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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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