Morley’s History


Morley Memorial is a Community primary school in the district of Cambridgeshire. The school is named after Samuel Morley who was a benefactor of the Homerton Teacher Training College and a member of the Congregational board of Education. The school was founded as a practice school for the College. It is one of the oldest non-denominational schools in Cambridge, having celebrated its centenary in 2000.

There are currently enrolled about 400 children of mixed gender in the age range of 4-11yrs.

The school is situated near the centre of the city, on the south side. The population of the area is diverse: some families have lived for generations within the community, others are more recently settled and others are here only for a short time connected to periods of work or study. Many of this last group come from outside the UK and the school has a number of children for whom English is an additional language.

At the official opening ceremony, the principal of Homerton College, Principal Horobin, said, “It is the birthright of every child to have the best possible education” and this is a statement that has typified the attitude of the staff and Governors throughout the school’s existence.