Cransley School

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Cransley School
Cransley Banner.jpg
Type Mixed Independent
Headmaster Simon Leyshon BA BTh MEd
Location Belmont Hall
Great Budworth
England Coordinates: 53°18′08″N 2°30′42″W / 53.3021°N 2.5118°W / 53.3021; -2.5118
Students c. 200

Cransley School is an independent day school in Great Budworth, close to the town of Northwich, Cheshire, England. The school educates boys and girls. The current headmaster is Simon Leyshon.

As of September 2014 Cransley School will be accepting boys into the Senior Schoool.


Cransley School was founded in Bowden in the 1930s as a girls' preparatory school. It moved to its current location, Belmont Hall, in 1977. The school is set in parkland and surrounded by mature woodland. Cransley School first started educating boys at primary level in the 1980s.

The school's gym was opened in 1983 by the Duke of Westminster.

In November 2013 it was announced that as of September 2014 Cransley School will be accepting boys into the Senior Schoool. Girls and boys will continue to be taught separately, using the Diamond School model.


In 1999 and 2000, the school achieved a 100 per cent pass rate at five or more grades A* to C.[1] Cransley School is currently ranked in the top five secondary schools in Cheshire West and Chester for GCSE results, and in the top three for English Baccalaureate results.[2]


Cransley School offers a range of extra-curricular activities ranging from dance, drama and music to football, rugby and ju-jitsu. The school focuses on hockey and netball in the autumn and spring terms, and tennis and athletics in the summer term.


Cransley welcomes all religions and races.


The school is non-denominational and welcomes all faiths and cultures. Traditional Christian values are observed.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable alumni include 2008 British Olympian Olivia Whitlam.


  1. ^ "Cransley Pupils do it Again". Guardian Series. Newsquest Media Group. 31 August 2000. Retrieved 8 January 2008. 
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