Academically the school is organised on a departmental basis. Each department has its own suite of specialist rooms with an attached office and resource area. Tutorial System
There is a strong tutorial system based on year groups. Form tutors normally progress with their groups through the school supported by Heads of School. The tutorial system is responsible for the welfare and personal and social development of individual students and this is facilitated by a programme of Personal and Social Education. Increasingly, tutors are monitoring academic progress and supporting the curriculum through interviews and by target setting, to ensure students reach their potential in all areas of school life.
In Key Stage 3 students follow a broad, balanced course which more than fulfils the expectations of the National Curriculum. In Key Stage 4 all students follow courses leading to nine or ten GCSEs made up of a core of English Language and Literature, Mathematics, Double Award Science, Religious Education plus a Humanities subject, a Modern Foreign Language, a technical or practical subject and one other of their choice. In addition, there are several GNVQ and RSA courses which have a more vocational bias. All these courses are supplemented by valuable non-examination subjects such as Physical Education and Lifeskills.
The curriculum is underpinned by a philosophy of equal opportunity for all students.The curriculum in enriched by a wide variety of sporting and other extra curricular activities, including residential trips. The school has a long tradition of sporting success and produces a variety of outstanding dramatic and musical productions.
We currently have a teaching staff of 54 which is made up of a mixture of experienced and younger teachers who support each other professionally and enjoy each others’ company at the various staff social events.Some staff live in Cranleigh, although housing in this part of Surrey is expensive. Surrey County Council has a “Key Homes for Key Workers” scheme to help first time buyers buy their first homes. Many other teachers choose to travel from other towns in Surrey, Sussex or south London.