Our games sessions are based on developing a wide range of skills, increased knowledge of a sport and an understanding of the benefits of exercise.

We are fortunate to have two off-site venues and three on-site venues including an outdoor area, a sports hall and a gymnastics and dance studio. Our major sports are rugby, football, cricket and netball. We also run an extensive programme in many other sports including tennis, hockey, swimming, volleyball, High 5 netball and skiing.


Competitive fixtures are played against other schools in all sports. The Roche School teams are very successful in this area and we place equal value and emphasis on teaching students who play in lower teams as well as challenging more talented pupils. We adjust our teams regularly in block fixtures with similar schools in order to maximise the number of children taking part and to ensure that these fixtures are evenly matched. We also compete in large inter-school weekend sporting competitions where we have been hugely successful. Within the school, we hold house competitions in all the major sports.

Lower School

Pupils take part in multi-skill based lessons to develop the fundamentals of movement, which include travelling, stabilising and object control skills. Pupils gain experience in invasion games and sport based skills. They practise striking, fielding and net and wall games. In Year 2, they play games such as tag rugby, football, netball, cricket and rounders.

Upper School

From Year 3 upwards, children play three, one hour games lessons per week. Pupils begin to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of specific sports. They are assessed on ability, effort and attitude and put into groups accordingly. These groupings allow pupils to be challenged within their specific sport and take part with pupils of similar ability. They continue to develop their skills in games such as tag rugby, football, netball, cricket, rounders and tennis. Contact rugby is introduced in Years 4, 5 and 6.


The principle is competing against yourself. It’s about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.

Steve Young
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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.