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Combs Infant School
Lesser Lane, Combs, SK23 9UZ High Peak
01298 813120

Welcome to the Combs Infant School website!

Creating Opportunties to Motivate and Bring Success

Combs Infant School has always been proud of its high standard of pastoral care and academic achievement. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum which fully meets the needs of all children under the current legislation. This includes the requirements of the National Curriculum, the Literacy and Numeracy Strategies, the Early Learning Goals and Derbyshire's agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.

We try to create an exciting and stimulating environment where children can be themselves and be happy, and where they are allowed to develop at a pace appropriate to their own individual needs. We believe our children truly benefit from the close interaction of the other children, the parents and the community. Within the "family" atmosphere of this small school we aim to foster a desire to learn, served by skills and knowledge, enabling the children to develop to their full potential.

Combs achievements

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

"Combs is an outstanding school and inspection evidence fully endorses the school's judgment of its own effectiveness. The school provides outstanding value for money and enjoys great levels of support and confidence from parents and the community. A comment made by one parent and echoed by others was, "This is a special place.""

"The school's many successes owe much to how well it is led and managed, the high quality of teaching, the care and support that envelops the school and the exciting and vibrant learning experiences that are constantly on offer."

Download the latest OFSTED report on Combs (Sept. 2006) here

Combs School Curriculum
Collaborative geography at Combs

Sculpture at Combs

At Combs we value all aspects of the curriculum and go to great lengths to ensure that every child experiences a full and varied education. Click on an item below for further details:

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Aims of Combs Infant School...

At Combs we hope to create an exciting and stimulating environment where children are encouraged to develop at an appropriate pace to meet their individual needs.

  • develop a strong partnership between parents/carers, children, teachers and the local community
  • provide opportunities for each child to achieve his/her full potential: emotionally, spiritually, physically, socially and intellectually
  • prepare all pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life
  • encourage the children to become more confident and independent in the development of their academic, social and personal skills.
  • develop enquiring minds whilst fostering a positive attitude to learning
  • provide a warm, caring environment whilch values each child, both for what the child needs and for what the child can give

Roleplay at Combs Post Office

Sports at Combs

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.

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