Like any region, Cambridgeshire offers a unique set of advantages and considerations.
Educational Prestige: As the home of the University of Cambridge, the county's reputation for world-class education is unparalleled. For families, it translates to access to top-tier schools.
Economic Growth: Cambridgeshire is not just about academia. Its 'Silicon Fen' is the UK’s hub for tech and innovation.
Natural Beauty: With the Fens, serene rivers, and nature parks, there’s always a green corner to retreat to.
Historical and Cultural Richness: Beyond the iconic Cambridge University buildings, the county hosts museums, galleries, festivals, and more.
Connectivity: Be it road or rail, reaching other parts of the UK, especially London, is a breeze.
Cost of Living: Particularly in Cambridge city, the costs can be high. The price of prestige!
Tourism Peaks: Cambridge, especially, can become quite congested during tourist seasons and university events.
Flat Landscape: If hills and dales are your thing, the topography might seem a tad monotonous.
Rush Hour Congestion: Traffic snarls are not uncommon, especially during peak hours.
(Note: While indicative fees are provided, for a detailed breakdown, especially for boarding options, the individual reviews should be consulted.)
The Perse School, Cambridge: Approx. £17,500 p.a. Revifew
St Mary's School, Cambridge: Approx. £20,000 for boarders. Review
Impington Village College: This non-selective East Anglia state secondary school and college has been offering the IB for over 30 years and has a reputation for offering a high standard of international education that includes cultural exchange visits, a football scholarship programme, and a focus on foreign language learning. Free. Review.
King's Ely, Ely: Around £36,000 for boarders. Review
Hills Road Sixth Form College is a high achieving state sixth form college in Cambridge with a large community of 2,700 students. The college offers a wide range of A Level courses, and this year received 74 Oxbridge offers. Free. Review
Kimbolton School. A small town-based school where students are nurtured, challenged and given plenty of opportunity to explore academic and extra-curricular interests. £17,500 Review
The Leys, Cambridge: About £33,000 for boarders. Review
St Mary's School in central Cambridge is an all girls, all-through day and boarding school that stands out for its high numbers studying STEM subjects, and its consistent record of high value-add scores. Review.
St Faith's School, Cambridge: Approx. £16,000 p.a.
Sancton Wood School, Cambridge: Around £14,500 p.a.
Stephen Perse Foundation, Cambridge: Approx. £17,000 p.a.
Wisbech Grammar School, Wisbech: About £15,500 p.a.
Cambridge Steiner School, Fulbourn: Approx. £10,000 p.a.
Heritage School, Cambridge: About £9,000 p.a.
Peterborough High School, Peterborough: Approx. £14,000 p.a.
Culford School, Bury St Edmunds: About £32,000 for boarders. Review
Moreton Hall, Bury St Edmunds: Approx. £34,000 for boarders.
Felsted School, Dunmow: About £36,000 for boarders. Review
Bishop's Stortford College, Bishop's Stortford: Approx. £33,000 for boarders.
Cambridge: A blend of academia and modern living. Rent: £1,900/month (3-bedroom).
Ely: Known for its magnificent cathedral. Rent: £1,200/month.
St Ives: A picturesque riverside town. Rent: £1,100/month.
Peterborough: A city with a mix of the old and new. Rent: £900/month.
St Neots: Rapidly growing with excellent amenities. Rent: £1,000/month.
Cambridgeshire has a temperate maritime climate.
Annually, Cambridgeshire enjoys about 1,550 hours of sunshine, slightly above the UK average, making for inviting summers ideal for outdoor activities.
Cambridgeshire offers an enviable blend of history, culture, and modernity. It’s a county that holds appeal for scholars, professionals, and families looking for a balanced lifestyle. Before you settle, dive deeper into WhichSchoolAdvisor's comprehensive guides for insights tailored to your needs.