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Open Evening - Wednesday 6th October

Secondary School Admissions for Year 7 September 2022 – Open Evening Wednesday 6th October. Full details to follow in due course.

 

Cambourne Village College Students Celebrate  GCSE Success

Students at Cambourne Village College are celebrating an excellent set of GCSE exam results today.

Claire Coates, Principal, said: “Our students have worked extremely hard and we are immensely proud of them.

“They have coped incredibly well with difficult learning conditions since the spring of their Year 10, and are to be congratulated on attaining very strong - and well-deserved - results.  As for ‘normal’ exam years, the vast majority of students have achieved the grades they need to gain a place on their chosen course at Post 16, and we will work to support everyone to be able to progress onto a meaningful pathway.

“These results reflect the students’ high levels of commitment and dedication and we wish them the very best of luck in the next phase of their education. I must also pay tribute to our teaching staff who worked exceptionally hard to ensure that the assessment process was fair and accurate.”

Due to the Government’s decision to cancel examinations during the ongoing pandemic, this year’s results are based on teacher assessment. Staff carried out a rigorous and robust process following strict guidelines issued by exam boards and overseen by the Director of Education of the Cam Academy Trust. The students’ work used as evidence was marked and moderated by a range of teachers in school; samples of evidence were also moderated by colleagues across the Trust and in some cases, by colleagues in other schools. Student performance in mock examinations and coursework, as well as attainment throughout the GCSE course, was assessed as appropriate. As for the summer of 2020 when formal examinations did not take place, the Government is not publishing school league tables for 2021 and Cambridgeshire secondary schools have collectively decided not to announce school-level results.

It hasn’t been possible to hold our usual Results celebrations on site this year; however, we’re delighted with our students’ successes and will be publishing photos on our social media sites later today: https://www.facebook.com/CambourneVC/

Chief Executive of The Cam Academy Trust, Stephen Munday, said: “It is extremely pleasing to be able to celebrate the successes of our students today. They have gone through a challenging period of GCSE studies that no other group has gone through before and have performed admirably and with great resilience over this time.

“The successes we celebrate today would not have been possible without the support of our incredible teachers who have inspired students at schools across the Trust; I cannot thank them enough.”

For more information on the examination processes and access to results, please follow this LINK.

CamVC Year 11 Students Celebrating Excellent GCSE Results

 

CamVC Summer Concert and Year 9 Production

Please find below some videos recorded this week of the Jazz Band performing "I Wish", "Cantaloupe Island" and "Power Up", and the Year 9s performing extracts from "Into The Woods". School login is required.

Jazz Band

 

Year 9: Into The Woods

Sadly we weren't able to record the Years 7 & 8 Band, the Year 7 production of "Joseph And His Technicoloured Dreamcoat", or the Year 8 production of "Beauty And The Beast" due to large numbers of the cast isolating, but we are looking forward to performing / recording those pieces in the Autumn term.

Happy holidays from the Music Department!

 

Instrument lessons at Cambourne Village College

Learning to play a musical instrument can be an exciting and enjoyable experience for young people. We are fortunate to employ our own team of highly skilled instrument tutors and offer a wide range of instruments for all pupils to learn. 

Please have a look at this video to learn about the variety of instrument lessons we offer.

For more information please visit the Instrument lessons page.

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Welcome to Cambourne Village College

Thank you for visiting our website.

Cambourne Village College, an academy of The Cam Academy Trust, opened in September 2013 for a first cohort of just 132, Year 7 pupils. Since that time, we’ve experienced quite remarkable growth, gaining one cohort of pupils per year until September 2017 when we were a ‘full’ 11-16 school for the first time.  We now have almost 1200 pupils on roll and sit at the heart of one of the fastest growing communities in the UK.  We seek to be able to offer a place to all pupils who live in our catchment.

The College has enjoyed remarkable success since first opening, gaining an Ofsted Outstanding rating, along with designation as both a Leading Edge and a Teaching School. In 2019, we were granted the International School Award by the British Council.  We are committed to ensuring that all our pupils achieve their utmost academic potential, whilst providing an outstanding extra-curricular offer and an inclusive, welcoming environment.

From the outset, our ‘Village College’ remit has been central to our ethos. We support an active adult education programme and usually, more than 30 community groups and organisations make use of the school’s facilities. This unusual commitment to our local community was a key factor in our winning a prestigious Silver Award in the ‘Making a Difference’ category of the Pearson School of the Year celebrations in 2018.

The rapid growth in our pupil numbers is reflected in the ongoing expansion of our facilities. Extra accommodation was added in 2017, and a further wing, designed as the first part of a potential sixth form centre, has been in use since January 2020. The College is working with the Local Authority to be able to offer Sixth Form provision from 2023.

Our aims are summed up below: and further explained in our Ethos Statement.

Aspiring to Excellence

  • We are a dynamic, innovative and outward-looking school.
  • We value every individual and seek the best possible outcomes for each one.
  • Our staff is highly qualified, exceptionally committed and continually learning.
  • We nurture mutually-beneficial partnerships which enhance our pupils’ opportunities and well-being.
  • We are sustained by collaboration, mutual support and trusting relationships.
  • We are an open, friendly school, where all people feel they belong.
  • We are proud to serve our community of Cambourne and want Cambourne to be proud of us.

I hope you find our website interesting and informative: if there is anything else that you would like to know, or if you would like to arrange a visit to the College, please do Contact Us.

Claire Coates
Principal

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