Key information for parents
At Impington Village College we expect all students to aspire to be the best that they can be, to be global citizens, to be caring and well-rounded individuals. We are confident that their time spent at the College will prepare them for the next steps in their life journey.
|Staff training day||Tuesday 1 September|
|INSET day||Wednesday 2 September|
|Autumn Term starts||Thursday 3 September|
|Half Term||Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October|
|INSET (Academic tutorial day)||Thursday 10 December|
|Autumn Term ends||Friday 18 December|
|Spring Term starts||Monday 4 January|
|Half Term||Monday 15 February to Friday 19 February|
|Staff Training day||Monday 22 February - TRUST day|
|Spring Term ends||Friday 26 March|
|Summer Term starts||Monday 12 April|
|May Day Bank Holiday||Monday 3 May|
|Half Term||Monday 31 May to Friday 4 June|
|Staff Training day||Monday 12 July|
|Summer Term ends||Tuesday 20 July|
At Impington Village College, we offer subjects in the key areas outlined below. For further information on each subject, teaching staff and curriculum, please click a subject area:
We are exceptionally lucky at Impington Village College to have such a beautiful site. We have a large listed building which is of great architectural significance, and many more modern buildings, all of which are purpose built to provide excellent facilities for learning, including a well-stocked library.
We have a number of technology studios and classrooms at the College, all of which facilitate the teaching, and include the equipment, used in our Product Design lessons. In addition to these studios we also house a number of computer suites and Art spaces, including a photography studio and media suite. Science at the College is housed in two blocks, dedicated entirely to the subjects. There are 12 fully equipped laboratories, two prep-rooms and a science office split between the blocks.
The Dance, Drama and Music departments have their own specialist provision and resources, including a superbly equipped theatre space (the Gropius Hall), a drama studio and two dance studios with sprung floors, two purpose-built music rooms, the Brackenbury Recital Room (with grand piano) and a music recording suite.
We also have a fully-equipped Sports Centre with a gym and swimming pool for use by students and the wider community. The Sports Centre is also host to a large sports hall, which has facilities for badminton, five-a-side football and basketball. Located in the College grounds are five outdoor tennis courts, four outdoor netball courts, an outdoor grass football pitch and a large grass area for sports and events. At the College, we hold a range of sports clubs and fixtures for students to get involved with, and there are also opportunities for sports such as Fencing, Aikido and Trampolining through iCAS, our Creativity, Activity and Service programme.
The College is a fully inclusive environment, and, as such, almost all of our buildings are single storey to allow for wheelchair access. The few taller buildings on site all have lift facilities so students can attend lessons throughout the College.1084
Years 7 to 9
On arrival in Year 7, each child is assigned to a flight path for their different subjects, which helps teachers measure their achievement and progress. Each flight path has been designed to illustrate students’ progress from Year 7 to Year 11. Students will remain on their flight path throughout Years 7 to 9 and all assessments will measure where they are in relation to their targeted pathway. Students will be issued with numerical GCSE target grades at the end of Year 9. The image below highlights the likely GCSE targets associated with each flight path:
The flight paths are not fixed and if students perform well, teachers will move them up to a higher pathway. Throughout their time at the College support will be put in place to ensure that students are able to reach their estimated pathway.
While students move through the ICE programme, parents/carers will receive data about their progress in the majority of subjects once per term. This will be in the form of a progress check, which will be uploaded onto EduLink and will contain achievement data, as well as formative feedback from teachers.
Years 10 to 11
As students move through their GCSE courses, parents will receive information on their progress once per term. This will be in the form of a progress check, which will be uploaded onto EduLink.