Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Music progression is hallmark of school

A GENUINE commitment to the individual pupil, ensuring that they are fully enabled to reach their

A GENUINE commitment to the individual pupil, ensuring that they are fully enabled to reach their strongest potential, lies at the heart of a Cranford House education.

Established in 1931 in Moulsford, between Streatley and Wallingford, the school provides a vibrant education for girls aged three to 16 and boys aged three to seven. It combines academic excellence, outstanding pastoral care and a wealth of all-round opportunities.

Cranford House is widely regarded as one of the UK’s leading independent small schools. Despite its non-selective status, results are outstanding and GCSE grades put it among the top-performing schools in the country. The Times’ Parent Power 2014 league table placed it in sixth place nationally for small independent schools.

The school’s recent Independent Schools Inspectorate inspection awarded Cranford the top mark of “excellent” in every category and “outstanding” for its early years provision. By embracing the values of happiness, confidence, challenge and motivation, Cranford House pupils have the perfect platform to aspire to achieve across all areas of the curriculum.

The key school value of generosity of spirit is perhaps the one that distinguishes Cranford pupils as they understand the importance of respect and tolerance for themselves and the community they live in. Visitors to the school unfailingly comment on the strong family feel running right through Cranford House, from Little Willows nursery through to the junior school and into the senior school.

Class sizes are small to ensure individual attention and that each child is supported and encouraged to reach their full potential. From an early age specialist teaching is provided, whether that be Forest School leaders at the nursery, language, drama and sports coaching in the junior school or the large team of peripatetic music experts for specialist vocal and instrumental coaching.

Extra-curricular opportunities abound at Cranford House with more than 50 different clubs and activities from the successful equestrian team, drama productions and STEM club to judo, LAMDA, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and World Challenge schemes. Cranford’s flourishing music department is well regarded and each year more than a quarter of year 11 pupils achieve Grade 8 in either vocal or instrumental exams.

In sport, many Cranford pupils represent their school, county and even their country in a range of different spheres.

• To find out more about Cranford’s nursery and infant, junior and senior schools, visit on our open morning on Saturday, October 10 from 9.30am to noon.

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