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The bright are identified and encouraged, the less able equally helped along. ‘What I like about the school is that they are flexible,’ said another parent. ‘If the pupil aims high and works hard, it’s recognised and they are moved up a set; excellent.’

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What the school says...

Comberton Village College converted to academy status in February 2011. It is now an Academy of the Comberton Academy Trust. Cambourne Village College, which opened in September 2013, nearby Melbourn Village College and The Voyager Secondary Academy, in Peterborough, are also now members of the Trust. All four Academies seek to work in strong partnership in order to ensure excellent teaching, learning and achievement in each of the academies of the Trust.

The Comberton Sixth Form opened at Comberton Village College in September 2011. It has initially been established with 350 student places. It is mainly an 'A' level based Sixth Form (including using the framework of the AQA Bacc.) with some Pre-U and Level 3 BTEC courses available. The first set of results in summer 2013 were excellent, confirming the Ofsted judgement of ‘outstanding’ made in February 2013 for the New Sixth Form. The results in summer 2014 were even better.

Comberton was designated as one of the first 100 Teaching Schools in the country as of September 2011. It works within the Cambridge Teaching Schools’ Network that operates across a wide area that has Cambridge as its geographical base.

Features

Curricula

Cambridge Pre-U - An alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.

Other features

OFSTED Outstanding school - This school has been named as an outstanding School in HMCI of Schools Annual Report. England only - does not include ISI inspected schools.

Sports

Equestrian centre or equestrian team - School has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team

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Special Education Needs

The school is totally committed to its comprehensive foundation. As such, many highly gifted and talented learners happily form part of the school community together with children with a range of special educational needs. A commitment to ensuring excellence for all types of learners is fundamental to what the school stands for and seeks to achieve. A strong team of SEN teaching and support staff work alongside children with identified special educational needs usually in lessons, but out-of-lesson support happens if appropriate. Children with SEN are treated as a valuable and important part of the school community and are seen to make very good progress. There is a specialist Aspergers' Centre on the school site that provides for children with Aspergers' Syndrome who would not otherwise be able to access mainstream schooling. The centre can and does provide a base for these children, but the aim is to enable them to attend to as many mainstream lessons as possible. Children at the centre have made excellent progress in their education. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
BESD - Behaviour, Emotional and Social Difficulty
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
Visual Impairment

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