Achievement, Pupil Premium & Ofsted Report

Achievement, Pupil Premium & Ofsted Report

We are absolutely committed to ensuring that all our students achieve their full potential, both academically and socially, irrespective of their prior attainment.


In 2017, 74% of all students achieved good GCSE passes in both English and mathematics, a crucial benchmark which enables students to move on to higher level courses. 84% of students achieved a good GCSE pass grade in English: an excellent result given the demands of the new reformed GCSE. Additionally, students achieved very well across a range of other GCSE and vocational courses, such as science and performing arts subjects. This demonstrates the breadth of quality across our Key Stage 4 offer and our focus on supporting students to achieve through a well-rounded and enriched curriculum; one which, alongside the bespoke packages of Alternative Provision we offer, are key in providing all of our students with a relevant curriculum focus and exciting pathways to post 16. In addition to traditional GCSE subjects, we also offer a range of complementary vocational courses with pass rates at an exceptionally high level.

These results consistently enable our Year 11 students to progress onto their chosen course or destination when they leave us. The overwhelming majority of our students take up places at sixth form centres in Cambridge. Students are fortunate to have access to a range of highly regarded establishments offering a variety of academic and vocational programmes.

Beyond academic achievement, we place great emphasis on supporting young people to develop a broad range of interests outside the classroom and encourage them to strive for excellence in these areas too. We track students’ achievements in extra-curricular activities, such as sport and the arts, as well as their contribution to the life of the college and the development of their individual leadership skills.
We firmly believe that this broad, inclusive approach ensures that our students leave us fully prepared to relish the challenges they will face and thrive in their adult lives.

Progress 8 Students average this many GCSE grades above similar ability peers +0.16
Attainment 8 Students average this grade across their best 8 GCSEs 5.1
English & Maths % of students achieving 4+ 73%
  % of students achieving 5+ 52%
EBACC % of students achieving 4+ 37%
  % of students achieving 5+ 35%






Examination Results 2017
GCSE subject %of A* -A grades %of A* - C grades
English Language 21 77
English Literature 27 82
Maths 28 77
Biology 41 91
Chemistry 39 92
Physics 40 90
Geography 25 70
History 32 73
Religious Studies 29 88
Business Studies 13 73
French 24 71
PE 20 64
Art 2 70
Drama 25 88
Music 58 94
Product Design 19 48
Catering 22 87
Computer Science 22 48
















Vocational Qualifications % Distinction -Pass (equivalent to A* - C)
Health & Social Care 91
ICT 42






School Performance Tables published by the Secretary of State can be accessed here

Destinations of KS4 students in 2017
  Number Percentage
Total number of students 202 100%
Into Learning 193 94.1%
- Sixth Form 132 64.3%
- FE College 60 29.3%
- Apprenticeships 1 0.5%
- Employment with trainng up to NVQ2 0 0
Employment without training 3 1.5%
Moved away 5 2.4%
NEET 1 0.5%
No response 3 1.5%

Pupil Premium

The college's Pupil premium Strategy for 2017-18 can be found here

Pupil Premium Catch up funding

Pupil Premium catch up funding is used to support those students who start at Bottisham Village College with levels that are below the expected standard in Maths and English.  This is determined by the scores that students achieve in their year 6 SATs results.

Students receive targeted, time limited interventions in Maths and English to close this gap in attainment.  Interventions take place during form time and in curriculum time and are delivered by Higher level, specialist teaching assistants.















Our most recent Ofsted inspection was in June 2012. We were judged to be outstanding in all categories: Achievement, Quality of Teaching, Behaviour & Safety and Leadership & Management.  As an ambitious and aspirational College, we are excited at the prospect of building on this success in the future. A copy of the full inspection report can be found on the right hand side of the page or viewed online here -

Ed Compton
Deputy Principal
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