IMPINGTON VILLAGE COLLEGE NAMED EAST ANGLIA STATE SECONDARY SCHOOL OF THE YEAR
The Sunday Times and ParentPower name Impington Village College as leading school in East Anglia
Staff and students at Impington Village College are delighted that the College has been named State School of the Year in East Anglia and has also been ranked 86th of all state schools in the country. This takes into account very high levels of performance at both GCSE and IB.
At GCSE, 43% of grades were at 7-9, with 15% of all grades achieved at Grade 9. Achievement within the IB Diploma Programme was similarly excellent, with 81% of all grades at Higher Level achieved at 5-7 (the equivalent of A*-B at A Level). This is particularly impressive given the broad and rigorous IB curriculum, which requires students to study six subjects, as well as completing an Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge presentation and essay, and successfully complete their programme of Creativity, Activity and Service.
Principal Ryan Kelsall said: “As a totally comprehensive and fully inclusive College, it is fantastic to see the achievements of our students recognised. We are incredibly proud of the achievements of all our students, from those who achieve one or two GCSEs alongside their entry level qualifications, to those who obtain Grade 9s, this is reflected in the College Progress 8 score of +0.67 that places amongst the top performing schools in the country. Particularly pleasing for us is the strong performance of students across the entire curriculum, which reflects our commitment to the Arts, Sport and Technology as well as Maths, English, Science and Languages. Similarly, in the sixth form we are hugely proud of our students’ achievements across the full breadth of the IB programmes. As an IB world school, we are committed to providing our students with a ‘world class education’, and being identified as a leading school in the UK is testament to our ability to do this.”
Parent Power is widely acknowledged as the most authoritative survey of the country’s best schools. The rankings in the secondary school league tables are determined by the percentage of examination entries gaining A* to B grades at A-level or IB this summer (which is given double weighting) and the percentage of entries returning A* and A grades, and those graded 9, 8 and 7, at GCSE and iGCSE. They are published several weeks ahead of the official Government tables for secondary school performance. The 27th edition of Parent Power identifies the 2,000 highest-achieving schools in the UK, ranked by their recent examination results. A fully searchable national database by school name, local authority, town and postcode, together with regional rankings are available to Times and Sunday Times subscribers at: thesundaytimes.co.uk/parentpower