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Tours for prospective parents

If you are considering Cranbourne for your child for reception or nursery starting in September 2020 please come and  visit us. You can book on any of the tours listed below but places are limited so please book early. If you would like to see the nursery please let us know when you book so we can plan the tour correctly - we cannot fit a nursery tour into every date.

You can book by phoning the school office on 01992 416220, or by emailing admin@cranbourne.herts.sch.uk.


All tours begin at 9:15 and last approximately an hour (slightly longer if we visit the nursery). If your child has specific needs you wish to discuss, this is sometimes possible on the day of the tour depending upon the Headteacher's diary.


Sept 19th (Thurs)

Sept 23rd (Mon)

Oct 1st (Tues) including nursery if requested

Oct 9th (Weds)

Oct 15th (Tues) - Full

Oct 24th (Thur) including nursery if requested - Full

Nov 7th (Thur) - Full

Nov 12th (Tues) including nursery if requested - Full

Nov 21st (Thur) - Full

Nov 27th (Wed) - Full

Dec 2nd (Mon) - Full

Dec 11th (Wed) including nursery if requested - Full

Dec 17th (Tues) including nursery if requested - Full

Jan 8th (Wed)

Jan 16th (Thur) nursery only

Jan 21st (Tues) nursery only

Jan 30th (Thur) nursery only


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 2019 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 2019 is open from 5th November 2018 to 15th January 2019.


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 2020/21 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 14th 2020, with places allocations being sent out on March 2nd 2020.

If we have any spaces remaining after 2nd 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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