Lottie's Guides to Peterborough: A Quick Introduction to Living in Deeping St James

So what can you expect from living in Deeping St James?

A community in the countryside

A twenty-minute drive from Peterborough is the friendly village of Deeping St James. It’s the ideal blend of community spirit and rural beauty – with a population of 7,051 and fantastic countryside scenery on your doorstep. That – combined with a generous selection of good schools – makes Deeping St James a great place to raise a family.


They say they are some of the best years of your life. Whether you believe that or not, it goes without saying that you want your children to enjoy happy school years with a high standard of education. Good news. There are a number of primary and secondary schools in the local area rated either ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. That includes two primary schools within the village itself.  


· Northborough Primary School

Church Street, Peterborough, PE6 9BN. 01733 252204
Ofsted Report: Good
212 pupils
Age: 4-11 years
Afterschool clubs

· Deeping St James Primary School
Hereward Way, Deeping St James, Peterborough, Lincolnshire, PE6 8PZ. 01778 342314
Ofsted Report: Good
209 pupils
Age: 4-11 years
Afterschool clubs

Crowson Way, Peterborough, PE6 8EY
Ofsted Report: Good
393 pupils
Age: 2-11 years

·         Peakirk Cum Glinton
Rectory Lane, Glinton, Peterborough, PE6 7LR. 01733 252361
Ofsted Report: Good
200 pupils
Age: 4-11 years


Park Road, Peterborough, PE6 8NF
Ofsted Report: Outstanding
1,600 pupils
Age: 11-18 years

Helpston Road, Glinton, Peterborough, PE6 7JX. 01733 252235
Ofsted Report: Outstanding
1,700 pupils
Age: 11-19 years

Staniland Way Werrington, Peterborough, PE4 6JT. 01733 765950
Ofsted Report: Good
1,017 pupils
Age: 11-18 years


Fancy a tipple? Deeping St James has three charming pubs where you can grab a refreshing pint and a bite to eat after a stroll beside the River Welland. Cheers!

Waterton Arms
· Food served
· Beer garden
· Dog-friendly
· Parking
· Sports television

The Goat
· Serves food
·Beer garden
·Disabled access
· Sports television

The Walnut Tree
·Live music
·Beer garden
·Sports television


Sometimes you can’t beat a cup of tea and a slice of cake. Whether you’re catching up with a friend or grabbing a cup of Joe before going about your day, Deeping St James has two lovely cafés to choose from.

Purdie’s Café
65 Manor Way
Deeping St James
01778 341777

Coffee Technologies
2 Millfield Road
Deeping St James

Grocery shops
Whether you’re cooking up a feast for your friends or simply need a quick bite to eat, you’re never far from somewhere to get your groceries in Deeping St James.

1 Rycroft Avenue
Deeping St James
01778 342567

The Co-op (1.5 miles away)
Godsey Lane
Market Deeping
01778 344599

Spar (1.5 miles away)
88a Godsey Lane
Market Deeping
01778 343822

Tesco (1.5 miles away)
Godsey Lane
Market Deeping

Premier Stores
1 Rycroft Avenue


Considering it’s the home of darts legend Martin Adams, you could be forgiven for expecting Deeping St James to have at least one darts club. No such joy, unfortunately. But you will find rugby, angling and bowls clubs that are always ready to welcome new members or keen spectators. There’s also a WI and the Ladies Coffee Club.

Anything else you should know?

Fan of the great outdoors? Deeping St James is surrounded by beautiful countryside – perfect for getting away from it all in your spare time. Saddle up and pedal along the Fenland Cycle Trail or Green Wheel Cycle Trail to see what makes this region’s rural vistas so special. Anything else you should know? Of course! There’s a strong sense of community spirit here in Deeping St James, with a literary festival, beer festival and raft race held every year.

Local knowledge matters when you’re choosing an estate agent

Not all estate agents are born equal. Here at Belvoir Peterborough we are incredibly proud of our knowledge of the local property market. It’s one of the things that separates us from the rest. We are one of the only agents to cover every PE postcode – and our superior knowledge of the region means we can help buyers find their perfect property while ensuring sellers complete sales efficiently.

Got any questions about property in Peterborough? Please feel free to email or call me directly.

Lottie Hostead
Sales Manager
01733 511099

This blog is written by Lottie, Lottie Hostead is Belvoir Peterborough’s Property Sales Manager. Born and raised here she is both a property expert with 10 years experience selling homes in Peterborough and a genuine local.
If you’re thinking of selling your home here then give her a call for a free no-obligation valuation

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