Impington Village College has been announced as the top non-selective secondary school in East Anglia by the Sunday Times Parent Power 2021. In addition to this outstanding accolade, the College, located on the outskirts of Cambridge, is the highest ranked state school outside of Essex in the region.
The national ranking also shows that Impington Village College is the third highest non-selective school in the UK. This string of successes follows the College being named East Anglian Secondary School of the Year in last year’s list due to it championing an inclusive, international and inspirational education for all.
The Parent Power list is a survey of the country’s best schools and is widely acknowledged as the most authoritative, ranking 2,000 high-achieving UK schools by their published examination results; due to COVID-19 disruptions, this year’s list is based on 2019 results.
Victoria Hearn, Principal, Impington Village College, said: “It has been a particularly extraordinary year for those in education and we have seen both students and teachers alike adapt to a ‘new normal’. In the midst of such a turbulent year, I’m thrilled that Impington Village College continues to be recognised by the Sunday Times Parent Power as a completely comprehensive and inclusive college. Alongside our academic curriculum, our unique enrichment programme supports students’ personal development and wellbeing and offers them the chance to engage in a range of extra-curricular experiences, all of which are important factors when it comes to a young person’s educational experience. As an entirely inclusive school, I remain extremely proud of the exceptional outcomes of our students and, in particular, this year, their resilience and determination to continue to do their best regardless of what has been thrown at them; it is extremely inspiring.”