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Who We Are

The Roche School is an independent family owned, co-educational, nursery and primary school offering children a wide range of academic, creative and sporting opportunities in a family-orientated environment on the boundary of Putney and Wandsworth.

Our curriculum is taught by inspiring, committed teaching staff enabling pupils to fully achieve their potential whilst they are with us. Attitudes to learning are important too – we encourage pupils to enjoy challenge, working together and independently. In academic subjects, we run small classes which are attentive to matters of pace and understanding and our pupils go on to achieve places at top London day schools. We are committed to being a school comprising a diverse range of families and pupils who enjoy the dynamic culture at the school.

We are proud of our strong academic record and encourage pupils to excel.

The atmosphere of the school is happy and polite with the pastoral system emphasising the importance of kindness and respect for others.

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"My child said, "My school feels like a home to me" and that's all I need to hear as a parent."

40 Years of Inspiring Education

This year signifies the 40th in the history of The Roche School from its early beginnings when Carmen first opened “Mrs Roche’s Coaching Establishment”, through the Dr Roche years and onto a new era with a young and enthusiastic Sophie Roche. Please click here to read more.

For more on the aspirational learning at The Roche School, please click here to register for a visit.

Heads Up!

Jonny Gilbert BA (Cantab.), MA (Cantab.) has been appointed the new Headteacher at The Roche School. Jonny takes over as Head at the start of the 2024-25 school year in September from Vania Adams who is retiring after 14 years at the helm. Two existing staff from the Senior Leadership team, Charlotte Doherty and Ricki Hamilton, will form a co-Deputy Headship team to support Jonny in his new role. Click here to read more.

Year 6 Destinations & Scholarships

The Roche School are happy to share the 2024 Year 6 Leavers' Results & Destinations. The Year 6 cohort also secured a range of scholarships from a broad range of selective secondary schools. To see the full range of scholarships and schools, please click here.

Click here to read about our new Year 6 Centre and Transition to Secondary School Programme.

Spanish Bilingual Stream

Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world. The Roche School is therefore delighted to be offering an optional Spanish Bilingual Stream class in addition to its well respected English Reception class.

Latest Inspection

The Roche School is delighted to have passed every category of the Independent Schools Inspectorate's (ISI) 2021 inspection.

Click here for the full report.

Good Schools Guide

The Good Schools Guide is the UK's number one schools guide and The Roche School is included once again. The Good Schools Guide has been trusted by parents for over 35 years and their verdict on The Roche School is a ringing endorsement of our team’s achievements. Click here for the review.

Open Day

Our next open day is on Saturday 21st September

Early Years Excellence

The Roche School is delighted with the Early Years results where our pupils have significantly outperformed the National and Wandsworth Borough averages. Read more here.

To secure another visit, please contact admissions@therocheschool.com or phone 020 8877 0823.

Why Choose The Roche School?


The Roche School offers an exciting academic, sporting and creative curriculum. We ensure that pupils take advantage of a range of disciplines enabling them to build a strong academic profile. In Maths and English we teach in smaller groups allowing for pace and consolidation. Pupils actively participate in their learning.

Pastoral Care

We are a family school in which every individual is valued and respected. The children follow The Roche Approach which creates a warm and inclusive culture. Children recognise the unique gifts of others as well as their own strengths.

Moving Up

Our pupils regularly gain scholarships and places at top secondary schools. Our guidance on applications for secondary school is extensive and thorough, based on an understanding of the pupil and their particular talents.

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Adiós Vania!

London, April 19th 2024: Staff at The Roche School

We bid a fond adiós to our outgoing Head Vania Adams who is retiring after 14 years at the helm. Vania writes: “My final days at The Roche School as Head have been so happy. Parties, picnics, music, cards and gifts (as well as LOTS of hugs) have all played their part in making me […]

Book Challenge

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The Roche School was very happy to once again host the annual Battle of the Books competition last Wednesday (26th June 2024). The Roche School competed against six other schools in the Wandsworth Borough. Six Year 4 children from each school spent the year reading 10 books.   The children took part in a quiz, […]

Play Stops Rain!

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Rain did not stop play at the annual school fete on Saturday. Teachers were splatted, faces were painted and prizes won in time honoured tradition. With plenty to eat and drink accompanied by the tunes of the BADOTSA Bugles and Drums of the Stedfast Association, the “summer” was anything but a washout! Thanks to the efforts […]



Of children at The Roche School have achieved the Expected Standard in SATS Maths versus the National Average of 74%.



Of children in Reception on average show a good level of development in all 7 areas of the Early Learning Goals (National Average 71%).



Of children in the Upper School participate in an external, competitive sports match each term.