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Our work with Coopers Coborn school in Upminster

We are the proud sponsor of Coopers Coborn school's boys Rugby program

Top state school for sports

We are delighted to announce that the school has recently been awarded the most prestigious title of: 

"The Top Sporting State School of 2016"

This accolade has been given to the school by the 'School Sport Magazine' and is due to the outstanding success of many sports teams at National Finals during 2015-2016. An overview of the achievements last year are as follows:

  • 23 CCCS teams qualified for National Finals.
  • Boys U16 Gymnastics Trio team - National Champions.
  • Boys U17 Biathlon Team - National Champions
  • CCCS reached the National Finals in 7 different sports (Athletics, Badminton, Biathlon, Cross Country, Gymnastics, Swimming, Trampolining).
  • CCCS Represented England @ the World Schools Education Games.

This is on top of the countless clubs, weekday and weekend fixtures run by the PE department and many other staff throughout the school - thank you to everyone that has helped to make this achievement possible.

Coopers Coborn school's boys rugby team
Coopers Coborn school's boys rugby team

School bio

The Nicholas Gibson Free School was founded in 1536 by a prominent London citizen who earned his living as a grocer. On his death in 1549 Gibson's wife, Avice, took over the running of the School which could take up to sixty boys, although only 30 were free scholars. In 1552 she asked the Coopers' Company to undertake this task for her and thus the School included the Company's title in its name. The School was situated in Ratcliffe, a small parish bordering the Thames and the original site of the School is still traceable, fittingly in School House Lane in Stepney.

The School remained there until 1892 when it moved to premises in Tredegar Square in Mile End, where it remained until the move to Upminster. Prisca Coborn, the widow of a brewer, founded a School for both boys and girls in 1701, as a result of the terms of her will published in the year of her death. The School was first housed in a site east of Bow Church, but it soon moved to a site between the church and Bow Bridge. In 1814 the School moved to a site bounded by Old Ford Road and Fairfield Road, part of which was later to become the Bryant and May match factory (now a housing development), visible from the Eastern Region railway line into Liverpool Street. In 1870 the School moved to the site in Tredegar Square, later to be occupied by the Coopers' Boys' School. In 1891 the two Foundations were united. As the boys moved to Tredegar Square, Coborn, now an all-girls' school, moved to 86 Bow Road. In 1898 this school was relocated at 29-31 Bow Road, where it remained until the move to Upminster.

One important aspect of our history is the contribution that the school made during the two World Wars in the 20th Century. Many of our students fought (and died) in the First and Second World Wars and this is an important part of the school’s history. There is a commemorative list of the those members of our school community who gave their lives in the First World War.

As a result of the amalgamation of the two schools, the new site was first occupied at Upminster in 1971, and by 1973 the whole school had moved onto the suburbs, where there are now over 1400 pupils. New buildings have regularly been erected – The McEwan Building for ICT in 1986, The Ratcliffe Building, housing the new Science Block, was opened in 1996; Science gained further accommodation with the Ansell Building added in 2006. The Prisca Coborn Building for Languages was opened in 2002, The Nicholas Gibson Building for Music and The Palmer Pavilion in 2004, and a 6th Form Art Studio Extension in 2007. Most recently of all our Sixth Form Centre was opened in 2011.

Update

  • The seniors lost their game 5-7 against Seevic in the quarter final of the Essex Cup.
  • Tough weekend as we played St Joseph's School, Ipswich one of the top Independent schools in the South East of England.
  • We will be playing St George Harpenden this weekend which will be another tough game but a good challenge for the students.
Results
U12 15 - 5 win
U30 30 - 5 win
U14 7 - 46 lost
U15 14 - 72 lost
2nd xv 25 - 46 lost
1st xv 0 - 50 lost

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