Admissions Overview

At Cranford, places are not offered due to academic ability alone. Our school is a place where children with a whole host of interests both inside and beyond the classroom thrive. We aim to provide a well-rounded, opportunity-rich education to children ready and willing to make the most of it and it is this fit that we seek to identify during the admissions process. Prospective pupils are not expected to prepare before our entry assessments and the process is designed to allow everyone the chance to showcase their talents, abilities and enthusiasms.

As we endeavour to host traditional Admissions Events throughout the year these will be subject and adapted to any future COVID-19 government and or Department of Education guidelines.


We are now accepting Registrations for entry to Year 7 in September 2024. Registration is essential to ensure that your child is included in the admissions process. Registration including a non-returnable fee of £75 is essential to ensure your child is included in the Year 7 Admissions process, however, does not guarantee a final offer of a place.

The Year 7 admissions process begins with Registering your child and completing the Senior Entry Form.

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Senior Entry FormClick here

All pupils should complete and return the Senior Entry Form and Registration Form prior to the Assessment Day. Both of these forms can be downloaded from this section of the website or is available directly from admissions:

For an overview of the Scholarships we offer in the Senior School please see our Scholarships and Bursary Applications booklet

Assessment & Scholarship Day

Applicants will be invited to school for our Assessment & Scholarship Day in November 2023. During the morning all candidates will undertake an online assessment (English, Mathematics and Reasoning) and a group discussion activity. Assessment preparation is not required in advance. Scholarship assessment takes place during the afternoon of Assessment Day in the disciplines of Sport, Art, Music and Drama.

Year 7 2024 Admissions Timeline

Whole School Open Morning7 October 2023
Closing Date for Bursary Applications29 September 2023
Closing Date for Registration30 October 2023
Closing Date for Scholarship Applications30 October 2023
Year 7 Assessment & Scholarship Day9 November 2023
References requested from current schoolAutumn Term 2023
Offers IssuedEnd November 2023

Help with any other admissions needs can be directed to or call 01491 651218.

For full details of our Admissions procedure, please see our Admissions Policy.

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