ALUMNI


Our 90th Anniversary


Coombe Boys’ School are delighted to be celebrating their 90th Anniversary on the 21st April 2021.


We will be marking our 90th year in many ways over the coming months amongst pupils, parents, staff and with our wider community.


We begin by reflecting on our long history & tradition of educating boys with a look back over our nine decades through our ‘Then & Now’ Archive.

Our original building from 1931 is still used today.
We work closely with the Malden & Coombe Royal British Legion annually participating in Remembrance. Taking time to reflect as a community on the sacrifice of our Alumni. We are proud of our two Victoria Cross holders.
Rugby Winners! Looking back, the 1967  under-15 colts team remained undefeated for 4 years!
Treading the boards! Our budding actors have delivered so many first-class performances over the years. We're proud to see our award winning Drama department continue to go from strength to strength.
Music enjoys a rich history in school with musical traditions including choirs, orchestras, bands and soloists - we're proud to continue these today.
Our library may have changed locations over the past nine decades but it remains at the heart of the school with a consistent focus of 'fostering a love of reading' amongst our boys.
Sporting success continues as teams and individuals win big at local, county and national levels.
An age-old tradition at Coombe, the School Council plays an important role in the school community. The Prefect system is an integral part of the school and offers students the opportunity to act as role models, organise events and develop leadership skills.
Students demonstrate a keen interest in technology - then & now.
Outward bound! Mountain adventures marks memorable school trips for our students.
The 1960s saw senior students help construct a new open-air theatre - a venue for the arts.
Outdoor Learning! The Duke of Edinburgh Award is very popular but outdoor learning was always enjoyed with the boys going as far as building their own climbing wall on the school grounds.
We're proud to support our students as they continue to cultivate their skills in public speaking and have celebrated many wins over our 90 years.
Striving for excellence, our sporting legacy remains outstanding.

Old Boys' Alumni

Welcome to our Old Boys' alumni page. As we celebrate our 90th anniversary and reflect over the past 9 decades, we wish to extend our gratitude to you, our alumni, for the tremendous role you play in forging the heritage of our school of which we are all truly proud. The Coombe community is a strong one and we are delighted to continue our long-lasting connection with you. The Old Boys' alumni network offers inspiration to our current cohort as they prepare to embark upon their world of opportunity.

Our Alumni

ALEX BRISTER

Fulham F.C.

Alex signed for Fulham in the summer of 2010, after completing his GCSEs at Coombe. He is making excellent progress in the development squad this season and hopes to make his first team debut soon.


DARIUS KNIGHT

GB Table Tennis

Olympic hopeful, Darius plays for Great Britain on the ITTF World Pro Tour, as well as playing in the Spanish Superleague. He is the three times national under-21 champion.


JAZZ ZONZOLO

Actor

Jazz left Coombe Boys’ in 2006; a YouTube sensation, his comedy sketches have been viewed by more than three million people and he can currently be seen in cinema in urban comedy, ‘Anuvahood’.



JOSHUA DIFFLEY

Actor

Currently studying an acting degree at Arts Educational Schools London, one of the top Drama schools in the UK, Josh has developed his acting talents on the stage and enjoys ‘treading the boards’; most recently, he has put in an impressive performance as Picklock in ‘The Revenger’s Tragedy’.


NICKY BAILEY

Middlesborough F.C.

In June 2010, Middlesbrough F.C. signed Nicky for a fee of £1.4m. He was also picked to play for the England C national team, making four appearances before moving into the football league.


OGO ADEGBOYE

St Bonaventures USA & GB Basketball

A 6’0” guard, Ogo was called up to the GB senior squad in the summer of 2010, after a break-out year in NCAA college basketball with St Bonaventure University.

GB Head Coach, Chris Finch, says, "A true point guard and a natural leader. You can never get enough of either quality and we think Ogo has a real chance to help us this summer."

OVIE KOLOKO

England Rugby U16 and Blackheath Rugby Club

Ovie was selected to play for England whilst at the school. He is currently playing for Blackheath in National League 1.

PROFESSOR PETER MEINACK

Artistic Director of Aquila Theatre

Having left the school in 1983, Professor Meineck is now Clinical Associate Professor of Classics at New York University, Artistic Director of the Aquila Theatre, the leading producer of touring classical drama in the US and Mythology Advisor in TV and film. We were delighted that he found the time to share his memories with us.



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