Building our future campus

In 2008 our proposals to establish the new Secondary School and Sixth Form College in Northstowe were unanimously approved by Cambridgeshire County Council.

We are delighted to see that building in Northstowe is now progressing and we are working with residents in Northstowe and Longstanton on the development of the Education Campus in Northstowe which will serve both communities and a wider area in Cambridgeshire.

Our Vision for Education in Northstowe

We have an ambitious vision for Northstowe for a community learning campus that serves all ages and abilities, taking a lead role in bringing people together to create a sustainable and empowered local community. Our ambition is to create an all-through campus that will contain a nursery and primary school, a special educational needs (SEN) school, a secondary school with a dedicated post-16 centre and community sports and arts facilities.

We took another step towards this vision as we were granted permission by the Department for Education to establish an SEN school in 2017. We are now eagerly awaiting a decision on our proposals for the primary school and the community sport provision.

The team that will establish the new schools in Northstowe are the same team behind the highly successful Swavesey Village College. We will take the many years of experience and learning from Swavesey and are very confident that Northstowe will have fantastic schools at the heart of the community, every bit as good as Swavesey Village College is now.

It is an exciting time for both CMAT and the local community and we are pleased that we are now able to start bringing this vision to life.

Expected Timeline
Spring Term 2018Planning application submitted for Northstowe Secondary College
Winter 2018Construction starts in Secondary school
September 2019First students join Northstowe Secondary College
June 2020Completion of phase 1 of the Northstowe Community Learning Campus including11 place Special school4 form entry (600 students) Secondary schoolcore community Arts and Sports facilities