Welcome from the Headteacher
Welcome to Castlecombe Primary School and thank you for taking the time to visit our website.
Castlecombe Primary School is a one form entry primary academy school situated on an extensive site on the edge of Elmstead Woods in the London Borough of Bromley. The original school was opened in 1937 to provide schooling for all the children who originated from the East End of London. The building survived the war and was replaced by a purpose built building in 1995. We are currently undergoing extensive building work which will expand the rear of the school and provide 6 new classrooms to cater for the expansion of our KS2 department to two forms of entry. We are fortunate that the school has large recreational areas for the children including a field and large playground. We have developed the site so that we are promoting Learning Outside the Classroom with our wild area and our allotment. The children get the opportunity to develop and practise a wide range of skills. Our Darwin Trail is a recent addition to our outdoor learning resources.
In September 2016, Castlecombe Primary School joined the Spring Partnership Trust. Our Trust is made up of 6 local primary schools as well as a group of Primary leaders and Local Committee Members who are passionate about raising standards and giving children the very best start in life. We want our pupils to enjoy their experience with us and leave school as confident, enthusiastic and ambitious learners. We work collaboratively to share expertise with likeminded schools.
Castlecombe aims to be an innovative school, capable of creating and implementing new ideas which will enrich the learning environment for the children. Successful links have been fostered with local secondary schools. The school is proud of its community links which it has worked hard to achieve.
At Castlecombe there is a clear focus on academic achievement. Children are encouraged to participate and succeed to the best of their ability across the whole curriculum and to feel that they are valued members of the school. Our children have opportunities to learn through a wide range of educational visits and events. We organise residential trips in Years 5 and 6 and all classes go on visits to complement and enhance their learning experiences.
We are a caring, happy school, striving to encourage children to achieve their very best and to feel that they are a valued member of our community. All of our children are taught the National Curriculum and there are many opportunities to develop their talents and their awareness of the world. Castlecombe provides an education which is fair and treats all children as equal.
We hope our website gives an insight to what Castlecombe aims to achieve for our children. Please don’t hesitate to arrange a visit to see the school close up and we will be able to answer any queries you may have. Details can be found on our ‘Contact Us’ page.
Mrs R Haig