Waterbeach Community Primary School has been on its present site for over 50 years. Our school buildings comprise of a spacious Main Hall, also used as a Dining Hall, and a separate Gym. We have 13 permanent classrooms, a School Library and a dedicated ICT Suite. We also benefit from two separate playgrounds – one for each Key Stage – and two large fields. There are several courtyards used for quiet work, play and gardening. In the second half of the summer term all of our children use the large outside swimming pool built by parents in the 1960s. We have fantastic outdoor learning environments including an orchard, an environmental garden and a pond dipping station. We have even been lucky enough to see a number of great crested newts.
We serve the villages of Waterbeach, Landbeach and Chittering, not only as a school, but also as a focal point for all members of the local community. The site is shared with one of the local playgroups, the after-school club, and the Scout and Guide headquarters for the village. The school is used for many local activities including amateur dramatics, band rehearsals and concerts, keep fit classes and there is an active Community Association which has strong links with the school.
School owns a community building which is leased by the Waterbeach Independent Lending Library for some of the week and is available to other organisations to lease at other times, as well as being used by the school. This is on site and is accessible during the day. However school gates are closed at 3pm and 8.30am to allow our children to pass safely through the school grounds.
Further information about the community use of our school can be obtained from the school office.
Waterbeach is a thriving village with a population of 5000 situated six miles north of Cambridge. It has expanded considerably in recent years due to the economic growth in the region and has become increasingly a dormitory for Cambridge and, to some extent, London.
The railway station in the village is on the main Kings Cross line and London is an hour’s journey away. There is a small industrial estate at the edge of the village and a number of small companies have premises in the village itself. There are several shops and a Post Office. The school primarily serves the village of Waterbeach, but children are transported in by bus from the nearby villages of Landbeach and Chittering.