AIT Wireless LAN infrastructure supports ‘Learning Through Landscapes’ initiative at The Coombes CE Primary School
The Coombes CE Primary School, based in Arborfield near Reading, has 552 pupils covering the entire pre and primary school age range from 3 to 11. Set in the Berkshire countryside the school was originally founded in 1873 as Arborfield CE Junior School, but was renamed to The Coombes CE Primary School when it was amalgamated with Arborfield, Newland and Barkham CE School in 2008. The original ‘Master’s House’ still survives, now occupied by the school caretaker.
The school continues to play a central role in community life with its countryside setting providing a special focus on outdoor activity, blending the natural environment with the modern curriculum to enthuse and interest students. One of the founder schools for the Learning Through Landscapes Trust, The Coombes is nationally and internationally recognised as a pioneer and leader in environmental development and education, using the extensive school grounds to support the whole teaching programme. Today the school welcomes over 1,000 visitors a year to learn how to use the surrounding landscape within a leaning environment.