News
Thursday 02 July 2020
It will be all change at Cranbrook in the school year 2020/21 with a new OCA President and a new Headmaster, with both of them being ‘old boys’.

After 10 years of enthusiastic service, Rob Hillier is stepping down as OCA President and we are lucky to be welcoming Rich Scully, a long time committe ...
Wednesday 13 May 2020
When lockdown started, the OCA knew that this was the time when OCs around the world might want and have the time to reach out and reconnect with each other. So something between an organized plan and a mad scramble was started to get this new OCA website up and running in under 6 weeks.

Here’s a ...
Tuesday 12 May 2020
On the 9th November 2019, 121 years since the first official Old Cranbrookians’ Association meeting, around 40 OCs met up in London at the Royal Overseas League for the annual London reunion.

Preceded by the AGM (which all are welcome to attend but which is largely for the committee), from 7pm Ro ...
Tuesday 12 May 2020
Back in 2019, the OCA and Cranbrook School began planning how to commemorate the sacrifice of Old Cranbrookians in World War 2, on the 75th anniversary of VE Day this May.

The hope had been to invite OCs back to School for a reception alongside the CCF’s Biennial Inspection, but of course the cu ...
Monday 11 May 2020
Joe Atkins and Freddie McLennan tragically lost their lives in Bolivia while on their gap year in 2019. Isla and Jess, Joe’s two sisters, arranged an event on Saturday 14th December in their memory to raise money for the Sam West Foundation and Football Beyond Borders, charities set up by Cranbrook ...
Sunday 10 May 2020
In the last few months we have received news of the passing of three Cranbrook Old Boys.

In December 2019 we heard the sad news of the death of Christopher Chubb, 1950–1955, Rammell, Corporal Drum Corps. Chris was a passionate member and then supporter of the Cranbrook Drum Corps and over the yea ...
Saturday 09 May 2020
Reverend John Sykes bid farewell to Horsley Boys and Cranbrook School in July 2019 after 37 years. He joined the school in 1983 as its first Career Teacher and went on to become Head of Horsley Boys, a role in which he continued to provide invaluable guidance to the older boys on further education c ...
Friday 08 May 2020
Peter (1958 – 1963 Crowden) and Richard (1956 – 1960 Crowden)

In July, Peter and Richard popped in to wander along memory lane during Peter’s visit from Australia. The brothers jokily challenged each other’s recollections of lessons in Barham House and whether the Old Gym and now Sixth Form Centr ...
Thursday 07 May 2020
In July Geoff Piper, 1958–1966 Allan and John Taylor, 1965–1967 Allan, went to the German Open International Pickleball tournament in Essen with others from Cranbook. If you have never heard of pickleball: google it, a fabulous game. There were 320 players from 25 countries participating and play wa ...
Wednesday 06 May 2020
‘May you live in interesting times’ is an old Chinese curse and recent years have certainly been interesting for Cranbrook School. It has ridden the earthquake of austerity, BREXIT, government funding cuts, budget cuts, subject cuts and general dismay, rolled up its sleeves, cocked a snook at the lo ...
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