WELCOMING pupils back in March

As per the recent government announcement, all pupils have now returned to school from March 8th. We are delighted to have everyone back. If you have any questions or queries, please contact the school office: admin@chj.rbksch.org / 02089491743, or alternatively the senior leadership team can be contacted directly at learning@chj.rbksch.org .

Please see our Covid-19 section for more information on how we are operating to keep everyone safe.

Would you like to Visit the School?

We would love to welcome you to visit the school in person, but at present that is not possible. Instead we have prepared the following virtual tour of the school. It is especially aimed at Year 2 parents who might be thinking of coming to the Junior School. In making the video, Mr Clutterbuck has been helped by our Pupil Leadership Team and by Mr Arman.

You can still make contact with us, however through phoning the school or using our learning@chj.rbksch.org email address.

Tour for Year 2.mp4

Message from the Head Teacher

Welcome to the Coombe Hill Junior School website. Whether you are a pupil, parent or just a visitor, I hope you will find out a little more about us, our processes and what is important to us, as a school.

This is my seventh year as Headteacher and I remain immensely proud of our children here at Coombe Hill; the way they work, their kindness and enthusiasm as well as their many achievements. We are all proud of our school and of our lovely grounds, but I am under no illusion that it is what happens in the classroom and the opportunities that we provide inside and outside of lessons that are most important.

I am so grateful to have such a positive and hardworking group of staff who share our values as summed up by the three words:

Creative * Encouraging * Aspiring

We expect to model these values as a school; finding creative solutions to the issues of twentieth first century education, demonstrating our own creativity throughout the curriculum and designing plenty of opportunities for pupils to develop their own creative skills. We are a school that believes in encouraging and celebrating the success of our pupils and we feel certain that such an approach is always likely to be the most effective in helping children learn and progress. We expect our pupils to encourage each other to greater success - an expectation that they live up to on a daily basis. We aim to be the best school that we can be, and we try to help our pupils to develop a growth mindset, show the resilience to keep going when they face challenges and always to be aspiring to achieve their fullest potential.

Above all, we believe that if pupils are excited by their learning and happy at school, they are much more likely to achieve success.

I also recognise that no institution will get it right all the time. Good communication from us as a school and from you as parents will help us to continually improve and to ensure that your children have the best possible experience. In the meantime, I hope you find this website useful and that it gives you the information you need, however, please come in and talk to me or a member of staff if you have any questions that are not answered here.

Mark Clutterbuck

Head Teacher

Spark! Book Awards

We are supporters of the Spark! Book Award, an independent set of awards chosen by the children of Richmond and Kingston schools. To find out more about the award, please visit the website here.

You can also see the full shortlist below:

Our Reading Podcasts

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