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Bellerbys Cambridge Specialist centre for science and engineering

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Explore scientific and engineering innovation at Bellerbys College Cambridge

As a place of academic excellence, Cambridge combines specialist facilities, expert teachers and a structured enrichment programme to inspire the engineers, doctors and scientists of the future.

Bellerbys Cambridge offers you access to the latest technology and state-of-the-art laboratories housed on our beautiful and historic campus.

Our teachers are experts in their field, and you will benefit from the unique experience of being with like-minded individuals who encourage and learn from each other.

Our courses

We offer a range of specialist subjects that will prepare you for undergraduate degrees in the fields of science and engineering.

A Levels provide a passport to the very best UK universities. Bellerbys College Cambridge offers a choice of science A Levels, as well as computing, mathematics and psychology, a perfect combination for future scientists, doctors, dentists and engineers.

We also offer courses specially tailored for international students. Our 1 Year GCSE programme enables you to gain qualifications in core subject areas before progressing to A Level. Bellerbys College Cambridge is the specialist college for our Engineering Foundation and Science & Pharmacy Foundation courses, both of which use our state-of-the-art laboratories. We also provide an intensive communication and English language course (ELPP) to help you with language and study skills.

Enrichment inside and outside of the classroom

Our college provides a balanced structure of enriched education and an active social life, set within the cultural and academic hub of Cambridge.

The city of Cambridge is a major centre for scientific and engineering expertise. This has enabled us to partner with some leading locally based companies, organisations and universities so you can continue learning outside of the classroom through inspiring trips and lectures.

You can also enhance your experience of college life by joining clubs and societies, ranging from team sports to those in the field of your choice, such as Tomorrow’s Doctors or UNICEF on campus.

Study facilities

Situated in the beautiful Queens College, our historic yet homely building is conveniently located in the centre of the city and close to transport links. Bellerbys Cambridge features new laboratories, modern teaching spaces and social areas to meet and chat with your friends.

The benefits of studying science and engineering in Cambridge

The city of Cambridge has a long history of academic excellence, with its world-famous university renowned for influential research and development. Additionally, many international software organisations have chosen Cambridge for their headquarters in order to benefit from this hub of scientific and technological excellence. The college is in the perfect location for international students with a passion for technology and innovation, benefiting from close links with the local scientific and engineering community.

Bellerbys College Cambridge is set in the heart of rural England, opposite the beautiful Botanic Gardens and just a five-minute walk from the city centre. The River Cam runs close to the campus, providing the opportunity to try the local pastime of punting, which is a type of boating. You’ll find an array of interesting places to visit, with a wide range of museums, galleries and sporting activities to choose from.

The city of Cambridge is just 80km from London, making it easy to take a day trip to the capital to absorb all of the museums and attractions that it has to offer.

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2015 results highlights:

  • 83% of our A Level students received A* - B
  • 25 of our students have progressed to study degrees in Medicine, Dentistry, Biomedical Science, Pharmacy, Chemistry and Physics
  • 25 of our students have progressed to degrees in Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, Electronic, Energy and Mechanical Engineering

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Queens Campus
Bateman Street

Principal: Nicholas Waite

- If you would like to contact Bellerbys College Cambridge directly, please call +44 1223 652800.
- For information about any of our courses, please call +44 1273 339300 if calling from outside the UK (normal international charges apply). If you are based in the UK, you can call us free on 0800 634 5522.
- If you are calling outside of usual opening hours or during the holiday period, please call +44 7768592695.

Nearest airports: London Stansted, London Heathrow

Find out more about Cambridge at visitcambridge.org


When you are away from home, it is important to feel safe, comfortable and happy. We take great care to provide a high standard of accommodation. Bellerbys College Cambride has a variety of accommodation options to suit all students, from homestay accommodation throughout the city, en suite rooms and self-contained studios and flats.

Manor House (Under 18) - Half board accommodation 

Located north of Cambridge city centre and connected to the heart of the city by excellent transport links.

  • College transport is provided to and from Queens campus on weekdays
  • Staff on duty 24hours a day to ensure the well-being and safety of all students
  • Rich programme of activities, sports, trips and visits arranged
  • 60 single bedrooms with wash basins
  • Bathroom facilities and kitchenette, including microwave and fridge, shared with four fellow students

Download: Manor House accommodation factsheet. 

Communal spaces include: 

  • Canteen and social space including table tennis and table football
  • Study Centre
  • Music Room
  • Quiet Room
  • Movie Room with TV and DVD
  • Dance / Exercise Studio
  • Outdoor seating and recreational area
  • Free laundry facilities
  • Free WiFi access to internet

College’s statement of Boarding Principles and Practice

The College’s aim is to enable every individual to make the most of their abilities and to fulfil their potential, and it is accepted that much of what is valuable in education takes place outside of the classroom. The College therefore aims to provide a very full educational experience in the context of full boarding, including homestay. Such a programme can often make great demands on the pupils and staff involved so the College is committed to the highest levels of pastoral care. The College’s statement of Boarding Principles and Practice can be accessed here.


Homestay gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself fully in the UK culture and to feel part of a family, eating meals with them, and sharing their lives to get a real experience of British life. All Homestay accommodation is carefully chosen for the security and friendliness it provides and we make regular visits to ensure you have everything you need. We offer a choice of either single or shared rooms. All our hosts will warmly welcome you into their homes. Find out more about what is like to live in a Homestay, watch our video.

Standard Homestay is suitable for older students who are confident of living relatively independently, but with the support of a caring home environment. Students under 16 who wish to live in a Homestay must choose the Homestay Plus option.  Homestay Plus families provide a greater level of support and supervision geared to looking after our younger students.

Tripos Court - (En Suite, catered)

Tripos Court is a modern, purpose-built residence for Queens Campus students aged 18+. It is a short 15 minute walk from the college.

Download: Tripos Court accommodation factsheet.

Facilities include:
  • 39 single rooms with en suite facilities
  • Coin-operated laundry on-site
  • Kitchen available for the preparation of snacks and hot drinks
  • Breakfast and evening meal is provided
  • Frequent buses to the city centre (3km)


Between your studies at Bellerbys Cambridge, you’ll never be short of something to do. You can take part in the College’s organised activities and excursions, or simply explore this fantastic city with your friends. Why not join a club or society, or even start one of your own? Or you can get involved with the popular student magazine.

We always encourage students to develop themselves constructively in whatever way they wish. If any student would like to suggest ideas for activities, clubs or exercises, we will do our best to support you in your efforts. Our Activities Manager is dedicated to making sure you make the most of your time at Bellerbys College.


There are plenty of sporting opportunities at Bellerbys Cambridge. Take part in a favourite Cambridgeshire activity by joining the cycling club, or take part in sports such as football, basketball, swimming, yoga or even weightlifting! Remember, if we don’t have a club for your sport, you can always start one.


There are many clubs and societies for students at Bellerbys Cambridge. Whatever your interest or hobby, you can usually find others who share it.


Students can also join occasional day trips and weekend visits to local attractions and other cities. Recent excursion programmes have included trips to Alton Towers theme park, Bluewater shopping centre, a cruise along the River Thames and a trip to see The Lion King musical in London.

Top 5 Things to do in Cambridge

  1. Take a tour of the university buildings
  2. Go punting on the river 
  3. Go to the Cambridge Film Festival
  4. Go shopping
  5. Visit the Fitzwilliam Museum

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