I am very privileged to be the first Principal of the North Cambridge Academy and I believe that we are on a very exciting journey. We have secured good progress in the first two years of NCA with the three main achievements being: one of the most improved schools in the country; a new build worth 10million pounds; a ‘Good’ Ofsted, with ‘Outstanding’ leadership and management.
The vision of the Academy is clear: ‘North Cambridge Academy will be a school which operates 364 days a year offering learning opportunities in the academic, cultural and sporting arenas. It is and will continue to be and institution where every child is known and valued and where excellence and ambition is the focus.
It has already undergone transformational change to the pastoral system and the curriculum. The results in the last two years and our partnerships across a wide range of business and organisations demonstrate that we are passionate about changing lives.
The vision is supported by the ethos and values of the Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT), which Ofsted described as: ‘an absolute belief that every child matters’.
The five core values of North Cambridge Academy and all CMAT Academies are:
The pursuit of excellence
Encouraging individual achievement
Providing a high quality learning environment
Extending the boundaries of learning
There will however be a number of distinctive features of the North Cambridge Academy :
• Our partnership with the outstanding Swavesey Village College (SVC) and all schools within the CMAT partnership
• Our five values’ statements underpinned by an uncompromising focus upon every child
• Our commitment to our local community, reflecting the ‘Village College’ ethos and 364 day school
• Our emphasis upon sport and outdoor pursuits.
I hope, through the content of this website, that we demonstrate to you we are serious in our commitment to the young people of this Academy and the community.
Martin Campbell, Principal of North Cambridge Academy