We are very pleased to be able to offer the following open days for any families who would like to take a tour of our fabulous school.  We expect these tours to take about half an hour and they will include a brief introduction from our Headteacher, Mrs Kathie Daniels.

We are aiming these open days towards families who are considering Cranmere Primary, in Esher, for their reception-aged child in the 2022/23 academic year, however, if you want to see Cranmere Primary school because of an in-year admission or a nursery admission we would be happy to help.  Please call the office if this applies to you on 020 8398 5580.  This would include people who would like to apply for a place in Rainbows Nursery in 2021 or 2022.

School brochure:
If you are unable to come to any of our open days, but you would like to pick up a Cranmere Primary School brochure, then you are welcome to come to our school office and we will hand them out.  Tour attendees will automatically get given a brochure on the day.

Where are we?
We have little or no passing traffic because we are tucked away behind Sandown Racecourse and behind the railway line.  Cranmere Primary school is in a very quiet, mainly residential area with fields and horses at the front and huge grounds at the back.  The main road you are looking for is 'The Woodlands', if you are coming from Esher station direction, this road runs parallel to Lower Green Road (which is the road behind Sandown, where Esher High School is situated).  The Woodlands turns into Douglas Road (eventually) and then Arran Way is off Douglas Road.

How to book a place:
Places on each open day are limited, so if you would like to book yourself on then please complete our enquiry form by clicking on the link below.   We will need to review the bookings nearer the time and places are limited so, if we are oversubscribed on any particular day, we may contact you to move your visit.

Booking form for Cranmere Primary school tours - 2021/22 - please click here

September 2021
Tour 1 of 12 - Monday 6/9/21 at 2:00pm - booking now closed for this tour, please choose another date
Tour 2 of 12 - Friday 10/9/21 at 10:00am - booking now closed for this tour, please choose another date
Tour 3 of 12 - Tuesday 14/09/21 at 10:00am - booking now closed for this tour, please choose another date
Tour 4 of 12 - Thursday 16/09/21 at 2:00pm - booking now closed for this tour, please choose another date

Tour 5 of 12 - Autumn Fair plus school tour: Saturday 18/09/21 at 11:45am - booking now closed for this tour, please choose another date

Tour 6 of 12 - Wednesday 22/09/21 at 10:00am - booking now closed for this tour, please choose another date

October 2021
Tour 7 of 12 - Friday 08/10/21 at 10:00am - booking now closed for this tour, please choose another date
Tour 8 of 12 - Monday 11/10/21 at 4:00pm - booking now closed for this tour, please choose another date

November 2021
Tour 9 of 12 - Thursday 04/11/21 at 10:00am - booking now closed for this tour, please choose another date
Tour 10 of 12 - Wednesday 17/11/21 at 4:00pm - booking now closed for this tour, please choose another date

December 2021
Tour 11 of 12 - Tuesday 07/12/21 at 10:00am

January 2022
Tour 12 of 12 - Friday 07/01/22 at 2:00pm

Please note that the closing date for Reception Applications is 15th January 2022

We look forward to welcoming you to Cranmere Primary school.

A note on parking - as a general rule, parking in our car park is normally limited to staff only. However, because many of these open days are 'after hours' then we do hope that you will be able to park in our car park without any problems.  I'm afraid you cannot park in the small car park just in front of our gates because it is only for the residents of Arran Way.  However, the good news is that there is free on-street parking in the surounding roads, you just need to allow an extra 5 minutes to walk here.  There are also some parking bays at the end of Arran Way on Douglas Road - these do have some time limitations (at the time of writing there is no parking between 10am and 11am) - however, the parking wardens have been known to change these timings so please check on the day.

On Thursday 12th November, Year 4 took park in STEM workshops.  Working in pairs, the children programmed robots using iPads to complete a Mission to Mars.  This was provided by SATRO, an educational chartiy working across the South East whose goal it is to inspire and encourage young people in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.  The children really enjoyed their sessions.

On November 13th 2020, we had an amazing response to our Children In Need collection.  Thank you so much on behalf of the charity for your generous donations.  The total amount raised was £663.01 which was considerably higher than the previous year.

Then on 17th December, on the final day of term, we had our Christmas Jumper Day with all the money raised going to Save The Children.  Our jumper day was great to see, hear and feel!  It really brought some joy to us and we raised £467.32 which we know will be very well received by all the children it will help.

Thank you for your support.


Mother’s Day – Sunday 14th March

Tired of takeaway? Kids maxed out their screen-time? Mother's Day is around the corner and, for this one special day, help is at hand!
Friends of Cranmere has partnered with Doughies, a local supplier of the most delicious* pizza-making kits, to give the kids a chance to spoil their mums this Mother's Day.
For just £6, they'll receive everything they need to make a mouth-wateringly tasty 12” Artisan Margherita pizza.
The kids will have a blast stretching out the base (we dare them to try tossing them like the pros!), and topping them with the finest of ingredients, including a sauce made from tomatoes grown around Mount Vesuvius no less. Then, just pop the pizza in the oven. Bellissimo!
Plus, £2 from each pizza will be donated to the Friends of Cranmere!
Click on the link to order your pizza-making kits. They’ll need to be collected from one of three pick-up points in either Esher, Walton or Molesey. Collection will be on Saturday 13th March, between 10-11am.
For us to get the kits delivered by Mother’s Day, your order and payment will be needed by Sunday 7 March please.
Arrivederci! from the Friends of Cranmere

(*Yep, we road-tested them…it’s a tough job)


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Coronavirus updates and news

The school policy is attached below. We would be grateful if you could read this because it gives information about what we are intending to do in the event of snow.

The main message is - we will endeavour to keep school open, but please ensure you have provided us with your correct mobile number and email address, because we will send updates by text and email as necessary. Messages will also be posted on our website if we need to change collection procedures etc.

In this cold weather, please remember to make sure that your child/ren have warm outdoor clothing to wear and, possibly, a change of footwear if necessary and a bag to put wet shoes / wellies in.

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Cranmere Primary hosted a National Heritage Blue Plaque on Tuesday 21st February.

This Blue Plaque has been placed on our school building in recognition of the site being the former home of British racing driver John Cobb.

The BBC news covered the event (and there was a great write up in the Surrey Advertiser). Former world land speed record holder, Richard Noble, unveiled the plaque itself.  Richard Noble also gave a talk to children and visitors which entertained and enthralled us all.

Our children behaved beautifully on the day, drawing many positive comments from our visitors.  They were equally impressed with the childrens' display of artwork which was on display to mark the event.

Thank you to all who attended and made it such a memorable day.  If you were not able to come along then do take a look at the picture gallery instead.

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There was much excitement today amongst the children, staff, Governors and families of Cranmere Primary and Nursery School in Arran Way, Esher as their new school building was officially opened by Vice-Chair of Surrey County Council,  Mr Nicholas Skellett CBE with the Mayor of Elmbridge, Councillor Tania Shipley and her consort Mr Nigel Shipley in attendance.   It was a truly momentous occasion with the children cheering with flags waving to celebrate the unveiling of their plaque.
We feel extremely privileged to learn and work in such a wonderful building and environment with such exceptional facilities.  The spacious and brightly coloured school has been well received by the whole school community and our children thoroughly enjoy coming to school every day.  Both Mr Skellett and Councillor Shipley were enthralled by the new school building and facilities which will provide many enhanced learning opportunities to take place.  We are extremely fortunate to have an extensive woodland area which will be used to support an outdoors curriculum and a full size Multi Use Games Area (MUGA).
I am particularly excited by the opening of our first ever Nursery which offers high quality early education to children aged 2 to 4 years old, giving an excellent start to their school readiness.  All of our Early Years children were present for the opening and their excitement was contagious.
We are focused on offering excellent learning experiences through a creative and challenging curriculum to all our children that encourages children to aspire to achieve high both emotionally and academically. We have forged positive links with Esher High to support and extend curriculum learning opportunities as well as prepare our children for the next stage of their learning journeys in Year 7.  We are continuing to foster and strengthen many other educational and community links to the advantage and benefit of our children.
We are currently offering tours to prospectus parents and welcome queries regarding our school and facilities.  For further details please contact our school office 02083985580 or see information on our website  www.cranmereprimary.org .uk

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