Vision and Values

Our Vision

To be a centre of excellence for science and technology. By working with world-leading academic and industry partners, we establish confidence and capability, developing young people with the skills, attitudes and ambitions required to succeed.

Our Values


We set ourselves challenging goals and develop the skills and ability to overcome problems. We achieve our best.


By respecting one another we enhance our experiences and benefit from different perspectives. We promote equality.


We recognise the value of positive relationships and together we learn how to overcome difficulties. We support our teams.


We readily take responsibility to contribute and support each other, our environment and our world. We make a difference.

Inspiring and Preparing Young People for World Class Employment

Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology is a non fee-paying academy for young people aged 14*-19. A centre of innovation and excellence, providing an unrivalled learning experience for young people considering a career in the fields of science and technology.

Students join us to study GCSEs at age 14*, or to study A levels or BTEC at age 16 and progress through these critical learning years, spending four years in the specialist ‘college’ environment from age 14* or joining us at sixth-form entry stage. We offer a stretching, broad and balanced curriculum at GCSE level and a choice of highly specialist A level and BTEC options, which prepare students for successful future careers in any sector.

Located within Cambridge’s world renowned science hub, we work with leading industry and academic partners to ensure work-based learning is interwoven in the curriculum. Our commitment to career development is core to our provision, resulting in opportunities and benefits that enhance and enliven studies, developing young people with the skills, attitudes and ambition required to succeed.

*Aged 13, Year 9, from September 2018

Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology – at the Heart of World Class Industry

We are fortunate to have support from numerous fully engaged partners, providing unprecedented access to a multitude of inspirational people and resources.  Key supporters include The Sanger Centre for genomic research (Wellcome Trust), the Babraham Institute, Cambridge University Health Partners, Cambridge University Hospitals, the Medical Research Council, Cancer Research UK, Napp Pharmaceuticals, Medimmune, Mott McDonald, along with many other companies based on both the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and the Cambridge Science Park.

With their support at least six different challenge projects are running every week at CAST.

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