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Headmistress's Message

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Welcome to The Roche School, an independent primary and nursery school offering a broad, aspirational education in a community which is warm, friendly and diverse – reflective of the wonderful city in which we live and conscious of the power of global citizenship!

Our curriculum is taught by inspiring staff who ensure that pupils fully exceed expectations whilst they are with us – intellectually, creatively and in sporting terms. Attitudes to learning are important: we encourage pupils to enjoy challenge whether they are working together or independently, and we embed principles of growth mindset. This fosters sophisticated learning behaviours, such as resilience and introspection, that will take them to great success in senior school and beyond. We run small classes with children benefitting from high levels of personal attention and challenge. We care about what we teach and how we teach it, with high-quality continued professional development for our staff, and we are proud of our strong academic record with pupils gaining places at top London secondary schools.

In addition to the core curriculum, Art, Drama, Sport, Music, Humanities and Modern Foreign Languages are highly valued, as well as Forest School for Lower School and Philosophy 4 Children. We also offer a wealth of extra-curricular activities in the form of over 50 after-school clubs. We seek strong parent partnerships and communicate regularly on a wide range of issues relevant to modern families.

The lively cultural mix at the school (complete with a non-gender bias approach) places an emphasis on respect and understanding. Our commitment to equality ensures pupils learn through an anti-discriminatory lens, embedded in our curriculum and school values. Thus, the atmosphere at the school is one of emotional intelligence and empowerment. Strong, comprehensive pastoral care and The Roche Approach emphasise our core values of kindness and respect towards others whilst we undertake this exciting and aspirational educational journey. We are interested in developing the individuality of every child, equipping our pupils with the deep rooted interpersonal and academic strengths they will need throughout their lives.

Do come and see us.

Vania Adams, Headmistress