Combermere School is certainly one of the oldest, if not the oldest, secondary school in Barbados. The foundation stone at the present site cast the origins of Combermere School to 1819. Research takes its origins back to Drax's will of 1682.
Combermere School which began as a co-educational institution in 1695, reverted fully to this status in September 1976 with the admission of thirty-eight (38) female students at the first form level and another thirty-one (31) between the fifth and sixth form. The number of females today has grown to about 51% of the school's present population of just over one thousand (1,000 students).
This school has established itself as a leading secondary school in Barbados, the wider Caribbean and beyond. Past students of Combermere know only too well what it is to be a Combermerian and it is for this reason that the Alumni Associations in Barbados, Canada, New York and the United Kingdom continue to flourish.
From September 1998 the school became one of the four secondary pilot schools involved in the Ministry of Education's Sector Enhancement Programme. Under this programme, the school's Physical plant was extensively renovated and refurbished. With the addition of new computers and technologies, as well as an enhanced curriculum, it is believed that Combermere School will be even more equipped to prepare its students for the challenges of the 21st Century.
We welcome you to this old, but dynamic Combermere family and we are sure that your experience will be a happy one, similar to that of so many who have previously attended this school. Our past scholars have brought fame and renown to themselves, their school and their country, in every sphere of human endeavour. The names of former students of this school have been trumpeted at the highest levels. They have made their mark in every field of human endeavour and we ourselves anticipate the time, when this present group will keep the Combermere flame burning ever brighter.