Boasting an enviable position next to the picturesque River Great Ouse, St Neots is one of Cambridgeshire’s most popular towns. It’s only 50 miles north of the capital, but its leafy streets, charming high street and surrounding countryside makes the town feel pleasantly rural – arguably, the perfect place to raise a family.


Parents considering schools in the area are quite literally spoilt for choice, with over 20 primary and secondary schools both in the near vicinity. Children of all ages are well catered for, from nurseries and pre-schools right through to sixth form and colleges. Residents at Hooper’s Green benefit from a central location, just minutes from St Neots train station and the town’s main road, meaning that no matter which stage of life your child is at, there is an educational solution nearby.

Early Years

There is no shortage of exceptional childcare facilities for babies and toddlers in St Neots, ideal for parents looking to return to work.

Ofsted-rated outstanding; Apricot Day Nursery is located just a 5 minutes’ drive from Hooper’s Green. An intimate and nurturing setting, the nursery’s smaller size allows staff to work closely with children and their families to meet individual needs. The nursery consists of three base rooms and each benefit from having their own safe and enclosed, age-appropriate outside play area – meaning your little ones have free flow access to explore the outside play area whenever they want.


Just 10 minutes down the road, children at Busy Bees Day Nursery are cared for in four separate age-dependant rooms, with a carefully curated curriculum designed in line with government frameworks. Bright and airy rooms give the nursery a cosy home-from-home feel, designed to help babies and children settle more easily whilst away from mum and dad for the first time.

Primary Schools

There is a wide array of excellent primary schools in St Neots, including Priory Park Infant School, The Round House Primary Academy and St Mary’s C of E Primary Academy – plus many more!

Whether you’re looking for a Church school, to firmly ground your children’s education in Christianity, or a Forest School, who prioritises outdoor education and the environment, St Neots offers schooling options to suit every child.


Closer to home, immediately opposite Hooper’s Green, is Wintringham, a thriving new community with a plethora of facilities, services and amenities to explore and enjoy. Critically, it will eventually provide two new primary schools to the area. The first, Wintringham Primary Academy, is already in operation and set at the heart of the Wintringham community, making the school run from Hooper’s Green quick and easy for families in the morning. The second primary school in Wintringham will be built in a later phase of the development.

Secondary Schools and College

St Neots has four secondary schools that currently serve over two thousand pupils. Taking children through their GCSEs and A-Levels, Longsands Academy and Riverside Meadows Academy are both less than a 10-minute drive from Hooper’s Green and support pupils through the most pivotal years of their education.

Further afield, Cambridge is home to a huge selection of secondary schools, dedicated sixth forms and specialist colleges – offering a range of A Level subjects, academic courses and vocational training.


Special Schools

One of the highest rated Special Schools in the area, Samuel Pepys School provides specialist education for 102 pupils, aged 3 to 19 years, with a range of special educational needs. A team of highly skilled and committed staff work in partnership with families, therapists and other professionals to best meet the needs of every individual learner – with all pupils given an Education, Health and Care Plan.

New two-, three- and four-bedroom homes at Hooper’s Green are ideal for families – whatever stage of life you’re at! The first phase of homes will be launching in early 2023.