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The Cam Academy Trust – Ensuring every pupil achieves his or her potential





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The Cam Academy Trust seeks to provide excellent education in Cambridgeshire and beyond. It currently oversees the work of 11 primary phase schools, secondary schools and sixth forms in South Cambridgeshire and Huntingdon, with one school just over the Bedfordshire border.

Food and nutrition at The Cam Academy Trust
Food and nutrition at The Cam Academy Trust

The secondary and sixth form centres are: Comberton Village College and Sixth Form, Melbourn Village College, Cambourne Village College and St Peter’s School and Sixth Form, Huntingdon.

The primary phase schools comprise Gamlingay Village Primary, Jeavons Wood Primary School, Cambourne, Hartford Infant and Junior Schools, Huntingdon, Thongsley Fields Primary and Nursery School, Huntingdon, Offord Primary School near Huntingdon and Everton Heath Primary School, Bedfordshire. Bourn Primary Academy joined the trust as our first Associate Member in September 2021.

Pupils at Jeavons Wood in Cambourne
Pupils at Jeavons Wood in Cambourne

We are continuing to develop in South Cambridgeshire. A sixth form is scheduled to open at Cambourne Village College in September 2024 and work on that, as well as a further expansion of the main school, is under way as the community continues to grow.

This will increase further the sixth-form education provided by trust schools and enable significant joint working. In particular, the sixth forms at Comberton and Cambourne will work jointly to provide excellent post-16 education for many students in the area.

A number of local primary schools have been approaching the trust interested in becoming part of our organisation and working closely with the schools already in the trust.

How Cambourne Village College Sixth Form will look from the front
How Cambourne Village College Sixth Form will look from the front

This will strengthen further the local education provision offered by the trust and consolidate further the all-through education that our schools can provide to local communities.

Our aim remains to provide an excellent education for all pupils and to serve their local communities in achieving this. These further local developments make that more possible.

The trust is based on fundamental core values in keeping with the very best of village college and community-based education to deliver excellence for all pupils across each of the trust’s academies.

Learning Spanish at The Cam Academy Trust
Learning Spanish at The Cam Academy Trust

We now have six core principles that frame all we seek to do:

- The excellence principle: Education must be of the very highest standard.

- The comprehensive principle: Education must be for all types and abilities of pupils.

- The broad education principle. This principle, added this year, confirms that education should be broadly based and develop the whole person.

- The community principle: Every academy must be at the heart of the local community and serve it well.

- The partnership principle: Each academy must seek to work positively in partnership with others for mutual benefit.

- The international principle: The curriculum inside and outside the classroom must have a clear international dimension.

We want to ensure that every individual pupil achieves his or her full, positive potential through a broad and high-quality education.

Graphics at The Cam Academy Trust
Graphics at The Cam Academy Trust

All the academies of the trust work in close partnership to offer exceptional opportunities for students at all stages of their education. Staff also work together to offer support and share best practice.

Pupils at Jeavons Wood, Cambourne
Pupils at Jeavons Wood, Cambourne

We have high-quality IT infrastructure across all our academies to ensure that really effective online learning can take place for all our pupils.



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