Cornerstone Free School

We are a team of parents and professionals from many different walks of life, pursuing an exciting opportunity to provide an outstanding SECONDARY and SIXTH FORM education facility, with a Christian ethos, for boys and girls in Cambridgeshire.

We believe in…

  • Inspirational education for individuals
  • Enterprise as the key to building experience and character
  • Christian values underpinning everything

Latest news / updates

Newsbite #7: Wanted: Cornerstone Ambassadors

11 January 2019

We await an invitation from the DfE for interview with bated breath!

In the mean time we are preparing as thoroughly as possible. This includes continuing to try and increase local support.

Wanted: People who could be parent ambassadors in primary schools. Do you have a child in a local primary school in Year 5 or Year 4? Would you be happy to talk to friends and other parents in the school, share our flyers and explain to others why you signed up to hear our updates?

Also, anyone who works in any of the local secondary schools – we want to form positive links where we will collaborate with other local providers to improve the educational offer in the whole area, not just in our school. We see this as a community networking venture and our proposal would see us linking teachers, governors, parents and pupils together.

If you can help, please contact us at

Read more here

Newsbite #6: Milestone Reached!

7 December 2018

We are delighted to announce that we have passed 400 registrations of interest. This stands us in good stead for our interviews with the DfE, demonstrating the level of local demand for this school.

In other news, the excellence of our partner school Fulham Boys School has been recognised by parliament

Finally, we have an interview from one of the founding members of the committee, explaining why we are inspired to bring an outstanding new local Secondary School option to St Ives.

Read more here

Newsbite #4: Application Submitted!

9 November 2018

We are delighted to announce that our application has been submitted to the Department for Education.

However the work goes on …

In this update we show you the flyers we are distributing to local households that may be interested.


Newsbite #3: Ofsted / SIAMS Reports for FBS

26 October 2018

In this update we discuss the Ofsted and SIAMS assessments of Fulham Boys School.

“In Fulham Boys School, my son has not only excelled academically, but he is growing into a well-rounded young man.”

See why we are confident that Cornerstone Free School can offer an outstanding education for Huntingdonshire students in partnership with FBS.

Newsbite #2: A-levels

18 October 2018

Should Cornerstone Free School offer A-levels?

The Department for Education don’t think so, but what do you think?

Newsbite #1: Open Consultation Meetings

11 October 2018


“We would have signed up for the school on the spot, if we could!” – Find out why

What is different about Cornerstone Free School?

Read about the principles underpinning Cornerstone Free School here

Where will the school be?

We are looking at sites in Mid and East Cambridgeshire, with a catchment covering parts of Huntingdonshire, Fenland and East Cambridgeshire. We currently have a few options under investigation and if our school proposal is accepted, the DfE will secure the most suitable school site. We aim to make good use of transport links to enable students to attend from further away, and this includes the guided bus way.

When will the school open?

The Free School application is due in November 2018. We plan to open the school in September 2020.

Who is the school for?

A co-educational school for students aged 11-18. For all abilities and all backgrounds.

It is imperative to prepare students for life beyond education. Cornerstone Free School promises to do this.

Local parent

The values the school holds on each child being treated as an individual for me is very important. I have four children that all could not be more different from one another. Being able to find a secondary school that can cater to them each individually attracts me.

Prospective Parent