About Us

The Netherhall School is part of the Anglian Learning family of schools. We are a thriving and highly distinctive co-educational 11–16 school, serving Cambridge City and beyond.  We are proud to have been at the centre of high-quality educational activity in Cambridge since 1871, 150 years and counting.

Our school values centre on establishing a strong community based on great relationships.  They are  summed up in the phrase, ‘Inspiring, Individual, Inclusive.’


We believe that students learn best in an environment which inspires them, with high-quality facilities in purpose-built spaces.  Also that students deserve the most inspiring teachers and support staff delivering a world-class curriculum.  In this environment, students thrive and, in turn, inspire us.


We believe that each student brings their own unique potential and talents to the school.  We tailor our curriculum and support to meet the needs of each individual rather than using a ‘best fit’ methodology.  Extra-curricular activities are not seen as an optional extra but as an expected part of a student’s discovery of themselves.  Complementing this, all students build a portfolio of their achievements in and out of school through their years at Netherhall; this takes the form of their Pride Pledge which is accessible on our ALIS intranet site.


Netherhall is a school where all students and staff are valued, and enjoy an atmosphere of tolerance and respect, growing together as a school family.

We believe that the synergy of these three factors makes a successful school and we continue to work with all stakeholders to produce students with excellent academic outcomes;  empathy and tolerance of each other, their faiths, and backgrounds; excellent skills of communication; teamwork; and who have the self-motivation and resilience needed to be successful in the outside world.

Chris Tooley




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