Moving On

We are proud that our pupils regularly gain scholarships and places at top secondary schools and at schools that suit their particular talents. Please see our leavers lists below for more details.


It is our hope that pupils leave The Roche School as confident, compassionate young people who are keen to learn, respectful of the views of others and ready to take optimal advantage of the many opportunities that will come their way at secondary level.



Getting into secondary school

In the Spring Term of Year 6, pupils sit entrance examinations for their prospective secondary schools. Pupils usually three or more exams in accordance with parental preference and their own aspirations and abilities.

We prepare pupils thoroughly for these exams, giving them plenty of practice
so that the nature of the examination becomes familiar to them and they are able to cope patiently with questions that may initially seem daunting.

Our pupils are encouraged to pursue and develop their particular skills and interests from a wide range of subjects and this helps them with secondary school interviews. We also help them practice with mock interviews and provide extensive references.

Throughout the process, the school is happy to advise and support parents and they are encouraged to see Head Teacher Mrs Adams to discuss their plans and preferences. We have a thorough knowledge of London day schools and maintain close relations with their admissions departments. Above all, we are keen to see that each child is placed in a secondary school where they will be happy and motivated to achieve their potential.

Becoming more worldly-wise

Aside from the academic aspects of the transition to secondary, Year 6 teachers work with pupils throughout the year to cover other relevant topics, such as:

  • Travelling independently (workshop given by London Transport)
  • E-safety
  • Social media
  • Physical and emotional changes
  • Bullying

There are also plenty of school trips to ensure pupils are at ease in London and enjoy its cultural opportunities.

Parents’ feedback

  • “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!”
  • “Thank you both so much for your ongoing support. I can’t speak highly enough of how much effort everyone at the school has gone to on our behalf.”

The full guide to Moving On can be found in the office and is normally distributed to parents from Year 4 onwards.

We are always pleased to welcome back former pupils to hear how they are getting on in their new schools.


Leavers List Summer 2016

Leavers List Summer 2017

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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.