Meet the Senior Leadership Team
Please click here for the slides following the meeting with the Senior Leadership Team on 4 May 2016.
The Library transformation continues.
Over the last few months Mrs Metcalf has been working hard to try to make the library an exciting and appealling space for our children to visit. New book displays, better labelling, book reading challenges and lots of lovely new books are all but a few of the schemes Mrs M has been employing to bring the library back to life.
The latest addition is a fabulous reading chair which incorporates items from our favourite children's books. You will notice some very large ears and a pair of pigtails (can you guess the books?). Ms Davies and Mrs Bishop have worked wonders with a rather sad looking chair using their extensive creative and sewing skills. It's new life will be as a storytellers chair - upcycling at it's best!
Mrs Pearson also very kindly made the most amazing canopy to sit alongside the fish tank and over the chair. The fish that live in the canopy are wonderful and so realistic . Mrs Pearson also made a host of velvet floor cushions for the children to use whilst listening to stories and kindly donated the fabric used to make these wonderful things.
Thank you Mrs M, Ms A, Mrs B and Mrs P for our wonderful new space.
Mr Peter Cowley's Internet Safety presentation
See the Creation of our Secret Garden
Over the Summer holiday we were thrilled to welcome a team of professional, award- winning garden designers into school to convert a scrap of unused land into what is now a beautiful, calm, contemplative space in our grounds. Christened "The Secret Garden", this wonderful area is now much used by the children for chatting, playacting and simply "just being". It's amazing what creativity, encouragement and inspiration can do!! Thank you Team Held. Enjoy...
It's all about learning
Students at Coombe Hill talk about some of the ways their teachers help them learn.
At Coombe Hill Juniors, we strongly believe that the secret to success is enjoyment, being given plenty of exciting opportunities, and developing the resilience to face difficult challenges. These things begin with the habits and relationships we forge at home and in classrooms. At school, inspirational teaching, lively lessons and close tracking of each individual pupil are vital and Coombe Hill staff work hard to challenge and enthuse each pupil to achieve his or her very best.
Classroom activities are supplemented with trips and competitions, visiting speakers, drama and sporting events, as well as a host of other after-school opportunities. Coombe Hill is lucky to have some fantastic facilities, a comprehensive school library, extensive ICT equipment, and beautiful grounds, which include our multi-use games area and an on-site swimming pool. There is also an externally run after-school club to provide care if needed. Of course, we work closely with Coombe Hill Infant School to ensure the best for all our pupils but we also develop our relationships further into the community.
Our fantastic P.T.A. do so much to organize events for pupils to enjoy and raise funds for further additions to the school. The popular Summer Fair is always an outstanding success, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. If you want to contribute, come along to meetings, they will always welcome new ideas and new members. We also have an extremely active Parent Council who provide a forum for parent opinion and help develop further the all important partnership between home and school.
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 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, we are confident that we can keep this to a minimum.
You can download our full prospectus at the base of this page.
You can view performance tables for all Kingston schools on the Department for Education's website .