Comberton Village College

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Comberton Village College
West Street, Comberton

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CB23 7DU

Coordinates52°11′05″N 0°00′39″E / 52.18482°N 0.01079°E / 52.18482; 0.01079Coordinates: 52°11′05″N 0°00′39″E / 52.18482°N 0.01079°E / 52.18482; 0.01079
Established1960 (1960)
Local authorityCambridgeshire County Council
TrustThe Cam Academy Trust
Department for Education URN136463 Tables
Executive PrincipalStephen Munday[1]
Age range11–18
Enrolment1,656 (2018)[2]

Comberton Village College is an 11–18 mixed secondary school and sixth form with academy status in Comberton, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. It opened in 1960 as a village college.

Comberton Village College 1970
Keith Fletcher opens the Comberton Sports Hall 1976
The Duke of Edinburgh on his visit to the school 1985


In 1974, the school became fully comprehensive and, in April 1993, it became grant-maintained. It changed to a Foundation School and has recently become a Foundation School with a Trust: the recently formed Comberton Educational Trust. The school was granted a presumption to open a new sixth form due to its high-performing status. Capital funding from the Learning and Skills Council was secured to build the required new facilities for a sixth form. The sixth form department of the college opened in September 2011. The new sixth form building was opened[3][4] by Sir David Bell, permanent secretary for the Department for Education on 14 June 2011.

In February 2011, Comberton Village College became an academy, operated by The Cam Academy Trust. The trust also operates Cambourne Village College which opened in Cambourne in September 2013, and Melbourn Village College in Melbourn, St Peter's School, Hartford Infant and Junior Schools in Huntingdon, Gamlingay First School and Jeavons Wood Primary School in Cambourne.[5] The Gamlingay Village College joined the trust in September 2017.[6]

In January 2016 Comberton Village College were featured in the ITV news for providing teaching resources to Edlumino in order to support the education of refugees in France.[7]


The College retained "Outstanding" status from Ofsted in February 2013.[8] A recent "section 8" monitoring inspection confirmed the excellent standards at the College.[9] In 2014, 77% of GCSE students achieved 5 A*-C grades (including English and Maths) and 66% of all A-level grades were A*-B.[10]


  1. ^ "Executive Principal's Message". Comberton Village College. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Comberton Village College". Get information about schools. GOV.UK. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Newly-knighted Sir David Bell opens £7.5 million sixth form centre". Cambridge First. Archived from the original on 11 September 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2011.
  4. ^ "£9.5 sixth-form centre opened". Cambridge News. Retrieved 15 June 2011.
  5. ^ "Home - The Cam Academy Trust". Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  6. ^ Braybrooks, Dominique. "Admissions".
  7. ^ Keedy, Chloe. "Cambridge 'superhead' sets up makeshift school in French refugee camp". ITV Anglia. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
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