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 […]

Heads Up!

New Head team – The Roche School x

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. Jonny was appointed Deputy Head when he joined The Roche School 10 […]

Year 4 Adventure

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Last week, Year 4 had an amazing adventure in the countryside staying at New Barn Farm and Activity Centre.  As well as meeting the animals, the children took part in a variety of educational and physical activities. These included climbing, orienteering, a river survey and team building games.  En route and returning from New Barn […]

Poetry Week

Poetry winners

This week we celebrated Poetry Week with a series of workshops with poet Jo Stokes and a whole-school activity based on the poem The Door by Miroslav Holub.  Our Poetry Week celebrations culminated in a poetry recital competition during assembly.  18 brave performers took the stage and impressed the judges with their confidence, clarity and […]

Schools Fair


The Roche School hosted another very successful Senior Schools Fair at our new Year 6 Centre at Point Pleasant on Thursday 22nd February 2024. 27 schools were in attendance along with 150 parents from Years 3 – 5 for two hours of drinks, nibbles and highly informative conversations. The Senior Schools Fair gives parents the […]

Fantastique France

Fantastique France

Year 5 enjoyed a fantastique trip to France this year, and they had the most amazing time! They stayed in the Chateau d’Ebblinghem near Boulogne, immersing themselves in French culture over three days, and enthusiastically practising the language at every opportunity. First stop after the ferry ride was Nausicaa Sealife Museum, the biggest aquarium in Europe. The […]

Transition To Secondary


For many parents, the prospect of their 11-year-old setting off to secondary school can bring mixed feelings. It’s exciting to be moving on with such great opportunities unfolding but there is so much to navigate! Timetables, mobile phones, bags, buses and friendships are all part of this rite of passage. When it works well, the […]

Netball Champions

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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 […]