The first full week of February has been both busy and exciting for our students, and I am pleased to share details of live performances, field trips, workshops and more with you below.
Guys and Dolls
This week, I was fortunate to witness the culmination of many months of our Performance School students’ hard work at their first live performance of the academic year – the Broadway classic, Guys and Dolls. Members of the extended College community joined us in our Gropius Hall on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night where they enjoyed an evening of high-quality entertainment. The feedback from attendees has been overwhelmingly positive and I’d like to congratulate all of our students for putting on such a fantastic show.
IVC is ‘The Place’ to be!
Continuing on the theme of Performing Arts, last week, a cohort of our Year 10 and 11 students travelled to London to take part in two workshops at London Contemporary Dance School (LCDS), The Place. The College has been partnered with LCDS for many years, and representatives from the legendary dance institution regularly deliver classes and workshops to our students both at the College and in London. A number of our Sixth Form alumni have also gone on to continue their Performing Arts studies at LCDS.
The workshops focussed on contemporary dance and improvisation. Students were also able to tour the school and speak with its staff and current students. The trip was hugely enjoyable for our students and I do hope those with a particular interest in continuing to refine their dance skills will consider enrolling at our Sixth Form, Impington International College.
We have now published our 2025/26 admissions policy on our website. We were thrilled with the level of positive recognition for the College from the local community, and, as a result, have decided not to make any changes to admissions. However, we will continue to align the curriculum with Girton Glebe as an International Baccalaureate World School and enhance provision through the deployment of specialist teachers across Key Stage 2. We remain keen to work with other feeder primaries in a similar way or on co-constructed programmes to ensure that all of our incoming students receive the best possible learning experience.
Children’s Mental Health Week
This week is Children’s Mental Health Week which has the theme of ‘My Voice Matters’. I am hugely proud of the positive environment we have created at the College where all members of our learning community can feel safe and supported. The accolades we have received, including the Gold Carnegie Medal for Mental Health and our status as a Stonewall Champion school, only confirm this. We proudly stand against intolerance and unkindness, and through the development of their International Baccalaureate Learner Profiles, our students develop the skills they need to clearly communicate their feelings and become confident self-advocates.
As a reminder, if your child is ever struggling with their mental health, the College has a number of resources available to support them, including in-house mentoring, access to support workers, YMCA counselling and more. Please do contact if you have any concerns.
Sixth Form guidance
I am so pleased to share that our Sixth Form has received a record number of applicants for the 2024/25 academic year. It is particularly pleasing to see so many Impington Village College students looking to continue their learning journey with us. We have recently been welcoming applicants to their guidance meetings, which provide the opportunity for students and their families to discuss and confirm their subject selections and ask any questions about life at the College. If your child is looking to enrol at Impington International College and you have any questions, please contact the Sixth Form team on: .
As you will know, Eastern Learning Alliance has made the decision to add more disaggregated days to the College calendar in the next academic year. I would like to thank you for your ongoing support and faith in our ability to continue to deliver excellent outcomes and I am pleased to share an update on the plans for this time with you.
We will be using this time to further provide the best possible support for our students by adding to our range of extra-curricular activities and expanding our highly successful intervention programme to cover pupils in Key Stage 3 and 5 as well as adding further pupil premium tuition opportunities.
I firmly believe that this will have a positive impact on our students and I look forward to being able to share further details of our 2024/25 provision with you soon.
GCSE Science Live!
Finally, ahead of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on Sunday, our Year 10 students enjoyed listening to five of the UK’s top scientists at GCSE Science Live! on Wednesday. As well as hearing insightful talks about the scientists’ specific disciplines, an experienced science examiner shared their top tips for examination success ahead of our students’ GCSE examinations. Our students gained valuable knowledge and information from the experience and have returned to the College with a rejuvenated passion for Science.