Head’s Welcome

Welcome to Cranbourne! We are an 11-16 school in the Heart of Basingstoke.

The school is situated in a leafy suburb, close to the town centre on a large green site, with excellent facilities, including extensive playing fields, specialist arts, media and design workshops as well as a large indoor swimming pool. We also benefit from specialist vocational teaching in Hair and Beauty and Sport and Music. The school’s core purpose is to meet the needs of each individual student. We are proud of our GCSE results, and our specialist unit for the teaching of students with dyslexia.

Our flexible approach includes a traditional academic focus, as well as vocational courses and well taught skills for life. We aim to open new doors, without closing off future pathways and create inspiring opportunities leading our students on a journey of self-discovery.

Our House System gives the school a distinctive ethos, with a healthy competitive environment, plenty of cultural and sporting opportunities and a family feel in our vertical tutor groups. We learn and have plenty of fun together. I want our students to look back on their time with us as some of the happiest days of their life.

Jane Aplin, Headteacher