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  • Coombe Girls' School
    Clarence Avenue
    New Malden
    Surrey
    KT3 3TU
  • Head: Emily Barnes
  • T 020 8942 1242
  • F 020 8942 6385
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.coombegirlsschool.org/
  • A state school for girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Kingston-Upon-Thames
  • Pupils: 1,379; sixth formers: 294 (100 boys)
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 16th May 2013
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 29th November 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Parents would be bonkers to bust a gut securing a place anywhere else if successful here, insist most. Many have tried and failed at the grammars but wind up feeling their daughters have actually flourished better here than would in the febrile atmosphere of ultra-selective alternatives where it can take full marks just to get noticed. Success founded on strong relationships between staff and students - confidence boosting a speciality. ‘There are no silly answers’ must be an unspoken mantra, judging by the…

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What the school says...

Converted to an academy 2012

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Acting headteacher

Acting headteacher since September 2019, Emily Barns, BA MA (40s). Very much part of the furniture, having been here over a decade, first as assistant head of lower school then director of sixth form and finally deputy head (curriculum) before taking the helm. Previously associate assistant head at Gumley House and has also held posts at Cardinal Wiseman School and Wakefield Girls’ High School. Raised in Southampton, she studied French and history at Hull, PGCE at Newcastle and later her masters in educational leadership and management at Roehampton. Teaching clearly in the blood as she reels off a long list of rellies in the profession. ‘It was all I ever wanted to do – well, once I was old enough to stop wanting to be a squirrel,’ she says.

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Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

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