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Tours for prospective parents


Due to the national lockdown beginning on Thursday 5th November, we are having to cancel our November tours as they are not classed as an essential reason to leave your homes. We will schedule extra ones in December - please check back for details. 


If you are thinking about sending your child to Cranbourne for reception 2021 the tour dates are below. Due to the current Covid-19 "Rule of 6" restrictions we are only able to show 5 visitors around at any one time. As places are so limited we would prefer only one adult per family on each visit to allow the maximum number of families to have the chance to look round. We will not be allowing any children on the tours as they take up one of the spaces.


Tours will be outside only with a lot of looking through windows! You will still be able to get a good feel for our school.


Please select one of the dates below and call 01992 416220 or email admin@cranbourne.herts.sch.uk to book a slot. You must provide a contact number.


If on the day of your tour you have any Covid-19 symptoms you should not attend. As it is not easy to maintain 2m distance from each other while walking around we recommend wearing a mask.


Tour dates: All tours are at 9:15 am.


Thurs 1st

Mon 5th

Mon 12th - FULL

Fri 16th

Tues 20th - FULL



Tues 3rd - FULL

Mon 9th - cancelled

Fri 13th - cancelled

Weds 18th - cancelled

Tues 24th - cancelled

Mon 30th - cancelled


December - we will add more dates if lockdown ends - please keep checking back

Thurs 3rd - FULL

Fri 4th

Weds 9th

Thurs 10th

Fri 11th

Tues 15th

Weds 16th

Thurs 17th


Jan 2021

Thurs 7th - cancelled

Fri 8th - cancelled

Mon 11th - cancelled

Weds 13th - cancelled

Thur 14th - cancelled



If you are considering moving your child to Cranbourne from another school you may wish to visit us. Please phone the school office on 01992 416220 to arrange this. We do not often have places available for admissions during the school year.



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 2021 can be found in the document above. Applications for reception (ie starting school) are made online through the Local Authority at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk. The application process for entry to reception in 2021 is open from 5th November 2020 to 15th January 2021.


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 (admin@cranbourne.herts.sch.uk).


Parents seeking places in other year groups can apply any time throughout the school year, again through the LA system. 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

Applications for the nursery for 2021/22 should be made directly with the school. This can be done at any time in the school year, with places allocated throughout the year. Our closing date for applications is February 12th 2021, with places allocations being sent out on March 3rd 2021.

If we have any spaces remaining after 3rd March we will allocate them according to our admissions criteria (see document at the top of the page), so it is worth handing in applications even if you have missed the deadline. We offer a morning session and places are limited to 35. We will not be offering 30 hours in the nursery - our offer is for 15 hours only. We are happy to work in partnership with other local providers, such as childminders, if you wish to access the 30 hours entitlement.


All children start Nursery in September, although parents of summer born children may delay this until January. 




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