Comberton Village College

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Comberton Village College
Established 1960
Type Academy
Trust The Cam Academy Trust
Executive Principal Stephen Munday MA CBE
Head of School Peter Law
Location West Street

CB23 7DU
52°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
Local authority Cambridgeshire
DfE URN 136463
Ofsted Reports
Students 1369
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18

X half: C O M B (I)

Y half: E R T N V (L)

Comberton Village College is an academy in Comberton, Cambridgeshire, England. The school educates pupils aged between 11 and 18.

Comberton Village College was opened in 1960 as a Cambridgeshire Village College.


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 [1][2] 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 (and Sixth Form), Hartford Infant and Junior Schools in Huntingdon, Gamlingay First School and Jeavons Wood Primary School in Cambourne. [3] The Gamlingay Village College joined the trust in September 2017.[4]

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[5]


The College retained "Outstanding" status from Ofsted in February 2013.[6] A recent "section 8" monitoring inspection confirmed the excellent standards at the College.[7] 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.[8]


  1. ^ "Newly-knighted Sir David Bell opens £7.5 million sixth form centre". Cambridge First. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "£9.5 sixth-form centre opened". Cambridge News. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Home - The Cam Academy Trust". Retrieved 11 December 2017. 
  4. ^ Braybrooks, Dominique. "Admissions". 
  5. ^ Keedy, Chloe. "Cambridge 'superhead' sets up makeshift school in French refugee camp". ITV Anglia. Retrieved 26 February 2016. 
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External links[edit]

"Comberton Village College". Retrieved 2 April 2009.