Cranbrook School - The Best Days of our Lives...
Published: Tuesday 14th Jan 2014
Written by: Carol Attwell
We are very proud that Cranbrook School has been featured in Tatler Magazine's round up of the best State Schools in the country. The school literally dominates the town - the main school buildings take up much of Waterloo Road and the boarding houses are scattered around so that schoolboys and girls are frequently to be seen in their distinctive maroon and grey uniforms to-ing and fro-ing between classes and the sports fields. The February edition of Tatler describes Cranbrook School as "the Kent school that really stands out - the only state-grammar co-ed day and boarding school in the country". Old boys include Harry Hill, the odd-ball Doctor turned comedian, and Piers Sellars the astronaut.
We are currently renting out one of our holiday homes to two very pretty language assistants who are helping teach French and Italian and we certainly benefit from many overseas parents who come to visit their children on high days and holidays and rent our cottages while they are here. The school represents one of the many reasons to visit Cranbrook and it is always a joy to walk through the Churchyard when the choir is singing a rousing repertoire of hymns. Several of the Sixth Formers have become voluntary tour guides of St Dunstan's Church, the Cathedral of the Weald, which has a fascinating history. One of the most significant waves of emigration to American Colonies was led by a Protestant Vicar, the Reverend Eddy, whose descendants include the singer Duane Eddy. He has been spotted returning to his ancestral roots!