Combe Bank School

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Combe Bank School
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Established 1924
Type Independent day school
Head Mrs Julie Tricks
Chair of the Governors Dr C Diggory
Location Combe Bank Drive

TN14 6AE
Coordinates: 53°11′28″N 2°53′49″W / 53.191°N 2.897°W / 53.191; -2.897
Local authority Kent
DfE number 886/6018
Students 300~
Gender Boys and Girls
Ages 3–18

Combe Bank School is an independent day school for boys and girls in the village of Sundridge in Sevenoaks, Kent. The school was founded by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus but is now open to children of all faiths. It is a member of the ISA and IAPS. In February 2015 Combe Bank became part of the Radnor House Group of Schools.


Combe Bank School was founded in 1924 by the Roman Catholic Society of the Holy Child Jesus in a Palladian mansion built for the Duke of Argyll. The building is now a Grade I listed building [1][2]

The preparatory school occupies the old stable block, built around a small courtyard, and the senior school is based in the main house, extended and developed to provide the facilities needed for a pupils’ independent day school. The school recently joined with Radnor House of Twickenham to form the Radnor House Group of schools.

In March 2014 the school became co-educational, taking boys from Nursery to Year 9 and the Sixth Form.

Combe Bank now consists of a Nursery, Preparatory School, Senior School and Sixth Form which means children may study at the school from age 3 all the way to Sixth Form. Entry into the Senior School and Sixth Form is selective.[3]


The 2015 ISI Combe Bank achieved the ‘Excellent’ (highest grading, equivalent to the Ofsted ‘Outstanding’) for the areas linked to their teaching and learning, achievement, pastoral care and personal development. .[4]

Children generally take 10 GCSEs and are required to take English, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Language, Separate Sciences or Science plus Additional Science and Religious Studies plus three other subjects. In 2014, their GCSE students achieved excellent results with 97% of pupils gaining 5 or more A*-C grades. Their sixth form students achieved 100% pass at A level with all students gaining a place at the university of their choice for the fourth year running.


There are many extracurricular activities available including the Duke of Edinburgh Award, sports and performing arts. Combe Bank is also heavily involved in the community through its choral society, which is open to members of the community as well.[5]


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