While there are no schools in Camborne itself, parents are spoiled for choice between nearby primaries. Decile-10 Plimmerton School has just over 500 students, after-school-care and before-school programmes, private musical-instrument tutoring, a technology centre and a heated indoor pool. Across the Mana bridge, decile-9, Paremata School with close to 400 students, caters for children with diverse and special needs (including gifted children and reading recovery) as well as regular students. Camborne's also zoned for Whitby's excellent Decile-10 primary, Discovery School and the multicultural Postgate School. Decile-10 Catholic primary, St Theresa's School, just on the Plimmerton side of the Plimmerton-Camborne boundary, is the only primary that doesn't cover years 7 and 8.
As for secondary schools, students bus or train to Kapiti College in Raumati with its many international students and excellent sports and technology facilities, or to Aotea College five kilometres south with its rocketing reputation and excellent extra-curricular programme. Others travel to private schools in the Hutt Valley or Wellington City.