Laurel Fields, Potters Bar, Herts EN6 2BA

01707 652714

Cranborne Primary School

Learning Together


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



Parents and carers, please follow this link to have your say about our school:

Parent/ Carer Survey

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 (Maternity Leave)

Rachael Wood - Acting Headteacher 

Tara Caldwell - Acting Deputy Headteacher

Elaine Aarons - Pastoral Teacher

Sarah Cooper - SENDCo

Lesley Davis - Year 3 Teacher

Sara Mottram - Nursery Teacher

Rebecca Christoforou - Year 5 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. 

School Support Dog

Alfie, the School Support Dog, loves spending his days interacting with children, staff and visitors here at Cranborne!  He is an important part of our well-being and he brings so many positive experiences to our day.   

You can find our School Support Dog Policy and Risk Assessment by clicking here


Latest School Calendar Events

School Summer Holidays25Jul2022


First Day Back for Children in Years 1 to 602Sep2022

NEW Reception Children ONLY (those who did NOT attend Cranborne Nursery)05Sep2022

All Reception Children - Collection from 12 noon06Sep2022

Calendars page(s): School Calendar >>

School Tours

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

Please email for more information.

In the meantime, please see below our virtual tour 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 and Outbreak Management Plan in place.  We have also adapted our Behaviour Policy to reflect the current need. Please read these documents and let us know if you have any queries:

 Covid 19 Updated Risk Assessment - 28 February 2022

COVID 19 Updated Outbreak Management Plan and Supplementary Risk Assessment

Behaviour Policy COVID Addendum 

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