It is with excitement that we are celebrating The Roche School’s 40th anniversary this year. On Friday 3rd November, as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations, the children returned to 1983 when Carmen Roche started the school. Mrs Roche kicked the day off with an assembly on the school’s history, and the children then embarked […]
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.
"My child said, "My school feels like a home to me" and that's all I need to hear as a parent."
We are proud to be celebrating 40 years of inspiring, challenging education at The Roche School.
Please see below for a short video about our history.
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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. We have seen many wonderful children pass through our doors, flourishing in the warmth and encouragement of a challenging, aspirational, emotionally intelligent school. There are now Roche alumni carving out lives for themselves all over the world in different organisations and industries, and building amazing careers for themselves – a testament to the breadth of opportunity they have enjoyed at this school.
Year 6 Achieves 36 Scholarships
The Roche Transition to Secondary School Programme has reaped dividends again this year with the children achieving 36 scholarships.
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.
The Roche School is delighted to have passed every category of the Independent Schools Inspectorate's (ISI) 2021 inspection.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To celebrate The Roche School’s 40th anniversary, alumni from throughout our journey returned to the school on Thursday 5th October. They reminisced about the fun they had had, revisited old classrooms, and were delighted to catch up with former classmates and teachers. Mrs Roche, Dr Roche, and Sarah Roche were overjoyed to see them again. […]
This year marks the 40th in the history of The Roche School. The Roche School started life with five children in 1983 when Carmen Roche opened “Mrs Roche’s Coaching Establishment”. The focus on “thorough teaching in a homely environment” was popular with families, and led the tutorial school to grow rapidly. Pupils achieved excellent results […]
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.