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Burwell Village College Primary School

Last Ofsted Inspection
02 November 2015
Contact Information
Burwell Village College Primary School Cambs CB25 0DU The Causeway The Causeway, Burwell, Cambs, CB25 0DU, United Kingdom

T. 01638 613103

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Burwell Village College Primary School.

Burwell is a large village to the north east of Cambridge within easy commuting distance from Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket & Ely. With a population of approximately 5,000 people there is a thriving village spirit with many community activities taking place in the school, both during the day and in the evening. Although the school now caters for primary aged children, the strong community links fostered by the original Village College are maintained.

The school is fortunate to have a spacious site with large and light classrooms. The school has the use of a community sports hall, and extensive playgrounds / fields. Also within the grounds are a public library, nursery, playgroup and print center.

The school currently has 2 form entry with 453 pupils aged 4 - 11 years on roll. There are 16 classes, all of which are single year groupings. The growth of the school reflects the expansion and popularity of the village and there is an ever increasing demand for Reception places. To meet this need the Local Authority has asked the school to provide a third Reception class which will continue until 2023 when we eventually become a three-form entry school of around 600 pupils. To accommodate the demand school is embarking on a £5.5Million building project commencing summer 2016. Over the next 18 months school will be updated with 12 new KS2 classrooms, brand new suite of Reception classrooms, ICT room, technology room, learning zone (library), new kitchen & admin block, updated hall and landscaped grounds.

Burwell offers a broad and balanced curriculum, delivering the requirements of the new National Curriculum. The Literacy and Numeracy lessons are valued very positively and there is a determination to ensure that national and local initiatives reflect the particular needs of our pupils.  

The school was visited by Ofsted during November 2015. During the coming years the management and teaching focus will be on improving the standards our pupils attain in maths & writing. This will mean teachers effectively using high quality marking and assessment to ensure that that work is closely matched to the needs of the pupils and that our most able pupils are meeting their full potential. In order to meet our targets it is essential that we have the highest expectations of our teaching and that our lessons are moving from good to outstanding.

The staff at Burwell Village College Primary School are very dedicated and professional. There is a tremendous camaraderie, which nurtures high morale and an extremely positive approach to the job. Governors and parents are supportive and take part in the life of the school in large numbers. The wider community is prepared to help the school where it can, with visitors leading assemblies and sharing experiences and knowledge with pupils, when the opportunity arises.

Current Vacancies (1)

Post:                Permanent, full time class teacher in Year 6

Post grade:      Main Scale and UPS will be considered including TLR for suitable candidate.

Commencing: September 2017

Applications will be considered and shortlisted as soon as they arrive. For candidates who meet the personal & professional specifications we will hold interviews as soon after an application as possible.

Relocation expenses including support with rent deposits will be considered.

Burwell is a growing school and we are looking to appoint an inspirational full-time Class Teacher to work initially in Year 6. This position would be an invaluable chance for an experienced teacher to reinforce and strengthen the upper Key Stage 2 team. As a leader and a teacher, are you:

  • Looking for a new and exciting challenge?
  • Wanting to work in a brand new school building, opening September 2017?
  • Dynamic, creative and highly motivated?
  • Able to motivate children to become confident and independent learners?
  • Committed to improving standards of teaching and learning?
  • Relishing the opportunity to extend your experience and lead a subject across the school?
  • Friendly, with a cheerful, positive disposition and a sense of humor?

If yes, then this school may be perfect for you. Burwell Village College is a large and expanding school within easy commuting distance from Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket & Ely. We are in the process of starting a thrilling phase of new build, growth & development. By joining us in September you will be able to influence and lead the future direction of this school.

We offer a welcoming, friendly and supportive team and a commitment to improving teaching and learning through continuing professional development. We also offer happy, motivated and well-behaved children who are keen to learn.

“Pupils say they are happy at school. They are polite and eager to learn and have outstanding attitudes to learning. The school knows its pupils and their individual needs well.” Ofsted November 2013: Good with Outstanding

Application forms and further details can be found on our school website via the following link:


Burwell Village College Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young persons. The successful candidate will be required to undergo all current safeguarding checks including from the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).By applying candidates indicate an acceptance of, and a commitment to, the principles of the Council’s Equal Rights policies and practices as they relate to employment issues and to the delivery of services to the community, including the provision of equality of access to educational opportunities to children regardless of race, gender or disability.

2017-05-12 Cambs CB25 0DU The Causeway
Full Time Primary

Year 6 Class Teacher