The College of West Anglia

Relocating to the area

The College of West Anglia’s campuses are located across the counties of Norfolk and Cambridgeshire. The area is one of outstanding natural beauty from the seascapes of the Norfolk coast and the Broads to the Fens.

Living in Norfolk and Cambridge

Norfolk and Cambridgeshire offer a high-quality standard of living, with history, culture, activities and natural beauty to enjoy. There are many historic buildings including the university colleges at Cambridge, Ely cathedral and the medieval centres of Norwich and King’s Lynn. The region also has many arts centres, venues for live performances, beaches and coastal areas, including Hunstanton and Wells, as well as excellent shopping, particularly in Cambridge and Norwich.

For more information, take a look at Visit Norfolk, Tour Norfolk and Visit Cambridge.

Housing – buying or renting

There are many housing areas across the region, with a range of housing available from modern new-builds through to traditional farmhouse cottages. Housing is fairly reasonably priced across West Norfolk and Fenland, with house prices rising in the areas closer to Cambridge city centre. More information is available on websites such as rightmove.co.uk or zoopla.co.uk.

There are also many estate agents and letting agents, which you can find listed on yell.com.

Keyhomes East (KHE) provides key public sector workers with access to affordable housing in the East of England. This applies to qualified teachers in colleges, which means relevant staff at CWA can qualify. This is particularly applicable to those living, or wishing to live, nearer to Cambridge. Opportunities are available through this scheme to rent or buy homes – for further information go to keyhomes-east.org.uk or call 0845 456 6757.

Moving your family

The area has many childcare facilities and a range of primary and secondary schools. For full details of schools, please visit the council pages (Cambridgeshire County Council, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council and Norfolk County Council. There are also details of childminders at childmindersdirectory.co.uk.

Our King’s Lynn campus also houses Applewood Nursery which caters for children from 2 months to 5 years on a full year basis.

Staff working at the college can also access a childcare voucher scheme which allows you to purchase childcare vouchers as a salary sacrifice which enables you to save the cost of NI on these providing a saving on childcare costs.

Further information on relocating to the area is available on the Working in West Norfolk website.