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Who We Are

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

The Roche School is an independent, co-educational, 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 proud of our strong academic record and encourage pupils to excel.

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

Open Days Contact Us

Open Day

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Wednesday 14th November 2018 09:30am - midday

Dr James Roche (Principal) and Mrs Vania Adams (Head Teacher) outline the school’s principles, curriculum, resources and pastoral care. Visitors are then shown around the school by a pupil. Mrs Adams, Dr Roche, Mr Gilbert (Deputy Head) and Mrs Clark (Admissions Secretary) are available to answer any questions. Gabriella Emery (Head of Nursery Schools) is also available to show prospective parents around the Nursery.

To secure a place on an Open Morning, please contact admissions@therocheschool.co.uk or phone 020 8877 0823.

Why choose the Roche School?

Challenge

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 are active participants in their own 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.

School Videos

Girl's Football

Shakespeare Week

The Great Roche School Lunch

Latest News

Voyage français

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From the 24th to 27th September, Year 5 had a fantastic trip to France. Staying in the Chateau du Tertre, they immersed themselves in French culture, practising the language at every opportunity. One of the trip’s highlights was the magical visit to Mont Saint Michel. The pupils explored in groups and were complimented by the […]

Year 6 Finale

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Year 6 pulled out all the stops for their final Roche School production, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The team of Josephs, sporting a beautiful coat lent by St Paul’s Boys’ School, conveyed the character’s change of fortune alongside top notch acting, dancing and singing from the rest of the cast. Cameos that made […]

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Of our Year 6's achieved a scaled score of 110 or more, showing a greater depth in Maths. (SATS Tests, May 2017)

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

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Of Lower School children are currently taking  part in at least one extra-curricular activity (Autumn Term 2017).

Testimonials

I cannot recommend The Roche highly enough, and we are so grateful that we made the decision to send our children to the school. As well as giving the children a superb start to their educational career, along with a wonderful opportunity to be involved in a vast variety of co-curricular activities and exciting trips, the Roche has made the start of their schooling such a positive and joyful one - both children really look forward to going to school every day, and have always felt incredibly supported and happy there. In short, it is a school that absolutely embodies its ethos of kindness and respect.

Mrs S.

Without your guidance and support [these results] would not have been possible. I owe you all the credit for what he is today. Thanks to you all teachers for all the help and support.

We want to thank you again for all the hard work The Roche has put into getting him there – we honestly feel that he couldn’t have done any better and his teachers must take a large amount of the credit for that!

I would absolutely recommend the school. It is a fantastic place and it’s all about producing happy, well-rounded children. The exits to secondary schools are impressive.

The Roche School is like a family. The children are taught good manners but are still allowed to be themselves. They are well cared for and encouraged to enjoy school life.

This is one of the best schools I have ever come across. The staff take individual care of each child, pushing them to progress rather than allowing  them to be average. It taught me how my children are capable of much more than average. They have become responsible  for their own work – all I do is remind them and they do the rest.

Transition to secondary - You have really made what could have been quite a stressful process an incredibly positive and confidence building experience for Lara for which we are grateful.  Mrs C.