School History

Our new Primary School opened on 1 September 2008 and is the result of the amalgamation of The Coombes Infant and Nursery School (founded in 1971) and Arborfield Newland & Barkham CE Junior School (founded in 1863).

Children are drawn from the villages of Arborfield and Barkham, including Arborfield Garrison and the many new housing developments in our area.

Parents make application for admission of their children to the school through the Primary Admissions Team at Wokingham Borough Council. A copy of admission arrangements and criteria is available from the council.

The Coombes Nursery welcomes children after their third birthday.

Children join Foundation Stage 2 classes (Reception) at the beginning of the academic year in September following their 4th birthday.

They transfer to Key Stage 1 (Infants) at the beginning of the academic year in the September following their 5th birthday.

The children transfer automatically to Key Stage 2 (Juniors) in the September following their 7th birthday.

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