Melbourn Village College

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Melbourn Village College
Motto Inspiring Minds
Type Academy
Principal Mr Simon Holmes
Location The Moor
England England
Coordinates: 52°05′15″N 0°01′06″E / 52.087549°N 0.018218°E / 52.087549; 0.018218
DfE URN 137527 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 500+
Gender Co-educational
Ages 11–16
Houses Darwin, Franklin, Newton, Lewis
Website Official site

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.


Since September 2002, Melbourn Village College has specialised in Performing Arts with Music, Drama and Dance as its subject specialisms.

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[1]

In 2006 59% of students obtained 5 or more A*-C GCSEs including English and mathematics, rising to 63% if those two subjects are excluded.[2]


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.[3] By November 2005 the school was £148,814 in debt.[4]

Notable staff[edit]

In 1998 Judith Mullen, then warden of the College, was appointed president of the Secondary Heads Association.[5]

In April 2006 Nicola Dunklin, a teaching assistant, set up the South Cambridgeshire branch of the charity, Friends of Chernobyl's Children.[6]

Notable former pupils[edit]


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