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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.

Contact Us Open Days

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

Do visit us on our next Open Morning; in the meantime please take a virtual tour of The Roche School

Outstanding Nursery Practice

“We were elated to receive an Outstanding Ofsted judgement in the March 2022 inspection at Keswick House Nursery. With Early Years reforms in place, staff training and sharing good practice with our Wandsworth Early Years team were high on the agenda. We took on many positive changes from the pandemic and, along with strong parent partnerships, our ambitious curriculum was maintained, with the children’s wellbeing and happiness at the heart of our tailormade educational programme. Many congratulations and thanks to our Early Years team,” Gabriella Emery, Head of Roche Nursery Schools.

Email roche.g.emery@therocheschool.com to book your individual nursery tour.

Transition to Secondary

The Roche Transition to Secondary School Programme has reaped dividends again this year.

To see the full range of scholarships and schools, please click here.

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. Click here to find out more.

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 30 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 whole school open day is on Friday 14th October, 9.15am to 11.30am

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

Upcoming Events

Weekly Newsletter

Our weekly email newsletters are now published in the Parents section of our website.

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 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.

School Videos

Music at The Roche School

Sport at The Roche School

The Great Roche School Lunch

Latest News

Netball Champions

Netball tournament

The Year 5s did us so proud at the Newland House netball tournament this week by winning all ten of their games against some very tough competition. They scored a massive 38 goals in total, only letting seven goals slip! They were extremely pleased to win a shield and medals for their hard work. Here’s […]

Nursery’s Awesome Art

Nursery art exhibition

Our nursery children displayed their stunning artwork at the annual art exhibition and parent social event. It was a wonderful opportunity to showcase the progress the children have made in their pencil control, scissor control and all-round creativity. The parents were so impressed with the standard of the artwork on display this year. We showed […]

Festival of Friendship & Culture

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Our Jubilee Celebration of Friendship and Culture took place on Thursday 16th June 2022. It was a spectacular celebration of our school community. Workshops were undertaken all day around diverse forms of Art and Music and Chef Michael and his kitchen team prepared stacks of delicious dishes from around the world. The message was clear […]

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Of children at The Roche School have achieved the Expected Standard in SATS Maths versus the National Average of 75%.

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

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

Testimonials

“The way the school enriched and nourished my daughter's soul and prepared her for the next part of her journey to adulthood, is beyond words. The Roche school is like an oasis of love and you can feel it the moment you walk through the door. If you are fortunate enough to get your child into that school you will transform the outcome of their lives no matter what walk of life you come from. I cannot recommend it highly enough.” Google 5 Star Review

"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.