• An incorporated Sixth Form College recognised by Act of Parliament.
• Established in 1974 on the site of the former Cambridgeshire High School for Girls. Approx. 2,500 students, almost all 16-19.
• Turnover will be 13 million next year.
• A member of the Cambridge Area Partnership of secondary schools, Colleges and special schools. Please see the link to Cambridge Area Partnership: https://www.cap14-19.org.uk/
• The majority of students take level 3 courses, academic and applied. There are currently 24 A level courses and 13 Applied courses at level 3 with 5 GCSE courses and 5 Applied courses at level 2.
• Approx. 210 staff, 23 Governors, including the principal.
• The site is situated on the Addenbrookes Biomedical Campus, 23 acres of land on the southern boundary of Cambridge City. It has 3,000 trees with some areas of dense woodland, there is a planted arboretum with some quite rare trees including an Indian Bean Tree and a Giant Redwood.
• Ecological studies have shown up to 20 bird species frequent the site along with a wide variety of mammals including dear, badgers and foxes and of course the ubiquitous rabbit of which there are hundreds.
• We share a passion for learning and its capacity to transform lives
• We aim to encourage and inspire each other to success - to be the best that we can be
• We act with integrity; we keep our commitments and are honest, fair and trustworthy
• We show respect for ourselves, for others and for our environment
We want everyone to be able to be themselves and be free from discrimination including bullying, harassment and victimisation. We will create an environment where everyone can achieve their potential, and no one will be disadvantaged because of their identity, disability or personal circumstances. We will achieve our vision through collaborative, effective teamwork, both in college and with our community.
In addition to the College values, we also promote Democracy by encouraging students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality and to society more widely, and enable students to acquire a general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services. We encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes.
The College aims to promote and maintain equality of opportunity and freedom from discrimination and harassment on grounds of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, religion or age. We actively encourage applications from students from all ethnic backgrounds, ensuring that students with any physical disabilities have equal access to resources and encourage students to follow courses of their choice for which they are qualified.
We are committed to raising awareness of Equal Opportunities issues among both staff and students through specific educational initiatives. We hope you will never face any form of discrimination or harassment, or feel that you are prevented from participating in the full range of college activities, but should it occur, we will provide the support necessary to resolve any difficulties.