Coombe Girls' School

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Coombe Girls' School is an all-female secondary school and mixed-gender sixth form with academy status in New Malden, South-West London, England. The school is a Leading Edge School, a Training School and Specialises in languages.

The Federation with Coombe Boys' School has ensured a mutually beneficial relationship for both schools, with pupils at each centre gaining new and innovative learning opportunities that are having a positive impact on results at each school.

History

Coombe Girls' School, formerly called Coombe County Secondary School for Girls, was established in 1955, and has remained an all-girls school ever since. The school is linked with Coombe Boys and also with King's College Wimbledon.

Since September 2012 Coombe Girls' School has a new Headteacher in the form of Mrs. Walls, she succeeds a much loved long Headteacher of 14 years and 37 years of service to the school; Mrs. Campbell.

Houses

The school sorts the pupils into house tutor groups. These are named after seven of the planets in the solar system:

  • Venus
  • Mercury
  • Mars
  • Jupiter
  • Saturn
  • Pluto
  • Neptune

Each groups has a form tutor who will be with them for registration before school and before fifth period. This tutor will stay with their class, unless they leave the school, for the whole five years in which the girls are pupils of the school.

Notable former pupils

  • Jacqueline Wilson, author
  • Sandy Denny, singer
  • Ann Packer,Template:Citation needed Olympic medalist
  • Katherine Miller, Special Adviser to Ed Balls

External links

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