Schools: Junior

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There are many good primary schools in Cambridge, as you might expect with such a strongly academic population. The most central ones like Park Street and Newnham Croft are heavily oversubscribed. However, there is some turnover as academics come and go. Other good ones include St Paul’s, Milton Primary, Morley, Queen Edith’s, St Matthew’s and St Luke’s. And the local village primaries have a good reputation.

Heritage School 19 Brookside, Cambridge CB2 1JE

01223 350615 heritageschool.org.uk

Ages 4–16. Co-ed. Day. Housed in a large townhouse in central Cambridge this tiny low-cost school was founded by a group of parents in 2007 with a strong Christian ethos. growing in numbers and popularity.

King’s College School West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DN

01223 365814 kcs.cambs.sch.uk

Ages 4–13. Co-ed. Day and boarding (boys only). As you would expect from a school which provides 16 choristers for King’s College choir, the music is outstanding. it also gets excellent academic results.

St Faith’s School Trumpington Road, Cambridge CB2 8AG

01223 352073 stfaiths.co.uk

Ages 4–13. Co-ed. Day. St Faith’s has always been particularly strong in sport and a large proportion of the pupils go on to the Leys.

St John’s College School 73 Grange Road, Cambridge CB3 9AB

01223 353532 sjcs.co.uk

Ages 4–13. Co-ed. Day and boarding. A choir school to rival King’s with a similar ethos. the charismatic head is leaving this summer to be replaced by respected Neil Chippington, who comes from St Paul’s Cathedral School, London.

St Mary’s Junior School Sancton Wood School, 2 St Paul’s Road, Cambridge CB1 2EZ

01223 471703 sanctonwood.co.uk

Ages 3–16. Co-ed. Day. Housed near the station, Sancton Wood is just completing a large extension programme.

Stephen Perse Foundation Junior School See Senior Schools.

The Perse Prep School Trumpington Road, Cambridge CB2 8EX

01223 403920 perse.co.uk

Ages 7–11. Co-ed. Day. Housed on a large site with games fields next door. most go on to the Perse upper.