In 2022, Cranford was again awarded the highest possible grade of 'Good' in ALL 5 key Ofsted judgements. Safeguarding was judged to be effective........A judgment of outstanding is not currently available to Cranford Community College as the ATB has chosen to offer a curriculum that it believes is better for our community than following the national curriculum in Humanities and the Arts ............The choice to determine its own curriculum is one which is available only to private schools and academies as part of the academy freedoms........In 2012, Cranford was also awarded the highest possible grade of OUTSTANDING in ALL 5 key Ofsted judgements and all other key areas inspected. Safeguarding was also judged to be effective.
Leaders have high expectations for pupils’ achievement..............Pupils are settled and attentive in class...........Pupils are happy and safe in school and said that there are trusted adults they can speak to about any concerns .........Staff feel well supported by leaders...........They appreciated that leaders consider staff’s workload and well-being and provide opportunities for professional development (Ofsted, May 2022)
Investors In People
Cranford Community College has achieved the GOLD standard of Investors in People Award. Less than 1% of businesses and organisations that undergo IIP assessment achieve gold and we achieved this standard by a very clear margin. The report describes Cranford staff as ENTHUSIASTIC, PROFESSIONAL and DRIVEN. It continues ‘Particularly impressive is the range of CPD (Continual Professional Development) activity, the use of people’s skills, the sharing of knowledge and the fact that the school takes account of people’s different learning styles’.
At Cranford Community College nothing stands still!
World Class Schools
Cranford Community College has been recognised with the World Class School Quality Mark for exceptional standard of education. The award recognises state secondary schools which have gone beyond outstanding, and are exceptional, compared to international standards, with students of a high calibre and world class qualities.
Cranford Community College is the proud holder of the Cultural Diversity Quality Standard ‘Diamond Award’. Cranford was
one of only 10 schools in the country to successfully achieve this prestigious award at the highest, Diamond, level.. The Diamond Award
represents exceptional achievement - for a school where students can achieve to their very best in an environment that celebrates diversity and nurtures respect.
It is evident that cultural diversity and equality objectives are fully embedded into the school ethos and that the curriculum enables pupils to understand and value diversity and equality and how people can live in a cohesive community
International Schools Award
In recognition of Cranford’s International dimension the International Schools Award has now been awarded multiple times. The school’s ethos is very much outward looking with the community, local, regional, national and international at its heart. Internationalism is an integral element in embedding the global experience into the everyday curriculum at every level, through the diverse cultures, languages, religions, technologies, art, music, literature and customs that are represented within the Cranford Community. This in turn provides a rich range of opportunities to broaden the understanding, experience and knowledge of children and young people to grow into global citizens.
TeachFirst Partner School
Cranford Community College has partnered with Teach First whose mission is to end inequality in education by building a community of exceptional leaders who create change within classrooms, schools and across society. Teach First train and support committed individuals to become inspirational classroom leaders in low-income communities across England and Wales.
They are all dedicated to supporting young people achieve, not just in the classroom, but in life.
Leading Edge Partnership Programme
Cranford is a Leading Edge school. The Leading Edge Partnership programme is a national network for high-performing
schools who are committed to working in partnership to raise
achievement through innovation and sharing successful practice and working collaboratively both within and beyond the network. Cranford Community College has gained this designation in light of its continued outstanding work as a high-performing school and is regularly invited to share best practice and support partnership schools in raising standards. In return, other schools in the national
network provide challenge and support from like-minded colleagues that may not be readily available locally.
London Schools Gold Club
Gold Club members are schools that have succeeded in improving pupils' aspirations and achievements in circumstances where other schools have had less success.
'The Headteacher’s ambition of creating a first-class education for the local community has been achieved through his passion for setting high standards and aspirations for staff and students'
The Prince’s Teaching Institute Mark
Cranford Community College is pleased to receive The Prince’s Teaching Institute Mark for Maths 2015/16. The Prince’s Teaching Institute (PTI) launched the Schools Programme in 2007 to recognise and reward school departments that develop inspirational ideas and activities which enhance the teaching of Art, English, Geography, History, Latin, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages, Music and Science, regardless of their pupils’ backgrounds or abilities.
We are delighted to have been awarded the PTI Mark for our Maths department’s innovative work.
SSAT Educational Outcomes Award
Cranford Community College is one of a select number of schools in the country to receive the SSAT Educational Outcomes Award for Exceptional Student Progress.
Recognising and sharing successes like this is at the heart of SSAT's mission, so I'm delighted to congratulate Cranford Community College on their achievement.
The school was awarded Arts Mark Gold in recognition for all the amazing arts-based activities and events offered and the importance placed on the arts at Cranford Community College as part of a broad and balanced
curriculum, in shaping the lives of our students, the staff and the wider community. The arts have always made a huge contribution to the life and vibrancy of our school and Cranford has a very long legacy of opportunities for young people through the enrichment and extra curriculum programmes offered by the school.
'The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance
of things, but their inward significance' Aristotle
Investors In Careers
Cranford Community College has been awarded the Investor in Careers Award in recognition of the whole school commitment to ICEAG (Independent Careers Education Advice & Guidance). A varied diet of in-school workshops, careers fairs, university visits
and employers presentations alongside essential subject guidance and work experience, has enabled Cranford students to make essential career decisions from a position of knowledge.
The future depends on what you do today - Mahatma Ghandi
Science Learning Partnership
The SLP comprises a range of other primary and secondary schools across 7 boroughs providing access to high quality science CPD with a proven impact on teaching and learning to secondary science teachers, technicians and primary teachers in the boroughs.
The Science Learning Network works with Science teachers and technicians to inspire pupils by providing them with a more exciting, intellectually stimulating and relevant science education, enabling them to gain the knowledge and the understanding they need - both as the citizens and as the scientists of the future
The Healthy Schools Award is awarded to schools in recognition
of their achievements in supporting the health and well-being of their
pupils. The school demonstrates strong evidence of its analysis of pupils’ needs, and identify the actions that will help pupils achieve and maintain good health and wellbeing. This includes one targeted and one school-wide action, which shows the plans and actions that are now being undertaken, how they will be measured, the impact
of the changes over time. The school has shown how its action positively affects children’s health and well-being within and beyond school.
The school has shown how its action positively affects children’s health and well-being within and beyond school