Deputy Head Operational
Mrs Catherine Beddison was appointed Deputy Head (Operational) in 2017, having worked as Head of Prep School Music at Cranleigh Prep since 2010. She loves the creative challenges of problem solving and innovative thinking that are required in the day-to-day running of the school. Every week is varied and interesting; from calendar planning to choir practice, events to empathising, strategic planning to sports coaching.
She loves working with children of all ages; encouraging them to set high standards, show enthusiasm in all that they do and be determined to develop their skills. Her favourite times are when an individual has a ‘break through’ moment and makes a huge leap forward in their understanding. Outside school she is a tutor and trustee for the choral charity ‘Sing for Pleasure’ and encourages people to achieve better singing in their classes and choirs. She loves to coach other conductors and help them pass on their knowledge to their singers.
Cranleigh Prep has a busy, purposeful atmosphere where people work hard, play hard and get involved in school life. The co-curricular programme is varied and vibrant, with a wide range of activities and clubs on offer.
Each child can choose to explore something they haven’t tried before or to improve existing skills. This is key in helping children to develop and grow into interesting, well-rounded individuals.
We value the contribution that cheerful participation and enthusiasm brings, as well as making provision and creating opportunities for pupils to strive for excellence in their chosen area.