At Impington Village College, we have created a positive environment where all can feel safe, secure and looked after. This environment is underpinned by a desire to provide for, and invest in, the people that make up the community; a clear focus on wellbeing is at the heart of this investment. We are hugely proud to hold a number of accolades that highlight our commitment and focus on wellbeing, which includes the Gold Carnegie Medal for Mental Health and our status as a Stonewall Champion school.

“One aspect that shines through is the inclusive nature of the school, as seen in the behaviour and attitudes of staff and pupils.”

Ofsted Report, 2019

“Pupils are safe from intolerance and unkindness.”

Ofsted Report, 2019

“Everyone is welcome, regardless of sexuality, nationality, disability or any other personal characteristic.”

Ofsted Report, 2019

Pastoral System

The Impington Village College House system reflects the College’s vision of an inclusive, inspirational and international environment, where students can grow and feel confident and ready for life post-education.

We have four Houses, each with students from all main College year groups. The Houses are led by the Heads and Deputy Heads of Houses, who provide support and guidance to students, and are readily available to speak with parents/carers about any concerns or questions that they have.

Our tutors are a very important daily point of contact for our students and are responsible for guiding them through the year. All students are placed into a House tutor group with only 17 or 18 students from across Years 7 to 11, allowing for academic and peer mentoring and guidance to take place during tutor time.

We regularly run PSHE sessions with students, both in their year groups and as part of vertical tutoring, to educate students about what bullying is, how it can be prevented or stopped and how students can support and be kind to each other.

Mental wellbeing support

Here at Impington Village College, we are extremely proud that our alumni have gone on to achieve amazing things, taking them across the world to reach their goals.

Our work supporting mental health and wellbeing has led to the College being one of the first schools in the UK, and the first in our region, to be awarded the Gold Carnegie Medal for Mental Health, which recognises the value that the College places on the wellbeing of its staff and students.

At Impington Village College, students can access mental health support in a range of ways:

  • In-house mentoring programme and online referral system
  • Family Support Worker and strong relationships with outside agencies
  • School Chaplain/Counsellor
  • YMCA Counselling and external mentors
  • Access to a range of staff who are trained in areas such as: Counselling, CBT, Adolescent Mental Health, Mindfulness, Careers Guidance

CAMHS Resources

Full credit to CAMHS for providing this useful page that provides plenty of information to young people and families.

Links are below to some specific areas on the site.

Parent View

Ofsted uses the Parent View website to collect feedback from parents on the performance of their child’s school as part of the inspection preparation process. To leave your feedback please visit here.

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