When each child starts at Cranleigh they are allocated to a House. In Pre-Prep the Houses are called: Dolphins; Falcons; Turtles and Gazelles and, like in the Prep and Senior schools, the House system is used to encourage pupils to always demonstrate Cranleigh Code values. Pupils who do so are rewarded with House points and each month these are tallied up in an exciting assembly presentation. We aim to hold a House competition every term and they include events such as Year 1 and 2 Sports Day, the Pre-Prep Cranleigh House Bake-off and the Pre-Prep House Quiz.
Prep School Houses
In the Prep School, our Houses are: Al Sharaf, meaning Honour (green); Etihad, meaning Union (blue); Sadeeq, meaning Friend (yellow); and Zaeem, meaning Leader (red). These are four of the main values that we hold dear at Cranleigh.
The House structure in the Prep School allows us to run an extensive programme of internal competitions in sports, the arts and academia. Events range in size and significance from inter-House Spelling Bees, quizzes and baking to Sports Day and Music events.
Children derive a great sense of community from belonging to a House. It gives the Prep School pupils excellent opportunities to develop their leadership skills and encourages them to be positive and supportive community members.
Senior School Houses
The House system is an integral part of the Senior School. Pupils become a member of either North (Green), South (Orange), East (Blue) and West (Maroon) and remain with this House for the duration of their Senior School journey. Pupils have a House tutor and a Housemaster who nurture them through this journey, overseeing their academic and pastoral development.
Pupils have the opportunity to take on a variety of leadership responsibilities within the House including Student Council representative, Deputy Head of House and Head of House.
Pupils have the opportunity to participate in a variety of events ranging from sport, drama and music to poetry, baking and entrepreneurship. House points are also awarded in recognition of the pupil’s effort and their positive contribution to the school community.