Godmanchester is blessed with its own Voluntary Aided Church of England school, St Anne’s, on a site which is part of a large housing development on the southern edge of the town. Since 2013, its catchment area has been the whole of the parish of Godmanchester. Its Admission Policy includes a maximum of 12 places which can be applied for on religious grounds.
Our Parish Praise worship takes place there on the fourth Sunday in alternate months and the whole school comes to the church to worship every term.
The community school, which became an Academy in April 2012, is located on the east side of the churchyard and its catchment area is defined as the parish of Godmanchester, excluding the new Bearscroft development. Members of our clergy team provide input to RE teraching through class and year group visits to the church and clergy visits to the school.
Sponsored by Orchard Learning Trust, which also runs the successful Godmanchester Community Academy, the Bridge Academy seeks to provide the best possible start to education for children aged 4-11 years in the Godmanchester area.
The school opened successfully for pupils at the beginning of the school year September 2016-2017. Initially on the temporary site at Godmanchester Community Academy and moved to the wonderful new premises in September 2017.
The school offers high levels of teaching standards, robust organisational structure and wide-ranging curricular and extra-curricular opportunities. The state of the art premises also has a purpose built preschool and a wrap-around care Kids’ Club on site.
The local secondary schools are Hinchingbrooke and St Peter’s, both in Huntingdon. There are also secondary school church places available at King’s school in Peterborough (which is a train journey away) and St Bede’s in Cambridge (there is a bus available to take children there that passes through Godmanchester).