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Coombe Road Primary School

Broadening Horizons, Raising Aspirations

Our community Partnerships

The spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development of our pupils underpins much of what we do at Coombe Road Primary School.

We are always looking to develop relationships within our local, national and global communities that will help to enhance our pupils' learning experiences.  In addition to trips and visits to local places of interest, we have a number of organisations working alongside us to offer our pupils a broad and balanced curriculum.

Opportunities to develop an interest in exploring, improving understanding of and showing respect for different faiths and cultural diversity, and raising aspirations is key to the partnerships we develop.

"It has been delightful to work with Coombe Road's Year 6s and watch them develop over the week. We are very much looking forward to seeing the class again for their fourth stage of IntoUniversity" IntoUniversity, Brighton

Albion in the community

"Pupils interact well and are respectful of each other, as well as staff, from both the school and Albion in the Community." Schools Manager, Albion in the Community

Albion in the Community have worked closely with Coombe Road in delivering:

  • 'Disability Awareness' training, to our staff and pupils,
  • After-school clubs,
  • Professional development to staff (to enhance the quality of our PE provision),
  • A Maths programme with Year 6, which culminated with a visit to the Amex Stadium.

Albion in the Community are a proud delivery partner of the Premier League Primary Stars programme, designed to use the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.

Carly Farrell from Albion in the Community will be working in your school for one day a week this term delivering The Premier League Primary Stars Programme.  Carly will deliver high quality interventions targeted at whole classes, small groups or individuals which aims to:

  • Improve children’s physical literacy
  • Improve teachers’ confidence in delivering PE
  • Increase children’s confidence in English activities
  • Improve children’s communication skills and resilience.
  • Increase teachers’ confidence in teaching PE


This will be done via The Premier League Reading Stars literacy programme, PSHE, Girls lunch football and PE lessons.

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INTO University

Into University is an educational organisation which aims to raise young people’s aspirations by offering innovative programmes in an environment where pupils are inspired to achieve and fulfil their potential.

In November 2016, Into University Brighton had the pleasure of delivering a FOCUS Week programme with the Year 6s at Coombe Road Primary School. Throughout the week, the students were provided with a powerful experience of university-style learning focusing on the topic of World War One. On the Wednesday, we took the class on a trip to Preston Manor and Royal Pavilion where their understanding of World War One was further enhanced in an immersive environment. The week culminated with a full-day visit to Sussex University where the class met with undergraduates to celebrate their hard work with a formal ‘graduation’ ceremony.

As well as the FOCUS Week programme, we also offer primary school students aged seven and above extra support with their maths and literacy in a fun learning environment.

This takes place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 15:30 – 17:00 at our centre at St Andrew’s Church and it is completely free of charge.

If you are interested in signing your child up for Academic Support, please call 01273 602102 for further information.


A 'dab-ulous' time was had by all!

Rocksteady music

By breaking down the traditional barriers and costs of traditional musical tuition, Rocksteady make music more accessible to more pupils. Rehearsing by listening, copying and playing together, they experience the benefits of group learning in every sense.

Music can put other achievements on a different scale too. The teamwork, listening and social skills required to master songs significantly increases memory, numeracy and confidence. In a recent study, 93 Rocksteady learners showed an average 11% improvement in academic grades, against previous benchmarking.

Children are drawn to music by the likes of Beyonce, Sam Smith, and Katy Perry - not crochets, minims and quavers. That's where their inspirational band leaders come in, teaching our children to sing and play songs they want to perform. So persuasion is not needed, just enthusiasm harnessed in the right direction.

Our pupils learn through playing modern songs together in a band, by listening, copying and playing. By removing the barriers of traditional music education: sight reading, scale exercises and formal exams, music becomes accessible to more children.

Neil Sutherland Estate Agents


Neil Sutherland is the proud sponsor of our sports teams, funding both a football and athletics kit. The pupils love their kits and are always extremely proud...and dapper...when representing the school!


Chefs Adopt a school

Chefs Adopt a School, is a national charity which aims to tackle specific health inequalities, such as obesity, and also the lack of knowledge about food and healthy eating. They deliver food education in schools all over the country and many of the schools they work with are in deprived areas where there is a high percentage of free school meals.

Their aim is to teach children in a holistic way - about food, cookery, food provenance, food growing, healthy eating, nutrition, hygiene, table etiquette and the importance of eating together. Professional Chefs, with a team of trained volunteers, deliver sessions in the classroom and (sometimes in restaurants or on farms) which range in content from a taste and sensory session to advanced practical cookery and front of house.

"There is a real need to re-connect children with their food and Adopt a School is the model that should be used across the country." 
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales

"Adopt a School is so important, without it, the next generation
will really suffer."
Heston Blumenthal OBE, Chef Patron, The Fat Duck and Royal Academy of Culinary Arts member

"I would like to say what a wonderful day I had today working with your Year 4 children. They demonstrated perfect listening skills, behaviour and following instructions. They also worked with great enthusiasm during the practical cookery session. They are a credit to the school. I always feel so welcome at the school and I am looking forward to my returned visit"

Idris Caldora

Executive Chef - Adopt a School Trust

Al Madad Foundation Twining Project

Successfully introduced to Coombe Road Primary School in Autumn 2016, this apolitical pen-palling project engages children from different backgrounds in intercultural dialogue. Running across three terms, this project aims to bridge gaps and provide a platform from which children can express themselves and open their hearts and minds to the world around them.

It, in turn, effectively highlights the common denominator between children who live worlds apart and across discrete economic, political and social strata, yet share the same dreams, ambitions, hopes and fears. Not only do the children gain a great deal from the initiative, but they also genuinely enjoy it.

The program sees Coombe Road Primary School's Year 4 cohort twinned with a class from El Marj School (situated less than 10 miles from the Syrian border in the east of Lebanon). The administration process is overseen by the Al Madad Foundation who sort, log copies and ensure the charming letters reach their destination on time.



Professor C. Gull - University of Brighton

Professor C. Gull is delivered to pupils from Coombe Road Primary School by the University of Brighton. 

The aim is to raise aspirations and make pupils aware of university. They attend a number of sessions which discusses: what a degree is, who can do a degree, what courses can you do, what life at university is like.

The sessions are interactive and the pupils have lots of fun taking part.