Comberton is a village and civil parish in South Cambridgeshire 6 miles from Cambridge. Comberton has a population of about 2,300
Comberton is a village and civil parish in South Cambridgeshire 6 miles from Cambridge. Comberton has a population of about 2,300.
Archaeological finds, including a Neolithic polished stone axe (found to the south of the current village) and a Bronze Age barrow (to the north), suggest there has been a settlement here for thousands of years. A Roman villa was discovered in 1842. The village was mentioned in the Domesday Book as Cumbertone, and clearly dates to at least the 11th century. Some houses in the village date from the 14th century.
Comberton Village College has been at or near the top of the league tables for state comprehensive schools in England. It is a National College 'National Support School' and offers its support for other secondary schools through being part of the Cambridge Consortium. It was the last Cambridgeshire Village College opened by Henry Morris, Chief Education Officer for Cambridgeshire.
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