Rushcombe First School

The School Building and Environment

School groundsRushcombe First School is situated in Corfe Mullen in the East of Dorset within close proximity to Poole and Bournemouth.  The school is a two form entry first school for children aged 4 – 9 years. There are currently 310 children on roll and the school is organised into five separate year group with two classes in each.

LibraryRushcombe First School is a successful, forward thinking and friendly school with a dedicated staff team.  The school is committed to providing high quality education for all the children in a caring, stimulating and attractive environment.  In our last Ofsted inspection the school was graded as outstanding [September 2007] and in its most recent interim assessment by HMI [March 2011].  The school is a Leading Learning School for Dorset.  It is recognised for examples of excellent practice and has received a wide range of awards. 

PlaygroundThe school is set in attractive wooded surroundings providing a safe, attractive and welcoming environment for children to learn.  The school has recently improved the school building with both an extension and re-organisation of the internal space creating individual classrooms.  Each year group has an individual entrance, practical area/s, cloakroom and toilet facilities.  There is a large hall and library area in the centre of the building. 

Throughout the school there is access to ICT facilities including interactive whiteboards, computers, laptops and i-pads.  The school has additional outside spaces including its own woods where classes and groups of children can work for different sessions during the week.


Every step is taken to ensure that the children are as safe as possible in school. We welcome parents and visitors to school and ask you to always present yourself at the office. Visitors, helpers and contractors all have to ‘sign in’ and wear an identity badge. Security fencing and gates surround the site. All doors are locked during school hours, which prevents unauthorised entry but allows an easy and quick exit in case of emergency!

Rushcombe First School, Hanham Road, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3PX
Tel: 01202 695722 • Fax: 01202 657890
Headteacher: Mrs Caroline Mahon
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