Christmas Books


John Barnett, CAE Former Principal, had a very special day just before Christmas 2019. John was invited to Heffers, Cambridge’s biggest bookshop to sign copies of his children’s Christmas book. We wonder when the next Windy B story will be out?

WINDY B – The Christmas Lights Written by John Barnett. Illustrations by Alice Jamieson.
When Fred Roll, Windy B’s favourite baker, opened his shop door early one December morning, a gust of wind blew in an invitation to take part in the annual Christmas Lights competition. Just like his Dad many years before, it was something that Fred just could not resist. For Fred, his wife Heidi, and everybody living in the amazing Bumble Bay, this particular Christmas would be one that they would never ever forget!

To get your very own copy for Christmas 2022, visit or  And be sure to follow the talented illustrator @alicejamieson too.

CAE Stories: a love story…my life story


Dearest CAE friends, Let me tell you some of my life story, which is in the end, a life-long CAE love story – In 1990, my parents became Spanish agents for Cambridge Academy of English. My brother and I started travelling to England with them every summer when they accompanied their students.  After a few […]

Happy New Year


All good wishes for the year ahead from Yvonne, Simon, and the CAE team. Contact us on with your enquiries for 2024.  We look forward to hearing from you.