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  • Impington Village College
    New Road
    Impington
    Cambridge
    Cambridgeshire
    CB24 9LX
  • Head: Mr Ryan Kelsall
  • T 01223 200400
  • F 01223 200419
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.impington.cambs.sch.uk
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Cambridgeshire
  • Pupils: 1,320; sixth formers: 232
  • 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)

Curricula

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

What The Good Schools Guide says

Principal

Since 2016, Mr Ryan Kelsall, previously vice principal. Studied geography and sociology at Sheffield; has previously been head of upper school at St Bede's Inter Church School. Proud to head of one the few IB schools in the country, aiming to 'develop the young people in our care to be internationally minded global citizens who challenge preconceptions and celebrate difference'. Was a semi-professional footballer, also playing rugby, cricket and basketball at regional level; still plays for and coaches local teams, and chairs the successful Cambridge Cats Basketball Club. Enjoys spending time with his large family: two young children and their two older step siblings. Has also been boning up on languages since his brothers recently relocated to Spain and Portugal.

The former principal, Robert Campbell, is now executive principal of...

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Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

Who came from where

Who goes where

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
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
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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Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

Children get into the school from here:

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