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North Cambridge Academy

North Cambridge Academy (NCA) is part of Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT). The school currently has 450 pupils (11-16). We have secured year on year positive progress in the five years of North Cambridge Academy and have undergone transformational change to the pastoral system and curriculum. Indeed, the outcomes for pupils have been transformed with regard to achievement and progress. North Cambridge Academy had a progress score in 2017 of +0.30 and for 2018 +0.32 and is in the top 20% of schools nationally for progress and the top 4% for progress in schools of our type. Ofsted graded NCA as ‘Good’ following the two previous inspections, the last one being January 2019. You are looking at a small school where staff make a profound difference to children’s life chances.

North Cambridge Academy moved into a brand new state of the art £10 million building 3 years ago, which affords us an excellent working and learning environment. We have established partnerships with high profile Cambridge businesses, Cambridge University and a number of sporting organisations whose facilities are on-site, such as the purpose built fully equipped gymnastics facility.

About our school experience


School Experience Programme (SEP) candidates will be offered a day at their chosen school, but there may be opportunities to undertake additional day placements at other schools within CMAT during the specified dates.


The SEP is likely to include; a tour of the school, lesson observations in your chosen subject, an opportunity to meet staff from the relevant faculty and discuss routes into teaching.

Please arrive for 8.30am at Arbury Road, Cambridge, CB4 2JF; Telephone 01223 491 500 and bring along photographic ID. There is plenty of visitor and cycle parking available.

Start and finish times
8.30am to 3.15pm
Dress code

Smart casual

Teacher training

North Cambridge Academy offers placements to trainees in all subjects from the following providers:

The Cambridge Partnership


Cambridge Teaching Network (CTSN)

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must have a degree
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement dates

There are no upcoming dates


Arbury Road, Kings Hedges, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 2JF
Map showing North Cambridge Academy

Yes - on site parking provided

Please note that parking cannot be guaranteed.

Arbury Road, Kings Hedges, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 2JF
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Design and technology
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Physical education
  • Physics
  • Spanish