Cranmere Primary School

Closed 16 Jun 2014

Opened 19 May 2014


Surrey County Council and Cranmere Primary School have been working together to look at the increasing demand for primary school places in Esher and how the school can best meet these changing needs in the future.

Our proposal is to enlarge Cranmere Primary School from two forms of entry (2FE) to three forms of entry (3FE) with effect from September 2016.  (A form of entry is normally 30 pupils in a year group.)  The expansion would take place by rebuilding the school on the adjacent land at Grove Farm, owned by Surrey County Council. The relevant planning permission has been obtained.

In September 2016 Cranmere Primary School would admit up to 90 pupils at Reception entry. The school would grow incrementally year on year as each successive Reception intake would be 90 pupils. The school would therefore reach its new capacity of 3FE throughout all year groups by September 2022. The new school would also have a 26 place nursery.

The original capacity of Cranmere Primary School was 210 (1FE) but there are approximately 331 pupils currently on roll due to added accommodation, enabling the school to accept more pupils as a temporary measure. This means that there are 2FE in 5 of the 7 year groups. The proposed future capacity of the new Cranmere Primary School will be 630 plus nursery.

The admission arrangements will not be changed. The transport arrangements for the school will be in accordance with Surrey County Council’s current school transport policy.

Surrey County Council has complied with all applicable statutory requirements to consult in connection with this proposal. At the conclusion of the Notice period, if permission is granted by The Surrey Cabinet Member for Schools and Learning, Surrey County Council will implement the proposal.

This Notice is an extract from the complete proposal. Copies of the complete proposal can be obtained from the school or from: The School Commissioning Team, Room 326, County Hall, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2DN, email:

Within four weeks after the date of publication of the proposal any person may object to or make comments on the proposal by sending the representations to:


Melanie Harris, Surrey County Council, Room 326, County Hall, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2DN, email:

Nick Wilson, Strategic Director of Children Schools and Families

Surrey County Council

Publication Date: 19 May 2014





Why your views matter

We are now undertaking a consultation on these proposals for Cranmere Primary School. The Related Documents below contain the detailed proposal which has a list of frequently asked questions.

Please let us know what you think about the proposals

- either by completing the Online Survey

- or by using the response form in the Related Documents below.

The deadline for returning/submitting consultation responses is 5pm on Sunday 14 June 2014.


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