Life at our school
As part of the North West Cambridge development, the new University of Cambridge Primary School strives to provide an inspiring learning community that is the first of its kind in the UK. The school aims to offer a high quality education for children, from Reception to Year 6, that is ambitious, innovative and inclusive.
A unique feature of our school is the combination of primary education with a purpose-built research facility and the provision of professional learning for teachers. The school will also work closely with the University of Cambridge and Faculty of Education in the provision of placements for initial teacher education trainees, and with the Faculty and school partners in the conduct of learning-related research.
The University of Cambridge Primary School opened in September 2015. Eventually, the school will comprise three forms of entry with an overall enrolment by 2021-22 of 630 children, that is, education for children aged 4-11. The school will also provide a 78-place nursery. Provision will be phased over the coming years to meet the needs of the growing North West Cambridge community.
“Our aim is to build a primary school of which Cambridge University can be proud. It will provide a first-rate experience for its children based on educational policies that are rooted in evidence and research. It will also provide a first-rate centre for the training of primary school teachers. Our ambition over time is to create a school that will be a beacon of excellence having both national and international influence.”
Professor Geoff Hayward
Chair of the University of Cambridge Primary School Trust