Gamlingay Village College
Autumn Term 2014
Wednesday 3 September to Friday 19 December
(Half term: Week beginning Mon 27 October to Fri 31 October)
Spring Term 2015
Tuesday 6 January to Friday 27 March
(Half term: Week beginning Mon 16 February to Fri 20 February)
Summer Term 2015
Tuesday 14 April to Friday 17July
May Day: 4th May
(Half term: Week beginning Mon 25 May to Fri 29 May) (63)
Teacher Training Days
September 1 (Monday)
September 2 (Tuesday)
January 5 (Monday)
April 13 (Monday)
The recent Section 8 monitoring visit report by HMI/Ofsted can be accessed by clicking on the link below. The report is overwhelmingly positive and praises the school for it’s efforts to brings levels of progress and attainment in mathematics to the same high levels as those achieved in English. This is further evidence of the progress that the Village College has made since becoming part of the Stratton Education Trust in February 2012. We are confident that the next visit by HMI will offer even more praise for our efforts to raise standards even further across the whole of the school.
We value: honesty, integrity, diligence and learning as a lifelong experience. We believe in ‘stretching’ students in every activity that they undertake and that they perform best when they are educated in an environment in which they feel safe. Our staff care about Gamlingay Village College students and take time to listen to their views. The school has an ethos of personal achievement, responsibility, leadership and mutual respect for all members of our community. We celebrate the many talents and skills that each and every student brings to our school through a variety of rewards and praise.
We recognise that every individual is different and that “every child really does matter.” A good education is each child’s entitlement. We see the need to provide all students with opportunities to develop their individual character and believe that a strong and supportive partnership with parents is crucial to pupils’ happiness and success. This is achieved through regular communication about progress and an excellent pastoral care system.
The academic standards of the school are high and we provide excellent enrichment opportunities in Music, Technology, the Arts and Sports. Cultural, historical and educational visits allow our students to widen their horizons and enrich their lives. High standards of behaviour, uniform and discipline are vital for effective learning and pupil self-esteem. Pupils are aware of their rights and responsibilities and recognise those of others. Gamlingay Village College has a number of unique factors working in its favour. Perhaps the most important of these is its supportive community in which the school is situated. It is a delightful place to teach and is staffed by dedicated, well qualified professionals who share the ambitions and aspirations of their talented and hardworking students.
We believe in High Expectations, High Aspirations and High Achievement. As part of the Stratton Education Trust we are able to carry out and demonstrate these beliefs with the support of our Trust Partners at Stratton Upper School. Together our Gamlingay Village College youngsters can go through their education from 9-19 years with a continuity that will aid their learning as students and their development as people.
We would like to invite any prospective parents or pupils to come along and visit us and see our school in action.