STARTING AT COOMBE

Head of Y7 Welcome

Dear Parents/Carers

Welcome to Coombe Boys’ School! We are so pleased you have chosen to join our community and are excited to welcome you to year 7!

Your first year at Coombe will be a whirlwind of new friends, new teachers, clubs, trips, competitions and hard work. There is so much to get involved in here. We love to watch our Year 7s grow from the nervous year 6s we visit at primary school in the summer to the confident and self assured boys we wave into Year 8. Settling into secondary school can be daunting and it’s not always easy. We are here to support you at all times and can do lots to help you with all those little worries you may have.

Here at Coombe, we understand the transition to secondary school and will fully support your son so he excels in all aspects of school life. As well as thriving in the classroom we have many extra curricular clubs for your son to get involved in at lunchtime or afterschool. We recommend your son to join as many clubs as he can, as it will not only deepen his knowledge and confidence, but also allow him to widen his friendships by meeting other students that aren’t in his classes.

We are now in our sixth year of the Coombe Big Read. We have worked with Kingston University to introduce a reading scheme that helps with transition. Your son will receive the book The boy Who Made Everybody Laugh . Over the summer break your son should read the book as he will be discussing it in lessons and we believe it will be a great conversation starter with any other year 7 or teacher at Coombe.

As a school we have high expectations and will work with you and your son so he can reach his full potential. We will make sure that he has all the transition support needed so that he feels ready and excited to come to secondary school.

I look forward to meeting with you all and starting the exciting journey your son takes through Coombe Boys’ School.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs D Richards

Head of Year 7