Where a house is a home

The Independent Schools Inspectorate recognised that boarding at CCSS combines superb facilities and a Cambridge city centre location with a hugely welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Students of different ages and cultures enjoy working, relaxing and socialising together.

CCSS… inspiring education.



The best boarding available in Cambridge

We believe CCSS offers the best range of boarding options of any of the Cambridge independent schools. Although we have a large number of UK students who live at home with parents, the majority of our students live within our own, private, fully staffed boarding accommodation.

Most rooms are single occupancy, with superfast, fibre broadband. The majority are ensuite and all are within close walking distance of our teaching buildings. On each site, we have a dedicated team of House Managers, on call every hour of the day and night to provide any support, care or advice students may need.

Our boarding houses


Student care and support

Our first priority is to provide our students with an environment where they can study, socialise and enjoy living with their friends in an atmosphere that is safe, supported and happy. Which is why we have created a boarding community at CCSS that is small enough to have a distinct family atmosphere, but large and varied enough to allow everyone to be comfortable in their own space.

Care and welfare


“I lived in Batim House and the house managers are great; they really helped me settle in and are always around if I need any help. The boarding house is very friendly and I soon made some great friends.”

Hafsat Garba

Our home away from home