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Message from the Principal

Welcome to St Andrew’s College Cambridge, where since 1976, students from across the globe have embraced the opportunity to partake in a Cambridge Education. Our offerings include 1 Year GCSE, Pre A-Level, A-Level, and University Foundation courses.

Above all, our paramount objective is student progress. Each of you possesses the potential to flourish and excel, and it is our responsibility as educators to furnish you with the necessary tools and support to realise your aspirations. Whether you are a returning student or new to our institution, I encourage you to approach the year with a growth mindset, prepared to push your boundaries.

To our esteemed staff, I wish to underscore the centrality of teaching and learning. Our roles as educators extend beyond the mere impartation of knowledge. We wield the power to inspire, motivate, and shape the minds of our students. Let us approach our work with fervour and dedication, continuously seeking inventive methods to engage our students and instil in them a passion for learning. Remember, it is through our unwavering commitment to teaching that we can genuinely impact their lives.

Furthermore, I wish to highlight the importance of fostering a sense of familial belonging. We recognise that each student hails from a distinctive background, laden with its own challenges and responsibilities outside the classroom. It is imperative for us to acknowledge and respect these factors, as they significantly influence a student’s academic trajectory. By cultivating a supportive and inclusive environment, we can engender a sense of belonging and understanding that will enable our students to thrive.

To our students, I urge you to maintain open communication with your teachers and seek their guidance whenever necessary. We are here to support you, not only academically but also emotionally. Remember, your success is not solely contingent on your grades, but also on your personal growth and development. Take advantage of the resources at your disposal, engage in extracurricular activities, and forge connections with your peers. Together, we can forge a vibrant and nurturing community.

Our goal is to assist students in realising their full potential by providing an environment that fosters comfort, relaxation, and care. We firmly believe that this will enable them to achieve outstanding academic results with the steadfast support of our dedicated and experienced staff.

As the principal of St Andrew’s since 2007, I leverage my professional expertise and experience to drive and inspire our students. I find great joy in aiding students in navigating the intricate UCAS university application process. It is imperative that all our students progress to the best university and degree program feasible, one that aligns with their interests and abilities and paves the way toward their desired career.

I eagerly anticipate welcoming you to our esteemed college in this exceptional city.

Wayne Marshall