The Open Evening will be held on Thursday 29 September 2016 from 6.00pm until 8.00pm.
Students at Soham Village College have matched the best examination results in the school’s history in 2016.
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.
There has been a change in the law regarding term time holidays.
Thursday 29 September 2016
6.00pm - 8.00pm
By prior arrangement *
Tuesdays: 11 & 18 October 2016
Wednesday: 5 October 2016
Thursdays: 6, 13 & 20 October 2016
We warmly invite all propective students and their parents and carers to our Open Evening
Soham Village College offers high quality education to all students. Unrivalled extra-curricular opportunities, first class pastoral support and strong examination results ensure that every student can achieve their full potential.
Soham Village College is a calm and attractive environment with a culture of mutual respect, good behaviour and positive relationships between staff and students. Our staff are passionate about what they do and have high expectations for every student
* To book open morning places please telephone 01353 724100
If travelling by car please arrive by the Sand Street entrance where members of staff will be available to direct you. Please note that there is very little available parking at the College Road entrance (past the war memorial). Children in catchment primary schools will receive a copy of our prospectus through their school. Maps of the site and prospectuses will be available from the gazebo on the main footpath.The Principal’s talk is at 6.00pm and repeated at 7.00pm.
We are celebrating another year of excellent academic performance and personalised care and we look forward to meeting our future students.
In 2016, students at Soham again achieved well above national averages. For example, 68% of students achieved 5 or more higher grades including English and maths, well above the 2015 national average of 56%. A*-A and A*-C percentages across the school were well above national averages including in the core subjects of English, maths and science.
The government’s new measure, Progress 8, designed to measure students’ progress over their entire time in the school across a range of subjects confirmed in 2015 that progress at Soham by students of all abilities was well above national averages. The 2016 results indicate that even more progress has been made.
We hope you can meet our students on the 29th September 2016 and/or during one of our open mornings.
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’.