About Sir John A. Cumber Primary School
A government primary school in West Bay that takes children from the ages of 4 to 11 (Reception to Year 6).
The Sir John A. Cumber Primary School is located in the district of West Bay in Grand Cayman, a heartbeat away from the picturesque Seven Mile Beach, Boatswains Beach and the Cayman Turtle Centre, among many other locations.
They are the largest primary school on the island and they have 492 students and 40 teachers with 22 teaching assistants (as of October 2022). The school follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum in Reception. In the remainder of the school, the Cayman Islands National Primary Curriculum is supplemented by trans-disciplinary themes of inquiry related to the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme.
There are three classes in each of Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, and four classes in each of Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.
Their November 2022 School Inspection Report graded the school as 'Satisfactory'.
Principal: Mrs. Jovanna Wright (since August 2019)
Catchment Area: Area north of Government House up to Cobalt Coast and including all of West Bay.
To view their most recent school inspection reports please see here:
Sir John A. Cumber Primary School - Overall Progress Assessed as 'Weak' x 2 and Satisfactory x 1
Full School Inspection Report - Sir John Cumber School - October 2022
Full School Inspection Report - Sir John Cumber School - November 2020
2nd Follow-Through Inspection Report - Sir John Cumber Primary School - January 2019
Follow-Through Inspection Report - Sir John Cumber Primary School - April 2018
There are two 'After-School Programmes' available to students. One is run by the YMCA and takes place on the school site. Several members of school staff work in the programme although it is not part of the school day or part of their teaching contract with the Ministry. The other Programme is run by a local Church. Children are collected from their classrooms and escorted to the Programme. If parents would like more information on either of these Programmes, please contact the School Office.
Other extracurricular activities offered include: Netball, Football and the Spelling Bee.