Welcome BACK

We are delighted to be back to some kind of normal to return to normal albeit with many more safety measures in place.

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

If you have any questions or queries, please contact the school office: chjoffice@chj.rbksch.org / 02089491743, or alternatively the senior leadership team can be contacted directly at learning@chj.rbksch.org .

Would you like to Visit the School?

We would love to welcome you to visit the school in person, but at present we are limiting the number of people on site. There will be opportunities for small group tours in due course but in the meantime, 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 last year's Pupil Leadership Team and by Mr Arman.

For further questions, please our learning@chj.rbksch.org email address.

Tour for Year 2 2021 v2.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 year marks my eighth 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.

During lockdown, we established as our mantra, one simple phrase, "We are ALL Coombe Hill" - pupils, parents and staff are all part of one community here and we celebrate the differences in home language, race, faith and family types that come together in our school and which make us strong.

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 (and indeed, founders) of the Spark! School Book Award, an independent set of awards chosen by the children of Richmond and Kingston schools (and, this year, neighbouring boroughs). In 2020-21, 80 schools took part!

To find out more about the award, please watch the video of our first year. To find out what is happening in the second year of the Spark! Awards, you can visit the Spark! website here.

Our Reading Podcasts

Welcome to our regular podcast slot where you can hear and see recommendations from our reading experts, More podcasts will be added shortly.

Umbrella Mouse by Anna Fargher

Lampie by Annet Schaap

Freedom of Information requests: Please contact the Head Teacher at the address below.