Executive Principal's Message
We are delighted that you are interested in our Village College. Since opening as a secondary Village College in 1960, we have been true to our roots. We still seek to serve our community and to be at the heart of that community. The school has developed a very great deal, but our community ethos remains.
‘Excellence for All’ is our over-arching aim and it is the driving force behind all that we do at Comberton Village College. A long-standing national reputation for academic excellence and outstanding opportunities for all of our pupils does not mean that we rest on what has happened here. We always want every single one of our pupils to do his or her best and always seek to strengthen our work to enable this. Ofsted inspections consistently grade the overall effectiveness of our school (including the most recent inspection in February 2013) as ‘outstanding’. However, we continue to look for ways that we can improve and do more and do it better for the sake of all pupils and our local community. Our very high-quality and committed staff are at the heart of this and of all that we do.
We seek to ensure that all our pupils receive a broad and rounded education that enables each of them to become capable, caring and confident. The many opportunities available outside of the formal curriculum enable a whole range of talents and attributes to be developed in all of our pupils. These include exciting opportunities overseas in line with our aim to provide education with an international outlook.
The addition of a Sixth Form in September 2011 has enabled us to offer the same excellent standard of education now also to 16-19 year-olds. It was very gratifying that all aspects of our Sixth Form were also graded as ‘outstanding’ at the first time of asking in February 2013. Understandably, many students are now making the Comberton Sixth Form their first choice for their Sixth Form years.
As a village college, we remain committed to Henry Morris’s vision of the college at the heart of the local community. Our community provision is a central part of our role. We see ourselves very much as an “extended school”.
Comberton Village College is at a significant and exciting stage in its development as part of a multi-academy trust. When we set up the Comberton Academy Trust early in 2011, we were determined to have a Trust based on fundamental core values in keeping with the very best of Village College and community-based education in order to deliver excellence for all pupils across each of the Trust’s academies. As part of this focus on the future, we took the decision in Sepetmber 2016 to rename the Trust to become The Cam Academy Trust.
The Cam Academy Trust now comprises eight academies:
- Cambourne Village College, Cambridgeshire
- Comberton Village College, Cambridgeshire
- Melbourn Village College, Cambridgeshire
- Gamlingay First School
- St Peter’s School, Huntingdon
- Hartford Infant School, Huntingdon
- Hartford Junior School, Huntingdon
- Jeavons Wood Primary School, Cambourne
In all cases, we see all of them as part of our over-arching remit to provide excellent educational opportunities and outcomes for all pupils in a comprehensive, community context. These core values are articulated in the values of our Academy trust. These values represent our unchanging guide through these very significant and exciting developments
We are absolutely committed to provide the very best education possible for all of our pupils and for our local community. We trust that this website helps to give you a helpful insight into that.
Stephen Munday MA CBE
Executive Principal of Comberton Village College and Chief Executive of The Cam Academy Trust