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Impington Village College

IVC top non-selective IB provider in the Country

The Sunday Times and ParentPower name Impington Village College as top performing IB school in the UK

Following on from Friday’s press release about Impington being placed as the top state school in East Anglia, we are pleased to confirm our national rankings. Impington is ranked as third of all non-selective schools in the UK for its overall academic performance, and is the highest performing IB provider. We are delighted that as such an inclusive and comprehensive school, we are able to rank so highly on academic attainment.

There was a lot of press coverage about the College in the Sunday Times this weekend. Some highlights include:

“When Impington Village College introduced the international baccalaureate (IB) in 1990, it was one of the first schools in the country to do so. Almost 30 years later, it is still going strong and this summer recorded results that pushed the school into the top 100 state secondary schools…making it the top non-selective state school in East Anglia. More than 81% of higher level grades secured the top three grades, 7-5, the equivalent of A*-B at A Level”.

“Impington’s enthusiasm for the IB draws in international students, as well as those living near the Cambridgeshire School, where modernist grade I listed buildings- designed by Bauhaus architect Walter Gropius- are still at its heart more than 80 years after it opened its doors.”

“Impington succeeds in breaking the stranglehold of the eight Essex grammars which have always topped the East Anglia state school rankings.”

This external recognition builds on earlier positive feedback from the recent IB Evaluation Visit, which highlighted our “passionate commitment to, IB philosophy and the Diploma Programme (DP) and Careers Programme (CP)”. It also praised the universal “commitment to international mindedness” and the “positive impact that the IB programmes have on the students’ attitudes, learning and expectations”. Finally, it noted that “there is outstanding provision and support for all students at the college provided by all teachers and is highly appreciated and valued by parents and students.”