Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology is situated 2.7 miles south of the city of Cambridge on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus close to Addenbrookes Hospital.
Addenbrookes Access Road
Please note that the road has been built as access only and thus through traffic from the Access Road to Long Road and Babraham Road through Addenbrooke’s hospital site is not allowed. Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras came into place in May 2022 and we understand that fines of £50 are now being issued to drivers using Addenbrookes Road as a shortcut between the M11 and Hills Road. The cameras are situated at the entry and exit points from the Cambridge Biomedical Campus which will record the time it takes for a vehicle to enter and exit the road. If this is a relatively short time, then it will highlight the driver is using the road as a short cut to the City Centre and not to access the hospital.
The college day commences at 08.30 each morning and finishes at 16.30. This provides a level of challenge in such a congested city as Cambridge so we work closely with our students to plan routes into the college. We also encourage students to use public transport or methods of environmentally friendly transport wherever possible.
Cycling and Walking
Cambridge has numerous cycle paths and being a compact flat city, cycling and walking are quick and cheap. There are plenty of cycle racks available for students who wish to cycle.
Our location on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus means access by public transport is very good. Frequent bus services operate from most parts of Cambridge and the surrounding area including services that use the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway. Our location is within a 10-minute walk from Addenbrooke’s Hospital Bus Station and some services serve Puddicombe Way, which is directly opposite us.
Bus timetables for getting into Cambridge and travelling to the college can be viewed on bus company websites below:
Students aged 16-18 travelling using the rail network may be eligible for a student discount of up to 50% through the following ticket schemes:
- Scholars' Season Ticket – up to 50% discount on adult fares for 16 -18 year olds with smaller discounts for child fares (under 15 years old) on Greater Anglia routes.
- Student Connect – offers at least 34% discount on adult fares, mainly for Great Northern and Thameslink.
- Cambridgeshire Student Connect – offers 50% discount on adult fares 16 years +
Further information can be found the Great Northern website
The College policy is to encourage the use of public transport, cycling or walking. Although the College has a car park, parking permits are only issued to students who have a disability or medical condition. These will need be authorised by the Principal and depend upon availability.