Skip to content ↓

Impington Village College

About

If you are prepared to challenge yourself to the full and if the chance to learn in an international environment excites you, as it excites us, then Impington is the place for you!

Why choose Impington International College?

1. The quality of care is exceptional – the tutor: student ratio is approximately 1:15, with a dedicated Student Manager for pastoral support and guidance. In lessons, the teacher: student ratio is on average 1:10.

2. Outcomes are excellent – the pass rate is 96% (international average: 80%) and the average point score is 34 (international average: 30).

3. IIC students go on to great things – 99% of students were offered their choice of university in 2018, with 34% offered Russell Group places (including Oxbridge).

4. It is truly international – around half of students come from overseas, creating a culturally diverse body of students and unique opportunities for study and trips.

5. Expert delivery of the International Baccalaureate – one of the first state schools in the UK to begin delivering the IB (in 1991), consistently rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

History of Impington International College

Impington Village College was founded in 1939 and occupies a beautiful site just north of the vibrant city of Cambridge. The International College was later established in 1965 and was among the first state schools in the UK to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme (IBDP) in 1991. The IBDP is now our main, highly successful, programme. We also deliver the innovative IB Careers programme. We currently have students from over 30 countries on roll, making our International College a wholly unique and exciting place of learning.

As a village college, the school was established on the principles so importantly described in Henry Morris’s 1924 Memorandum of a "community centre of the neighbourhood… the place where life is lived". These are held as truly today as they were when the College was first founded.  We endeavour to imbue a strong community ethos in the College and are committed to the IB mission statement:

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.