An insight to Cambridge Schools – Part 1



One of the many considerations faced when relocating to a new area is school selection.  The happiness of our children in their new surroundings are often top of our priority list.  Collated below is a brief overview of state and independent prep and primary schools available in Cambridge.

State Funded Primary Schools

 

Newnham Croft, Chedworth Street, CB3 9JF
Children are at the heart of everything they do here.  A caring and inclusive environment where the guiding principles are teamwork and respect for all.  Learning is exciting, challenging and creative with an aim to foster a sense of self-belief and purpose in life.

Age range:  5 to 11
Gender of entry:  mixed
Number of pupils:  235
Ofsted rating:  2 (good, June 2016)

www.newnhamcroft.cambs.sch.uk

 

Park Street CofE, Lower Park Street, CB5 8AR
The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.  With a challenging, practical curriculum, recognising each person as an individual the school also puts a high value on extra-curricular activities such as team sports, music and PTA events.

Age range:  4-11
Gender of entry: mixed
Number of pupils:  115
Ofsted rating:  2 (good, Jan 2014)

www.parkstreet.cambs.sch.uk

 

Queen Edith, Godwin Way, CB1 8QP
A large thriving primary school and nursery which covers a diverse community with 28 different speaking languages (at last count).  Edith is part of the Queen’s Federation, one of three thriving establishments working under one experienced leadership team (Queen Emma Primary School and Queen Emma Nursery).

Age range:  3-11
Gender of entry:  mixed
Number of pupils:  489
Ofsted rating: 2 (good, Nov 2012)

www.queenedithschool.org.uk

 

Queen Emma, Gunhild Way, CB1 8QY

Age range:  2-11
Gender of entry:  mixed
Number of pupils:  373
Ofsted rating:  2 (good, May 2013)

www.queenemmaschool.org.uk

 

Ridgefield, Radegund Road, CB1 3RJ
The school aims to build a learning community with a vision ensuring every child is happy, feels valued and experiences success.

Age range:  3-11
Gender of entry: mixed
Number of pupils:  259
Ofsted rating:  2 (good, March 2013)

www.ridgefieldprimary.org

 

St. Albans Catholic, Lensfield Road, CB2 1EN
The school has a strong Catholic identity which permeates the daily life of the school.  The Gospel values of caring and respect for others are central to the ethos and work of the school.

Age range:  4-11
Gender of entry: mixed
Number of pupils:  210
Ofsted rating:  1 (outstanding, Nov 2014)

www.stalbans.ccceducation.org

 

St Matthews, 18 Norfolk Street, CB1 2LD
A thriving, friendly primary school where learning is inspiring, challenging and fun.

Age range:  3-11
Gender of entry: mixed
Number of pupils:  615
Ofsted rating:  1 (outstanding, Sept 2011)

www.stmatthews.cambs.sch.uk

 

St Philips Church Of England, 2 Vinery Way, CB1 3DR
Committed to developing the whole child, St Philips strive to develop a real partnership between home and school.  There is a strong sense of community within the school that is reflected in its caring, supportive Christian ethos.

Age range:  3-11
Gender of entry:  mixed
Number of pupils:  355
Ofsted rating:  2 (good, July 2014)

www.stphilips.cambs.sch.uk

 

University Of Cambridge, Eddington Avenue, CB3 0QZ
The school is committed to exemplary teaching and learning for children.  In its approach to learning it aims to be creative, bold, free-thinking and rigorous.

Age range: 4-11
Gender of entry: mixed
Number of pupils:  119
Ofsted rating:  Unrated currently, inspection due Sept 2017

www.universityprimaryschool.org.uk

 

Kings Hedges, Northfield Avenue, CB4 2HU
The school prides itself on ensuring that all pupils are able to achieve excellence through a creative curriculum.

Age range:  4-11
Gender of entry:  mixed
Number of pupils:  393
Ofsted rating: 2 (good, July 2015)

www.kingshedgesprimary.org.uk

 

Mayfield, Warwick Road, CB4 3HN
Everyone is welcome at Mayfield, the school believes that diversity enriches us all and we should do our best for ourselves and others.

Age range:  5-11
Gender of entry:  mixed
Number of pupils:  402
Ofsted rating:  2 (good, June 2013)

www.mayfieldcambridge.org

 

Independent Prep & Primary Schools

Note that these schools are not subject to Ofsted grading.  Individual reports for each of the schools below can be seen at www.isi.net

The Perse, Hills Road, CB2 8QF
Alongside endeavour and scholarship, the school promotes balance, wellbeing and perspective.

Age range:  3-18
Gender of entry:  mixed
Number of Pupils:  1561

www.perse.co.uk

 

St. Faiths, Trumpington Road, CB2 8AG
The largest prep school in Cambridge, St. Faith’s seeks to be a happy, inclusive community which welcomes families from all religious and cultural backgrounds.

Age range: 4-13
Gender of entry:  mixed
Number of pupils:  535

www.stfaiths.co.uk

 

St. Johns College School, 73 Grange Road, CB3 9AA
The aim is to foster the aptitudes and nurture the growth of each child.  The school believes that respect for children, faith in children and an ability to see the world through their eyes should inform our teaching and our care.

Age range:  4-13
Gender of entry:  mixed
Number of pupils: 453

www.sjcs.co.uk

 

Kings College School, West Road, CB3 9DN
Large enough to provide a full range of options and facilities, but small enough to give a ‘family feel’ where the teachers get to know all of the children.

Age range:  4-13
Gender of entry:  mixed
Number of pupils:  420

www.kcs.cambs.sch.uk

 

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