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Welcome to Mander Portman Woodward Cambridge


MPW Cambridge, established in 1987, is a co-educational GCSE and A level college accepting up to 150 students each year. The college is situated in spacious and attractive premises a few minutes' walk from the centre of Cambridge.

No student is accepted without attending an interview, the initial purpose of which is to provide parents and students with the best educational advice. If we feel that it is appropriate to offer a place at MPW, every effort is made during the interview to identify the right programme and options, often by means of detailed discussions with individual subject tutors.

Once a student is accepted at MPW, our aim is to provide the most effective possible preparation for the specific exams that he or she will be taking. Our ethos is based on intensive tuition in small groups, close personal monitoring of academic progress and regular examination practice.

We insist on strict punctuality in the attendance of lessons and the submission of homework, but are otherwise free of many of the school rules which today's students find restrictive.

Our reputation is based on having created a college in which students can enjoy working hard. The environment is friendly and informal, the tutors experienced and enthusiastic and the atmosphere positive and conducive to success.

The systems that we have adopted have been developed over many years and are shared by all the colleges in the MPW group.

About us

Once a student is accepted at MPW, our aim is to provide the most effective possible preparation for the specific exams that he or she will be taking. Our methos is based on intensive tuition in small groups, close personal monitoring of academic progress and regular examination practice. We insist on strict punctuality in the attendance of lessons and the submission of homework, but are otherwise free of many of the school rules which today's students find restrictive.

Our reputation is based on having created a college in which students can enjoy working hard. The environment is friendly and informal, the tutors experienced and enthusiastic and the atmosphere positive and conducive to success. The systems that we have adopted have been developed over many years and are shared by all the colleges in the MPW group.

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MPW Cambridge, established in 1987, is a co-educational GCSE and A level college accepting up to 160 students each year. The college is situated in spacious and attractive premises a few minutes' walk from the centre of Cambridge.

Additional support

MPW is well known to its friendly and supportive personal tutor system. Each student is assigned to a personal tutor, whose role is to supervise the academic progress, university applications and general welfare of a small group of students. Personal tutors keep in frequent contact with subject tutors and parents, and are able to devote much of their time to helping and encouraging the students under their care.

Regular, individual meetings are held to discuss progress in class, homework, test results, UCAS applications and reports. Written reports from the subject tutors and a covering report from the personal tutor are sent to parents twice in the Autumn and once in the Spring and Summer terms. Parents' evenings are held in the Autumn and Spring terms.

How to apply

You can apply for courses at Mander Portman Woodward Cambridge through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.

Last updated date: 19 November 2015
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