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The isbi Schools Directory Guide To The Top Private Schools & Colleges In Cambridgeshire

For anyone planning a move to or within Cambridgeshire in East England we have collated information below about different places to live, schools, Estate Agents and other information we think useful for relocating within this fantastic Cambridgeshire.

Offering some of the best living anywhere in Great Britain, Cambridgeshire's famous British cities and towns include Cambridge, Huntingdon and Chatteris.

Cambridgeshire has a great choice of high quality UK private schools, beautiful countryside, lots of activities and excellent housing - with a fantastic range of different property to call home, from country mansions and estates, cottages and bungalows to new build executive housing, family townhouses and apartments.

"Cambridgeshire features miles of lush, marshy fenland, cathedral towns full of mediaeval markets. Treat yourself to views of sprawling wetlands from the lantern towers. Or alternatively, visit the city of Cambridge – one of the world’s greatest centres of learning - punt or bike to get a student’s-eye view of college greens, libraries, and chapels. You can visit a World War Two aerial hanger at the Imperial War Museum Duxford, admire a Norman cathedral in Peterborough, and savour sweet sounds at Cambridge Folk Festival – one of the UK’s best folk music festivals." Visit England

Cambridgeshire sits in the East of England, sharing borders with Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk and Suffold to the east, providing a short separation from the North Sea. Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire are to the West and Essex and Hertfordshire to the South. 

Cambridge is where Pink Floyd was formed! Syd Barrett, who founded the band, was born in Cambridge in 1946. The group was initially called The Tea Set and included members Mick Mason, Roger Waters, Richard Wright and Bob Klose.




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Looking for a prestigious Independent (private) school in Cambridgeshire, GB?

If you are thinking of moving to live in Cambridgeshire(or you already live in Cambridgeshirebut are considering relocating) and you and your family are researching some of the best private schools in Cambridgeshirethere is a big choice of high quality Cambridgeshireschools, with a number of the Cambridgeshire’s highest ranking Independent schools considered to be some of the best in the UK. 

Cambridgeshire’s private education sector features day schools and boarding schools, girls’ schools, boys’ schools and co-educational (mixed) schools, including leading private Nurseries, Prep Schools, Independent Secondary and Sixth Form schools and colleges. 

Find Private Schools In Cambridgeshire UK (Or "Private Schools Near Me")

Developed over the last 36+ years, the isbi School Search Directory is one of the largest and most comprehensive private schools directories available, helping thousands of families to find, compare and select good schools since the 1980s.

>   You can search for private schools with a reputation for excellence in Cambridgeshire and in the city of Cambridge and towns like Huntingdon and Chatteris by using our Private Schools Directory and Independent Schools Finder (powered by isbi's School Search Directory) or by clicking on the names of the schools and colleges listed below to see detailed profiles with photos, videos, maps etc.

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Please see below for a full list of private schools and colleges in Cambridgeshire, some of the best of which being: 



The Leys School

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, CB2 7AD

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 11-18 years, Day & Boarding (Full, Weekly)

Achieve the Exceptional at the Leys the combination of their distinctive ethos and world-class location makes The Leys unique.

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St Faith's School 

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, CB2 8AG

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 4-13 years, Day

St Faith’s is an independent school for girls and boys aged 4-13 years where they believe that each child is uniquely gifted. They have a distinctively future-focused curriculum and outstanding facilities.

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King Ely’s School

Ely, Cambridgeshire, England, CB7 4DB

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 7-13 years, Boarding (Full, Weekly)

King’s Ely Junior school provides a secure and nurturing environment for children to explore their talents and develop their ambitions as they grow in independence as learners.

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Kimbolton School

Kimbolton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England PE28 0EA

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 7 - 18 Years, Day

Kimbolton School provide a close family environment where young people are educated to be tolerant, socially responsible and independent of mind, equipping them for our changing world. They are a community that challenges pupils to discover their talents, develop socially and excel.

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The Peterborough School

Peterborogh, Cambridgeshire, England, PE3 6AP

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 4-18 years, Day

The Peterborough School is the City's only independent day school for boys and girls from Nursery to Sixth Form. The School and Nursery enjoy beautiful, extensive grounds on one leafy campus close to the heart of Peterborough.

[Read More About The Peterborough School...]


Top Private Independent Secondary Schools & Colleges In Cambridge, UK

Some of the best Independent Secondary schools and colleges and Sixth Form schools and colleges in Cambridge, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls include:

Top Private Pre-Preparatory & Preparatory Schools In Cambridge, UK

Some of the best Pre-Prep and Prep schools in Cambridge, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls aged from 3 years to 11 or 13 years include:

Special Needs Schools In Cambridge, UK

Some of the best Special Needs schools in Cambridge, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British Special Needs and Special Education Needs education for boys and girls (single-sex and mixed) include:




Where To Live In Cambridgeshire, England, UK

The most popular British cities and towns in the Cambridgeshirearea (GB) include, with approximate population numbers:

>  Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK

Cambridge (127,200), Cherry Hinton (8,700), Chesterton (18,100), Trumpington (8,000)

>  East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, UK

Ely (13,900), Soham (7,400), Littleport (6,700), Burwell (5,800)

>  Fenland, Cambridgeshire, UK

Wisbech (27,900), Wittlesey (12,400), Chatteris (8,600), March (18,000)

>  Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, UK

Huntingdon (20,700), St Neots  (27,400), St Ives (16,000), Yaxley (7,400), Ramsey (7,400) 

>  South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, UK

Cambourne (1,200), Histon (7,400), Sawston (7,200), Cottenham (5,478), Waterbeach (4,400) 

>  Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, UK

Peterborough (137,200), Alwalton (317), Barnack (1,000), Castor (817) 




Cambridge is a very popular place to live and many people move to Cambridge each year, or to near Cambridge and the surrounding area, from around the United Kingdom and abroad.

Many of those moving to Cambridge are escaping more urban living in London or other larger cities, deciding to relocate to the Cambridgeshirecapital to enjoy a different pace of life and the historic and elegant surroundings of a prosperous city with great facilities and leisure amenities, high quality housing and schools, fantastic pubs, restaurants and sports and popular cultural events, arts and music.

Ten Things To Know About Cambridge, England, UK

> FACT 1:  Pink Floyd was formed in Cambridge. Syd Barrett, who founded the band, was born in Cambridge in 1946. The group was initially called The Tea Set and included members Mick Mason, Roger Waters, Richard Wright and Bob Klose.

> FACT 2:  Cambridge features in the film ‘The Theory of Everything’. Based on astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who attended Cambridge University, the film has won two Golden Globe awards and one Oscar. 

> FACT 3:  Approximately 25% of people who live in Cambridge cycle to work! This makes Cambridge the highest percentage of cyclists in the United Kingdom.  

> FACT 4:  Cambridge is potentially the birthplace of football, the “Cambridge Rules” were established in 1863 at the University of Cambridge. 

> FACT 5:  Douglas Adams, author of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, wrote and filmed a Doctor Who story in Cambridge in 1979. Although the episode was never aired due to studio strikes, Cambridge appeared on Doctor Who for the 20th anniversary story as Tom Baker (the Doctor) was filmed punting down the River Cam.  

> FACT 6: If you take a walk through Market Square, you will find a statue made of brightly coloured shapes, a top hat, mice and a white cat. This statue is actually a memorial to Walter ‘Snowy’ Farr, a magician who famously put live mice into his mouth! He also received an MBE for raising money for charities dedicated to helping the blind. 

> FACT 7:  Oliver Cromwell’s head is actually buried in Cambridge! After dying in 1658 he was buried in Westminster Abbey, Charles II had Cromwell's body exhumed so that he could display it on a spike. The skull was then passed through a large number of private collectors before eventually being buried at a secret location in 1960. 

> FACT 8:  Isaac Newton, mathematician and physicist who is famous for his theory of gravity, studied at Cambridge University before publishing his laws of physics in 1687. 

> FACT 9:  The Corpus Christi clock is a famous attraction found at the end of Kings Parade. In order to represent the relativity of time, the clock speeds up, slows down and sometimes even stops! If you ever want to capture the correct time, you’ll have to wait for the next fifth minute - where it will give the correct time to a hundredth of a second! 

> FACT 10:  King’s College Chapel is the most famous building in Cambridge and was actually designed by Henry VI. The first stone was laid in 1441, when Henry was only 19. The Chapel passed through the hands of Richard III, Henry VII, Henry VIII and Edward VI. 

Where To Live In Cambridge, UK

Cambridge and the surrounding area offers a huge choice of high quality, premium and luxury property to meet the needs of any family, whether wanting a cottage, townhouse, large apartment, mansion or country estate, with or without granny annex, garden or swimming pool.  There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

From central city living to rural, country lifestyles, Cambridge and the areas near Cambridge are full of bustling districts and leafy suburbs, lush green areas, charming Crescents and estates, rolling countryside, vibrant high streets, busy neighbourhoods and friendly residential communities.

Some of the popular residential areas include:

De Freville Avenue Cambridge, Chesterton Cambridge, Trumpington Road Cambridge, Hills Road Cambridge, Madingley Road Cambridge, Newmarket Road Cambridge, Milton road Cambridge, Mill Cambridge, Grantchester Cambridge, Newnham Cambridge

Commuting To And From Cambridge By Rail Or Road

Relocating to Cambridge is especially popular with those happy to work from home most of the time but needing to occasionally commute to other places for work.

Others are happy to commute more regularly to London, Peterborough, Norwich, Oxford and other locations for work.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

>  Cambridge To London: London is about 65 miles by road from Cambridge via the M11 and driving to the centre of London from Cambridge normally takes under 1 hour 45 minutes.  There is a very regular train service to London from Cambridge, with trains taking from 1 hour 10  minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes to get to London Kings Cross. 

>  Cambridge To Peterborough: Peterborough is about 45 miles by road from Cambridge via the A1 and driving to the centre of Peterborough from Cambridge normally takes under 1 hour.  There is a very regular train service to Peterborough from Cambridge, with trains taking from 1 and a half hours to 1 hour 45 minutes to get to Peterborough. 

>  Cambridge To Oxford: Oxford is about 98 miles by road from Cambridge via the A14 and driving to the centre of Oxford from Cambridge normally takes under 2 hours 15 minutes.  There is a very regular train service to Oxford from Cambridge, with trains taking from 2 hours 15 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes to get to Oxford.

>  Cambridge To Norfolk: Norfolk is about 50 miles by road from Cambridge via the A11 and driving to the centre of Norfolk from Cambridge normally takes under 1 hour 15 minutes.  There is a regular train service to Norfolk from Cambridge, with trains taking from 1 hour 50 minutes to 2 hours to get to Norfolk.



Nearest Airports To Cambridge, UK

The nearest airport to Cambridge is London Stansted International Airport (STN) which is 22 miles away.  Other nearby airports include London Luton (LTN) (under 30 miles), London Heathrow (LHR) (under 55 miles) and London Gatwick (LGW) (under 75 miles).




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