Welcome from the Principal


At Impington Village College we provide our students with the knowledge, confidence and inspiration they need to achieve academic excellence and progress to the next stage of their life journey. Our College is ranked in the top 100 state schools and was crowned the top non-selective International Baccalaureate (IB) provider in the UK (Sunday Times Parent Power 2020). Student progress at Impington Village College is consistently in the top 5% nationally, and in the first years of the reformed GCSEs, 15% of students have achieved grade 9, with over 40% achieving at least a grade 7. We are confident that all of our students will leave the College with the academic results that they deserve and are as proud of our students with high levels of SEND, who work towards one or two GCSEs alongside their entry level courses, as those who achieve the very top grades.

Academic achievement isn’t our only focus, we are also committed to guiding and supporting students into becoming well-rounded individuals, and we are proud of the fully inclusive college community we have built. We promote outstanding pastoral care and personal wellbeing in our students, and high levels of teaching and support are offered to all.

Our status as an IB World School allows us to be part of a global community, unified by the mission of creating ‘a better world through education’. It also helps us to foster an environment in which we can develop students who are well equipped for a changing world that is dynamic, exciting and challenging. From September 2020, we begin our journey towards offering the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP). When we launch with our Year 7 in September 2021, we will be the only state school in the UK to offer the MYP, the Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP). We are truly international by name and by nature, in that we offer five language choices at GCSE and 10 for sixth form students, and our student cohort speaks an amazing variety of over 30 languages! We encourage international-mindedness in all of our students and promote a sense of global responsibility, focusing on these behaviours not only in the college, but in the context of the wider community.

Our diverse and balanced curriculum offers a broad range of opportunities and ensures that our students have access to the Arts, Sport, Languages and Humanities throughout their time with us. Our unique enrichment programme, iCAS, supports students’ personal development and wellbeing and offers them the chance to engage in a range of experiences, such as fencing, pottery, Russian and debating. The programme also provides an opportunity for students to learn for pleasure, rather than just for examinations, and each week 10% of our students go out volunteering in the community as part of their learning.

The development of our students into confident and inquisitive young people is extremely important to us. Through initiatives such as our iSLT, students are able to contribute significantly to decision-making, share their ideas and opinions and lead on key areas of College life. We are proud to support each year group as they develop into a community of independent learners, hard-workers and committed individuals, who will leave Impington Village College ready to achieve success in whatever they choose to pursue.

Victoria Hearn,