IMG_4033-2 RRThe school is focussed on delivering a broad and balanced curriculum, which fosters pupils’ enthusiasm for a subject with enriching and engaging learning. Our aim is to produce a love of learning and challenge for its own sake and as a result produce happy, confident children who can live fulfilling lives.

The Roche School is divided academically into three sections:

1) The Early Years which comprises of Nursery (ages 2.5 to 4) and Reception ( 4 to 5 years). 

2) The Lower School - Years 1 and 2 (Key Stage 1) - ages 5-7. 

3) The Upper School- Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 (Key Stage 2) - ages 7-11. 

THE GENERAL CURRICULUM seeks to develop and encourage the children’s understanding and interest in a wide range of studies - human, scientific and artistic. Children are warmly encouraged to research their own particular interests and teachers emphasise themes which apply to several different subjects.  Educational visits, residential trips and cross curricular clubs add further interest to the learning process throughout the school.

SETS. Literacy and Mathematics for each year group are taught in “sets”. The children in each set are closely matched in their level of attainment, so that teaching can be properly adapted to the pupils’ needs.  Pupils at The Roche School  take pride and pleasure in their own secure progress and achievement.

ASSESSMENT. Throughout the year teachers use formative assessment to gain an ongoing picture of children’s understanding  in class. This is done through marking, pupil feedback and observation.  Marks and levels  of assessment tests are sent to parents as part of that term’s written report together with the average marks for the child’s year-group. The subject-matter of each test is closely related to classwork which is already familiar to the child.

SPECIALIST TEACHERS. The classes have specialist teachers for French, Music, PE and Sport.  There is a specialist Art teacher for Years 4, 5 and 6 and for the extra-curricular art clubs which are popular with many pupils. Dance is also taught to Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 by an RAD-trained specialist.

HOMEWORK is regularly set in each Year Group. It is designed to reinforce the points and skills developed in class.


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Second Hand Uniform Sale Friday 14th October

Upper School Parents Meetings 18th/19th October

Lower School Parents Evenings 11th/12th October

STEM Week - Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths at The Roche School

The week commencing 3rd October will be STEM Week at The Roche School, based around the theme of Water. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, so the week will involve many exciting experiments, challenges and construction activities. On  Monday 3rd October, STEM Week will be kicked off by a special whole school assembly centred on the theme of ‘Water’, led by a special guest…Science Man. Throughout the day every class will have a workshop looking at the importance of water, uses of water and water experiments. On Tuesday 4th October we will be holding a whole school ‘Times Tables Challenge’, where every child will compete (with differentiated tables) to gain as many points for their house as possible. Good luck! On Thursday 6th October, The STEM team at school will lead an interactive assembly and award prizes won during the weeks’ challenges.