CBEC’s Double Delight As Improvements Recognised by OFSTED On School’s 50th Anniversary.

Cranbourne Business and Enterprise College announced the lifting of Special Measures at the celebration of its 50 Year Anniversary on Saturday, to the delight of the wider community, who had gathered for a celebration.

Students, staff and parents past and present, arriving at Cranbourne site were overjoyed to hear the news that the school is out of Special Measures. The school, which had been placed in Special measures in December 2015, had its first monitoring visit on 5th and 6th July. This became a full inspection when the Ofsted inspection team concluded that the school had improved and “no longer requires special measures”. Staff at the school, who have worked very hard all year, cheered as the news broke in the staffroom.

On Saturday 22nd July 2017, the whole school community had gathered together for a trip down Memory Lane. For many, it was an emotional experience, as they were re-acquainted with old friends; and emotions were high as the whole community came together in support of the school. One of the school’s Alumni, Chris Thomson, made a speech about Cranbourne and the positive effect the school had. He achieved a First Class Degree from Oxford University and went on to lead a large FE college in Brighton; he described his education at Cranbourne as “inspirational”.