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New Secondary School and Leisure Facilities Now Open

Trumpington Community College opened its doors to Year 7 and 8 pupils at Great Kneighton in September 2016.  The state-of-the-art facility has space to accommodate 750 students and is Cambridge's first new 11–16 secondary school for half a century.

The school has extensive sports and performance facilities, including floodlit outdoor sports pitches, a sports building with a fully equipped gym, fitness studios and an auditorium, which are shared with the whole community out of school hours.   Run by Abbeycroft Leisure, the gym and sports facilities are open to the public in the evenings and weekends.  To sign up visit or call 01440 702485.  

The building has an open design with learning spaces built around a large central atrium. It also incorporates a special educational needs and an autism centre.

The school has been funded by Countryside as part of its multi-million pound contribution to education at Great Kneighton, and is run by the Parkside Federation, which also includes Coleridge Community College and Parkside Community College.  To find out more please visit

New Primary School NOW OPEN

Trumpington Park Primary School, opened its doors to pupils in September 2017.  The new school has been designed with the intention to grow into a three form entry school able to accommodate 630 pupils. Its facilities include two halls, a food technology room, library and a nursery.

For further information and to find out how to apply for a place for your child please visit

Countryside has also funded the recent extension of nearby Fawcett Primary School, to become a 420 place school.

Neighbourhood Facilities at Hobson's Square 

At the heart of the Great Kneighton development is an attractively designed central square providing essential neighbourhood facilities including a new community/health centre, library, shops, offices and transport hub. Hobson's Square forms the civic heart of Great Kneighton and is already a focus for the community.  It serves as a place for meeting and socialising and is be able to accommodate events such as concerts, farmers markets, community days, street parties and much more.

The Central Square has been designed to include a large sculpture, seating with views across rainwater gardens and an open plaza. The plaza provides a flexible space where seasonal and festive activities/events can take place.  

The community centre is known as The Clay Farm Centre and is managed by Cambridge City Council’s Neighbourhood Community Development Team.

The centre is a fabulous 4-storey facility and includes a large 250 person community hall with retractable, tiered seating. There are conference rooms and meeting rooms, a multi-purpose space with garden area, a public library and a café plus first floor space for a dance and exercise studio. The building will also contain accommodation for Trumpington Street Medical Practice.

Transport Hub

Located at the centre of Great Kneighton, Hobson’s Square's proximity to the Cambridgeshire Guided Bus and pedestrian/cycle routes make it a hub for public transport links. The Square will provide an interchange between the CGB and the local buses and the busy pedestrian/cycle route which connects residents to Addenbrooke's Hospital and beyond.

From the development, the new and wider community are able to gain direct access to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, the City Centre and Cambridge railway station via the Cambridgeshire Guided Bus, which runs directly through the site.


Allotments in a variety of sizes have been constructed within the brand new 120 acre Country Park.  Residents from Great Kneighton as well as the existing Trumpington community can apply to the Council for an allotment.  They will become available to the public once the Country Park has been formally adopted and opened by the City Council.