Kimbolton Prep School
Life at Kimbolton School is full of opportunities. Each day is busy, stimulating and varied, no matter what the age of the pupil. Find out what others have to say about our school, as well as a bit more about Cambridgeshire and the local area.
Reviews of Kimbolton School, Cambridgeshire
"Pupils can spend their whole education at Kimbolton enjoying the benefits of a happy environment, small class sizes and excellent pastoral care. Not flashy but classy. Those parents in the know appreciate that a Kimbolton education is money well spent." Good Schools Guide review
"A highly-regarded co-ed prep school on the Cambridgeshire border in a beautiful rural setting, known for its amazing facilities, extra-curricular activities and family-orientated atmosphere." Muddy Stilettos
"Pupils grow into mature, multi-faceted and empathic young adults with a strong awareness of their social responsibilities." ISI report
Kimbolton is one of The Sunday Times' Top 10 Independent Secondary Schools in East Anglia 2022 and one of The Telegraph's Top 10 Value for Money Boarding Schools in the UK 2022. Our school has also been placed in the Top 100 Independent Co-educational Boarding Schools in the UK by best-schools.co.uk... Read more
Moving to Cambridgeshire
The beautiful south-west corner of Cambridgeshire is home to the historic village of Kimbolton, which is dominated by its castle, the former home of King Henry VIII's first wife Katharine of Aragon. Today it is home to Kimbolton School for pupils aged 4-18, with the majority of its day pupils living in the county or in neighbouring Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire.
If you're thinking of relocating to the area there's plenty to explore, from pretty riverside villages such as Eaton Socon, the Offords, the Hemingfords and Houghton & Wyton, to the bustling market towns of Godmanchester, St Ives, St Neots and Huntingdon. Also within easy reach is the university city of Cambridge, just half an hour by car (or try the busway, which connects Huntingdon, St Ives and Cambridge). Read more...
Kimbolton is one of the loveliest villages in Cambridgeshire, a vibrant community recently rated as one of Muddy Stilettos' 'Top Places to Live in Cambridgeshire'.
It has many independent shops including a butcher, two public houses, cafes, menswear shop, hardware store, newsagent and gift shop, florist and a pharmacy. There is also a supermarket, fire station, post office, estate agents, primary school and a medical centre - recently rated the best GP practice in the whole of Cambridgeshire. The Mandeville Hall runs a monthly community cinema and hosts local events of all kinds including baby clinics, playgroups, fitness and dancing classes, parties and quiz nights. Read more
Cambridgeshire transport and online connectivity
Kimbolton is one of the loveliest villages in Cambridgeshire, situated close to the borders of Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire, with fast transport and commuter connections to Cambridge, Milton Keynes, London and beyond.
School Bus Network
Kimbolton School has an extensive network of buses that are used exclusively by over a third of our pupils. Find out more
Kimbolton is approximately half an hour from Cambridge, with easy road access to and from the city via the new £1.5bn A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme.
Our nearest railway stations are St Neots, Huntingdon and Bedford, which are served by high speed and stopping services southbound to London St Pancras International - with the fastest trains into the capital taking just 40 minutes. From St Pancras, the Eurostar provides onbound links to France, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. There are also direct trains from St Neots to Gatwick airport. Going north, trains to Peterborough take approximately 25 minutes, with convenient connections to York and Edinburgh... Read more
Cambridgeshire property and estate agents
If you're planning on visiting Kimbolton and would like to extend your stay, we've put together a list of local accommodation (bed and breakfast and short-term self-catering) in Kimbolton and the surrounding towns and villages, including Barham, Buckden, Great Staughton, Huntingdon, Molesworth, Riseley, St Neots, Stonely, Tilbrook, Titchmarsh, and Woolley.
There are also links to several local estate agents, should you be considering moving to the area... Read more