Cranleigh School, Surrey

Cranleigh School is a leading co-educational independent school, offering boarding and day education for pupils aged 13 to 18 based in Surrey.

Cranleigh School
Horseshoe Ln
Cranleigh
Surrey, GU6 8QQ

Outstanding facilities for all occasions

Set in 200 acres of beautiful countryside on the Surrey/Sussex border, yet within easy access of Guildford and London, Cranleigh School offers a memorable venue for any occasion. Its extraordinary array of five-star facilities covers a full spectrum of disciplines, interests and events: sporting, recreational, artistic, musical, dramatic, social, academic, and professional. Add to this the excellent behind-the-scenes organisation and services available, including catering, Cranleigh School is perfectly equipped to rise to every occasion.

Services available for all facilities:

  • Wi-fi
  • In-house catering
  • Free car parking
  • Audio Visual Equipment
  • Accommodation

Dance, Drama & Music

Music School

Situated in historic buildings located directly opposite the Gothic Chapel, the Merriman Music School underwent a full renovation in 2000. At its heart is the Clive Stevens Recital Hall with tiered seating for 100, a Steinway model B grand Piano and a fully computerised lighting, sound and projection system. Additionally, a professionally equipped recording studio, fully insulated Rock Room in which bands can rehearse, and extensive facilities and rooms for instrumental teaching and practice, are also available.

Theatre

The Vivian Cox Theatre opened in 1991 by Sir John Mills CBE, is an impressive artistic space, comfortably seating c.100. It is ideal for intimate Music and Drama occasions or conference and lecture events. Key features include: a horseshoe seating configuration for approximately 100 people, light-coloured, varnished plank floor, comprehensive lighting rig, sound system with CD and mini-disc players, data projector with screen, good access to dressing rooms and ‘Green Room’ facilities.

Historic Hall

Completed in 1929 in a classical neo-Georgian style, the Speech Hall is an impressive theatre with a stage and the option of tiered seating, and can be used for a variety of events, including drama, dance, music, conferences, lectures or exhibitions dependent upon configuration. Features include: flexible seating configurations for up to 450, formal stage at a height of 3 feet with curtains and forestage, data projector with screen, comprehensive lighting rig and sound system.

Drama Studio

Up in the Drama Department, a small but well-equipped studio supports day-to-day academic Drama and Theatre Studies and hosts a range of Scripted and Devised pieces and their assessed performances. Converted in 2008, the Black Box has been the venue for some challenging and thought-provoking Verbatim Theatre projects; is home to much of our Devised Theatre work and is used for the development and understanding of a wide range of styles of theatre practise.

Green Room

Below the Vivian Cox Theatre is a well-equipped and comfortable Green Room with adjacent dressing rooms, make-up facilities, prop and costume storage. During productions these spaces are a hive of activity and excitement as wardrobe, wigs and make-up are applied to the cast before their appearances on stage.

Sports & Fitness

Sports Pitches

Our courts and pitches are maintained year round by our dedicated grounds team; this includes three full-size artificial pitches, one of which is floodlit, 12 hard Tennis courts, in use during the Michaelmas and Lent terms, alongside nine astro courts in use during the Summer term, eight netball courts, four squash courts (currently being refurbished) and six Fives courts. For Rugby, Football and Cricket, Cranleigh also has 10 grass pitches on site, including an International standard 1st XV pitch.

Cricket Pitches

Cranleigh has an extensive array of Cricket facilities including five outdoor Cricket Squares, one all-weather match pitch, 13 all-weather practice nets and a match pavilion. The Jubilee Memorial Pavilion houses facilities including an umpire room, changing rooms for home and away teams, an electronic score board and has capacity to hold events and match teas. Cranleigh also has one indoor Cricket bubble as well as three indoor practice nets, housed in TASC.

Swimming Pool

For swimming at Cranleigh we have our own indoor on site swimming pool which houses our 4 lane, 25-metre swimming pool with spectator’s gallery. This building also houses changing facilities for boys and girls.

Sports Hall

A sports hall with extensive facilities including 8 badminton courts, 3 indoor cricket nets, 1 volleyball court, 2 basketball courts, 2 five-a-side football pitches, 2 indoor hockey pitches, 2 netball courts and 2 tennis courts

Celebrations & Events

Historic Hall

Completed in 1929 in a classical neo-Georgian style, the Speech Hall is an impressive theatre with a stage and the option of tiered seating, and can be used for a variety of events, including drama, dance, music, conferences, lectures or exhibitions dependent upon configuration. Features include: flexible seating configurations for up to 450, formal stage at a height of 3 feet with curtains and forestage, data projector with screen, comprehensive lighting rig and sound system.

Entertaining Areas

The spectacular new Academic Centre is the perfect location for a wide range of events and occasions. In addition to a huge number of modern science laboratories and language rooms, it features a purpose built lecture hall that comfortably seats up to 150, ideal for conferences and lectures, and a beautiful light and airy covered court, ideal for exhibitions and meetings.

Historic Hall

Step into this magnificent, neo-gothic room, with its soaring, gabled ceiling, huge fireplace and ‘top-end dias and you cannot help but recall images of Hogwarts. Able to accommodate over 300 people,and readily transformed to reflect a wide variety of ‘moods’, it is ideal for many different types of events and occasions.

Entertaining Areas

This beautiful, enclosed lawned area, surrounded on all four sides by the warm red bricks and lead-paned windows of the original School buildings, offers the perfect setting for open-air concerts and a wonderfully atmospheric summer venue for drink receptions.

Chapel

At the centre of School life since completion in 1869, the beautiful red brick neo-gothic Victorian Chapel was designed by Henry Woodyer and is available to hire for Christenings or Memorial Services.

Courses & Corporate

Theatre

The Vivian Cox Theatre opened in 1991 by Sir John Mills CBE, is an impressive artistic space, comfortably seating c.100. It is ideal for intimate Music and Drama occasions or conference and lecture events. Key features include: a horseshoe seating configuration for approximately 100 people, light-coloured, varnished plank floor, comprehensive lighting rig, sound system with CD and mini-disc players, data projector with screen, good access to dressing rooms and ‘Green Room’ facilities.

Historic Entertaining Areas

Completed in 1929 in a classical neo-Georgian style, the Speech Hall is an impressive theatre with a stage and the option of tiered seating, and can be used for a variety of events, including drama, dance, music, conferences, lectures or exhibitions dependent upon configuration. Features include: flexible seating configurations for up to 450, formal stage at a height of 3 feet with curtains and forestage, data projector with screen, comprehensive lighting rig and sound system.

Lecture Theatre

The spectacular new Academic Centre is the perfect location for a wide range of events and occasions. In addition to a huge number of modern science laboratories and language rooms, it features a purpose built lecture hall that comfortably seats up to 150, ideal for conferences and lectures, and a beautiful light and airy covered court, ideal for exhibitions and meetings.

Meeting Rooms

The Redgrave Room – a Board Room which comfortably seats up to 18 around the large table, and has connection points for laptops at either end of the table and a screen for projectors at one end.

Function Room

Reading Room – this beautiful and atmospheric book-lined room was originally one of the first classrooms. Audio-visual facilities are available for hire as required, and can be set up to suit requirements.

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