Sawston Village College is a 1050 pupil 11-16 mixed academy, 7 miles south of the iconic city of Cambridge. Sawston Village College is a friendly school, a vibrant place to learn and work, and fully committed to inclusive, comprehensive education for all. Pupils and staff work hard together to achieve excellent academic outcomes and, as importantly, to do so in a safe, caring and supportive environment built on mutual respect.
The College was established in 1930, the first of the village colleges that were the inspiration of educational pioneer Henry Morris, who believed in the power of schools to transform their local communities by providing learning from cradle to grave – to motivate and engage learners of all ages and all abilities.
The College is intent on unlocking the potential of all learners, creating opportunities for academic and personal growth and achieving excellence in all aspects of our work. It is our firm conviction that young people can achieve this in a school where everyone’s expectations of them are high, not only in academic terms but also in terms of their behaviour, their attitude to one another and to all adults who work with them. By encouraging them to develop leadership skills, engage in debate and discussion, and to participate fully in the life of the College, we aim to help them become confident, resilient learners and respectful, thoughtful young adults. The College’s curriculum is broad and balanced, ensuring pupils explore all disciplines, including the arts, for which the prestigious Artsmark Platinum has been awarded.
Safeguarding is paramount and investing in young people is very important to the College. There is a dedicated pastoral team, within a House and Year structure, which enables support to be provided to pupils’ individual needs.