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University of Cambridge Primary School

University of Cambridge’s first primary school

We followed our appointment by Birmingham University to build the UK’s first University Training School by being appointed for this university school.

The University of Cambridge chose us to create it first primary school, called the University of Cambridge Primary School. It's a three-form entry school that will have flexible space to meet three key needs:

  • providing primary education
  • teacher training
  • educational research

The school will be the first completed building as part of the North West Cambridge Development and Gavin Heaphy, construction director for the North West Cambridge Development said:

“Through the Scape framework, Willmott Dixon has demonstrated extensive experience of building high quality school projects and we are confident they will deliver a new school which will be an asset for the local community.”

Chris Tredget, managing director of Willmott Dixon:

“Following our recent project with University of Cambridge to create its new Department for Material Sciences and Metallurgy, we are delighted to be working on this exciting primary school and be involved in the early stages of the North West Cambridge Development. We are looking forward to providing Cambridge’s families with an exceptional school and to extending our long relationship with the University of Cambridge.”

The University of Cambridge Primary School will open in phases from September 2015, serving the development site and a local catchment.


  • First school by University of Cambridge
  • Part of North West Cambridge Development

  • Our latest project for University of Cambridge
  • Utilises thinking from University’s Faculty of Education to create flexible space




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