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Our Heritage

Shortly after the declaration of the Second World War, Impington Village College was opened on 13 September 1939. Designed by a partnership between British architect Maxwell Fry, and the renowned Bauhaus founder, Walter Gropius, IVC is now acknowledged as the only public building in the UK created by Gropius. The original building is Grade I Listed, highlighting it's architectural importance both nationally and internationally.

The idea of a village college though, was formed by Henry Morris, Cambridgeshire Secretary of Education. Morris approached Gropius and Fry in order to create a unique village college amongst the others. His ideas and principles are still embedded within the fabric of the College and we aspire to uphold his vision as part of our heritage.

“The village college would not outlive its function… intellectually it might be one of the freest of our English Institutions.”

Henry Morris

Timeline

  • 1579
  • 1850
  • 1923
  • 1924
  • 1936
  • 1939
  • 1940
  • 1941
  • 1942
  • 1943-44
  • 1946
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  • 1968
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  • 1987
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  • 2010
  • 2014-15

Get in touch

Impington Village CollegeNew RoadImpingtonCambridgeCB24 9LX
t. (+44) 01223 200400