Best Schools in Huntingdon

An overview of the schools in Huntingdon and which ones are best based on inspection rating. We go through both primary and secondary schools in Huntingdon.

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About Spring Common Academy

Spring Common Academy is an outstanding community special school. This school is for pupils age 3-19 with special needs in the Huntingdon area. Spring Common Academy is one of the few schools in Huntingdon to get an Outstanding rating.

They are proud of the achievements of all the pupils and the dedication and care provided by the staff team. They try to be the very best they can be and encourage all members of the school community to set high standards in whatever they do.

OFSTED found the school to be outstanding in all areas in December 2018. They recognised the school for their shared ‘aspiration for pupils’. Also for the ‘welcoming environment where pupils can flourish’.

Our pupils leave us as self confident young people. They leave ready to take on the many challenges that may face them after school. Both within the local community and the wider world.

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About Godmanchester Bridge Academy

Godmanchester Bridge Academy seeks to provide the best possible start to education. This school is for children aged 4-11 years in the Godmanchester area.

The school opened for pupils at the beginning of the school year September 2016-2017. Then moved to the wonderful new premises in September 2017.

The school offers high levels of teaching standards. It also has a robust organisational structure and wide-ranging curricular and extracurricular opportunities. The state of the art premises also has a purpose built preschool and a wrap-around care Kids’ Club on site.

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About Godmanchester Community Academy

Godmanchester Community Academy has a history of high quality primary education and success. They are a large school, with an engrained community feel.

They currently have 14 classes across 7 year groups. The teaching staff have lots of experience and are enthusiastic individuals. They dedicate themselves to the education and nurturing of the children.

The school has excellent facilities including a specialised music hall and an indoor swimming pool. The main hall is equipped with P.E apparatus. Externally, they have large playing fields organised into many zones. They also have an outdoor learning area; a gardening area; a climbing area and an adventure playground.

The school offers a full programme of extracurricular clubs and activities such as football, drama, dance and hockey. They also have a dedicated Kids Club on site for before and after school childcare provision.

They became an academy school in 2012. Then in 2020 they joined ACES Academies Trust: a multi academy trust of schools in Huntingdon and Godmanchester.

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About Hartford Junior School

The school aims to build a sense of respect for themselves, for others and the surroundings is central to everything they do. This is one of many schools in Huntingdon to get a Good rating from Ofsted. They aim to promote this by:

On a day-to-day basis they recognise how they achieve their aims and ethos by recognising the following values:

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About Hinchingbrooke School

Hinchingbrooke is set in acres of beautiful grounds and adjoining a country park. Hinchingbrooke House was the family home of the Cromwells and of the Earls of Sandwich. The school finds inspiration from its heritage.

School is about much more than examination results, important as those are. Their students’ wellbeing is paramount: they aim to know every one of our students. They want them to be happy, and also want every one of them to feel there is someone in school to whom they can turn if needed.

Beyond the classroom, they aim to provide a wide range of high-value extra-curricular opportunities. This is for their students to meet their needs and interests, to develop them as well-rounded young people and to enable them to have fun!

The educational experience at Hinchingbrooke brings change, challenge and opportunity. The students’ personal response to these goes a long way to determining their quality of life after leaving school. This is why from day 1, they emphasise Hard Work, High Standards, and Kindness.

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About St Peter's School

At St Peter’s they believe that, as educators, they can and must make a difference to the lives of the young people in their care. They work to ensure that the school enables students to maximise their potential. No matter their ability, background, culture or belief.

St. Peter’s School have high expectations and aspirations for all their students and work to prepare them for the future beyond the school. They recognise, nurture and celebrate individual skills and talents.

Only the highest quality of teaching, learning and development can take place. They strive to provide a happy, caring, stable and orderly environment.

They have a responsibility to develop confident, competent citizens in an inclusive environment. Developing skills to enable young people to make choices about their future.

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About Hartford Infant School

Hartford Infant School welcome and uphold duties under the Equality Act 2010. Hartford Infant School is one of the few schools in Huntingdon to get an Outstanding rating. This is to end discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations. They promote community cohesion under the Education and Inspections Act 2006.

Their intention is to communicate their vision, ethos and long-term direction for the school. As a school community they want to be all clear on where they are going and what they are trying to achieve. This plan will be used in the decision-making for the school. The governing body will also use it to assess progress against their priorities.

They are proud of the school’s achievements and values. They look forward to driving the progress made to make this an outstanding school.


They focus on raising the attainment and progress for all children from their starting points, with a focus on the following:

Good Level of Development [GLD], Writing, RWM [Reading, Writing and Maths] combined and children in receipt of Pupil Premium.


Their aim is to embed oracy within the culture of the school as they further develop their unique school curriculum. The school wants to ensure good outcomes for all. They will continue to augment resources within the school to support this.


They believe that school cannot ensure the best progress for a child without the valued commitment of key stakeholders. This includes parents, governors and the community within which we live.

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About Huntingdon Primary School

Huntingdon Primary School is an expanding primary school of nearly 500 friendly pupils. They are on a journey to provide their children with the best possible learning experiences.

The school is a large, friendly school with a strong team spirit where they show their school values every day

Pride, Resilience, Courage, Respect and Teamwork.

About St Anne's Church of England Primary School

As a Church of England primary school, everything they say and do is done ‘within the love of God’. Their Christian distinctiveness is clear in all that they do. St Anne’s Spirit is more than a behaviour policy. It is a set of principles that the entire St Anne’s Community accepts and works towards. This enables everyone at the school to work together.

All faiths are welcome. Children and families are not expected to have a faith commitment, but Christian values and references do guide all that goes on at St Anne’s.

About St John's Church of England Primary School

St John’s Church of England Primary School is a busy and happy church school.

In Collective Worship each day they light a candle and say ‘We are all in God’s Family’. The children respond, ‘He loves every one of us’. Their aim is to extend this welcome to the whole school community. This is to ensure that pupils feel safe, happy, cared for, and ready to learn.

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