Location of Fairstead House School & Nursery – Cambridge & Cambridgeshire

The only independent preparatory school in Newmarket and the surrounding area, Fairstead House is a fantastic Private School for Cambridgeshire and extremely accessible and easy to reach from Cambridge and the surrounding Cambridgeshire villages.  With excellent road, rail and bus links, the Nursery and Prep School is a superb option for those with an onward commute to Cambridge or London.  We are situated on the Cambridgeshire / Suffolk border and provide a first-class preparatory education without the Cambridge City centre traffic! As an independent school for Cambridgeshire and Suffolk we offer an outstanding Prep school serving Cambridge and surrounding areas. Whilst being out of the very busy centre of Cambridge we are still in a prime position for families who want a Prep school in Cambridgeshire yet don’t want to be in the centre of Cambridge.

By Road

Fairstead House is within 3 miles of the A14 and the A11 (M11), which links us directly with Cambridge and London.  We are a popular choice of nursery and prep school near Cambridge for Cambridgeshire villages such as Exning, Burwell, Swaffham Prior and the Wilbraham villages.

By Rail

Newmarket’s train station offers direct and regular services to Cambridge and, from Cambridge, onward connections to London, Ely, Peterborough and the North.  The “Stansted Express” also departs from Cambridge Rail Station, offering regular direct train journeys to nearby Stansted Airport.

By Bus

Newmarket’s bus station is a five minute walk from the School and direct buses depart for Cambridge hourly (twice hourly during rush hours).  There are also services for local routes to villages towards Burwell, the Wilbrahams and Ely.


Fairstead House
Fordham Road

Telephone: 01638 662318

For enquiries on Admissions, please contact the Registrar, Saskia Ouwendijk, on registrar@fairsteadhouse.co.uk

For all General Enquiries, please contact the School Secretary, Mrs Paula Hazelwood, on secretary@fairsteadhouse.co.uk