A second campus will be built at the College to accommodate the growing number of students living in Cambourne.
The Office of the Regional School Commissioner has granted permission for the construction of a new campus, adjacent to the existing one, ready for September 2019.
This is to ensure there will be sufficient capacity for all secondary-aged Cambourne pupils to attend a local high-quality school as the settlement continues to expand.
The decision follows a consultation with members of the local community and a public meeting held by The Cam Academy Trust, which oversees, among others, Cambourne Village College and Jeavons Wood Primary School.
The second campus will not only alleviate pressure on the existing school, where a new wing and other facilities have just been completed for this academic year to provide enough space for the full complement of 945 students from Years 7-11, but also to serve the needs of the proposed new community of Cambourne West.
There are plans for 2,350 new homes by 2030 at Cambourne West and the Trust has successfully argued that additional secondary school places are needed from 2019.
The new campus is expected to open with three forms of entry, up to 90 students, in Year 7. This could rise to six forms of entry subject to demand. It will be led by the principal of Cambourne Village College, who will operate as principal of both campuses.