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Coombes Boys School

Head of Year 7 Welcome

Dear Parents/Carers,

The move to secondary school is an exciting and important step in the life of every young man. Here at Coombe, we understand this transition can be a worrying and anxious time.  

I would encourage your son to attend summer school so he can become more familiar with the school and get to know new friends, it is also a great opportunity for your son to have fun. 

As a school we have high expectations and will work with you and your son so he can reach his full potential. 

We are now in our third year of the Coombe Big Read.  We have worked with Kingston University to introduce a reading scheme that helps with transition. On 3rd July all boys will be given a book from us; this year it is Who Let the Gods Out by Maz Evans.  Over the summer your son should read the book.

All members of the Coombe community read the book and this gives everyone a common theme to start conversations with. During the first term all subjects will have the themes of the book in their learning objectives.  

It is paramount that our students immerse themselves fully into the school community. I encourage your son to join and participate in the wide variety of extra-curricular opportunities available, if you have any questions please contact either your son’s tutor or me. We are here to support your son’s journey into secondary school and want to give your son the best opportunities to see him achieve his goals, be happy and enjoy learning. I know that with the support of staff and yourselves your son will have a successful seven years at Coombe.

Ms McGinty
Head of Year 7