Swavesey Village College is a high achieving 11-16 school, recognised regionally and nationally for its contribution to the development of education and commitment to the local community.
At Swavesey, we aim to provide an inspirational environment where the needs of every child are catered for and students are helped to fulfil their potential. Our 2011 Ofsted inspection reported how we are an “outstanding school in every respect”. More significantly the report praised our lack of complacency and our desire to provide the best possible academic experience for all of our students.
Since then, we have been constantly striving to improve our practice and deliver our vision of an “inspirational place to work and learn at the heart of our local community”. Our 2017 exam results were among the best in the county with 81% of students achieving at least a grade 4 in both English and Maths. We provide a comprehensive curriculum which not only includes a very strong academic offer, but also excellent vocational and technical studies including engineering, computing, construction and hairdressing. We deliver these subjects working in partnership with local employers to ensure that students develop a wide range of knowledge and skills.
At Swavesey Village College, we believe not only in the pursuit of academic excellence but also in the vital importance of co-curricular activities to help create well rounded students. Our provision of the arts and sport has been recognised as being exemplary by the Arts Council and the Association for PE (AfPE), with the Arts Mark Gold and a Distinction Quality Mark from AfPE. We provide all our students with opportunities to lead, organise and partake in sport, arts and other areas such as science and languages, and have the highest number of students partaking in the National Citizenship Service in the East of England. We keep the community at the heart of everything we do with a strong adult education offer and community volunteering programme for our students.
The focus of the school remains unchanged and is encapsulated in our Value Statements :
- The Pursuit of Excellence
- Valuing People
- Achievement For All
- A High Quality Learning Environment
- Extending the Boundaries of Learning
In 2011 Swavesey Village College became an Academy and established the Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust, and the Trust has since opened 10 other schools in Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire, all of whom we work in close partnership with. This provides new energy to drive further improvements and to recruit, develop and retain staff. For further information on the Trust, please visit our Trust website www.cmatrust.co.uk