Histon and Impington consultation

Histon and Impington primary education consultation

Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC) is working in collaboration with Cambridge Primary Education Trust (CPET) to permanently increase primary educational provision in Histon and Impington.

Histon and Impington are currently served by Histon and Impington Infant School and Histon and Impington Junior School which are run and managed as academies under this Multi-Academy Trust.

The Council is committed to delivery of the required additional primary education provision in Histon and Impington. This is outlined in the Children and Young People's Committee paper of 17 January 2017.

In Phase 1, Histon and Impington Junior School has been expanded to provide a total of 630 places (3 Forms of Entry) and has extended its age range to allow it to provide for children aged 4-11.

In Phase 2, it is proposed that Histon and Impington Infant School will also extend its age range to serve children aged 4-11, providing a total of 420 places (2 Forms of Entry) with a two class pre-school. In order to do this, it is proposed to relocate the school from its current site in New School Road to Buxhall Farm on Mill Lane. 

The planning application for the new school at Buxhall Farm was approved by the Planning Committee on 18 July 2019. Subsequently, the Secretary of State has decided not to call the application in, hence the building work can proceed. It is expected that the new primary school will open in September 2021. 


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Cambridgeshire County Council
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