Building work has been delayed to the new wing of the College. The presence of great crested newts on the site has caused a delay of approximately six months to the opening of the new area, which is now expected to be handed over for the start of the January term, 2020. In the meantime, 4 temporary mobile classrooms will be erected on the eastern side of the College, between the delivery yard and the music block, to accommodate the increase in pupil numbers expected in September. This will ensure no disruption to learning while we await the completion of the new buildings.
The new wing at the northern extremity of the College will provide additional facilities including two further science laboratories, art, photography and DT workshops, a Business Studies suite, general classrooms, and additional dining facilities. The wing is designed as the first stage of a future Sixth Form Centre, with further extensions of library, lecture facilities and further teaching areas to be added at a later date, when the Sixth Form Development is confirmed with the Local Authority. It will be occupied by the 11-16 school until this time.
View a "walkthrough" of the next phase of development
In a further development, The Office of the Regional School Commissioner has granted permission for the construction of a 900-pupil expansion of Cambourne Village College, adjacent to the existing buildings, to be ready after September 2024.
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, and also to serve the needs of the proposed new community of Cambourne West.
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 and Comberton Village Colleges and Jeavons Wood Primary School.