Swavesey Village College

Swavesey was the first of two village colleges to open in 1958.  327 children attended on the college’s first day of opening. Swavesey launched a range of evening classes, clubs and societies, lectures, and activities based on suggestions from the 11 villages it was built to serve. At the open night, there were 500 enrollments in just two hours for evening classes.

Like many of the colleges, Swavesey provided on-site subsidised rented housing for some teachers. As well as the school, community education and leisure facilities it also included the local library which continues to be a popular resource for the community today.

Swavesey Village College

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All images courtesy of Swavesey Village College