Melbourn Village College
|Principal||Mr Simon Holmes|
|DfE URN||137527 Tables|
|Houses||Darwin, Franklin, Newton, Lewis|
Melbourn Village College is a secondary school with academy status, located in Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, England that serves an extensive area of South Cambridgeshire. The school has over 500 students aged 11–16. Melbourn Village College became part of the Comberton Academy Trust as of September 1st 2013. The Comberton Academy Trust now comprises Comberton Village College, Comberton Sixth Form, Cambourne Village College, Melbourn Village College and The Voyager.
A Village College is an institution specific to Cambridgeshire. It caters for the education of 11 to 16 year olds during the day, and provides educational and leisure facilities to adults out of school hours.
In its report on its 6 October 2005 inspection, Ofsted rated the school Good, point two on a four point scale saying "Melbourn Village College is a good school with some outstanding features. The college is well viewed by its students and their parents, and with just cause." On 21st of June 2007.
The following components were rated Outstanding:
- How well does the school work in partnership with others to promote learners' well-being
- How good is the overall personal development and well-being of the
- How well are learners cared for, guided and supported
- How well equality of opportunity is promoted and discrimination tackled so that all learners achieve as well as they can
- How effectively and efficiently resources are deployed to achieve value for money
In January 2000 the Secondary Heads Association used this school as an example of the disparity of funding between local authorities. If the school had been in Hertfordshire, two miles away, it would have received £359,000 more for its students. By November 2005 the school was £148,814 in debt.
In 1998 Judith Mullen, then warden of the College, was appointed president of the Secondary Heads Association.
Notable former pupils
- "Melbourn Village College", Ofsted, 6 October 2005
- "Secondary School and College Achievement and Attainment Tables 2007", The Daily Telegraph, 11 January 2007
- "Heads say cuts are costing teachers' jobs", BBC News, 28 January 2000
- "Schools fail to deliver plans as debts mount", Cambridge Evening News, 5 November 2005
- "Education - Spice baby boom?", BBC News, 8 September 1998
- "Review of the year - Women", Royston Crow, Herts 24, 4 January 2007
- Luke Chadwick at Soccer base, accessed August 12, 2007