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"Welcome to Combermere" message above the school's cricket scoreboard

The school's mandate, in the 17th century, was to provide education to the children of poor white families. It now plays the role of educator, social instructor and part-time parent to more than 900 multi-racial, multi-class pupils.

The school takes part in most of the local sporting competitions including the football, basketball and volleyball tournaments, as well as the annual inter-school athletic championships.

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The school also offers a music program and the band has won awards at the National Independence Festival for the Creative Arts (NIFCA).

Combermere has 54 teachers including one guidance counsellor. Most hold bachelors degrees in the subject area they are teaching, with at least three holding doctorates.

School anthem

First Verse
Lives are in the making here
Hearts are in the waking here
Mighty undertaking here
Up and on, up and on.
We are arming for the fight
Pressing on with all our might
Pluming wings for higher flight
Up and on, up and on.

Chorus

Up then! Truest fame lies in high endeavour
Play the game, keep the flame burning brightly ever
Up then! Truest fame lies in high endeavour
Play the game, keep the flame burning brightly ever

Second Verse

Foes in plenty we shall meet
Hearts courageous scorn defeat
So we press with eager feet
Up and on, up and on.
Ever upward to the fight
Ever upward to the light
Ever true to God and Right
Up and on, up and on.

Chorus

Up then! Truest fame lies in high endeavour
Play the game, keep the flame burning brightly ever
Up then! Truest fame lies in high endeavour
Play the game, keep the flame burning brightly ever

Notable alumni

The Prime Minister the Rt. Honorable David Thompson, cricketing great Wesley Hall, author Sir Frank Collymore, UNESCO award winning film director and cultural historian Owen 'Alik Shahadah as well as the international pop star Robyn 'Rihanna' Fenty all attended the institution.

  • Robyn "Rihanna" Fenty- International Musician
  • Owen Alik Shahadah, African historian, filmmaker - 500 Years Later
  • Kevin Hinds- co-founder of Madd Entertainment
  • Eric Lewis- co-founder of Madd Entertainment
  • Peter Boyce- co-founder of Madd Entertainment
  • Kerryann Ifill- first blind graduate of the [U.W.I]
  • The Hon. David J.H Thompson - 6th Prime Minister of Barbados
  • Colinwood Johnson- Barbados hockey player
  • Sir Frank Worrell- former West Indies batsman and captain
  • Azman- developers of the genre called "FLING"
  • Paula Hinds- gospel singer
  • Arturo Tappin- saxophonist
  • Hal Austin, London based journalist at the Financial Times Group
  • Kraigg Brathwaite, cricketer

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