Cranbury College

Cranbury College

About the school

Cranbury College is a 132 place alternative curriculum provider

We are a complex, multi-site organisation which includes a Primary Site, KS4 Site – Futures, KS3 Site – Pathways, Post 16 Site – Vision. We have an Outreach Behaviour Support Team, offer medical tuition and have a Hospital Teaching service.

Reading Borough currently commission 100 places from Cranbury College to meet the needs of some of Reading’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged young people. The College also offers bespoke individual learning packages to those with complex needs and those who have difficulties accessing any of the College’s site. Cranbury College is currently developing its outreach and continuing professional development offer and a range of further training opportunities. The college is looking to develop into a central hub of expertise in the area of SEMH for Reading schools and other local stakeholders.

Cranbury College Vision

Vision Statement

We are dedicated to offering every young person the opportunity to realise their potential, ensuring that every young person is at the centre of everything we do.

Statement of Intent

We guarantee a personalised learning service; a place where young people and their families enjoy success every day, working in partnership at every level with our stakeholders.

Cranbury College is the cornerstone of support to the young people of Reading through:

a) A provision of services that make positive impact on the outcome for young people and the schools they attend, and that offer value for money.

b) Provision of a flexible, bespoke and enriched curriculum to meet the academic and vocational needs as well as health and wellbeing.

c) Teaching and learning opportunities that provide young people with literacy and numeracy progression alongside socialisation skills and preparation for next steps.


  • Every decision, at every level of the organisation, is made with the aim of ensuring  acceleration progress for every young person
  • We aim to raise achievement in literacy and numeracy
  • We have a specialist and flexible workforce with skilled and specialist staff at every level of the organisation
  • We are an outward facing college and are genuinely inclusive in all our planning and actions
  • Cranbury College always strives to offer the best service in a very competitive market
  • All our spaces are safe, supportive and stimulating

Our Locations

KS4 Site, Cranbury College, Cranbury Road, Reading, RG30 2TS

Cranbury Primary Site, Cranbury Primary, 28 College Road, Reading, RG6 1QB

KS3 Site and Post16 Northumberland Training Academy, Northumberland Avenue, Reading, RG2 7PX

The Borough of Reading has a population of 155,698 and the town formed the largest part of the Reading/Wokingham Urban Area. It is located in the Thames Valley at the confluence of the River Thames and River Kennet, and on both the Great Western Main Line railway and the M4 motorway.

By the national road network, Reading is located 40 miles east from Swindon, 27 miles south from Oxford, 41 miles west of central London, and 16 miles north from Basingstoke. With trains from London taking under 25 minutes, Reading is very commutable.

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