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  • Impington Village College
    New Road
    CB24 9LX
  • Head: Mr Ryan Kelsall
  • T 01223 200400
  • F 01223 200419
  • E
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Cambridgeshire
  • Pupils: 1,306; sixth formers: 258
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: October
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 2
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 2
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
    • 1 Short inspection 3rd March 2016
    • 2 Full inspection 31st May 2012

    Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.

  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 5th October 2006
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Our guides were keen to show us the science block including the plants and pond. They were very excited about the ducklings that had hatched and were hoping to show us some. ‘The international students really raise the game in the sixth form,’ said one parent, ‘and the locals follow accordingly, excellent.’ The performance school, a cross denomination of all the arts combined, actively supported by pupils throughout the school; Oliver! recently staged to rave reviews. Its ethos is very much of a community college. Open to all, with adult lessons held on site and a room for the community to use during the day...

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Drama & Theatre Studies at an English Comprehensive School (GCE AS level)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Other Languages at an English Comprehensive School (IBO Higher level component)


International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since January 2016, Mr Ryan Kelsall, previously vice principal.

The former principal, Robert Campbell, is now executive principal of the growing academy trust.

Academic matters

A school with a split personality. Up to year 11 a good village college that attracts all sorts and abilities. In 2017, 39 per cent A*-A/9-7 grades at GCSE, with 75 per cent of pupils getting 4-9 in both maths and English. Outstanding results place it consistently amongst the top performing non-selective schools in the country and they are improving each year. Most pupils take 10 GCSEs and do one language, though they can study two from year 7. Spanish, French, German, Japanese and Latin are all on offer, and star linguists are actively encouraged. Performing arts, music and dance all very popular, as well as sports and...

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Special Education Needs

The Special Needs team provides flexible and supportive provision for a wide range of special educational needs at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. The College is fully accessible for students with physical disabilities. Enhanced resource provision from the local education authority funds specialised facilities and support for students with physical disabilities. The IDEAL course, specifically designed for post 16 students with moderate learning difficulties, is also available. 10-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
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

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