Bottisham Village College

About Bottisham Village College

Bottisham Village College is a eight form-entry mixed 11-16 comprehensive school and serves twenty one villages in the area bordering Cambridge and east to Newmarket. The school is heavily oversubscribed with around 1160 students on roll, rising to 1500 in next 5 years.

The College was opened in 1937 as the second of the Cambridgeshire Village Colleges. These were the forerunners of community education in this country and are still committed to lifelong learning in its widest sense. The vision of their founder, Henry Morris, was that schools should be at the heart of their communities, open to all and that they should offer an attractive and stimulating environment for learning. Bottisham Village College continues to aspire to this vision.

In September 2016 we became part of the Anglian Learning Trust and continue to enjoy the increased opportunities for collaboration and career development that working in collaboration brings.

We are committed to providing an outstanding education to all of our students, enabling them to develop into mature, independent young people, ready to take their place in society. We have extremely high expectations and work with commitment and dedication to enable all students to have the opportunity to achieve their full potential, both academically and socially.  The school community values all our staff, students, parents and carers and their contribution to our successes and achievements.

Our most recent Ofsted inspection took place in June 2012, when we were judged to be outstanding in all areas: Overall Effectiveness, Achievement, Quality of Teaching, Behaviour & safety and Leadership and Management.

We are very proud of this achievement which was the culmination of the talents, dedication and enthusiasm of all our staff. We were particularly pleased that Ofsted commented on the positive relationships that underpin our ethos:

 What people say about us

‘This is an outstanding college, where a very strong ethos of community, high quality learning and aspirational academic achievement exists throughout. One student commented: ‘Bottisham is inspirational. The college helps individuals to shape well, giving us the confidence, determination and skills to succeed.’

– OFSTED 2012