Previous CSPA events
Cranbrook Apple Fayre October 2022
A huge thank you to everyone who helped at the Apple Fayre and gave donations.
We raised nearly £300!
The CSPA is well known for the fabulous social events it organises. Here are a few of the most recent!
Summer Ball June 2022
A glorious summer's evening saw 190 parents and friends greeted by the School’s very own and extraordinarily talented jazz band, a glass of bubbly and a plethora of CSPA volunteers all eagerly encouraging purses and wallets to be opened, drinks purchased and auction lots signed up for.
Within the wonderful surroundings of a woodland-inspired marquee on Cornwallis field, the Headmaster opened the Ball by regaling attendees with details of the School’s GETOUT! project to develop outside spaces for our students, to which funds raised by the Ball will contribute.
A welcome from CSPA Chair Georgina Stephenson was followed by hilarious comedian Russell Hicks who really worked the room, evidenced by the raucous laughter of those he didn’t pick on!
First course was followed a live auction led by the man with the gavel, governor Richard Vinton.
After a wonderful dinner, guests danced to The Masqueraders, only finishing in the early hours when everyone was exhausted.
'After Burn' February 2022
The CSPA's delayed Burns Night (renamed 'After Burn') was held in the beautifully decorated Dining Hall. Guests enjoyed a champagne reception, traditional Burns Night meal, music and poetry recitals, student performances and Scottish country dancing. It was a great success and much fun was had by all with a magnificent £2,887 raised from ticket sales, the bar and the raffle.
Artisan Tasting Evening November 2021
It was fantastic to see so many parents supporting the CSPA's first event for 18 months. The Dining Hall was transformed and was alive with the sound of chat, laughter and clinking glasses. We are endebted to those local companies who so generously supported us with their food and drink donations and donated raffle prizes. Thanks too to the very talented Cranbrook students (a Music Prefect and a Music Scholar no less) who entertained guests so beautifully.
Thank you to the CSPA committee and the dedicated band of parent volunteers for their incredible help on the night. Big thank you to our head, Will Chuter, for his contribution and for hosting the wine quiz so competently!
Cranbrook Apple Fayre October 2021
Yet again the CSPA had a stall at the annual Cranbrook Apple Fayre. Despite the wind and rain, we raised a magnificent £250 for the CSPA's coffers.
Cakes for School staff 2020
CSPA committee member Alison Ward organised homemade cakes, flapjacks, cookies and rock buns cooked by parents to be delivered to the hardworking staff at School. Head of PE, Mrs Coleman, said that the staff were bowled over by parents' generosity.
Ali also delivered homemade goodies to Hawkhurst Community Hospital and donated snacks, drinks and skincare products to the League of Friends at Tunbridge Wells Hospital for distribution to NHS staff.
Burns Night Supper February 2020
The Burns Night Supper evening in February 2020 went brilliantly - the room looked so nice and festive, there was such a buzz to the night and drinks and raffle tickets sold really well.
The CSPA would like to thank everyone for their time, participation and effort in putting it all together. It was one of the best social events the CSPA have ever organised.
The programme was also a great new addition to the event and so professionally done.
Cranbrook Apple Fair October 2019
The Annual Cranbrook Apple Fair is always a highlight in the CSPA calendar. We set up our stall and sold our Christmas puddings, apple juice and homemade goodies. Good to have the support of a local celebrity too!
Quiz Night March 2019
A night of light-hearted frivolity among great company with Quiz Master extraordinaire Rob Miller.
Tickets at £15 per person included a delicious home cooked supper (vegetarian option, too) with wines, beers & soft drinks available to purchase on the night.
Quincentenary Ball Summer 2018
With dazzling showgirls and singing waiters, Cranbrook School’s grand Quincentenary Ball proved to be a fabulous show-stopper that celebrated the last 500 years in superb style and raised nearly £20,000 towards refurbishment of the Queen’s Hall Theatre and the Sam West Foundation.
Around 300 parents and friends donned their glad-rags for the black-tie celebration, held in the idyllic surroundings of Cornwallis Field on a perfect summer’s evening, with dancing and entertainment until the early hours.
Festivities started with al fresco cocktails, before diners took their seats in the beautifully-decorated marquee for a three-course feast interspersed with the feathers and sequins of dancing girls and the impressive arias of a trio of talented operatic singers, who had secretly doubled up as waiting staff.
A live auction, attracting four-figure bids for a roll-call of splendid lots, was followed by a live band and DJ-spun sounds that had enthusiasts on their feet and partying into the wee small hours with displays of energetic (and, in some cases, rather wild) dance moves!