Cranbury College provides education and support on three sites for pupils who have been permanently
excluded from mainstream schools or who have emotional, behavioural or medical needs that prevent them from attending school. The majority of pupils are of secondary school age and attend the secondary
site on Cranbury Road. A small number of primary-aged pupils attend the primary provision on College Road, with the youngest pupils in Year 3. The college also provides services for a number of learners aged 16 to 19 years. The post-16 provision is temporarily located in a shared site near to Reading School
A high proportion of pupils have or are in the process of being assessed for statements of special
educational needs or education, health and care plans.
A high proportion of pupils are disadvantaged and eligible for additional funding from the pupil premium.
A small number of pupils looked after by the local authority attend the college.
The college also provides a range of individual learning programmes, including some home tuition and
work-based learning for a large number of pupils. The college provides a teaching service at the Royal
The college works in partnership with a number of alternative learning providers in Reading: Reading
Rockets Coaching Services, Reading YMCA, SKIDZ (Reading Motor Education Project), PathHill Outdoor, RAW Health and Fitness, Outdoor Academy, Plug n Play, Heroes Farm, Heads High and Reading Football Club.
The current headteacher joined the college in January 2016 and at the time of the inspection had been in
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