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Cranleigh School is an independent English boarding school in the village of Cranleigh, Surrey. It was founded in 1865 as a boys' school and started to admit girls in the early 1970s. It is now coeducational. The current headmaster is Guy de W. Waller, with former Cubitt Housemaster, Andrew Griffiths, as the Deputy Head. The Good Schools Guide described the school as a "Hugely popular school with loads on offer, improving academia and mega street cred. Ideal for the sporty, energetic, sociable, and independent child." [1] The school's Trevor Abbott Sports Centre was opened by Sir Richard Branson and the West House was opened by Baroness Greenfield. New building projects include the recently completed extension onto Cubitt House as well as an environmentally friendly Woodland Workshop and a new Academic Centre named the Emms Center. This was opened by Lord Patten of Barnes. The building includes new high-tech facilities for Science and Modern Languages as well as a lecture theatre. Cranleigh has facilities for music (including two Steinway Grands and a small recording studio), sport, drama and academic enhancement. The school accommodates approximately 600 pupils. The boys are divided into four houses - Cubitt, East, Loveday and North. The girls are divided into two houses - South and West. There is an Old Cranleighans (OC) society host many functions including sports matches against current students and staff. In 2005 the school was one of fifty of the country's leading private schools which were found guilty of running an illegal price-fixing cartel, exposed by The Times, which had allowed them to drive up fees for thousands of parents. [2] Each school was required to pay a nominal penalty of £10,000 and all agreed to make ex-gratia payments totalling three million pounds into a trust designed to benefit pupils who attended the schools during the period in respect of which fee information was shared. [3]
Contents [hide] 1 Notable Old Cranleighans Motto

Cranleigh School

Ex Cultu Rob ur (Latin for From Culture comes Strength)

Established Type Head Chairman of the Governors Location

1865 Independent School Mr Guy de W. Waller, MA MSc FRSA (Chemistry) J.A.V. Townsend Esq., MA Cranleigh Surrey United Kingdom

Students Gender Ages Houses Colours

600 (approx.) Mixed 13 to 18 6 Yellow, Navy, and White

2 Notable masters 3 Southern Railway Schools Class 4 References 5 External links Former pupils Old Cranleighans Website www.cranleigh.org

Notable Old Cranleighans
Stacy Aumonier (writer) Seren Waters (international Cricketer) Henry Myers (international Cricketer) Emerson Baker (archaeologist and author) Derek Bourgeois (composer) Luke Braid (Rugby Player, Junior All Black and IRB Young Player of the Year 2008) [citation needed ] Sir Gordon Brunton (industrialist) Sir David Calcutt (lawyer) Harry Calder (cricketer) Will Collier (Rugby player) England U16/U18 AER, NEC Harlequins Dudley Couper (lawyer and President of the Old Cranleighan Society) Andrew Ellison - Runner (London Marathon and Iron Man) Peter Henry Emerson (photographer) Eric Fellner (film producer) Paul Goodman (politician) Peter Gordon (radio presenter) Bernard Gutteridge (poet) G.H. Hardy (mathematician) Christopher Herrick (musician) Colonel Alan Key (England rugby player and soldier) Tanerau Dylan Latimer - Rugby Player (Bay of Plenty, Chiefs, New Zealand Sevens) Lieutenant General James Gordon Legge (soldier) Patrick Marber (actor, director, screenwriter) George May, 1st Baron May (civil servant) Stuart Meaker (Cricketer) Georgina Moffat (actress) Julia Ormond (actress) Derek Pasquill (civil servant)



Andrew Roberts (historian, broadcaster) Alan Rusbridger (Guardian Editor) Flight Lieutenant Zane Sennett (Red Arrows pilot)[4] Al Smith (Playwright) (Playwright) Sam Smith (rugby union) (professional rugby union footballer, Harlequins and England U20)[5] Seb Stegmann (Rugby Player, NEC Harlequins and England U20)[citation needed ] Sewell Stokes (novelist and playwright) E W Swanton (cricket and rugby correspondent, commentator and author) David Westcott (GB hockey captain)

Notable masters
Mike Worsley (England Rugby player) Steve Batchelor (Great Britain Hockey player and Olympic Gold medalist) Neil Bennett (England Rugby player) Revd. William Booth (clergyman) Ian Bradley (author) Andrew Corran (cricketer) David Emms (rugby player, headmaster) Roger Knight (cricketer) Thomas Layng (chaplain) Sir Michael Redgrave (actor)


Southern Railway Schools Class


The thirty seventh steam locomotive (Engine 936) in the Southern Railway's Class V , built in 1934 was named "Cranleigh" after the school. This class of locomotive was known as the Schools Class because all 40 of the class were named after prominent English public schools [6]

1. ^ http://goodschoolsguide.co.uk/school/cranleigh-school.html 2. ^ Halpin, Tony (2005-11-10). "Independent schools face huge fines over cartel to fix fees" . The Times (London). Retrieved 2010-04-30. 3. ^ [http://www.oft.gov.uk/news/press/2006/182-06 The Office of Fair Trading: OFT names further trustees as part of the independent schools settlement


4. ^ "Red 2 – Flight Lieutenant Zane Sennett" . Ministry of Defence . "Zane lived in Hong Kong for 20 years but went to boarding school in the UK at Cranleigh School, near Guildford in Surrey. A member of the school’s Combined Cadet Force, his passion for flying from all his overseas travel

plus visits to airshows encouraged Zane to think about a career with the Royal Air Force." 5. ^ "Sam Smith" . RFU. Retrieved 19-04-2010. 6. ^ "Schools Class Engine No. 936 - Cranleigh An engine named after the village's famous Public School" . "Cranleigh was the 36th Schools Class engine, out of a total of 39 that were built at Eastleigh Locomotive Works. It went into service in June 1935 and was withdrawn in December 1962, 2½ years before its home village's station closed."

External links
Cranleigh School website Profile at the Good Schools Guide Independent Schools Inspectorate - Inspection Report on Cranleigh School , March 2006


Categories: Member schools of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference | Old Cranleighans | Independent schools in Surrey | Schools with Combined Cadet Forces | Educational institutions established in 1865 | Boarding schools in England

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