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New Intake

We are looking forward to welcoming your child in September, and to working with you over the next five years to ensure that your son or daughter’s secondary school career with us is happy and successful. We know that the transition from primary to secondary school is an exciting and sometimes anxious time for the pupils and we try hard to ensure they feel confident and happy about starting at Cambourne Village College in September.  Below is an outline of the events planned for this summer.

Transition Events

A number of activities have been organised to help our incoming Year 7 pupils and their parents meet the staff and become familiar with the routines of Cambourne Village College before September.  These are summarised on the table below. All events take place at the College unless otherwise indicated.  

Week Commencing 28thMarch

Registration Packs and Information sent out to parents via email, to be completed and returned by FRIDAY 6th MAY 2022


Cambourne Village College staff liaison with catchment primary schools: Communication with Year 6 teachers.

Information distributed to pupils.

June and July

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator liaison with primary schools


Some ‘bridging’ learning activities provided for Year 6 pupils by Cambourne Village College

Monday 4th July 7.30pm.  

Parents’ New Intake Information Meeting

Parents only to attend

Thursday 7th July

8:30am – 2:50pm

New Intake Day 1 – All Year 6 Pupils.

Pupils spend day at CamVC in tutor groups, taking part in a range of different lessons
Primary school uniform to be worn
Bring pencil case
Lunch is provided from our School Canteen

Friday 8th July

8:30am – 2:50pm

New Intake Day 2 – All Year 6 Pupils.

Pupils spend day at CamVC in tutor groups, taking part in a range of different activities
PE kit and trainers to be worn
Pupils will need to bring a packed lunch


Thursday 7th July, 6:30pm – 8pm


Wednesday 13th July, 5-7pm

Uniform Pop-Up Shops:  


Total Clothing (daily wear and PE Kit)  


Essential Schoolwear (daily wear only)



Monday 15th & Tuesday 16th August



Wednesday 17th OR Thursday 18th August

Bikeability Training

Level 1/2, for pupils without this, who wish to cycle to Cambourne Village College in September.


Level 3, for those who wish to improve skills and confidence (1 daycourse).

All bookings should be made direct with Bikeability via the link on our College website.

Friday 2nd September

Cambourne Village College opens for Year 7 pupils only.

Registration Documents

Registration Packs were sent out via out CamVCPost (email) the week commencing 28th March. If you have not received your Registration Pack, first check your spam/junk folder. If you still cannot find the communication, please contact our Admissions Office Vanessa Popplewell by email

Registration Documents must be completed by FRIDAY 6thMAY as they contain contact details, medical and consent information that we will require before the New Intake Days in July. If you have any difficulty in completing these documents online, please contact our Admissions Officer, as above, and we will be able to help.

When you child joins in September, we will have processed all theinformation from the Registration Documents, and this will be accessible for our staff to use. Until that point, our main contact will be the primary details which was submitted via your Admissions application, received from Cambridgeshire County.  This means that information will need to be shared by the primary contact with any secondary contact until the September start.

School Accounts

At Cambourne VC we use a number of different online systems to aid parents with communication and payments. You will be receiving further communication and set up details nearer to your child’s start at the college as outlined below.


At the college, we use Go4Schools as an online system, for recording and reporting academic, attendance and behaviour information. After your child’s first day in Year 7 (Friday 2ndSeptember), you will be able to set up your account on Go4Schools by clicking the ‘First-time user?’ link on the parent login page. Please note that the email registered to your account matches the one you have provided to the college.     


In order to make it easy for parents to make payments for trips, catering and equipment, we have adopted the ParentPaysystem. You will receive an email containing login details and instructions for setting up your account over the summer break, before September.

Satchel:one (Show My Homework)

Satchel:one is an online communication tool, which enables teachers to assign homework and share resources with their pupils. To set up your parent account on this system, you will need a parent code. This will be provided to you during the first term of teaching.

Essential Information for Parents and Students

All the information in regards to your time at Cambourne Village College can be found in our New Intake Information Booklet. This was sent out within your Registration pack and is also available to view HERE. Please ensure you read all the information within the booklet when signing the consent part of your registration documents. Please also take time to look at all the information available to you on our website.