Sawtry Village Academy

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Sawtry Village Academy
Type Academy
Principal Sarah Wilson
Location Fen Lane
PE28 5TQ
Coordinates: 52°26′12″N 0°16′47″W / 52.4367°N 0.2796°W / 52.4367; -0.2796
Local authority Cambridgeshire
DfE number 873/5403
DfE URN 136974 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 1,202 as of January 2016
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Houses Norman, Archers, Saints, Ermine, Oak
Colours Navy Blue & Gold, House colours are Red, Green, Orange, Purple, Yellow
Website Sawtry Village Academy

Sawtry Village Academy (formerly Sawtry Community College) is a mixed secondary school and sixth form located in the village of Sawtry, Cambridgeshire a short distance from Peterborough.

Sawtry Community College converted to academy status in April 2015 and was renamed Sawtry Village Academy. The school is now part of the Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT).[1]

Current management[edit]

The school is currently run by a newly appointed leadership team, following the resignation of the previous principal Mr James Stewart. Stewart left the school in Summer 2014 after a critical Ofsted report, and has since been arrested, and released on bail, over £40,000 expenses claims.[2]

The current Principal is Mrs Sarah Wilson, who is assisted by Deputy Principal, Simon Parsons and 5 Assistant Principals.[3]

Tutoring System[edit]

The school made a decision to change to a Vertical Tutoring System in 2009, this system was originally split into 6 houses but for September 2015 these will be reduced to 4 main school houses and 1 sixth form house, to reflect the falling intake of the school. The school is committed to ensuring that every child achieves their academic potential whilst being supported to attain the best possible outcomes. To support the challenging curriculum, the school will implement the CMAT set of Academy Pledges which students are expected to complete during the course of their time at the academy, at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. Pledges are an awards system which offers students a range of character building opportunities that enhance their learning and development. It is an expectation of every pupil to complete their Pledges during their time at the academy.

The Pledge system aims to encourage and support many important qualities in students, such as responsibility, expectation, intuition and citizenship, all of which are crucial for giving students employability and brighter futures.


  1. ^ Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust [1]
  2. ^ Mail Online [2]
  3. ^ Sawtry College Website [3]

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