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Comberton village college

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Busymummy50 Wed 07-Feb-18 23:18:54

Recently visited Comberton village college during the day. We've heard lots of great things about the school.

Corridors, walls were not very clean and we saw some floor areas covered in lots of old chewing gum. Does anyone else think it's a bit rundown? I know this has nothing to do with how good they are though as through research and seeing the results, they are very good

Reader1984 Thu 15-Feb-18 12:00:49

Hi.. This is a historically good school due to the catchment. Average house prices are 500k. Keen parents, able to afford tutors when needed etc. The schools money has been used to build Cambourne VC and to invest in other schools in the trust. The classrooms are run down and it need of investment. A shame really

Londo Thu 15-Feb-18 23:12:04

The building needs a bit of TLC but the school is the students and the teachers. Cambourne VC would have been built by the builders in Cambourne. Most news schools are. As for Comberon VC, it looks to me that the money has gone to keeping the teaching high quality. That is really what counts.

EmmaGrundyForPM Sat 17-Feb-18 02:58:05

My dc were at Comberton. The standard of teaching is very good, the cleanliness less so! But I don't think it's any more run down than any other village college of that age.

One of my dc had some MH issues and Comberton was outstanding in its pastoral support. That meant far more to ne than the fact that the corridors could do with a lick of paint.

The school does have quite a middle class catchment but not exclusively so. It scores highly for Progress 8 and Value Added so it's not relying on its intake alone for good results.

Tingalingle Mon 19-Feb-18 11:34:21

DS left a couple of years ago, but for us the immense benefits were the pastoral care, astonishingly good art department, and an unusually humane sports department who accommodated non-footballing boys without humiliation. DS -- who would have been an easy target -- was never bullied in seven years there. It is or was a great school.

We didn't tutor (did rescue his slipping maths grade ourselves at one point, so I guess we count as 'keen parents').

The corridors are a bit grey. Fortunately the dismal uniforms don't show the dust too much.

Busymummy50 Mon 12-Mar-18 11:20:29

Anyone live in Comberton who can let me know what it's like?

OhWifey Mon 12-Mar-18 11:46:24

Comberton the village is lovely!

Helenjohanna Wed 16-Jan-19 10:17:19

Does anyone on here know when CVC holds open days/evenings for prospective parents to look around?

BlueChampagne Wed 16-Jan-19 14:07:05

Open Days are usually early October, but you can book a tour as well (we did this last year). Contact the school office.

Helenjohanna Wed 16-Jan-19 16:50:32

Thank you. My son is only 6, so too early to book a special tour for us, but I'm eager to get a feel for the school to see whether we want to switch him into a feeder for CVC in a couple of years. Our catchment upper is not doing well at the moment. I'm hoping its fortunes change soon.

I don't suppose you know how many Biggleswade children attend CVC, do you? It is a little far away really.

I shall wait for October! :-)

Helenjohanna Wed 16-Jan-19 16:55:01

(PS I meant far away in distance.)

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