Cranleigh Prep pupils have won a total of 31 awards so far, including 15 sports scholarships, seven art awards, eight music awards and a drama award. This is a great achievement, with Academic and All Rounder awards still to come next term.
Over 1000 budding historians, including five Cranleigh Prep pupils, entered the oldest National Prep School competition, The Townsend Warner History Prize. Year 8 pupil, Sophie, was amongst the top 45 entrants to receive a prize.
There was a wonderful buzz at Cranleigh Prep School when Gino D'Acampo joined their World Book Day Celebrations. With a charity breakfast for parents, before a hilarious presentation from Gino, the School raised over £1400 for the charity, Delight.
Today the Neve family and Cranleigh School pupils, who left Cranleigh Prep School last year, finally met Austin, a beautiful guide dog puppy, who they sponsored in memory of Austin Neve, a former pupil here who loved dogs.
The U13 boys went into the Surrey Hockey Championships full of confidence, despite a disappointing result at the IAPS competition a few weeks ago. However, they played some brilliant hockey, and fully deserved their winning title of Surrey champions!
We wish James Carson, who has been a much-loved sports coach here at CPS since September 2016, good luck this weekend, representing Wales at the Men’s Hockey World League Round 2, held in Belfast from 11th-19th March.
Success for the Cranleigh Prep U13 and U12 girls on Friday 3rd March has put both teams through to the IAPS National Netball Finals on Friday; the U13s were crowned Regional Champions and the U12s were runners up.
Ten intrepid Year 7 pupils embarked on the return leg of the CPS/Peponi House Exchange programme this February, after a successful visit here in October. From the 9th-24th, they took part in game drives, bush camping, bird-watching and loads more!
Year 3 were visited by Jo, the Zoolab ranger, who talked to them about the Rainforest, as part of their Humanities studies. They met, held and learnt about a range of different animals from spiders, cockroaches and snails to millipedes and snakes.
Wow! What a feast of fun the Theatre Club was treated to on Saturday 28th January. There was nowhere better to be on exeat Saturday, at possibly one of the slickest productions of the well-known musical to date.
On Tuesday 24th January, Year 4 were transformed into Romans for the day. They were visited by a Roman centurion who taught them about life in the Roman Empire in the first century A.D. through the use of artefacts and storytelling.
Former pupils Rory Calnan, Harry Gough and Issy Petter, currently in the Lower Sixth at Cranleigh School, were interviewed about their experiences playing hockey for England by Mike Howard during School Assembly on Friday.
From Sunday 31st October until early on Monday 14th November, we were graced with the presence of 11 students from Peponi House School in Nairobi, Kenya. They were accompanied by two wonderful members of staff, Doris Kwambo and Ezekiel Odanga.
Year 4 undertook a Maths construction task on their second Saturday Activity Morning this term. Before building could commence, the children worked in pairs, using their mathematical knowledge to outline the plans for their chosen shapes.
The Shakespeare Schools’ Festival is definitely one of the highlights of the CPS drama calendar. After weeks of relentless practice, a group of talented and dedicated Year 8 pupils gave a powerful performance of King Lear at the Leatherhead Theatre.
Xavier Laurillard represented the England U11 chess squad and travelled to Brussels for the annual team event vs the Belgian junior side. He joined 23 other players for a trip on the Eurostar, for a weekend of international level chess.
Annabel A and Maddie G, currently in Year 8, shone after being nominated for the Surrey Academy. Having attended weekly workshops throughout September, the girls were selected to attend the final trials on Sunday 9th October.
Form Three enjoyed an extravaganza of Tudor Activities on Open morning. Pupils were involved in making crowns, Tudor roses and each group also participated in making life-size Tudor portraits of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.
This week, we were delighted to welcome our new Patron of Reading, Cliff McNish, to school. Described by The Times as ‘one of our most talented thriller writers,’ Cliff spent the whole day with our pupils.
Sunday’s beautiful Autumn dawn morning was a specular start to a very frenetic GB School Biathlon meet of over 600 competitors at K2 in Crawley. Cranleigh Prep took a team of 23 children to this prestigious event.