In June 2001 the school was singled out as a 'particularly successful school' in Mike Tomlinson's annual report on quality and standards in education. Since then the school has been re-inspected (September 2006) and received an "Outstanding" throughout.
Other achievements include the National Healthy Schools Award, the ICT Mark, the Intermediate ABC (anti-bullying) Award and the ECO (Silver). The school has also achieved the Basic Skills Agency Quality Mark twice (in 2001 and 2004)
OFSTED inspection report: September 2006
A little bit about Combs school and our village!
Built in 1864, Combs Methodist Chapel lies about 3 miles SW of Chapel-en-le-Frith and is situated in a picturesque valley near to Combs Reservoir, surrounded by beautiful hills that are very popular with ramblers throughout the year.
Combs Infant School is housed in the village chapel and village hall and thus maintains its close links with the local community. We know that there has been a school at Combs since January 1881. Today the school caters for infant children in both the Foundation Stage and KS1. There are currently 24 children in the school divided between Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.
The village hall building was completed in 1998 and this additional space has brought wider opportunities, particularly in the areas of Art and Craft and P.E.
"Creating Opportunities to Motivate and Bring Success", is our school motto, with the initial letter from each word spelling out COMBS. We feel this motto succintly echoes our school ethos.