Cransley School

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Cransley School
Cransley Banner.jpg
Type Mixed Independent
Headmaster Richard Pollock LLB PGCE PGDip (RNCM)
Location Belmont Hall
Great Budworth
53°18′08″N 2°30′42″W / 53.3021°N 2.5118°W / 53.3021; -2.5118Coordinates: 53°18′08″N 2°30′42″W / 53.3021°N 2.5118°W / 53.3021; -2.5118
Students c. 150

Cransley School is an independent day school in Great Budworth, close to the town of Northwich, Cheshire, England. The school educates girls and boys aged 4–16. The current headmaster is Richard Pollock.

As of September 2014 Cransley School began accepting boys into the Senior year groups, and now Cransley is coeducational throughout the Senior and Junior schools.

Cransley School is twinned with Wenzhou No.2 Foreign Language School in China, and began teaching Mandarin to pupils in 2014.[1]


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 September 2014, Cransley School began accepting boys into the Senior School. The school now teaches boys and girls aged 4–16.


In the last decade the school achieved over 90% per cent pass rate at five or more grades A* to C.[2] 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.[3]


Cransley School offers a range of extra-curricular activities ranging from dance, drama and music to rowing, rugby and judo. The school focuses on hockey, netball, football and rugby in the autumn and spring terms, and tennis and athletics in the summer term. The school aims to allow children access to individual sports such as golf, cross country and rowing.


Cransley welcomes all religions and races.


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


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