School Ethos & Aims

Ethos History

Cranmore was founded in 1968 by Canon Peter Freed. His vision was to create a school which would be a centre of excellence for academic prowess, sport, music and broader cultural pursuits. The school expanded rapidly and the pupils benefited from many outstanding facilities including impressive playing fields. The latest chapter in its distinguished history is a strategic partnership with St Teresa’s within the Effingham Schools Trust to provide the very best education for boys and girls throughout the 2 to 18 age range.

Cranmore School’s mission is to be:

A Catholic School committed to the teachings of the Gospel with the aim to help all children fulfil their potential, by fostering their individual talents and providing for their needs within its caring Christian community.

Whilst we are a Catholic school we, naturally, warmly welcome families from other faiths and beliefs.

From the moment they join our nursery school and beyond, pupils thrive in an environment where they are well-known and cared for by our staff, and where they feel happy and confident. The welfare and well-being of all pupils is of paramount importance to us. Our school nurse and team of pastoral staff are available should anyone need to speak in confidence. Our aim is that each pupil not only reaches their academic and extra-curricular potential but is also a happy young individual with good self-esteem. It is this dedication to pastoral care that helps Cranmore retain its place as one of the leading independent schools near Leatherhead & Guildford and across Surrey.

We are delighted that in our current outstanding inspection report, our arrangements for pastoral care are rated as ‘Excellent’.

“The pupils’ personal development is supported by excellent pastoral care, based on the teachers’ good knowledge of individuals, and caring relationships. Relationships are positive both between staff and pupils and among the pupils themselves.”