Our Partnerships

Swavesey Village College’s success is founded upon a commitment to partnership working.

Our Values begin with ‘SVC is committed to the pursuit of excellence’. In practice, this means that we will constantly benchmark our practice against the very best;  locally, nationally and internationally.

These partnerships can be divided into two categories :


Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (www.cmatrust.co.uk) is a multi-academy Trust established by SVC in 2011 to formalise and articulate our commitment to raising educational standards at Swavesey and in other school communities.  The Trust has grown in recent years with both Secondary and Primary colleagues joining to bring greater capacity and expertise to our family of schools.

The Trust is also the promoter of the secondary school in the new town of Northstowe, which will involve a strong partnership with Swavesey Village College and shared staffing and leadership across the two schools. This will bring the benefits of economies of scales for both schools and the ability to grow and develop staffing and expertise at Swavesey and Northstowe.

Cambridge Teaching School Network is an alliance of four Outstanding schools, all of which are designated as Teaching Schools and are committed to supporting school improvement in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and the Eastern Region. There are four Teaching Schools in the partnership : Swavesey Village College, Comberton Village College, Parkside Community School, Saffron Walden County High School and Histon and Impington Junior School.

South Cambridgeshire Inclusion Partnership is an alliance of the eight secondary schools in Cambridgeshire who are committed to working collaboratively to ensure that every student remains the responsibility of the maintained sector.

Our international school partnerships are numerous, but substantial links exist with the following schools :

Graf Eberhard Gymnasium, Bad Urach (Germany)

Collège Jean de La Motte, Langeais (France)

Community and Business Links

We have very strong links with local businesses who provide invaluable help in a range ways from offering opportunities to enhance our broad and balanced curriculum to taking some of our students for work placements weekly, and preparing them for the world of work. Some businesses also provide long term placements for those students working towards apprenticeship schemes.

We would be delighted to hear from any businesses who want to work with us – you could present at a Careers Breakfast to our students on your line of work, you could provide work experience placements, or sponsor one of our book prizes in our annual Prize Giving evening for Year 11 students when they leave. email Nic Palfreyman to get in touch, npalfreyman@swaveseyvc.co.uk

SVC is committed to providing ‘high quality education at the heart of the community’. To this end there is a vibrant community programme, including Sport, Adult Education and Leisure Classes, Saturday Music School,  Arts development in the Community, and the local  library (please see our Community pages).