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Linton Village College rated ‘Good’ in all areas in latest Ofsted inspection

Linton Village College rated ‘Good’ in all areas in latest Ofsted inspection

Linton Village College, part of Anglian Learning, has been rated ‘Good’ in all areas following an inspection in April, where it was commended on its environment that “encourages pupils to be independent, caring, responsible and curious.”

In the report, inspectors state that the “school has improved considerably since the previous inspection” and that “the trust, governing body and school leaders have a clear vision for ensuring that the school continues to improve.” The College had previously been rated as ‘Requires Improvement’.

Behaviour was a strong area recognised in the report, with inspectors commenting that “pupils behave well” and are “polite and considerate.” The report also highlighted how “pupils are well cared for” and “know how to report anything they are worried about.” As a result, “pupils feel safe and confident to be themselves.”

The “positive relationship” between teachers and pupils at the College was highly commended. Pupils “benefit from the good subject knowledge of their teachers” and “express their views confidently.” Teachers “listen carefully to their [pupils’] ideas and opinions.”

Helena Marsh, Principal at Linton Village College, said: “We are thrilled with the findings and judgement of this Ofsted report; an achievement that reflects the dedication and hard work of our entire school community.

“The report recognises our supportive learning environment and relational ethos, commending our ‘Linton Learners’ who are empowered to be articulate and to flourish in their learning and their lives. The focus on developing well-rounded individuals aligns with our core values of ambition, inclusion and enrichment.

“This report is a great testament to the significant progress we’ve made together. We owe this success to our incredible staff, pupils, parents, and governors, whose support has been invaluable. We are excited to build on this momentum and ensure that our school continues to provide an exceptional experience for all our pupils.”

The report celebrated the exciting opportunities the school offers its pupils, including a “broad range of subjects”, a “range of leadership opportunities” and a “comprehensive programme to support pupils’ personal development.” As a result, “pupils are well-prepared for the next stage in their education.”

The needs of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities are “identified accurately” and teachers use this information to ensure pupils make “strong progress across the curriculum.”

The Anglian Learning Central team and school leaders were praised for providing “effective challenge, direction and support to improve the school” and ensuring “staff and the local governing body have the expertise needed to fulfil their roles effectively.”

Jonathan Culpin, CEO of Anglian Learning, said: “We are delighted with the improvements that have taken place at Linton Village College and pleased that this has been recognised in their latest Ofsted report. Helena and her colleagues have worked hard to provide an offer that is the very best for the pupils in their community and we could not be prouder of their achievements.

“At Anglian Learning, our relationships are characterised by support, respect and trust. We recognise that this collaborative spirit makes us stronger together. It is fantastic that Ofsted has acknowledged the benefits of this culture for the school and its staff.”

The Ofsted report identified that the College can continue to improve on its success by ensuring all learning activities build effectively on pupils’ previous learning and all pupils have a clear understanding of its behaviour policy.

The full report can be found on Linton Village College’s website:



Anglian Learning
Bottisham Village College
Lode Rd, Cambridge
CB25 9DL, United Kingdom


01223 340340

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