Birchwood Avenue Primary School

By Christine Martindale

As the name suggests the  school serves the children living in the Birchwood area of Hatfield.  The school is an amalgamation of Gascoyne Cecil Junior School, which opened in 1950 and closed on September 1st 1999, and Salisbury Infants, originally called Cranborne Infants.  Cranborne Infants opened in 1953.

see comments on:- Gascoyne Cecil school

This page was added on 01/12/2014.

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  • I went to Cranbourne infants school straight from Birchwood baby nursery,

    I only remember fainting in the hall, and the only other thing I remember is the little prayer we had to sing at the end of each day it went like this, Does anyone else remember it too?

    HANDS TOGETHER, SOFTLY SO,
    LITTLE EYES SHUT TIGHT
    FATHER JUST BEFORE WE GO, HEAR OUR PRAYERS TONIGHT
    WE ARE ALL YOUR CHILDREN HERE, THIS IS WHAT WE PRAY
    KEEP US WHEN THE DARK IS HERE
    AND THROUGH EVERY DAY AMEN

    GILLIAN ORIGINALLY SURNAME WAS SHEPHARD

    By GILL (26/07/2020)
  • I went to Cranbourne Infant School in 1953. Mrs Lloyd was the headmistress then and I remember one of the teachers was Mrs Bates. I always enjoyed my school days.

    By Sylvia Chamberlain (nee Hurley) (16/09/2018)
  • I too was an infant at Cranbourne during the 1960’s I was a Riley in those days.

    By Debbie (09/03/2018)
  • The infant school was Cranbourne Infants I went their in the 1950s. Mr Gatley was my teacher.

    By John Monk (28/12/2016)

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