Type the title hereWE I am pleased to tell you that we have some recent good news to share with you. After lengthy discussions with the local authority we have secured some additional funding to improve our facilities. Next year we welcome another cohort with a bulge class, taking us to 14 classes. The school Governors have been instrumental in persuading the local authority to invest in the school to ensure we have the space and resources required to maintain our standards and facilities. I am pleased to report when our children return in September our top playground will be extended and landscaped. Furthermore, we are having two new rooms built, allowing us more space and flexibility. The summer holiday will, therefore, be busy as work begins on our new facilities. Type the text here Rf You can download our full prospectus at the base of this page.
We especially welcome our new Year three pupils and parents, who have joined us for the first time, and we send our congratulations and good wishes to the Year Six of 2013-14 as they take their next steps in their educational life.
As your new Head Teacher, I am greatly looking forward to working with you all in the coming year. I strongly believe that the secret to success is enjoyment, plenty of exciting opportunities, and developing the ability to learn from our mistakes – without giving up. This begins with the habits and relationships we forge at home and in classrooms. At school, inspirational teaching and lively lessons are key, and I have already seen how hard Coombe Hill staff work to help pupils achieve their potential. I have also seen what a well motivatedand creative group of pupils we have here, and I know that I am going to enjoy working with you all over the coming years.
There is so much that we have already planned for the next school year; great trips and competitions, visiting speakers, drama and sporting events, as well as a host of other after-school opportunities. We are really lucky to have some fantastic facilities, a comprehensive school library, extensive ICT equipment, and beautiful grounds, which include our multi-use games area and on-site swimming pool. There is also an externally run after-school club to provide care if needed.
I was most impressed by our fantastic P.T.A. who do so much to organize events for pupils to enjoy and raise funds for further additions to the school. The recent Summer Fair was an outstanding success, for example, and I know that the P.T.A. will always welcome new ideas and new members. Of course, we also work closely with Coombe Hill Infant School to ensure the best for all our pupils.
As you will be aware, this is an exciting time for Coombe Hill. Our Governors have agreed with the local authority to permanently expand to 14 classes over our four year groups, and have secured additional funding to improve our facilities. Work has begun over the summer holiday to extend our playground and in the coming months, two additional classrooms will be completed, which will allow us greater space and flexibility. As a school, we are lucky to have such expansive grounds, and while the building work is likely to cause a little inconvenience, I am confident that we can keep this to a minimum.
I look forward to meeting all of your personally. Please take every opportunity to speak to me, at the coffee morning events and after school meetings. Of course, I am available at the start and end of most days to see parents or to arrange a longer meeting if it is necessary. I believe passionately that the partnership between home and the school is the cornerstone to the success of our pupils.
I feel sure that this will be another successful and enjoyable year at Coombe Hill.
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