Assessment Mornings and taster days

Admissions Events

Please see some of the temporary virtual alternatives we have in place under our Admissions and Open Morning pages.

Taster Days

Registered applicants will be invited to attend one of our Cranleigh Prep Explorers taster events which are held in the Summer term of Year 1 and Michaelmas (Autumn) term of Year 2.

Explorers events give children the opportunity to meet some of the Prep school staff and familiarise themselves with the campus.

Explorers activities have included bushcraft, indoor climbing, astronaut training and archery.

Parents are invited to join for drinks and meet the Headmaster and staff informally.

Advance booking is essential, via

Assessment Days

Registered applicants will be invited to the Assessment Day during November in Year 2.

The Assessment is a review of the candidate’s interest and abilities. It consists of an informal interview in groups, English papers in comprehension and creative writing paper, a Maths paper and fun team building activities. A report is required from the candidate’s current school.

Following the Assessment, and receipt of a positive recommendation from the candidate’s current school, an offer may be made.

Cranleigh Prep School is in the fortunate position of receiving more applications each year than we have places available. Admissions decisions, therefore, take into account a variety of factors. We need to be confident that a pupil will thrive academically but we also consider what wider contribution he or she will make to the Cranleigh community, particularly those individuals who will make the most of the available opportunities and develop themselves.


CPS Admissions Key Dates – please contact Admissions for further details