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Play Stops Rain!

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 […]

New Head team – The Roche School x

Heads Up!

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 […]

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Year 4 Adventure

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 […]

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Poetry Week

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 […]


Early Years Excellence

The Roche School is delighted with the Early Years results where our pupils have significantly outperformed the National and Wandsworth Borough averages. The Early Years Foundation Stage 2022-23 profile results were published in 2023, and show the percentage of children performing at the expected level of development for the seven early learning goals. Upon comparison, […]


Year 6 Centre

We’re very pleased to share this new video which details what goes on in our Year 6 Centre at Point Pleasant. It’s a dedicated space for Year 6 and marks the culmination of the children’s primary school career, beginning with the 11+ and moving through many exciting activities designed to prepare them for their transition […]

40 years

80s Day

It is with excitement that we are celebrating The Roche School’s 40th anniversary this year. On Friday 3rd November, as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations, the children returned to 1983 when Carmen Roche started the school. Mrs Roche kicked the day off with an assembly on the school’s history, and the children then embarked […]

Alumni 40 years

Alumni Reunion

To celebrate The Roche School’s 40th anniversary, alumni from throughout our journey returned to the school on Thursday 5th October. They reminisced about the fun they had had, revisited old classrooms, and were delighted to catch up with former classmates and teachers. Mrs Roche, Dr Roche, and Sarah Roche were overjoyed to see them again. […]

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40 Years of Inspiring Education

This year marks the 40th in the history of The Roche School. The Roche School started life with five children in 1983 when Carmen Roche opened “Mrs Roche’s Coaching Establishment”. The focus on “thorough teaching in a homely environment” was popular with families, and led the tutorial school to grow rapidly. Pupils achieved excellent results […]