Retired Cambourne Village College headteacher leaves ‘important and impressive’ legacy behind

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Cambridge Independent

Claire Coates left Cambourne Village College this summer after 10 years in charge – during which time the school has grown beyond all expectations. Claire was appointed headteacher designate before the buildings were finished and was on the doorstep to greet the first cohort of 132 pupils in September 2013. Ten years on, the pupil population has increased 10-fold, they are in the middle of a third wave of building works to enable 1,650 students to study at the college, and plans are in place to open a sixth form for a further 350 16-18-year-olds in September 2024. And that, Claire believes, me…

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