Cambridge schools feature in The Sunday Times Schools Guide 2020
Cambridge has long been known for the quality of its education. Famous around the world for its ancient university, the city has attracted academics and scholars for hundreds of years.
As well as an excellent university, Cambridge is home to a number of outstanding schools. Giving primary and secondary-school aged pupils a fantastic start in life, these schools are educating the next generation of graduates.
Parent Power, The Sunday Times Schools Guide, recently revealed its list of the top schools around the country, a number of which are located in Cambridge and the surrounding area. Great news for both parents and children living in and around Cambridge, these excellent schools make life in the city even more attractive. Keep reading to find out more.
Top Independent schools in Cambridge
Of the 6 schools that made it into the Sunday Times’ list, 4 were independent. Ranked by their exam results, teaching quality and other criteria, these schools can compete with any of the best independent schools around the country.
The top-ranked Cambridge school was The Perse School. “A very special school which is both traditional and innovative, academic and caring, understanding and structured, industrious and fun,” @ThePerseSchool is one of the most famous institutions in the city.
Other independent schools in the top 6 include the Stephen Perse Foundation, The Leys School and St Mary’s School. All of these schools offer children excellent teaching, a choice of extracurricular activities, and a great start in life.
Top state schools in Cambridge
The highest-ranked state school in Cambridge, according to the Sunday Times guide, was Impington Village College. Established in 1939, the school has been providing local pupils with an innovative and inspirational education for over half a century.
Other nearby schools to make it into the top ten were Colchester Royal Grammar School, King Edward VI Grammar School in Chelmsford and The King’s School in Peterborough.
Relocating to Cambridge
If you’re considering relocating to Cambridge and have children of school age, finding out more about the schools in the city will probably be high up on your priority list. Luckily, with so many high-quality schools available, finding a place for your child in a top institution should be easy.
If you’re thinking about sending your child to an independent school, you should get in touch with your chosen institution as soon as possible. Demand for top schools can be high, so it’s important to get your application in early.
If your child will go to a state school, you’ll need to think about the catchment area when planning your move. Finding a house close to your favourite school will boost your child’s chances of being accepted.
Learn more about life in Cambridge, and plan your relocation to the city, by exploring our site or getting in touch with a member of our team.