for eight years, at Cothill House. He and his wife then embarked on an Elysian project to reopen the recently shuttered Old Malthouse Prep in Dorset as a venue for science courses. Courses and boarding experiences were designed for inner-London children, in affiliation with the Natural History Museum and London’s Pimlico Academy. Most recently, had a spell at Fulham Prep where he was hired on the quixotic errand of launching a senior school. Spent two years on...

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Special Education Needs

The Learning Support Department at Cranleigh Prep School deals with pupils who have a learning difficulty which in some way hinders their ability to learn fully in the main classroom. The aim of the department is to provide a safe learning environment for pupils to achieve their potential. We provide specialist tuition for pupils with dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia. Support can be provided for pupils for whom English is a second language. We tailor our teaching to the pupil's specific learning difficulties. Every pupil has an individual educational plan or IEP made specifically to suit their needs. A multi-sensory approach to learning is taken with our students. The department offers specialist teacher assessments to identify pupils who may have a specific need. All teachers in the school are made aware of pupils receiving support and their needs. We can also recommend outside specialists such as educational psychologists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and opticians. All the teachers in the Learning Support Department are qualified special needs teachers. They all hold diplomas in SpLD. We also have a trained Phonographix tutor and Visualising & Verbalising tutor.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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