Cranborne Primary School are recruiting!  Please click here to be redirected to our Job Vacancies page for further information.

Following latest Government guidance, school will be closed until Monday 22nd February 2021 for all children, except for those who have been identified by us as having parents who are essential to the current Covid emergency response.

Work for your child is available on their class page by clicking here

Assembly with Mrs Keilty Friday 15th January

Thank you to you and your children for making our jobs so magical. Please click the link below to view our Christmas Poem Video of teachers working on Christmas Eve created especially for you!

Safeguarding Statement

We are committed to listening to children and keeping them safe.  If you ever have any concerns for the safety or wellbeing of a child, please speak to the Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs):

Claire Keilty - Headteacher

Rachael Wood - Deputy Headteacher

Elaine Aarons - SENCo and Pastoral Learning Mentor

Sarah Cooper - SENCo

Kate Adams - Year 2 Teacher

Lesley Davis - Year 3 Teacher

If none of the above are available, call Children's Services :

0300 123 4043

Safeguarding concerns should never be delayed. Always treat them as urgent. 


It is my privilege to welcome you to Cranborne School and an honour to serve as the Headteacher. 

Our school is a place of fun, laughter, learning and a willingness to succeed; to be the very best we can be. We recognise that children are uniquely different - all possessing different skills and abilities. At Cranborne, we nurture the talents of individuals and celebrate their efforts and achievements.

Children are happy here. They feel safe, secure and able to express themselves. There is an exciting and energetic atmosphere at our school - it is a place full of positivity and opportunity. Staff thrive on the challenge of creating the highest standards of learning and children engage willingly, eager to learn more.

We understand the importance of excellent home/school partnerships and for this very reason, encourage strong parental input into their child's education. We operate an open door policy and are open to new ideas and suggestions.

It is my view that education is the key to a successful future. As worldwide opportunities become more accessible in terms of careers, children of today are now competing internationally. It is therefore crucial that our children are fully equipped to compete with students across the world. With this in mind, we have very high expectations. We strive to achieve academic excellence and create an environment where young minds can flourish.

I hope that you find the information on our web page useful - please feel free to contact us should you have any queries.

Mrs Claire Keilty  BEd hons NPQH



Latest School Calendar Events

Friends of Cranborne Penny War Week25Jan2021

Year 1 Hertford Museum School Visit09Feb2021

1:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Last Day of Term12Feb2021

Half Term Holiday - School Closed15Feb2021

Calendars page(s): School Calendar >>

School Tours

We usually hold tours of our wonderful school to coincide with key admission dates into Nursery and Reception. 

This year, we have produced a virtual tour - please see below or click on the link to see our school in action:

For in-year admissions, families are invited to visit us once a formal offer of a place has been made by Hertfordshire County Council. Tours are not conducted at any other time of the year.

If you require information about the admissions process, please email our Admissions Assistant

COVID-19 Updates 

In order to keep our school community safe, we have an extensive risk assessment in place and have adapted our behaviour policy to reflect the current need. Please read these documents and let us know if you have any queries:

COVID Risk Assessment - January 2021 Update

Behaviour Policy

Behaviour Policy COVID Addendum 

Catch-up Premium Strategy 2020-2021