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Best primary schools in Cambridge??

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4cookies Thu 25-Feb-10 12:44:54

We'll be moving to Cambridge next fall and are trying to find out which primary schools are best. Any tips on the best areas to live in or schools for our children?

Thank you!

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washngo Fri 06-Jul-12 14:26:53

Great and little shelford school is lovely, as is the village. V difficult to guarantee a place there due to high demand. Going to church will bump you up the list though! May I recommend stapleford despite its bad last ofsted (not a true representation in many ways) as after that there are lots of positive changes being made which I think will make it a fab school. Stapleford is also a lovely community.

Gilby Tue 22-Jan-13 20:15:30

Hello. my husband has just got a job in Cambridge and my DD starts school in September. To be in with a chance of getting into the first round of school applications I need to e-mail the council in the next 2 days. We will be living somewhere near Addenbrooke's hospital. I need ideas for the top 3 schools closest to home. So far we have Morley Memorial and Ridgeway as possibles.

Gilby Wed 23-Jan-13 17:17:24


eminemmerdale Wed 23-Jan-13 17:21:26

Morley is lovely - dd is there at the moment and ds left two years ago. Pastoral care is great, teaching is good and there are lots of diffenrent nationalities - some very transient though as there is an academic community who come and go sort of thing. No uniform and a little 'champagne leftie' but on the whole a nice school.

lilackaty Wed 23-Jan-13 19:22:03

We live on the other side of town but I think Morley sounds lovely.

eminemmerdale Wed 23-Jan-13 19:32:36

It is!

We live right next door to Addenbrooke's and dc goes to Queen Edith.

I'd look at either Queen Edith or Queen Emma as possibilities.

Gilby Wed 23-Jan-13 20:43:24

OK, after a little more webwading we've got: 1) Morley Memorial, 2) Queen Edith. Then we're stuck. Anyone know anything about Fawcett?

eminemmerdale Wed 23-Jan-13 20:53:00

Not recently, but I think it's fine grin

Tfc85 Tue 20-Oct-15 23:46:14

Sorry to drag up such an old thread but my family and I are moving to Central Cambridge and St Paul's would be our catchment school.
Does anyone have any up to date information about the school?
Is the discussed head still there?
What are the teachers like? Eldest DS is in year 3, younger DS is in year 1 and DD will be starting school next year so would be interested in any info anyone has.

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Authenticp Wed 21-Sep-16 19:15:21

Hi, we move to cambridge in a few weeks. MILTON will be our new hood! Please can uou suggest 3 schools to me, I know at this time of year I wont get much choice. :-)

barnaby6 Tue 07-Feb-17 10:20:38

Cambridge : can anyone advise on good schools for eight-year old boys that provide continuity through to sixteen

Allthebestnamesareused Tue 07-Feb-17 12:20:43

barnaby6 For that age range I assume you mean private - realistically The Perse goes right through as does King's Ely. Both are good but very different schools but it would be worth visiting to see which you feel is the best fit for you.

Sancton Wood does but again a very different school to the above 2 and very small class sizes.

barnaby6 Tue 07-Feb-17 14:23:04

Initially looking at state schools. The age of eight, i.e.within two years, is dictated by our being in residence in a relevant catchment area.

Allthebestnamesareused Tue 07-Feb-17 17:56:29

But state schools wouldn't provide continuity through from 8 until 16 (unless I am misunderstanding what you're after?)

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