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The following state primary schools are judged “outstanding” by the government’s education watchdog Ofsted: St Matthew’s in Norfolk Street, Milton Road in Ascham Road and Arbury in Carlton Way. The best state secondary schools are: Parkside (co-ed ages 11 to 16), Chesterton (co-ed ages 11 to 16) in Gilbert Road, Hills Road Sixth Form College (co-ed) in Hills Road and Long Road Sixth Form College (co-ed) in Long Road.
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Free Schools may be the modern invention of Education Secretary, Michael Gove, but their history goes back much further. The Perse School was built in 1618 as Cambridge’s first free school. Its beautiful hall with its hammer beam roof now houses the Whipple Museum of the History of Science. Find it in Free School Lane.