RAF Alconbury is in Cambridgeshire, primarily a farming and light industry area. The nearest large towns are Huntingdon, Peterborough, St. Ives, and Cambridge.
London is a 45-minute train ride away. Cultural, theatrical, and sporting attractions abound in this area of England.
The first dependent's school in the Alconbury area was opened at RAF Molesworth in 1951. Students in grades 1-9 were enrolled. The RAF Molesworth School closed in June 1974 and its activities were relocated to the present site at RAF Alconbury.
Alconbury Elementary School is housed in three one-story buildings on one site with a limited playground. The buildings contain classrooms, a library, and a cafeteria. There are approximately 35 staff members including teachers in special areas such as special education, speech, physical education, art, music, gifted education, Sure Start, PSCD, foreign language, and host nation.
School Colors: Green and Gold
Mascot Name: Dragon
Grades Served: PSCD; Sure Start; K-5
Computer/Student ratio: 2:1
Teacher/Student ratio: 20:1