Established in 1957, Colville Primary School is the longest serving primary school in Cherry Hinton.  The school is situated next to the local recreation ground and has generous classroom and playground facilities.  A significant extension was completed in 1988 to provide additional classrooms and office space.  In 2005 the Colville Speech and Language Centre was opened, creating 16 places for children with significant speech and language needs.

In 2011 we completed the impressive new accommodation to the west of the school site, allowing the expansion of the school to incorporate two forms of entry.

The school grounds include a wildlife area with pond, football pitch and netball courts and both grass and tarmac play space.  A computer suite was added in 2002, providing opportunities for whole classes ICT teaching.  All Key Stage 1 and 2 classrooms have been equipped with interactive whiteboards and the toilets in the original building have been refurbished and modernized.

We added a new main entrance to the front of school in 2009, returning it to its original place from the 1950s.

The school offers education for children from nursery (age 3yrs) through to the end of Key Stage 2 (age 11yrs).

We can provide access to After School Clubs run by Rascals at Queen Edith’s School or by Cherry Kids Club at the Community Junior School on Fulbourn Old Drift which operate from 3 – 6pm each day.

There are currently around 250 children on role, including nursery and the Speech and Language Centre, all of whom are taught in single year group classes.

The school was last inspected by OFSTED in July 2011 when they stated ‘this is a good school’, ‘children enjoy coming to school’ and that ‘they feel very safe because of the strong relationships they have with staff and the friendship of other pupils.’

Colville School is a Local Authority school and was classified as a ‘Community’ Primary School from September 1999.

School Times

Morning Nursery               9:00 – 12:00

Afternoon Nursery            12:15 – 3:15

Reception, Years 1 & 2      8:55 – 12:00 and 1:00 – 3:00

Years 3, 4, 5 & 6               8:55 – 12:10 and 1:00 – 3:05


Our current admission number is 60 per year group for those year groups who started Reception since 2009 and 30 in those prior to this.  Classes are organised in straight year groups from Nursery to Year 6.

Teachers work closely with colleagues to maximise opportunities.  A combination of whole class, small group and individual teaching methods are used to achieve our aims.