Comberton Village College A GSG School
- Comberton Village College
- Head: Mr Stephen Munday CBE
- T 01223 262503
- F 01223 264116
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.combertonvc.org
- A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Cambridgeshire
- Pupils: 1675
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 1st February 2013
- Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 9th October 2007
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
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.’
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. ...Read more
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Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.
What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 2001, Stephen Munday CBE MA PGCE (late 40s), a Cambridge economics graduate who still teaches economics to the high flyers in the sixth form. Goodness knows how he manages the time as he’s a bit of a superman. He's executive principal of Comberton Village College, and chief executive of the Comberton Academy Trust that also incorporates Cambourne Village College, a newly established school in Cambridgeshire, Melbourn Village College and The Voyager Academy in Peterborough. He manages his time well and spends three days a week on average at Comberton. ‘I’m totally in awe of him,’ said one mother. ‘He expects a lot from his staff and pupils and is duly rewarded.’ He went in to teaching straight from Cambridge: ‘there is a proper purpose to it.’ Well liked and greatly respected, he...
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 Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|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|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|