Brought to you by the team behind Cambridge Edition, the biannual publication offers a guide to the area’s renowned educational offerings, covering everything from pre-prep schools to sixth form colleges, as well as a dedicated section on further education. In addition to concise directories and informative spotlights on different institutions in Cambridgeshire, you’ll also find topical editorial features, practical information and expert opinion inside.
Not for nothing did a recent survey brand our area the most educated place to live in the country. From toddlers to twenty somethings, pre-schoolers to post-graduates, everyone, regardless of age, ambition or interests, is likely to find the school, college or course that’s right for them.
Across the county, academic excellence is the norm, with 61% of students achieving five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C including English and maths (the nationally recognised benchmark), slightly higher than the national average of 59%. Sixth formers here are also doing well, with 83.2% achieving at least three A levels at grades A* to E, again higher than the national average of 80.5%. Of local primaries within or close to the city centre, 30 have secured a rating of Good or better in their latest Ofsted inspections.
Meanwhile, according to research from The Lord Ashcroft International Business School, Anglia Ruskin University, business graduates there have the edge when it comes to earning power, achieving average starting salaries almost £10,000 higher than across the nation as a whole.
Find out more in the latest Cambridge Education Guide, which can be picked up for free at estate agents, hotels, private dental surgeries and hospitals, selected retailers and businesses across the county.