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Vision & Values

Our vision for Team Duncombe

At Duncombe, we truly believe that every child is unique and possesses a set of talents that are all their own. It is our mission to discover and cultivate those talents in each child, providing them with the tools they need to succeed both academically and personally. We understand that every child has their own strengths and weaknesses, which is why we take a holistic approach to education.

Our well-rounded educational approach focuses not only on academic achievement but also on personal growth and development. We encourage our children to explore their passions, think critically and creatively, and develop strong communication and interpersonal skills. Our nurturing environment ensures that every child feels safe, valued, and supported, enabling them to thrive and achieve their full potential.

How we bring our vision to life

Our Ethos

Our school is a place which promotes the education of the whole child in a nurturing and safe environment.

We teach our children that the way they behave can make a difference to all our lives.

Our Values

Ethical and Inclusive Education

We educate the whole person while promoting respect for Christian values and recognising the beliefs, needs, and achievements of others in our multi-cultural society.

Supportive Community

We create a structured and happy environment where every community member is valued and secure, with a strong commitment to encouraging individual development. In addition, we actively collaborate with parents, fostering dialogue in the best interests of their child.

High Standards and Personal Growth

We endeavour to uphold high standards in all aspects of life, while also encouraging self-discipline, self-motivation, and self-respect through fostering healthy competition among individuals, promoting growth and personal development.

Holistic Curriculum

We provide each child with a broad and balanced curriculum that nurtures their full capabilities, while also fostering a lively and varied learning environment. Our teaching styles are tailored to each child's individual learning needs, ensuring an engaging and effective educational experience.

Superb pastoral care, excellent quality teaching and the variety and breadth of the curriculum is Outstanding.

– Voice of the Parent Survey 2023

Empowering the Next Generation

At Duncombe, every child receives an inspiring education, helping them grow into confident, capable, and well-rounded individuals. But a Duncombe education is about so much more than just academic knowledge.

Creating global citizens of the future

We believe that it’s important for children to understand and appreciate different cultures, perspectives and ways of life.

Wellbeing and academic excellence

A strong sense of wellbeing and academic excellence go hand in hand.

An inspiring education

Every child is unique, as is their learning style. We aim to capture every child’s imagination by bringing learning to life and igniting their passions and enabling them to reach their full potential.

Our Team Duncombe Community

We have a strong sense of community where children, parents, and teachers come together to form a supportive and inclusive community.

Head's Welcome

Meet our Headmaster - Mr Jeremy Phelan

Duncombe is home to an array of well-behaved and inquisitive pupils who are supported by our team of friendly staff of teachers through to the catering team. We each share a clear vision of what an excellent Prep school looks like; I believe it can be defined as the willingness to explore the new, along with the confidence to stand on the established. This can be understood as a school that is prepared to take regular, reflective self-assessment both of the teaching and learning experience and its holistic provision. A school which keeps the faith, has confidence in its values, aims and ethos which are understood by the entire school community.

We are a school that embrace new technologies, which enhance both learning and teaching. A school which provides a vibrant and happy environment where pupils feel secure and safe, but are willing to be challenged and stretched.

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Duncombe School

Admissions Enquiries: 01992 414109

General Enquiries: 01992 414100