The University of Cambridge Primary school has opened its doors with phase 1 complete in time for the start of the academic year. Work on the three-form entry school started in November 2014 and will be handed over in December 2015 when phase 2 is completed. The school is expected to accommodate 630 pupils from a local catchment.

James Biddulph, Head teacher of the school said ” The first day of a new school year is always exciting but never more so than this. Our teachers and staff have been working extremely hard in anticipation of the new school building opening and the arrival of the children will complete the school community as we start on our learning journey.”

The school, which was designed by award winning architect Marks Barfield, will provide education for children ages 4-11 and will be a mixed ability, co-educational school. In addition to providing an inclusive and high-quality primary education for local children, the school will offer unique training and research opportunities through its close relationship and with the faculties and departments of the university of Cambridge.

Vishal Borhara, Project Director at Parmarbrook said ‘‘We are delighted to be involved in the first primary-level university training school in the UK. It is a flagship part of the North West Cambridge Scheme and is the first building in operation as part of the overall development.’’

To view time-lapsed footage of the construction of the primary school, click here