Our School

Welcome to Duncombe Primary School. Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. It will help you to know more about the life and work of this school.

Should you be a parent then your involvement in your child’s learning is one of our priorities because we recognise that learning and attitudes to learning are not confined to school. We aim to foster and promote home-school links and to give you opportunities and encouragement to become involved in your child’s learning.

Children need to be aware of their parents and teachers working together. It gives them security and confidence, which they need, if they are to develop good attitudes to learning.

We have an exciting multiracial community of over forty languages and cultures, all of which contribute to the unique environment that can be found at our school.

The school has an exciting and challenging atmosphere where purposeful learning takes place. It is a large school, which benefits from spacious Victorian buildings and the best resources and equipment that we can offer children. The staff are highly motivated, enthusiastic, caring and industrious. They want only the best education possible for your child.

The children are happy in school and are encouraged to do their best at all times. They are well behaved and take pride in, and look after, their school and its grounds. At Duncombe hard work is encouraged. Academic, sporting and creative achievements, be large or small, are valued and recognised in our outstanding achievers register. We aim to provide a wide range of balanced learning opportunities for all children to help them grow into independent and responsible people with an ambition to aim for.

Working together with parents, we aim to do the best we can for all of our children. We are concerned about all aspects of your child’s development and we hope that you will share with us in making this very important period in your child’s life as successful and as interesting as we can.

I hope you will contact me if there is anything further you wish to know about the school, and that you will want to come and meet the staff and children to experience the caring, happy and hardworking atmosphere that exists in our school.

Barrie O’Shea (Head Teacher)