Soham Village College

Latest News

  • Christmas Carol Concert at Ely Cathedral

    Christmas Carol Concert at Ely Cathedral

    The Carol Concert takes place at Ely Cathedral on Wednesday 14th December 2016 from 7.30pm onwards. Tickets on sale now from www.ticketsource.co.uk/sohamvc

    24th Nov

  • Staploe Education Trust Newsletter

    Staploe Education Trust Newsletter

    Click the logo above for the latest Staploe Education Trust Newsletter

    14th Oct

  • Best GCSE Results

    Best GCSE Results

    Students at Soham Village College have matched the best examination results in the school’s history in 2016.

    30th Aug

  • GCSE Certificates / Coursework

    GCSE Certificates / Coursework

    GCSE Certificates are not received by the school until the end of October 2016. The outgoing Year 11 group may collect their certificates from reception between 8.00am and 4.00pm.

    15th Jul

  • Term Time Holidays

    Term Time Holidays

    There has been a change in the law regarding term time holidays.

    9th Jul

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Achieving Excellence With Care

Our vision is to be a truly outstanding Village College at the heart of its community

  • We aim to provide an education in which outcomes for students are outstanding
  • We are committed to the provision of a curriculum which gives every student the opportunity to achieve highly and to enjoy learning
  • We encourage students to develop the skills they will need for working life
  • We are committed to the well-being of all of our students and help them adopt a lifestyle which is safe, healthy and constructive within the local community
  • We seek to enable our students to reflect on their own experiences and those of others to develop a clear set of personal values in which respect for self, others and the environment is central

Key points from our lastest Ofsted report include:

  • Soham Village College is described as a ‘continuously improving academy’ with leaders and governors who are ‘highly committed’.
  • ‘Most students, including the most able, make good progress in their learning by the end of Key Stage 4’.
  • 'Good systems for tracking and monitoring the progress of students in Key Stage 4 have allowed the academy to identify accurately specific areas of development across all subject areas. This has resulted in effective intervention and improvements in most subjects to the quality of teaching, so that progress made by students in these subjects is consistently good’.
  • ‘Attainment and progress in English and science at Key Stage 4 have been well above average over the past three years and continue to be major strengths of the school’.
  • ‘Many teachers plan activities and tasks very well using information about students’ prior learning, to ensure students are well challenged and able to make progress quickly from their starting points’.
  • Inspectors found that systems to promote good behaviour and the safety and welfare of students ‘are exemplary’. ‘Low-level disruption in lessons is very rare’.
  • Relationships between staff and students ‘are exceptional and promote positive attitudes to learning’.
  • ‘Students’ attitudes to learning are highly positive... They collaborate well in order to exchange ideas, to extend their knowledge and support each other’s learning’.
  • ‘Bullying and racial incidents are extremely rare…the academy deals with any reported incidents both quickly and effectively’.