Awards & Quality Marks

Cranford Community College is exceptionally successful at remaining at the forefront of educational practice and innovation. The academy has received the following awards and accolades:

  • Awarded membership of the GOLD club in recognition of the academy's excellent achievements over time. This rates Cranford in the top 3% of London schools  read more
  • Leadership of the Cranford Group of Schools, a loose federation, which aims to supports all schools within the community to become outstanding and benefit from joint working and procurement  read more
  • Awarded the highest possible grade of OUTSTANDING in ALL 5 key Ofsted judgements and all other key areas inspected  read more
  • Achieving OUTSTANDING in all areas (including 97% of lessons observed to have OUTSTANDING teaching) when inspected by Challenge Partners  read more
  • Repeatedly gaining national recognition from SSAT, year on year, for the OUTSTANDING PROGRESS made by Cranford students  read more
  • Awarded LEADING EDGE status, becoming part of an elite national network of the highest performing schools and academies, which supports others through sharing innovative and effective approaches by its members  read more
  • Being designated a 'National Support School' by the National College for Leadership of Schools


  • Executive Headteacher appointed as a 'National Leader of Education'  read more
  • Leadership of the Cranford Teaching School Alliance (working in close partnership with Teaching London which is also recognised by Ofsted as OUTSTANDING in all areas) supporting other schools and academies locally and nationally following designation by the Secretary Of State  read more
  • Achieving the GOLD standard of Investors in People Award which puts the academy in the top 1% of employers nationally  read more
  • Awarded Arts Mark GOLD Award for its commitment to, innovation and excellence in the creative arts curriculum  read more
  • Achieving the Investors in Careers Award recognising the OUTSTANDING quality of the academy’s Independent Careers Education Advice and Guidance  read more
  • Accreditation of the PLATINUM Award by the Transport for London School Travel and becoming a Beacon School for cycling initiatives  read more
  • Achieving the Healthy Schools Award for successfully promoting healthy lifestyles and well-being in the academy population (students and Staff)  read more
  • Achieving the DIAMOND Award for Cultural Diversity for the excellent achievement and cohesion of the diverse groups that make up its rich community  read more
  • Awarded leadership of the Science Learning Partnership across 8 boroughs to promote excellence in science teaching  read more
  • Awarded International Schools Status for a record 6th time in a row due to the astonishing international links and opportunities enjoyed and provided by the academy  read more


  • Receiving the Sports England award for EXCELLENCE in Physical Education activities  read more


  • Awarded World Class School status
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