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Sport is the 'wow' factor which attracts lively, active types to Cranmore. The facilities are 'amazing' and coaching is 'totally professional' with a 'squeaky clean sporting ethos'. Catholic ethos runs through the school; head explains: 'It's a Catholic community and everyone does everything, it's fundamental to the school. If you want to come to Cranmore you accept this'.  Discipline is about learning and moving on with 'no labels for bad children'; the aim is to educate children to make the right choices via drip feed over a long period...

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What the school says...

Cranmore has an impressive academic record underpinned by strong pastoral care. Each individual matters and we want the very best for all our pupils so that they develop a love for learning and make strong friendships. Pupils are encouraged to follow their own interests and develop to the best of their abilities. Academic life is strong with pupils going on to the region's leading senior schools and many scholarships awarded each year. Whilst academic excellence is vitally important, we also enjoy an outstanding reputation for our Sport, Music and exceptional extra-curricular programme.

In May 2019 the Governors announced the partnership of Cranmore with our neighbouring school, St Teresa’s, to create a diamond model; the most contemporary education model available, offering the best of single sex and co-ed education to girls and boys.

The new charitable trust is called the Effingham Schools Trust.

Cranmore has an enviable academic reputation and will offer senior education for boys to 16 for the first time. The boys will also have the opportunity to join the St. Teresa’s girls to study for their A levels in a joint co-ed Sixth Form (from 2025).

The diamond model will mean that children from Nursery to Year 4 are educated in a co-ed environment at Cranmore, then from Year 5 to Year 11 boys and girls will be educated on two separate sites in a single sex environment.

The diamond model school will be the result of evolution, not revolution and the changes will come into fruition gradually
Cranmore's current inspection report confirms the school's status as one of the region's leading prep schools. The report awards Cranmore an impressive set of 'Excellents' across the board.
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Headmaster

Since 2006, Michael Connolly BSc BA MA MEd (50s). Scottish, quietly confident, straight bat, no nonsense. Years of experience as teacher, housemaster and head in a number of HMC senior and prep schools. He keeps active with squash, tennis and dog walking; reads something philosophical or theological most days (his arts subjects) and enjoys a broad musical taste. Mrs Connolly is a qualified teacher who also works in the school and shows prospective parents around. They have three adult sons.

Thoughtful and considered, he tackles difficult topics up front and head on. Parents describe him as 'reliable', 'straight talking', 'unassuming' and 'trustworthy'. Under his leadership, Cranmore is widely inclusive while maintaining high academic and social standards, with many opportunities for individual success.

He has limited contact with junior...

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Special Education Needs

We provide individual help for children with mild to moderate specific learning difficulties/dyslexia. We make available the services, within school hours, of a speech and language therapist and an occupational therapist. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
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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