School Visits

Newnham hosts School Visit Days for different age groups throughout the year. For these events, priority is given to state schools from Newnham’s Link Areas. You can find details of our upcoming School Visit Days and booking forms below.

Please note: These events are held in line with Newnham College’s COVID-19 safety policies. All students and staff who attend will receive information about these policies prior to the visit and are expected to adhere to them at all times.

These visits may be cancelled at any point as a result of restrictions imposed by the University of Cambridge or the UK government.

Year 12 Visit Days (Autumn Term 2021)

State schools/colleges from any of Newnham College’s Link Areas are invited to bring a group of up to 15 Year 12 students (accompanied by 1 or 2 members of staff) to visit Newnham College on any of the dates below:

-Friday 15 October 2021
-Thursday 21 October 2021
-Wednesday 3 November 2021
-Tuesday 9 November 2021
-Friday 12 November 2021
-Friday 26 November 2021

These events are completely free, and tailored to students of this age.  Each visit will run from approximately 10am-3.00pm and typically include the following:

-Detailed information on the Cambridge application process and a Q&A with admissions staff
– A student Q&A
– A tour of Newnham College
– An academic taster session OR personal statement workshop (this will be confirmed with the lead contact ahead of the visit)
– Lunch will be provided if requested

In order to book a space for their school group, teachers should complete a  Year 12 Visit Day booking form, where they will be asked to select a first choice and second choice date. Bookings will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that completing a form does not guarantee a booking – all bookings will be confirmed via a follow-up email.

These visits will be held in a Covid-safe manner, and all visitors will be required to agree and adhere to Newnham College’s Covid safety regulations. Questions about these visits should be sent to slo@newn.cam.ac.uk.

Year 10 and 11 Visit Days (Spring Term 2022)

State schools from any of Newnham’s Link Areas are invited to bring a group of up to 10 Year 10 or 11 students (accompanied by 1 or 2 members of staff) to visit Newnham on any of the dates below:

-Thursday 20 January
-Wednesday 26 January
-Monday 14 February
-Wednesday 9 March
-Friday 25 March

These events are completely free, and tailored to students of this age.  Each visit will run from approximately 10am-3.00pm and typically include the following:

-Detailed information on applying to universities and Post-16 choices, as well as what it is like to be a Cambridge student
– A Q&A with admissions staff
– A student Q&A
– A tour of Newnham College
– An academic taster session
– Lunch will be provided if requested

The exact programme for the day will be confirmed in advance of the visit. Groups from multiple schools will be present on each of these visit days.

In order to book a space for their school group, teachers should complete a Year 10/11 Visit Day booking form, where they will be asked to select a first choice and second choice date. Bookings will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that completing a form does not guarantee a booking – all bookings will be confirmed via a follow-up email

These visits will be held in a Covid-safe manner, and all visitors will be required to agree and adhere to Newnham College’s Covid safety regulations. Questions about these visits should be sent to slo@newn.cam.ac.uk.