Coombe Dean School

Plymouth, United Kingdom

Location: Plymouth, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Coombe Dean School

Coombe Dean School is a co-educational secondary academy based in Elburton, Plymouth, for students aged 11-18. It is a non-denominational school.


Richard Woodland

Values and vision

Coombe Dean is dedicated to being a school with a friendly, family feel, where everyone is treated as an individual. The secondary school’s vision is to ensure that every young person makes the best possible academic progress they can, while developing the personal skills and qualities that will help them to confidently take their place in society. Teachers believe that success is built around positive relationships.

Coombe Dean works in partnership with parents, other schools, businesses and community groups to ensure that its students are able to experience a wide variety of exciting and challenging opportunities, which will help them prepare for the next stage of their lives.

Staff make every effort to ensure students leave the secondary school able to communicate fluently in speech and writing, to handle numbers confidently and to harness the power of new technologies to further their understanding of the world.

Ofsted report

“Students’ outstanding behaviour makes an exceptional contribution to the safe and positive learning atmosphere. Students are respectful of each other’s differences and behave maturely around the school. Rigorous monitoring of teaching gives senior leaders an accurate view of strengths and weaknesses. Performance management systems are extremely effective in driving improvements in teaching and students’ achievement. The overall effectiveness of the sixth form is good and improving strongly. Students make rapid progress in some subjects but this is not consistent across the curriculum.”

View Coombe Dean School’s Ofsted report 

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Address: Charnhill Way, Elburton, Devon, PL9 8ES, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1752 406961
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