There is no doubt that academic excellence is a cornerstone of life at our school. This is reflected in our exceptional results and value-added scores that place the highest premium on supporting each pupil in teaching and reaching their fullest potential in the classroom.

However, life at Cranford is about so much more than simple academic success. Our aim is to support the development of confident, well-rounded young people, imbued with a spirit of enquiry, a strong moral compass and the conviction to dare to challenge themselves to be the best they can.

A pathway of discovery

The Cranford Pathway represents a roadmap for pupils on their individual journeys through school, encompassing three key strands of school life:

1. A rich provision of co-curricular and extra-curricular clubs and activities

2. A personal development pathway that requires pupils to reflect on, and take responsibility for, their wider development beyond the classroom

3. Small group mentoring that offers pupils scaffolded support and builds their confidence, self-awareness and independence

"The quality of pupils personal development is excellent."

ISI Inspection, November 2022

Co-Curricular and Extra-Curricular clubs at Cranford

All pupils play an active role in the extra-curricular life of the school and our aim is to ensure that there is something for everyone. Our clubs provision offers breadth, variety and, most importantly, lots of opportunities for pupils to have fun and challenge themselves at school.

“We are very proud of the incredibly high uptake of pupils in these extra-curricular activities and pride ourselves on ensuring our extra-curricular clubs cater to pupils of every level.” Mrs Powell, Director of Music

Cranford offers over 100 clubs and activities which run across the school year, giving pupils of all interests the chance to explore, experience and develop a wide range of interests.

Academic Enrichment



Leadership, Community & Public Speaking

Art, Textiles & Cookery


Expeditions & Trips

Wrap-Around Care

Our Junior Clubs selection includes an incredible range of sports, arts and crafts activities, a host of musical ensembles, plus drama and dance clubs galore. To view our extra-curricular Clubs and Activities 2024-2025 Brochure: please click here