Parental involvement in children's learning is a priority at Duncombe. We aim to foster and promote home-school links and to give you opportunities and encouragement to become involved in your child’s learning.

This is done through a school based child centred service forging links between schools and families to enable young people to make the most of their educational opportunities. The work takes place both in the school and the local community, focussing on early intervention and parental involvement.

Parents can get involved in Parents Supporting Duncombe, who regularly do fundraising and hold events at the school. This has included Eid and Valentine's Day discos, St George's Day celebrations and toy and book sales. If you are interested in joining, please speak with Nasima Rahman.


We strive for 100% attendance from all of our pupils at Duncombe, however we understand that when a child is unwell it is often necessary for him or her to stay at home. Parents have a duty to ensure their child is not absent from school when it can be avoided. To help you decide whether or not your child should attend school please download and read this leaflet produced by NHS Islington School Health Service and Cambridge Education @ Islington Welfare Service.

Download Minor Illness and School Attendance: A Guide for Parents >
Read Duncombe's Attendance Policy >

Islington Services

The Islington family directory can be accessed at

You can contact the Family Information Service helpline on 020 7527 5959. This helpline is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Outside these times you can leave a message and they will get back to you. You can also email

Give Your View

We welcome your feedback. You can click on the link below to give your views via Ofsted's Parent View website: