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 days||Monday 4th September & Tuesday 5th September|
|Autumn term starts||Wednesday 6th September (Year 7 & 12 only)|
|Thursday 7th September (Return for all students)|
|October half term||Monday 23rd - Friday 27th October|
|Staff training day||Friday 24th November|
|Autumn term ends||Tuesday 19th December|
|Staff training day||Wednesday 20th December|
|Staff training day||Wednesday 3rd January|
|Spring term starts||Thursday 4th January|
|Spring half term||Monday 19th - Friday 23rd February|
|Spring term ends||Thursday 28th March|
|Summer term starts||Monday 15th April|
|May half term||Monday 27th May - Friday 31st May|
|Summer term ends||Friday 19th July|
|Staff training day||Monday 22nd July|
|Staff Training Days||Monday 2nd September & Tuesday 3rd September|
|Autumn Term Opens||Wednesday 4th September|
|Half Term||Monday 28th October - Friday 1st November|
|Staff training day (disaggregated)||Friday 29th November|
|Autumn Term Closes||Thursday 19th December|
|Disaggregated training day||Friday 20th December|
|Spring Term opens||Monday 6th January|
|Half Term||Monday 17th - Friday 21st February|
|Spring Term Closes||Friday 4th April|
|Summer Term Opens||Tuesday 22nd April|
|Early May Bank Holiday||Monday 5th May|
|Half Term||Monday 26th May - Friday 30th May|
|Summer Term Closes||Friday 18th July|
We are very proud of the curriculum that we offer at Impington. The International Baccalaureate Middle Year’s programme which is our Key Stage 3 curriculum sits at the very heart of the College’s ethos and ensures that students are fully equipped to be highly successful young people and effective independent thinkers with a genuine passion for learning:
InspirationalOur staff pledge to deliver inspiring and engaging lessons, leading to outstanding achievement for all students and a genuine passion for learning. Our curriculum is innovative and unique within the state sector; it combines academic excellence with enrichment and personal development, creating young people with a range of transferable skills, who are rounded, caring and highly motivated to succeed.
InclusiveWe offer a totally inclusive programme of qualifications, from IB MYP for all to entry level and vocational subjects as well as more traditional GCSE subjects, the IB Diploma and IB Careers Programme. The wide choice of subjects allows for a tailored programme for individual students and one which allows all of our students to succeed and to prepare for the next stage of their studies.
InternationalOur curricula are based on the core principles of the International Baccalaureate programmes, which sit at the heart of our College. As an IB World School, the aims of the IB: to develop learners who are inquiring, knowledgeable, caring and motivated to succeed, are at the centre of all our curricula – academic, pastoral and co. We are also one of very few schools to offer five different foreign languages at GCSE and in our IB DP, including Modern European, Asian and Ancient languages, as part of our commitment to international mindedness, with almost all students studying at least one language at GCSE.
Under the Education Act 2002 (section 175/157), schools must “make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children”.
We will endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued.
The school will therefore be alert to signs of abuse and neglect and will follow the Safeguarding Children Partnership Board’s procedures to ensure that children receive appropriate and effective support and protection.
Parents/carers should know that the law requires all school staff to pass on information which gives rise to a concern about a child’s welfare, including risk from neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse. The school should make parents/carers aware that records of safeguarding concerns may be kept about their child. They should be informed that school staff will seek, in general, to discuss any concerns with them including referrals to other agencies.
Local procedures state that “Consent should always be sought from an adult with parental responsibility for the child/young person before passing information about them to Children’s Social Care, unless seeking consent would place the child at risk of significant harm or may lead to the loss of evidence for example destroying evidence of a crime or influencing a child about a disclosure made.” This includes allowing them to share information without consent, if it is not possible to gain consent, if it cannot be reasonably expected that a professional gains consent, or if to gain consent would place a child at risk.
Where there is a need to share special category personal data, the Data Protection Act 2018 contains ‘safeguarding of children and individuals at risk’ as a processing condition that allows professionals to share information.
In accordance with legislation and local Information Sharing protocols, we will ensure that information is shared securely and sensitively. Information will only be shared with other services where it is deemed necessary and proportionate to ensure that children and young people are safe and receive the right service. In all circumstances, the safety of the child will be the paramount concern.
Schools will contact Children’s Social Care when they have reasonable cause to suspect a child may be suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. Occasionally, concerns are passed on which are later shown to be unfounded. Parents/carers will appreciate that the member of staff in the school with responsibility for child protection (known as the Designated Safeguarding Lead or Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead) was carrying out their responsibilities in accordance with the law and acting in the best interests of all children.
Under Section 3 (5) of the Children Act 1989, any person who has care of a child “may….do what is reasonable in all the circumstances of the case for the purpose of safeguarding or promoting the child’s welfare”. This means that on rare occasions, a school may need to “hold” a child in school whilst Social Care and the Police investigate any concerns further.
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:
A high standard of personal appearance is expected of all students and staff. We expect students to wear the correct College uniform at all times and all staff will monitor uniform throughout the day. Uniform items are available via Orchard Clothing.
- Sky blue polo shirt with IVC House logo (relevant to child's House)
- Blue sweat shirt with IVC House logo (relevant to child's House)
- Plain black trousers, jeans or A-line/pleated skirt
- In the Summer months (Easter to October half term) students can wear tailored shorts, or the IVC branded PE sports shorts or skort
- The College reserves the right to request that hair is tied back in circumstances where students’ health or safety is put at risk.
- Plain black sensible footwear, preferably flat. No logos, coloured flares, coloured stitching
- Trainers to be completely black all over. No sandals or sling backs.
- Example shoes demonstrated in the picture.
- One piece of discreet stud earrings (no larger than a five pence coin). No other forms of visible piercing are allowed. No bangles or rings. No more than one watch should be worn.
- Discreet make up may be worn. The College reserves the right to instruct students to remove excessive make-up and nail polish.
- Green Polo Shirt with IVC logo
- Plain black shorts, tracksuit bottoms or leggings (must be checked for suitability)
- IVC branded skort
- Green IVC socks for hockey, rugby and football
- House hoodie
- Sports trainers
- Football boots for hockey, rugby and football
- Shin pads for hockey and rugby
- Gum shield for hockey and rugby
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
Below you will see the price list for the canteen and the menu cycles which cycle from week 1-3.
For information about year 7, please visit our MYP page here.
Years 8 & 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.