Tours for entry to reception September 2024

If you would like to look round ready to choose your child's school for September 2024, please call 01992 416220 to book onto one of the following dates. We keep numbers low on these tours as small groups allow us better access to classrooms and more opportunity to ask questions.

All tours start at 9:15 unless stated and last about an hour. Please don't bring children with you if possible - it's not very exciting for them!


Wednesday 20th

Monday 25th


Wednesday 4th

Tuesday 10th

Thursday 19th (9:30)

Tuesday 31st


Wednesday 8th

Tuesday 14th

Wednesday 16th (9:30)

Monday 20th 

Thursday 23rd (9:30)

Tuesday 28th


Friday 1st 

Monday 4th

Tuesday 5th

Tuesday 12th

Friday 15th

January 2024

Wednesday 10th

Joining Cranbourne mid-year

If you would like your child to join Cranbourne please call us on 01992 416220. We currently have spaces in year 1, year 2 and year 3 (as of September 2023). You will need to make an in-year admission by going to

Admissions arrangements 2022/23

Admission to the main school

Cranbourne is an academy taking the full range of children from 4 - 11 years. Our allocation criteria for entry to reception in September 2023 can be found in the document at the bottom of this page. Applications for reception (ie starting school) are made online through the Local Authority at The application process has now closed. Late applications should be made through the same website.

Our admission number for each year group is sixty children, across 2 classes. All children start in reception in the autumn term. Allocated places are guaranteed, so if a parent chooses to delay their child’s start until the term after they have their 5th birthday, they may do so. We recommend that all children start full time in September unless there are very exceptional circumstances. Parents of summer born children may choose to delay their application process by a year - they will then be part of the normal application system, there is no preferential treatment for such applications.

If you consider sending your child to us, you are welcome to visit in order to talk to the headteacher and be shown round. An appointment may be made by calling in to the school, by telephone or by email (

Parents seeking places in other year groups can apply any time throughout the school year, again through the LA system at This is called an in-year admission. If there is a place it will be offered. If the year group is full, the child will be placed on a reserve list and the parents will be offered the right of appeal. In year nursery applications are made directly with the school.

Admission to the Nursery

Sadly, because of the low numbers of children in the area our nursery closes its doors for the last time at the end of the summer term 2023. If you have already applied for September 2023 you will need to make alternative arrangements.


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