Cranbrook School, Ilford, UK


Cranbrook is an independent school based in the heart of Ilford. Originally a boys-only school, Cranbrook merged with Glenarm College to offer co-educational classes for children aged 3-16 years, providing an inclusive and rounded education. Cranbrook School provides education from Nursery and Early years through to GCSE.

We see our school as part of a wider community and take great pride in our close relationships with parents and the local community. At the heart of our individualised approach to learning is our ability to understand precisely, through regular assessment, where each student is on his or her learning journey. We combine this with considerations such as how each child learns most productively, what motivates them and their ideal pace of learning. It is this tailored approach that allows the majority of our students to achieve results above and beyond their predicted grades for GCSE.

“The quality of relationships between students and with teachers is excellent.”

“Students are performing well above the national average at the end of each key stage, including in their GCSE results, and it is clear that this represents good progress from their various starting points.”

Ofsted, July 2012

In 2014, 71% of students gained five or more A* to C grades, 67% including Maths and English.


David Morrison

David began his teaching career in inner London, becoming a Head of House within two years. He has since has led British International Schools in Zambia, Malawi, Qatar and Spain. As Executive Principal, he developed a school in Dubai with 5,000 students and 74 nationalities into a top 30 International School in the world by gaining Fellowship status from Cambridge International Examinations. He joined Cranbrook in 2014.

Read more
Visit the Website

At a Glance

Ages Taught
3 - 16 yrs
English National Curriculum
Type of School
Day School
Main Language

Our Family of Schools

With a large and diverse portfolio of schools, Cognita draws upon our international breadth and wide-ranging educational expertise to share best practice across our Group.

Quinton House School, UKQuinton House 1St Mary's School, UKSt Mary's 1Our Curricula Graduation shotWhy choose a Cognita school?Downsend School SurreySackville School, UKCognita Schools;
Sackville School;
Hildenborough, Kent.
9th June 2014.

© Pete Jones Clare's School, UKSt Clare's 3