We would love to invite you to visit Cransley.

You can complete the form below or email, and we'll contact you, or you can call Miss Totterdell on 01606 891 747. Tracey is available by selecting option 4, and the best time to call is between 10.30am and 11.30am.

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If you want to know more about admissions, Tracey will pass you onto Mrs Clare Holt.  Clare has been with the school for several years and well known as the woman who gets things done!  Her primary aim, amongst others is to ensure that your child's entry into the school is as smooth and seamless as possible - from their first visit, through the first months of learning at Cransley.

She will also make sure that you as a family are feeling welcomed and supported by the School both prior to and after admission.

We will arrange a time for you and your children to visit the school, enjoy a cup of tea, maybe some cake, and take a personal tour with the Headmaster and the best Cransley Ambassadors...our pupils.  Tracey or Clare will ensure they are also there to welcome you in.

You are invited also to our next Open Day.  If you are interested, please complete the form below or give us a call.

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Junior School Admissions

During a visit, we will get to know you and your child.  Having completed this initial discussion, your child will then be invited to visit the school for two consecutive days, although the two days may be separate if necessary.

During this period in the school, your child’s academic and social skills will be assessed formatively in a classroom setting to ensure that they can take full advantage of the opportunities available at Cransley . 

Online 'challenge' assessment help us make an informed decision as to whether we can meet the academic needs of a prospective pupil, and these will always be shared with parents.

Pupils from the Junior School have automatic entry to the Senior School.  Limited places are available for external Senior School entry, therefore early application is encouraged.

Bursaries are available to new applicants. 

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Senior School Admissions

Candidates are invited to attend an assessment day, during which they will be observed closely through a number of fun and challenging tasks designed to provide opportunities to demonstrate strengths in problem-solving, initiative, collaboration and written and spoken communication.  A place in the Senior School is offered on the understanding that the candidate also achieves a satisfactory level on the entrance online challenges (SAS 90+) and all places offered are at the Headteacher’s discretion, as described above.

Priority will be given to pupils from the Junior School with automatic admission to the Senior School.

Limited places will be available for external Senior School entry.  Early application is encouraged.

The deadline for applications is the 6th December 2019.

Scholarships and Bursaries are available to new applicants.



Cransley is foremost an inclusive setting, where children are welcome.  However, it is important that places are offered only to those prospective pupils who demonstrate that they will be able to take full advantage of a Cransley School education. 

This decision will be made by the School on the basis of their character, their behaviour, their work ethic and with due consideration to all other information made available to the School in the application process. Parents of pupils with special educational needs are welcome.

We have a duty to protect the excellent working atmosphere and opportunity for our existing pupils and parents, and will be keen to ensure this is maintained with excellent pupil behaviour, amongst our current and prospective pupils.

We do not solely rely on their academic performance in entrance assessments, although it is important that we can meet the needs of all pupils. We must also feel reasonably sure that we are able to educate and develop the prospective pupil to the best of his or her potential and in line with general standards achieved by the pupils’ peers, so that there is every chance that the pupil will have a happy, fulfilling and successful school career.  These aims must continue to be met throughout the pupil’s time at the school. 

It is of great importance that a parent informs the school on the application form should a prospective pupil require any special arrangements for any entrance assessment or if there any any special educational needs information and assessment. Failure to disclose and discuss all of this information could comprimise the offer of a place at Cransley.

Cransley School will only accept pupils who reside with a parent (or parents), or legal guardian.

We are committed to ensuring that admission decisions will be made by a process that is free from any discrimination on the grounds of disability; race; ethnic or national origin; gender; religion or belief (assuming that, in the case of the latter, the prospective pupil and parents agree to adhere to the religious ethos of the school).