Vision and Values
- BEYOND OUTSTANDING
Cranford Community College provides all students with an innovative, broad, balanced, dynamic and personalised curriculum.
Students are constantly challenged to ensure that they learn at a rapid pace and enjoy learning.
Teachers are highly skilled specialists and are deeply committed to making sure that each student achieves the highest academic standards.
- EXCELLENCE IN ALL AREAS
The academy promotes excellence in all areas of academic, personal and professional life. Students and staff are expected to behave in an exemplary manner.
Excellent relationships between students and staff, and with the wider community, support the highly positive learning culture that permeates the academy and which leads to success, accomplishment and happiness.
- LEADING FROM THE CUTTING EDGE
The academy is committed to innovation and prides itself in being at the forefront of national and international developments.
The academy encourages staff to further their subject and teaching expertise through higher level university study and school based research.
Working with its myriad of partners, Cranford plays a pivotal role in leading the development of the education system so that our students and staff benefit from the most up to date opportunities, educational practice and new learning technologies.
- A TEACHING SCHOOL
Cranford Community College has been designated a “Teaching School” by the Department for Education.
The academy only offers contracts to outstanding teachers and those that show the potential to be so, including an ever growing number of well-educated, former students who have returned wanting to ‘give back’ to their community.
The academy ensures there is an extensive annual training programme for all staff to ensure that they remain highly skilled, well-motivated and highly qualified.
Cranford’s teachers lead outstanding learning which translates into outstanding student progress and university and career pathways.
- TRANSFORMING A COMMUNITY
The academy has a mission of ‘Transforming a Community’.
Cranford is thoroughly integrated within the local and wider community and is focused on driving improvement within and beyond its local area.
The academy ensures that the young people of Cranford and its surrounding areas achieve as highly as possibly in every educational and social field. Cranford promotes the wider curriculum including cutting edge and comprehensive personal development and an unparalleled range of extra-curricular activities.
At Cranford students are given the kind of life changing experiences which help them to mature into confident successful adults and good citizens.
- A TRULY REMARKABLE PLACE
The academy provides excellent academic and personal guidance to ensure that students are on the right course and the pathway that is best for them and their future.
Cranford continues to be at the forefront of curriculum design and development, including currently as one of the only schools selected for the national pilot of T-levels.
Everyone at Cranford has high expectations. The wide range of extra-curricular clubs and amazing opportunities help develop students and help them to have a broader education, to develop a real passion for learning and to understand how their learning interconnects.
The academy's 5 Supervised Study Centres provide a quiet place of study, each with a dedicated Centre Manager to support and guide students with their extended and independent learning.
The academy's highly inclusive sixth form continues to build its reputation of excellence with students gaining places at top Russell Group universities each year with some of the academy's Oxford and Cambridge alumni having come back to teach at Cranford.
The academy, in partnership with Hounslow's Promise, is developing a thriving alumni society and a network of adult mentors, including notables such as Robert 'Woody' Johnson, United States Ambassador to the U.K. (the Court of St. James).