A Guide to the Catchment Areas in Cambridge
Catchment areas in any town or city are important for anyone to consider when moving house. Not only do you want to find the perfect house but you also want to be in the right neighbourhoods and within the right catchment for your children. Currently the ways to understand the catchment areas of Cambridge are fairly easy and can make your search for the right house that much easier too.
Whilst houses in better catchment areas can have higher price bands, you will be providing a better start for your children so the outcome will be better. The local high schools’ catchment depends upon the primary schools your children go to so finding out which primary school you wish to send your children to is the first step.
Cambridgeshire Council make it quite easy to determine which of the 25 primary schools are close by, and which you are within the catchment for, once you have the postcode for your home. Some property listing sites and estate agents will also include the information about the nearest primary and secondary schools in the house details so be sure to check there if you already know which is your dream home.
If you are unsure of where your Cambridge Van Man will be moving your possessions to, and want to choose a property that belongs in the catchment of a certain school, you can do this by reading through the schools listings in the most recent Schools in Cambridge City report offered through Cambridgeshire County Council. This gives a catalogue of schools alongside the streets within their catchments. This also outlines the feeder primary schools for the secondary schools.
Within Cambridge City itself there are six state secondary schools. These are Chesterton Community College Academy, The Manor, The Netherhall School, The Parkside Federation; Coleridge Community College, The Parkside Federation; Parkside Community College and St Bede’s Inter Church School. Each of these have feeder primary schools and offer places to pupils living inside the geographical catchment areas of those specific primary schools, with the exception of St Bede’s Inter Church School which offers entry to children within the catchment areas of any Roman Catholic and Church of England primary school across the city.
With the addition of school information from estate agents and property listing sites, it could not be easier to find out which area is best for which primary and secondary school. So all that is left is to find a house, hire a firm specialising in removals in Cambridge, and make your new house, your home.
Jon Lamming writes on various topics about Cambridge Man and Van removal services, house clearance, storage and packing. Here he writes about Cambridge schools catchment areas. Besides writing for blogs Jon enjoys surfing all over the world, Thai Boxing and riding his motorbike but the most important things in the world to him are his lovely Polish wife Magda and his two girls, Emily and Olivia.