I am extremely proud and thrilled to report that this year, applications for places at both Coombe Boys’ and Coombe Girls’ have far surpassed anything that we have previously seen in the history of the two schools! I would like to wish all potential parents the very best of luck in the application process and we are very excited at the prospect of working with our new-intake parents and the new generation of Coombe boys and girls during the Summer Term!
Our external sixth form interviews are also now well-underway and it is wonderful to see such a wide range of well-qualified students from other schools choosing Coombe as their first option for this crucial phase of their education; I’m confident they will relish the opportunity to join our own internal Coombe students from September 2014.
Other aspects of the busy of life of the schools continues apace! It may seem hard to believe, but we are now around 10 weeks away from this year’s first public exams – even though it feels that Spring has hardly sprung! This year’s exam-season begins with the AS exams which are considerably earlier than usual – possibly because there were no modules in January of this year.
Last half term saw a number of highly successful federation activities culminating in our fabulously successful joint-schools’ ski trip at half term to Bardonecchia. Thank you to all the participants as well as the staff who accompanied the trip!