STARTING AT COOMBE

Head of Y7 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 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 fifth 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 ‘Now or Never: A Dunkirk Story’ by Bali Rai in the post. 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. I know this final year of primary school has been very different to the one you and your son expected. 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 you and your son on our induction day. But if you have any questions before then, please don’t hesitate to contact me

Miss S Sladen
Head of Year 7