I am delighted to have this opportunity to introduce you to the website of our unique primary school where our goal is to inspire everyone to achieve their very best .
Above all else Cranbourne is a happy school. You will find a welcoming atmosphere continuing to permeate school life as we enter our fourth century. At our most recent OFSTED inspection in January 2018, the school continues to receive a GOOD grading in all areas, the inspectors praised the school’s standards which are above average, the quality of teaching is very effective and is strong across the school and also challenges the pupils. Importantly, Ofsted also said that the school is happy and calm with good behaviour and the pupils feel safe. This last Ofsted visit was a short inspection, so the inspector is recommending that the next inspection is a Section 5 inspection. In essence, this is to look for evidence so that Cranbourne could be awarded the Outstanding grade. The indication of another inspection is very pleasing; we are delighted and have been highly commended by the Local Authority.
We provide high standards of learning within a rich and varied school curriculum. Our rural setting enables our children to enjoy learning outside the classroom, whilst our committed staff and active parent community support a range of activities and visits. We value the support of our active Parent Teacher Association, a group of parents who work very hard to raise extra funding for our pupils to enjoy additional opportunities. Although our traditions are never far from the surface an ongoing programme of improvements shows our school looking forward as well as back.
I anticipate this website will be a useful source of information for those of you who already know Cranbourne well. For those of you who don't, I hope it will help you begin to scratch the surface of what makes our school special. If you are considering Cranbourne for your child, or to find out more please contact the school office to book a personal tour.
Mrs. Ruth Huckle