A culture of
thoughtful learning
innovative learning
collaborative learning

Cranleigh Preparatory School is a leading independent co-educational day and boarding school for children between the ages of 7 and 13 years set in the heart of the Surrey Hills. We put the experience of each individual child at the heart of everything we do.

Meet the head

Ours is a school where children are encouraged to give their best in the classrooms and explore opportunities where they can make a contribution to the wider school community. Teamwork, empathy, resilience and a sense of service are traits we aim to foster.

Mr Neil Brooks

Read the Head’s welcome

Good citizens,
Good leaders,
good people

We’re a friendly bunch!

Our community of day and boarding pupils prides itself on the welcoming atmosphere and sense of belonging in school. Boys and girls learn, play and compete together in every area of school life.

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Hear from our pupils

Nurturing the next generation in an environment full of dedication, commitment and innovation

Of course exam results are important but we recognise that exam statistics are no measure of a child’s humanity. We want to educate the children in the broadest spectrum of skills and talents possible.

Meet the Prep staff

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acres on our shared campus


Scholarships and exhibitions in 2023


Boarders across all year groups

Everyday is filled with excitement, fun and opportunities to learn

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cranleigh prep

Whilst we encourage all students to take their own path, a large number of students progress to a range of schools, many with scholarships and exhibitions.

In the last six years, our pupils have gained entry to:

Brighton College, Bradfield College, Cranleigh School, Charterhouse, Epsom College, King Edward’s Witley, Millfield School, Prior’s Field, Reed’s School, Reigate Grammar School, RGS Guildford, Seaford, St Edmunds, Tonbridge, Wellington College, Worth School