Year 7 pupil represents the U15 England Chess Team

  • 21 April 2017

Cranleigh Prep pupil, Xavier Laurillard, currently in Year 7, was the youngest player representing the U15 England Chess team during the last week of the Easter holidays, playing chess in Frydek Mistek in Czech Republic.

Cranleigh Prep U10 boys are Surrey Hockey Champions

  • 24 March 2017

The U10 boys were crowned Surrey Hockey Champions after winning all of their matches at the U10 boys Surrey Hockey Championships in Woking.

Parents wowed by Dance Presentation

  • 22 March 2017

Cranleigh Prep pupils impressed parents, showcasing their talents, in the annual Dance Presentation.

Year 5 Chocolate Talk

  • 22 March 2017

Year 5 pupils enjoyed a talk from local chocolatier, Jo Marshall, on 'Chocolate' as part of their Humanities topic work on cocoa crops

Chamber Choir wins first place at the Leith Hill Music Festival

  • 21 March 2017

The Chamber Choir were in fine voice at the Leith Hill Musical Festival this weekend. Their hard work and talent was justly rewarded when they came first, singing in the U13 category.

15 Sports Scholarships awarded to Cranleigh Prep pupils

  • 21 March 2017

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.

Sophie wins prestigious Townsend Warner History Prize

  • 21 March 2017

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.

Ruby and Matilda through to the U13 Girls' Fives National Final

  • 21 March 2017

Matilda and Ruby played some fantastic Fives yesterday at Eton, and were runners up in the U13 Girls’ National finals, which is a phenomenal achievement.

Boarders' ice-skating disco in Guildford

  • 21 March 2017

The boarders' enjoyed an evening's entertainment on the ice-rink at the Spectrum in Guildford.

Gino D'Acampo joins Cranleigh Prep World Book Day celebrations

  • 20 March 2017

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.

The Pangbourne Piano Festival

  • 20 March 2017

Five Cranleigh Prep pupils attended the annual Pangbourne Piano Festival where three pupils were awarded highly commended.

A visit from Austin, our sponsored Guide Dog

  • 14 March 2017

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.

Lower School Concert Series: The Story of Babar the Elephant

  • 10 March 2017

On Tuesday afternoon, Lower school pupils, staff & parents were treated to a wonderful concert given by a talented duo from within our very own school community, as part of the Lower School Concert Series.

Cranleigh Prep sports coach off to the Men's Hockey World League Round 2

  • 10 March 2017

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 eight Cranleigh Prep music scholars

  • 10 March 2017

We are delighted to announce eight Cranleigh Prep pupils have achieved music awards this term.

A Spellbinding Harry Potter Book Night

  • 10 March 2017

Disarming Expelliarmus or the dreaded Avada Kedavra was at the front of Cranleigh Prep pupils and staff's minds at the school's annual Harry Potter Book Night.

William scoops up gold & silver medals at the Regional Trampolining Championship

  • 10 March 2017

Many congratulations to William Mansfield, currently in Year 5, who was awarded two medals, in different sections, at the Regional Trampolining Championships held in Gillingham on Sunday.

Congratulations to our four Wellington sports' scholars

  • 02 March 2017

We are delighted to announce that Finn Tawse, Francesca Sweet, Jess Mundy and Will Ayton have all been awarded sports’ scholarships to Wellington College.

Year 7 pupils' exchange with Peponi House School, Nairobi

  • 01 March 2017

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 enjoy a visit from Zoolab

  • 01 March 2017

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.

We are delighted to announce that Cranleigh Prep School has been awarded Champion School status by Accelerated Reader.

Cranleigh Prep awarded Champion School status by Accelerated Reader - 01 March 2017

U13 boys are through to the IAPS National Finals

  • 01 March 2017

The U13 boys played some great hockey at the IAPS South Regionals, held at Bryanston School. Having played 8 games, scored 32 goals and only lost one game all day (to the eventual winners), the U13 boys are through to the IAPS National Finals.

A visit from Cliff McNish, our Patron of Reading

  • 08 February 2017

Our Patron of Reading, Cliff McNish, returned to school last week to inspire, excite and entertain the Prep School children.

Theatre Club trip to see 'Joseph' at G-Live

  • 07 February 2017

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.

Year 5 pupil gives a science lesson on James Dyson's latest invention

  • 02 February 2017

Budding designer, Fraser Armitage, wrote to James Dyson to share some of his ideas for his own design projects, one of these being a hover car.

Polo success for Cranleigh Prep pupil

  • 24 January 2017

Will Millard, currently in Year 7 at Cranleigh Prep School, has represented the School in various national riding events since he joined. His polo career has also been flourishing since the age of eight.

Two Cranleigh Prep pupils selected for the National Children’s Choir

  • 16 January 2017

Lily and Anna Harding, currently in Year 6 and Year 7, have won coveted places in the National Children's Choir for 2017, joining Scarlett Stehlik, Year 8, who is an existing member.

Farewell to OC George MacDonald, whose rugby expertise will be missed

  • 16 January 2017

We bid farewell to George MacDonald last week, having done a fantastic job since joining us in September. Both staff and pupils will be sorry to see him go.

Lower School's Christmas Celebration

  • 17 December 2016

Lower School parents at Cranleigh Prep were amazed and delighted by the high standards of entertainment at Friday’s Lower School Christmas Celebration.

County talent spotters have had a field day at CPS, with 15 pupils being selected to play hockey for Surrey.

15 CPS pupils selected for the Surrey county hockey squad - 14 December 2016

Two theatre club trips in one weekend!

  • 14 December 2016

The festive season is here and what better way to welcome it’s arrival than two trips to the theatre in one weekend! On Friday night, the Upper School headed into the bright, sparkly lights of Guildford to see Aladdin at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre.

The Hobgoblin Theatre Company perform ‘A Christmas Carol’ to the Lower School

  • 14 December 2016

The Lower School pupils & staff were treated to a visit from the Hobgoblin Theatre company.

18 pupils qualified for the National Biathlon Championships

  • 14 December 2016

Another fantastic term for our swimmers, who have won all their matches this term! The highlight was winning all three trophies (boys, girls & overall winners) at the Cranleigh Swimming Gala.

Middle School perform 'Mystery at Magpie Manor'

  • 14 December 2016

On the 5th and 6th of December, the Middle School pupils of Cranleigh Preparatory School wowed audiences with their production of ‘Mystery at Magpie Manor’, by Mary Green and Julie Stanley.

Cranleigh Prep pupils were runners up at the National Science Quiz area heats

  • 01 December 2016

Three teams, each made up of two Year 5 & two Year 6 pupils, were selected to participate in the area heats for the National Science Quiz at Tormead School on Monday 28th November.

Cranleigh School’s England Hockey players return to CPS for School Assembly

  • 01 December 2016

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.

Captain Neve visits Year 5

  • 01 December 2016

Captain Neve made his annual ‘flight’ to Cranleigh Prep today to attend a gruelling question and answer session with the inquisitive Year 5 pupils.

An Autumn Concert to remember

  • 01 December 2016

An array of accomplished musical performers were in action at the Autumn Concert this week. The programme was really varied, and was a wonderful showcase of ensemble music making.

Riders snatch Surrey titles

  • 22 November 2016

The first round of the Surrey County Championships, involving the Mini and Novice riders took place on Saturday and against stiff opposition, Cranleigh riders won both height classes.

An informal concert with a Kenyan influence

  • 22 November 2016

The latest concert was an unusual collaboration, featuring our visitors from Peponi House in Nairobi, Kenya alongside our regular students. This created a diverse cultural and musical programme.

Pupils pack 93 shoeboxes with Christmas gifts for Romanian children

  • 22 November 2016

It was wonderful to see so many CPS pupils take part in a charity initiative in the run up to Christmas, to provide a ‘shoebox’ of Christmas treats for disadvantaged children in orphanages in Romania.

Visitors from Peponi House, Nairobi, spend two weeks at Cranleigh Prep

  • 22 November 2016

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.

A hat trick for Cranleigh Prep swimmers

  • 21 November 2016

On Sunday evening CPS swimmers returned with a hat trick of trophies from the Cranleigh Amateur Gala.

Year 4 Activity Morning: 2D & 3D Maths Constructions

  • 21 November 2016

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.

Year 8 perform ‘King Lear’ at the Leatherhead Theatre

  • 21 November 2016

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.

Year 8 Geography Field Trip to Pitch Hill

  • 04 November 2016

Year 8 visited Pitch Hill on Thursday 3rd November to carry out the fieldwork component of their current Geography study of Erosion.

Cranleigh Prep U12 girls through to the IAPS National Hockey Finals

  • 24 October 2016

The day after our U13 team won the South Regional IAPS final, it was the U12 girls' turn to compete in the regional qualifier. The event was hosted at Hurst on Friday 14th October and the Cranleigh Prep girls' performed once again!

Success for Xavier and the U11 England chess squad v Belgium

  • 21 October 2016

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.

Form 1 entertain parents at their tea party

  • 18 October 2016

The Form 1 staff, parents and pupils enjoyed a wonderful Tea Party in the Perry Quad on Friday afternoon, with a fabulous array of delicious cakes, beautifully decorated by the children themselves.

Cairo comes to Cranleigh Prep

  • 18 October 2016

Form 1 pupils were treated to an Egyptian Dance and Drum workshop led by Dave and Sunitra from the company ‘Cairo Comes to School’.

Form 4 Trip to the British Museum

  • 18 October 2016

Form Four visited the British Museum on Monday 17th October to enhance their studies of the Humanities subjects.

Cranleigh Prep U13 girls are IAPS South Regional Hockey Champions

  • 17 October 2016

After winning the U13 IAPS South Regional Hockey Championships, our girls are through to the National Finals.

Graeme Le Saux lends a hand at Cranleigh Prep’s U9 Football Festival

  • 14 October 2016

Former England and Chelsea footballer, Graeme Le Saux, was the star of the day when Cranleigh Prep hosted their U9 football festival on Friday, for the second year running.

Cranleigh Schools launch the 2017 Awesome Book Awards

  • 14 October 2016

We are delighted to launch our 2017 Awesome Book Awards, an innovative prize that will honour the best new fiction for young readers aged 7-10 years, managed by Cranleigh Schools.

William, Form 3, scoops up a gold medal for trampolining

  • 14 October 2016

Many congratulations to William, who was awarded the Gold Medal for his Trampolining NDP routine at the South East Regional Competition held in Gillingham, Kent at the weekend.

Form 2 dress as Greeks for their interactive workshop

  • 14 October 2016

As part of their humanities curriculum, Form Two took part in a most enjoyable and very informative interactive workshop run by Sir Teachalot.

Form 3 enjoyed an active Tudor Day

  • 14 October 2016

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.

A visit from Cliff McNish, our Patron of Reading

  • 14 October 2016

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.

Cranleigh Prep's U9 and U10 rugby teams play at Twickenham

  • 14 October 2016

The U9 and U10 rugby teams visited Twickenham on Saturday for a very special experience. The trip was a result of weeks of preparation, having been invited to take part in a rugby festival before the Argentina v Australia game which was to take place